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psjoiner
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Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

Is it possible to duplex scan on an OfficJet 6500 wireless.  I know I can duplex copy, why can't I duplex scan?

 

I'm running OS X 10.5. 

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ChazMacs
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

I'd like to know too! I thought it was possible, which is why I bought the 6500!
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DadOf4
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

I had the same issue as well with the 6500.   Here's is the work-around I came up with.

 

 

http://h30434.www3.%68%70.com/psg/board/message?board.id=Scan&message.id=2936

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EricGrontmij
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

Use Pdfsam (www.pdfsam.org), basic version is open source - free to use.

Merge pdf documents with pdfsam(or Split), it's free and open source.

Start Pdfsam - use the standard Plugin "Alternate mix" to merge the 2 scans (first select the odd pages-scanned PDF and second the even pages-scanned PDF). Select "Destination output file" and the "Run" to merge to one complete "duplex" scanned PDF.

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Jwall
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

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For a duplex copy you can say a 2 page original from the adf to 2 sides of a paper, which is really just duplex printing. The scanner itself is not a duplex scanner, it will only scan one side of the page. You would have to manually scan each side of the page using the flatbed, or use a third party app to help automate the process.

 

The current printers available that CAN do a duplex scan would be the 8500a plus, and the 8500a premium.

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FlyingTurtle
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

Great tip on the PDFSaM! Exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks so much.

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zivalee
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

TY soooo much for this post. Works like a charm! :-)
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Xiang
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Re: Duplex scanning on Officejet 6500 wireless

There a free web site: http://www.single2doublesidescan.com/ .

You scan the front side of pages into a PDF file, then simply turn over the pages and scan the back side to second PDF file, then upload these 2 files into this web site and merge them by clicking "SinglePageScanMerge" button then you get one file contains all pages in order!

This site can also be used for regular PDF files merge ---- just merger one PDF file after another. Or to extract pages from a PDF file.

The limit is 10M for all upload files. 

It's always faster to scan single side pages than double side scanning by the scanner itself. And using software to merge single side scanned pages can extend scanner's life.

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