If you’re looking for a way to scan documents or pictures into pdf, you can use LibreOffice as a free scan to pdf tool. LibreOffice bundled with several office application such as Writer for Word processing, Calc for spreadsheet, Impress for presentation and and Draw for Diagramming and Charting Tool. Most of them has an ability to import picture directly from scanner and also able to export their documents into PDF. As all we know, LibreOffice is an alternative for MS Office which is available for multi platform OS including Windows and Linux. So i suppose this should be working also in Linux, but i’ve not tested it, maybe later.
You can find the menu on Insert menu, Picture and then Scan sub menu. On this post i’ll show you how to do it in very simple way using LibreOffice Draw. Please note that scanner application tool may vary depend on your hardware and OS (Windows or Linux). In my case, I’m using Canon MP280 all in one scanner printer (WIA-WIA Canon MP280) installed on Windows 7.
Now that you have your documents or pictures imported into LibreOffice Draw, you can now continue exporting all of them into PDF.
You can also use this method using other Office tools on LibreOffice, for example Writer and Calc. Well, that’s it, a free way to scan document into pdf using LibreOffice, have a nice day and have fun.