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Multi-page scans
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d***@yahoo.fr
2017-06-29 07:10:50 UTC
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I am running Xsane under Ubuntu 64bit and my printer is an Epson
ET-4550. I've had trouble getting Xsane to recognise it wirelessly, so
I am using a USB connection. The machine sits about 4 feet from my
desktop PC.

The printer has a document feeder, but I am trying to scan non-standard
sheets, so these need to be placed on the platen. I am trying to get
multi-page pdfs, but it's quite hard, as I have to quickly open the lid
of the scanner and replace the page before it starts scanning the next
page, and I can only tell when to do this by listening to the tone of
the motor driving the scanner arm!

Is there a way of setting Xsane to pause between each page of the scan,
or is there a better way of achieving what I am trying to do? Thanks.
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Olaf Meeuwissen
2017-06-29 12:04:01 UTC
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Hi,
Post by d***@yahoo.fr
I am running Xsane under Ubuntu 64bit and my printer is an Epson
ET-4550. I've had trouble getting Xsane to recognise it wirelessly, so
I am using a USB connection. The machine sits about 4 feet from my
desktop PC.
The printer has a document feeder, but I am trying to scan non-standard
sheets, so these need to be placed on the platen. I am trying to get
multi-page pdfs, but it's quite hard, as I have to quickly open the lid
of the scanner and replace the page before it starts scanning the next
page, and I can only tell when to do this by listening to the tone of
the motor driving the scanner arm!
Is there a way of setting Xsane to pause between each page of the scan,
or is there a better way of achieving what I am trying to do? Thanks.
If you can translate your non-default scan settings to command-line
options, then yes. You can use

scanimage --batch-prompt [other-options]

to do what you want. See the scanimage manual page for details.

Hope this helps,
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Jeff
2017-06-29 15:44:59 UTC
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Post by d***@yahoo.fr
Is there a way of setting Xsane to pause between each page of the scan,
or is there a better way of achieving what I am trying to do? Thanks.
1. start gscan2pdf
2. set "source" to "flatbed"
3. place the page on the flatbed
4. and click the scan button
5. goto 3. unless all pages have been scanned.
6. click save and select the PDF option.

Regards

Jeff

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