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Trying to convert some old bills to PDF

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Trying to convert some old bills to PDF

Want to convert some old bills to PDF and then dump them.

Which public library has a scanner with auto document feeder? If it could scan both sides will be perfect.

Buying a scanner is not a good idea as this is a one time job, all bills are e-bills now.

Thanks for sharing information!
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OP, do you have a somewhat new cell phone? iPhones have scanning built in (it can auto detect and save etc) through the notes app. You press the '+' symbol in the middle. Android has it too in a form of an app download I believe.
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Thanks for the idea, will go check local staples later.
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Was thinking that too, but too many pages and too lazy to do it, so trying to get a scanner to save some energy.

Thanks anyway!
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smartfish wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 9:53 am
Was thinking that too, but too many pages and too lazy to do it, so trying to get a scanner to save some energy.

Thanks anyway!
Sneak to the office copier and do it? Thats where I do mine....:X
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AzNCrAzYcOoLeR wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:17 am
Sneak to the office copier and do it? Thats where I do mine....:X
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smartfish wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 9:21 am
Want to convert some old bills to PDF and then dump them. ..........all bills are e-bills now.
If they are e-biils, then I assume they can be viewed on your PC. Simply print to PDF. This option is built into Windows.

Edit: Perhaps you mean that all "new" bills are already PDF, and you just want to convert your archived paper records.
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Rick007 wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:25 am
If they are e-biils, then I assume they can be viewed on your PC. Simply print to PDF. This option is built into Windows.
I want to convert some old paper bills and then get rid of them, all the e-bills are already in PDF format.
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cyphon21 wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 9:43 am
OP, do you have a somewhat new cell phone? iPhones have scanning built in (it can auto detect and save etc) through the notes app. You press the '+' symbol in the middle. Android has it too in a form of an app download I believe.
There are free apps to take/convert pictures to PDF on Android. Worked ok the only time I had to use.
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smartfish wrote:
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Really? You would get in trouble by using the scanning option to generate PDF files?

How about looking for a monochrome laser all-in-one printer? Then sell it after you're done? Or gift it to somebody?

I bought a Brother all-in-one laser printer a while back during boxing day. It was around $100. You just place a stack of papers in the tray and scan to your computer as PDF files. I don't remember how it works if you want both sides of a sheet of paper in 1 PDF file.

EDIT: How old are those bills? Maybe you can just hold onto them for like 6 months to a year and then get rid of them.
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Just buy a cheap inkjunk AIO printer for like $30-40 on sale and use it for the scanner only. Note: do not print with said inkjunk as ink will run out in 3 pages or will clog in 2 weeks, whichever comes first. Also some inkjunks will then refuse to even scan (!) when the ink is empty--stay away from these extra junky ones.
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honestly, i believe use your cellphone and take pictures of the bills would be the quickest way. Take a load, upload onto computer. Convert into pdf - which I don't think it's even needed at all if all you want is records, but you can do a batch, and it'd take a couple mins. I've been doing this for years.
Initially, I scanned them with my AIO printers, but geez, that took way more time than me taking a pic of the bill, 5 sec, another 10 sec to share the pic with my comp
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visa bills you get from Walmart are not going to feed well with adf. If that's what you plan to scan then don't bother - you'll have to use the flatbed scanner and manually flip.
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Thrift shops like goodwill. Buy an all in one printer for a couple bucks.
Who cares if it don't print?

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