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rsl820
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Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

Product Name: VersaLink B405 Multifunction Printer
Operating System: Windows 10

We have a WorkCenter 4265 and have no issues scanning and then utilizing OCR and/or editing the documents via Adobe Acrobat.

I want to verify that the VersaLink B405 creates documents via scan that can be edited via Adobe Acrobat.

Seems obvious that it should work, but we were recently burned when we purchased a small all-in-one to augment our 4265 -- from a Xerox competitor -- and was shocked to learn that it creates PDF files that can be read, but cannot be edited or undergo OCR in Adobe Acrobat (ironic, since Adobe created the PDF!). That device was sent back and now we're considering the B405. But don't want to make the same mistake twice!

Thanks in advance to any who can confirm that the B405 creates standard, editable PDF's.  

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George850650-XRXN
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

rsl820,

The VersaLink B405 supports the following scan file formats.

File Formats

  • JPG
  • TIFF (single and multi-page)
  • XPS (single and multi-page)
  • PDF (single and multi-page)
  • Searchable PDF via Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Password-protected PDF
  • Linearized PDF (set via embedded web server) and PDF/A

I hope this helps.

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rsl820
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

Thanks. I read that on the specs. I'm trying to get some real world confirmation that the scanned PDF can be edited in Acrobat.

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George850650-XRXN
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

rsl820,

If this would help I attached a document that was scanned on a C405 as a searchable PDF.  Hopefully you can test this in your environment to see if this will meet your needs.

 

robertwestek
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

PDF Scans will be editable if you are using Adobe Acrobat Pro or any editable pdf app on your PC. It's not down to the scanner\printer.

rsl820
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

I didn't think that, but we had purchased an HP428, and the PDF's it creates are not editable by Acrobat Pro (and I'm quite adept at using that software). HP specifically requires another vendor's software. And HP acknowledges that (which is why the device went back, and I'm looking at Xerox).
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rsl820
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Re: Pre sales question: PDF's created via Scans...are they editable?

Thanks!!! That worked perfectly...much appreciated!

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