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Set default scan format to pdf

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Is there a way to set the scanner to default to pdf files instead of jpg? My old printer allowed me to set it via menu but I cannot find a menu option regardless of where I have looked.

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Hi,

 

Can you see Settings options ? The Options allow you to pick Photo or Document. Scan from Computer will give MORE options and you can pick Default.

 

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Hi,

 

By default, it will scan photo to jpg file and document to pdf file. Please select scan document if you wish scanned file as pdf.

 

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When I scan from the touchscreen display it defaults to jpg. I scan pictures/photos seldom and would like to set the scan mode to default to pdf since the majority of my scans are documents. My previous printer allowed me to set pdf as the default file type. I cannot find an option to do the same with my Photosmart 6520. How can I set scan mode to default to pdf instead of having to manually select it each time I scan?

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Hi,

 

Can you see Settings options ? The Options allow you to pick Photo or Document. Scan from Computer will give MORE options and you can pick Default.

 

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Even though with my previous Photosmart printer I was able to set default scans to pdf format from the settings menu on the printer, it appears that this model does not. That is disappointing since I only scan from the scan menu screen on the printer, and never thought of the computer printer menu. Your reply was the correct one as long as I use the computer print menu, else I have to manually select pdf on the printer's scan menu options. Many thanks.

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