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    Hello friends can anyone recommend a very simple program for just printing, scanning and sending Documents instead of Adobe that you have to go through a bunch of needless steps it would be much appreciated or a simpler version of Adobe Reader or some variation thereof. Thank you very much for your time and trouble.
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    I use Foxit Reader to scan and save as PDF, but PDF-XChange Editor seems even better - it didn't have one thing I like about Foxit or I would have changed.

    cheers, Paul

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    NAPS2. It is the best and easiest program I have ever used for this purpose.

    I'm not sure if you can print or send directly from it; but for scanning to PDF (or JPG), there is nothing better or simpler, in my opinion.

    The instructions weren't very good, but it was easy to figure out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps
    NAPS2. It is the best and easiest program I have ever used for this purpose.

    I'm not sure if you can print or send directly from it; but for scanning to PDF (or JPG), there is nothing better or simpler, in my opinion.

    The instructions weren't very good, but it was easy to figure out.
    Nice one, Jim. I had never heard of NAPS2 before and see it also has a commandline interface allowing it to be scripted/automated, including scan-to-email.

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    I've never tried the command line interface. I am so extremely pleased with the simplicity and quality of the interface (and the program) that I have never thought to venture beyond it.

    I'll have to check that out.

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    Thanks to all you Gentleman for your advice and ideas I am sure that out of one of those I will find what I need thank you all again.
    Phil.

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    Just a quick update about NAPS2's commandline interface. I've been playing around with it and it seems to work really well (I've only used WIA, not TWAIN, so far).

    Unfortunately the console only understands about sending mail/attachments via a mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.), i.e. whatever is set up as the default program in Windows to handle mail.

    If, like me, you're one of the many who use webmail (seems to be the majority these days since Outlook Express is no longer supported) then currently you're out of luck without having to use the NAPS2 console to create the PDF then something like BLAT or COM for the email via SMTP.

    I've raised a ticket with the developer to see if SMTP support can be added to the email options (servername, port, authentication, etc.) used by the console.

    EDIT: In the meantime, email works using COM.

    For example, from VBS:
    Code:
    Set objEmail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
    
    objEmail.From = "my_email@my_provider.com"
    objEmail.To = "my_email@my_provider.com"
    objEmail.Subject = "Send PDF test"
    objEmail.Textbody = "I've attached the PDF file you needed."
    objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
    objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "smtp.my_provider.com"
    objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25
    objEmail.Configuration.Fields.Update
    objEmail.AddAttachment "C:\Temp\test.pdf"
    objEmail.Send
    You'll need to change my_email@my_provider.com and smtp.my_provider.com for your own details of course (and probably the server port too).

    Or from AutoHotkey:
    Code:
    pmsg 		:= ComObjCreate("CDO.Message")
    pmsg.From 	:= "my_email@my_provider.com"
    pmsg.To 	:= "my_email@my_provider.com"
    pmsg.Subject 	:= "Test CDO COM Mail"
    
    ;You can use either Text or HTML body like
    pmsg.TextBody 	:= "This is just a test"
    ;OR
    ;pmsg.HtmlBody := "<html><head><title>Hello</title></head><body><h2>Hello</h2><p>Testing!</p></body></html>"
    
    sAttach   	:= "C:\Temp\test.pdf" ; can add multiple attachments, the delimiter is |
    
    fields := Object()
    fields.smtpserver   := "smtp.my_provider.com" ; specify your SMTP server
    fields.smtpserverport     := 25 ; Usually 25 (default) or 465
    ;fields.smtpusessl      := True ; True or False
    fields.sendusing     := 2   ; cdoSendUsingPort
    fields.smtpconnectiontimeout := 60
    schema := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/"
    pfld :=   pmsg.Configuration.Fields
    For field,value in fields
    	pfld.Item(schema . field) := value
    pfld.Update()
    
    pmsg.AddAttachment(sAttach)
    pmsg.Send()
    Or from PowerShell:
    Code:
    Send-MailMessage -From "Rick Corbett <my_email@my_provider.com>" -To "Rick Corbett <my_email@my_provider.com>" -Subject "Sending the Attachment" -Body "Forgot to send the attachment. Sending now." -Attachments "C:\Temp\test.pdf" -Priority High -dno None -SmtpServer "smtp.my_provider.com"
    I haven't got mail working yet using Blat. Still trying to get SSL authentication working using AHK but having issues with my email provider. (Although I'm fairly sure the issue is my rubbish scripting rather than my email provider )

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2016-08-04 at 00:37. Reason: Added scripting info

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    Are you really able to send email without a password? (Can I have your ISP details so I can spam?)

    cheers, Paul

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    Yes... and no. I'm trying to get through to them now to find out why... but their service only opens at 8.00 am and at 8.01 am "all of our agents are busy".

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