Scanning note - Using Foxit Reader to Scan in a document as a multi-page pdf on a Windows computer

1. If not already installed, install Foxit Reader software, available from 

2. Start Foxit Reader and select File - Create - From Scanner.

3. Select the scanner to use from the drop down list.

4. Click Configure Presets

and select a suitable Resolution generally 300 dpi. Click on Scanner Options and select Hide Scanner's Interface. Click OK then Save 

5. If you are using a flatbed scanner which can only take one page at a time:

A. Place the first page of the document on your scanner, and click  the Scan button in Foxit Reader

B. When the first page has been scanned in, the following panel will appear

C. If it is a single page document, click No. Otherwise replace the page currently in the scanner with the next page of the document and click Yes.

D. Continue with this process until the last page of the document has been scanned in, then click No

   If you are using a scanner with an automatic document feed (ADF):

A. Place all the pages of the document in the ADF, and click  the Scan button in Foxit Reader

B. When the scanner has finished scanning in all the pages in the ADF, the following panel will appear

C. Click No

6. Click File - Save and navigate to the appropriate folder on your computer where you are saving the files, and enter the appropriate file name e.g. 2010-09-23    Letter John Smith to Peter Brown, click Save and then click File - Close.

NOTE: If you have a very large number of documents to scan in and your scanner has a Scan button, it may be easier to use the Scan button rather than the procedure above. See here for more information about this alternative way of scanning in documents.


The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques or software described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software is reliable. The above instructions are based on Foxit Reader 6. Other versions of the software can be used but there may be slight differences in, for example, under which menu various options are located.  

This page was lasted updated in June 2014Disclaimer