saved scan opens in window picture and fax viewer

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Postby shebe » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:20 am

Hi... I'm not sure if anyone has experienced this problem or if this is the right forum to find an answer, but I thought I'd give it a try.

Here's the problem: When I scan a doc using my Lexmark all in one, the scanned image an or document opens in, "Windows picture and fax view."

Obviously, I can't "print" legal doc's using doPDF if it's in this format, but I can't figure out how to reset it. Anyone have a clue as to what I need to do to get myself out of this dilema or possible point me in the right (forum) direction.

Your assistance is most appreciated. Thanks ever so, Shelby

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Postby Softland » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:28 am

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer has a print option, so when you click it you can select dopdf and have a pdf created out of it.

However, if you want the scan to open with a different program than WPFV, you'll have to open Windows Explorer, go to Tools->Folder Options->File Types, and in there look for tiff (I assume that's the format of the scan, if it's jpeg/gif look for that) and you can click on Change to modify the program it will open with.

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