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Scanner for Mac OS 10.5
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jdonahue
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Dec 19, 2007, 05:03 PM
 
Can anyone recommend a good and fast scanner for Mac OS 10.5? I will be using it to scan work orders for my business. We create approximately 4000 each year. Speed is a priority.

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Dec 19, 2007, 05:32 PM
 
I would definitely recommend you get a smart all-in-one, meaning a professional-grade all-in-one that's a copy machine, a scanner and a printer. The reason is this: you can buy a dedicated scanner, even one with ADF and you end up spending quite a bit on scanning the items, converting, etc. We have such a smart all-in-one (Kyocera FS-1118 MFP, not cheap, but good) that scans to pdf. You can choose that it either stores those pdfs on an ftp share or sends them by e-mail. I prefer to have them sent by e-mail. The procedure is literally as quick as copying. Plus, the files I get are very, very small (about 30k/page for regular text documents). I scan most of my notes and store them on my computer.
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Dec 21, 2007, 08:51 PM
 
I just got the fujitsu s510m scansnap. It also scans to pdf and is fantastic.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 11:26 PM
 
I should mention, the pro version of the fujitsu scanner, fi-5110EOXM is mac compatible.
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Dec 22, 2007, 07:04 PM
 
The scanning to pdf - is it as images or does it perform some sort of OCR?
     
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Dec 23, 2007, 03:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by ~bash $ View Post
The scanning to pdf - is it as images or does it perform some sort of OCR?
Adobe Acrobat Pro will do OCR on the image; it'll leave the appearance of the document untouched and overlay the OCR'd text as an invisible layer, so you can highlight, search, copy, etc. Very slick.
     
   
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