I ran into a scan a document to send it via email. PDF format would have been preferable, but Windows Scan and Fax wouldn’t export as a PDF. Fortunately OpenOffice is quite capable of converting a multi-page document to a PDF, and does it quite easily. I had already scanned my documents, so I wanted something that would work with the existing scans. Side note: OpenOffice also works on Linux.
Here’s how I did it.
Scan your pages into JPG files and save them where you can find them. In this example, I have four scanned JPG files which I want to convert into a single PDF.
Start OpenOffice Writer
Click Insert > Picture > From File
Select the image to insert. Repeat with any additional images you wish to insert. Once you have all your images inserted, go to…
Click File > Export as PDF.
Set the PDF export options. If you aren’t sure what to do here, accept the defaults as they are fine. Click Export and you’ll be prompted to give the file a name and save it.