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Check whatever application you are using for compression settings. Lower them.
Also, understand that no matter what software you have, scanning is a
last resort when there is no original available on the computer. You
would never normally print-scan a Word document, but would go from
Word to PDF, perhaps using Acrobat.
Yes, thank you. I understand that. I am only scanning documents that currently are not, but need to be on my computer.
Thank you. I don't know where I would look for such a setting.
>I don't know where I would look for such a setting.
Find a forum or support for whatever application you are using. It's not a Reader thing though.
You say it used to be better - but were you using exactly the same
software and hardware before?
No, This is all new stuff. If it is something that I can change in the application, I can't find it. I am using AbbyyFine Reader Sprint 6.
Is there another scanner application that I should get.
Thank you very much for answering my question in the first place.
Ok... can you remember what you were using before, when the files
weren't so big?
Also, you might find that Abbyy's web site has more information than
you will get from Dell, as they are specialists in their own software.
Look especially for settings to do with "OCR".
After a lot of research, I discovered that the problem I have with the Dell One-in-One is the scanner software. I was able to find some ABBY software that would compress the files into a reasonable size. I learned that scanner software has to have some complicated compression alogoythims for the scanner to be user friendly.
My old HP was terrific. Unfortunately, there isn't a new driver for Vista for the old HP. Lesson learned: Call HP next time.
Thank you to those of you who answered my post. You gave me enough hints so that I could figure this out. I was also able to connect to a consultant who didn't charge me, but confirmed my findings. Your help is greatly appreciated.