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Trying to scan a multiple page document into one PDF file on my HP Envy using a mac 🙂 

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How do I scan multiple pages into one PDF document

@Katie442, Welcome to HP Support Community!


Step 1: Install the HP Easy Scan app

Make sure HP Easy Scan is installed on the Mac, and then set up the printer connection.

  1. Make sure your printer is on and connected to your Mac with a USB cable or local wireless network.

  2. Open Finder , select Applications, and then look for HP Easy Scan.

    • If HP Easy Scan displays in the list, open it. On the upper bar, click HP Easy Scan, and then click Check for Updates. Download any available updates, and then reopen the app.

    • If HP Easy Scan does not display, download and install the HP Easy Scan app from the App Store, and then open the app.

  3. In HP Easy Scan, click the Scanner drop-down menu, and then select your printer.


    Clicking Browse Scanners to find  a printer

Step 2: Set scan preferences

Before you scan a document or photo, set preferences such as resolution, color mode, orientation, or page size.

  1. Open HP Easy Scan, and then make sure your printer is selected from the Scanner drop-down menu.

  2. Open the Presets drop-down menu, and then select a scan job.

    • If you are scanning a simple item, such as a single, one-sided, letter-size document, select one of the suggested shortcuts, and then skip to the next step. You can crop, rotate, or change the brightness of your scan later.

    • If you are completing a more complex scan job, such as a multi-page, legal-size, or detailed document or photo, click Edit Settings, and then continue with these steps.

  3. Change scan settings, such as orientation, color mode, resolution, and page size.

  4. If you are scanning two-sided documents (duplex), select the Scan both sides of page check box.

    Selecting the Scan both sides of page check box

  5. Click Done to save the presets for this scan job.

To scan and save the documents refer to this document HP Printers - How to Scan (Mac) under section Scan and Edit for help.



If you'd want to scan to computer from the printer's front panel, you can create presets for Scan to Computer with the file type and resolution. Here is how you can do it:


Go to Applications > HP > HP Utility

Click on Scan to Computer


Now click on Edit Scan Tasks


Click on the File Type for example- Scan as PDF


Click on Show Details


Click on Resolution to predefine the default dpi/ppi


Once you have the required settings selected, click on Save.

Now, when you scan from your printer's control panel to the computer and select save as PDF, the predefined settings will be applied.

By default, the scanned documents will be saved in the Pictures folder. However, you change the destination in the Save to tab while predefining the settings.

You can create predefined settings for different file types using the same steps as above.


Let me know if this helps.

Cheers 🙂


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