How to Windows 7 scan document to pdf in Windows 8. Windows 7 and Windows 8 added a software-based scanning feature. This will give you greater control over where your scanned image file goes when its done. Make sure the scanner is connected to the computer and turned on.
Place the image or document you want to scan face-down in the scanner. Several small hashes on the glass plate of the scanner should tell you where to position the document you’re scanning. If you’ve never used the scanner before, you’ll need to install it. Make sure your scanner is compatible with Windows 8.
Enter your scanner’s product name, and then click Search. If your scanner is not compatible with Windows 8, you will not be able to use it to scan. Check that your scanner is installed. Move the mouse to the right side corners of the screen, and then click Settings. If your scanner is installed, you’ll see its name under Printers. The process for installing a scanner is the same as for installing a printer. Find your scanner in the list, and then click it to install it.
Click Windows Fax and Scan. Make sure that your scanner is connected to your computer and document or image you want to scan is in the scanner. Set the type of document you’re scanning. In the New Scan window, click the Profile dropdown menu, and then click Photo, if you’re scanning a photo. If you’re scanning a document, click Documents. Choose the image file type.
Click the File type dropdown menu, and then click the file type you’d like your scanned image to be. If you don’t know what file type to use PNG and TIF are usually good choices for higher image quality. You’ll see a preview of the image or document you’ve scanned. If you want to crop the image, click and drag the corner handles to crop the scanned image. Right-click the scanned image, and then click Rename. In the Rename File dialog box, in the New Title field, type a meaningful name for the scanned image, and then click OK.