Perform the following tasks to determine if issues with the scanner, certain system settings, or driver issues cause the problem.
1-Verify that the scanner works by scanning in another application.
Verify that the scanner works properly by scanning into another application (for example, Microsoft Word) using the same settings that failed with Acrobat.
Note: Photoshop and Photoshop Elements don’t always provide good results to test against. Scanner manufacturers develop software specifically for these products to reduce the likelihood of problems.
If the problems recur when you scan into another application, then contact the scanner manufacturer.
2-Scan using Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) instead of TWAIN (Windows XP only).
Acrobat supports Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) drivers. If your scanner supports both drivers, then select the WIA driver from the Device menu in the Create PDF from Scanner dialog box. Scan the document.
3-Install the latest scanner driver.
If a TWAIN file is missing or damaged, then Acrobat returns an error message when you try to scan using the TWAIN interface. Reinstalling the scanner driver replaces the TWAIN file.
Contact the scanner manufacturer to obtain the latest driver. To reinstall the driver, delete all files and folders that begin with twain (for example, “Twain_32.dll”) in the Windows or Winnt folder. Then, restart Windows, and then install the latest scanner driver according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
4-Restart your computer with startup items disabled.
Some applications can cause system errors or freezes when running concurrently with Adobe Acrobat. Before starting Acrobat, disable other applications, including startup items (items that start automatically with Windows).
Txo disable startup items in Windows XP do the following:
Quit all applications.
Choose Start > Run. Type msconfig in the Open box and then click OK.
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the Startup tab, and then select Disable All.
Click OK, and then restart Windows.
To reenable the startup items, do the following:
Choose Start > Run. Type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the Startup tab, and then select Enable All.
Click OK, and then restart Windows.
5-Rescan the image using a different color mode.
Scanning into Acrobat in some color modes can cause problems when using certain scanners. For instructions on scanning into Acrobat using a different color mode, see the documentation included with the scanner.
6-Specify the image size in the preview panel of the scanner software.
If the scanned image is clipped or has the wrong dimensions, then specify the image size in the preview panel for the scanner software. For instructions on specifying the image size, see the documentation included with the scanner.
7-Log in with a new account.
If you’ve successfully scanned into Acrobat before, then your user account could be corrupted, causing problems when you scan. Create a user account with administrative privileges, and then log in to Windows using the new account.
8-Scan the image into another application as a TIFFfile, and then convert the TIFF file to a PDF file.
To convert a TIFF file to PDF, do one of the following:
Drag the TIFF file onto the Acrobat icon.
In Acrobat, choose File > Create PDF > From File, select the TIFF file, and then click Open.
In the scanner software, print the TIFF file to the Adobe PDF Printer.
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