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Scan documents

Acrobat's scan document feature allows you to scan, crop, edit, and save your scans to PDF. To get started, simply open the toolswitcher and tap icon.

Note: The scan feature replaces Camera to PDF. However, older devices that do not support scan functionality will continue to see Camera to PDF.

The following features are available:

Scan a document

To scan a document:

  1. From the toolswitcher, tap icon
  2. When the capture screen appears, you can immediately scan your document. Keep in mind the following:
    • Your device controls what features appear on the screen. For example, if your device has flash capability, you can toggle the flash off and on.
    • You can toggle auto crop on and off.
    • Add an existing photo or document to your current scan collection by tapping the gallery icon.
    • Cancel the scan session by tapping the X in the upper left-hand corner.
    • Tap icon to enable auto crop and use edge detection hints to improve scan quality. When enabled, messages appear on the screen as follows:
      • Looking for document: The app is looking for the document and trying to detect its boundaries.
      • Move closer: You may be too far away.
      • Level the camera: The camera is at an angle to your document.
      • Ready to capture document: Edge detection can see the entire document.

To view or edit the files you've scanned, tap the documents thumbnail.

Edit your scan

When you're finished scanning, tap the documents thumbnail in the lower right-hand corner. From here, you can tap Save PDF or edit your scans. Edit options appear in the bottom menu:

These options allow you to:

Add images from your device

While in the editing mode of the scan workflow, you can browse your device for images and documents that you can add to your current scan:

  1. Tap
  2. Take another photo or select a file from your device.

Reorder pages

  1. Navigate to the page you want to modify.
  2. Tap
  3. Drag and drop pages to new locations.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Tap Save PDF or choose another tool to continue.

Crop pages

  1. Navigate to the page you want to modify.
  2. Tap
  3. Drag the crop handles to resize the scan area.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Tap Save PDF or choose another tool to continue.

Adjust color

  1. Navigate to the page you want to modify.
  2. Tap
  3. Choose your color options for the current page.
  4. Repeat as needed for other pages.
  5. Tap Save PDF or choose another tool to continue.

Rotate pages

  1. Navigate to the page you want to modify.
  2. Tap
  3. Repeat as needed for other pages.
  4. Tap Save PDF or choose another tool to continue.

Delete pages

  1. Navigate to the page you want to delete.
  2. Tap
  3. Confirm you want to delete the page.
  4. Tap Save PDF or choose another tool to continue.

Save as PDF

If you're finished editing your scan:

  1. Tap Save PDF.
  2. Optional: Rename your file.
  3. Choose one of the workflow options (Save to Document Cloud, Share, New Scan), or tap I'm Done.