How Do I Scan a Document and Email It As a PDF File?

To scan a document and email it as a PDF, load the document in the scanner, and select PDF as an image format in the scanner’s software settings. Open the email, and attach the PDF file. You need a scanner and Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Select Home or Professional Mode

    Load the document in the scanner, and start the scan. Wait for the scanner’s software window to appear on your computer. Select Home or Professional mode in the software.

  2. Edit the scan

    Select your desired settings. Preview and adjust the scan area to your preference. Click Scan. In the window that appears, select a file destination. Select PDF as an Image Format type, and change any necessary options.

  3. Scan the document

    Click OK to begin the scan. If the document contains more than one page, click Add Page, and load the next page in the scanner. Click Scan to continue the scan. Click OK to finish the scan, and close the software.

  4. Attach the PDF file to an email

    Go to your email inbox, and compose a new email. Locate the paper clip icon in the email’s toolbar. Navigate to the location where you saved the PDF file, and click Open to attach it to the email.