03-03-2011 06:00 PM - last edited on 10-05-2011 03:58 PM by SiobhanF
ssia. I scan tax returns, bank statements etc. with multiple pages to pdf, then want to email them with multiple pdf files attached to a single email. My file sizes are 3MB, 8MB, 12MB, etc... even though I am only scanning about 15 pages in each pdf usually.
I have received 82 page pdf files from other people by email and the file size is less than 1MB.
How can I reduce the file size for easier transmission by email?
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03-03-2011 06:22 PM
To reduce the scan size, there are two things you can do:
- Reduce the scan resolution , or
- Scan in Grayscale or Black and White.
Please let me know if you need further clarification
03-03-2011 06:39 PM
Is this your printer model number: HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910?
If that's the model number, you can follow this instruction:
1. Open the Scan shortcut i.e. HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910 Scan on your desktop
2. Choose "Save as PDF" in the left pane
3. Change the Output type to "Grayscale" if you want to, or Change the Resolution to 100 dpi or 75 dpi. (lower resolutions means lower image details)
4. Click Scan.
03-03-2011 06:59 PM
I'm trying it now. Do I need to go and make those settings everytime, or is there a way to set it and forget it so I can scan from the all-in-one touchpad instead of the desktop shortcut?
Thanks again - much appreciated.
03-03-2011 07:07 PM
After you change the settings, the settings will stick, so you only need to do it once
You may try scanning several times, to see which settings works best for you.
After you change the settings in the desktop shortcut, the settings will be applicable for scanning from all-in-one touch pad with the same shortcut name.
I hope that helps to answer your question.
04-10-2011 12:16 PM
Dude; am confused....i sent to HP my problem, basicaly whatever i do it produces scans of 500 kb per page; i have the dpi set at 100, b&w. They sent me a link to OCR which means i need to pay $125 for software to correct the problem...what the heck is everyone thinkin???
04-25-2011 06:59 PM
I am having the same problem.................I used to be able to scan multiple pages and have them less than 1 MB.....
NOW they are 3-5 MB! Reducing the ppi did not help...............poor quality. same with changing to BW or grayscale.
There's gotta be a better way!! PLEASE ADVISE.................I need to be able to send my reports like I used to!