WinScan2PDF

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Emka
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WinScan2PDF

#1 Post by Emka »

From the maker of Q-Dir, DektopOK and others:
WinScan2PDF is a very small (~40k) and portable program that allows you to scan documents and save them on your computer as a PDF by using any installed scanner.
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http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

Not tested, but it claims to be portable.

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#2 Post by guinness »

Tested: Portable

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#4 Post by joby_toss »

This software still needs a scanner driver (I hope no one thought he can bring this app and the actual scanner to a new machine and start scanning :) )!

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#5 Post by Emka »

joby_toss wrote:This software still needs a scanner driver
Sure.
We have some similar applications in the database. Unlike STP and Scan2PDF, WinScan2PDF works on Windows 7 (even onx64). In addition, it is smaller than the others.

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#6 Post by Emka »

BTW, when I scan with it, it launches an application named ScanGear, which is by Canon (I have a canon multifunction printer). I have never seen this one before because I used to scan images with Microsoft Paint. Has anyone got a Canon scanner too and can tell me whether and how I can start this application myself? I have browsed through every Canon folder I could find on my computer, but found no executable.

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#7 Post by joby_toss »

MP250 here and I also can't find my ScanGear source process! :)

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allclownsareevil wrote a comment that made me search for jpg files saved by WinScan2PDF. Very deeply buried in "C:\Users\u\Lokala inställningar\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Programdata\Temp\" I found ~tmp~winscan_to_pdf_2.jpg, a picture (dated 4 months ago) showing an extremely personal letter from my doctor, fortunately on my home computer. This is a very real security risk. Wouldn't it be great with a warning in the entry for WinScan2PDF?

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#9 Post by guinness »

Probably best to contact the author and ask why their application is saving outside of the application folder. I know I would want to know.

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#10 Post by lautrepay »

@Kea: I've added a note to the entry but, like guinness, I think it would be best to contact the developer to alert him about the problem (http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Kontakt).

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Consider it done - as we say in Sweden :D :D

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#12 Post by guinness »

Kea wrote:Consider it done - as we say in Sweden :D :D
I don't think this saying is just limited to Sverige. :mrgreen: But thanks for contacting the author.

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#13 Post by Kea »

I contacted the author on December 12, and still no answer...

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#14 Post by Midas »

Quick note to point out some WinScan2PDF security aspects have been discussed at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=20206 ... :!:

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WinScanTo PDF v. 3.13

#15 Post by valcan »

WinScantoPDF v. 3.13 doesnt work, file probably corrupted. Scanning is reporting full green color pages only.
Please advise supplier for fixing.

Regards

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