Scanning paper documents to PDF

This function allows to create a PDF file directly from a paper document, using your scanner and the Master PDF Editor.

P.SPlease note that these settings are relevant for the Linux operating system.

To create a new document from scanner, choose File > From Scanner in the main menu or press Create a new document from scanner button on the toolbar.Scan document in Master PDF EditorAll the inputs that can be changed are described below.

Saved settings allows saving all the settings that were applied previously and saved as a saved setting template. Once you select this template from the list, all the preset settings will be applied. You can delete a created template if you need to.

Input – Scanner

Select one of the connected scanners installed in the system from the list in the Scan dialogue window. To look for new devices, you need to update the list by clicking the refresh icon on the right of the Scanner option.

Input – Scan

Select if you need to scan a single page or all pages from the feeder.

Input – Page Size

This parameter allows selecting the size option of the scanned document from the list below that suits your needs.

Options – Scan Source

P.SPlease note that when scanning documents, Master PDF Editor uses the driver of the scanner installed in the system, so the number of scan settings may vary. Below are some types of options that you can face.

  • Flatbed goes for a scanner that provides a flat, glass surface to scan each page individually.
  • ADF goes for an automatic document feeder. You can place several pages on the scanner’s tray and not have to feed them one by one. Only one side of the page is scanned.
  • ADF Duplex goes for an automatic document feeder that is capable of scanning both sides of a document at once.
  • ADF Frontback goes for an automatic document feeder that is capable of scanning both sides of a document, but not at once.

Options – Negative

This option allows changing colored PDF to black-and-white.

Options – Scan Mode

You can choose a scanning mode that best matches the type of document that is scanned. The available modes are Color Document and Grayscale Document.

Options – Scan Resolution

The Master PDF Editor scanning accepts images between 75 DPI and 600 DPI. Typically, 300 DPI is the optimal resolution for scanning documents in order to balance readability and file size. It’s set by default.


Size scan settings of paper documents in Master PDF Editor

These values in this tab are compliant with the Page Size option. You can change the values manually if needed.


Additional scan settings of paper documents in Master PDF Editor

Prompt to Scan More Pages

This parameter allows scanning multiple files into a PDF.

Show Crop Page Dialog

You can crop pages visually and then further refine your cropped area.


Output parameter within Scan function in Master PDF Editor

Create a new document. After scanning a file, a new document with the scanned content is created.

Append to a new document. If you need to append a scanned file to an opened document, you need to choose this parameter.

There are also some parameters in the Scan dialogue window.

Additional parameters within Scan function in Master PDF Editor


This parameter allows straightening a scanned document if it’s scanned at an angle.

Remove background

This parameter allows removing an unwanted background from a scanned document.

Skip empty pages

This parameter allows skipping pages without content while scanning a document.


You can preview a scanned file before adding it to a new document.


After setting scanner click Scan button, the progress bar in the next window will show the scanning progress. After it is finished, Master PDF Editor will display a window offering to continue scanning next document or finish scanning.

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