2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 6:48 PM by Barney-15E
kmsbjs Level 1 (0 points)

I am converting form the PC world to the Mac world and need to find the right application for an iMac to scan multiple pages of a document into a pdf.  Any suggestions?  I formerly used Adobe Acrobat with my PC.  I just wanted to see if there was a better apllication specific to the Mac that would serve the same purpose.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 (25,330 points)

    command + p, then find the drop down to save as pdf (bottom left)


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  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    Acrobat IS PDF, but it really depends on what you need.


    As stated above, you can print anything to PDF. That might not be the most optimum compression and all, but it is convenient and free.

    Most, if not all, scanners come with software that will scan directly to PDF, generally doing OCR to make the text searchable.


    Preview can do some PDF manipulation (annotations, combine and remove pages, etc), but If you need the more advanced features of Acrobat, that's likely the best choice. There are some other programs that provide those advanced features, but I've never used them.