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Tip of the Week: Scan Picture or Document to PDF in Android

Posted by Dale Balfour on December 9, 2022

Tip of the Week: Scan Picture or Document to PDF in Android

Did you know that Google Drive gives you the ability to scan a picture or document to a PDF with your Android smartphone? All it takes is a couple of taps and you can get right to documenting your important documents in your Google Drive without storing your paper documents. Here is how you can do it.

How to Scan Documents to PDF with Google Drive

Now that we all have smartphones, there is no need to use a scanner to upload copies of your documents to your Google Drive account. All you need is a good camera and access to your Google Drive account.

To get started, navigate to Google Drive on your phone. Once you are here, tap the plus sign button as if you were adding a new file to your Drive. From the list of options, select Scan.

This should prompt your device to open up the Camera app. You may have to provide permission for Google Drive to access your camera. Once this is all set, you just frame the document with the camera and snap your picture. Confirm that this is the picture you want to use, then tap OK.

Google Drive will try to automatically make adjustments to the picture, but if you need to manually make changes or edits, you can do so here. To add a new page to your PDF, simply tap the Add Page button, then tap Save to finish everything up.

Afterward, just give your file a name and select which folder in your Google Drive you want to save your file to. You should be all set! Now you can get right to scanning all kinds of documents to your Google Drive account. What other types of tips would you like to see us cover in the future? Be sure to let us know.

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