Great tip. I never thought of that, but I will give it a try. Thanks.
I use Adobe Acrobat X Pro to scan paper music on my HP Photosmart All-in-One printer. I also crop off all the white margins before I save the PDF so only the music displays on the iPad. This takes a minute or so for each tune. I can also save PDFs from my music notation program Sibelius, but I still use Acrobat to crop the margins.
To copy the PDFs from my computer to the iPad, I use iTunes.
I use ForScore to display the music on the iPad. Then I easily organize my
Okay, I’m electronically challenged; I’m a mechanical person.
I’m trying to scan in a piece of sheet music that has 4 pages. We have HP Scan Pro. If I put it on document/text, it gives the option of saving more than one page to the file, but it doesn’t scan the image correctly. If I choose pictures and image-over-text pdf, it looks good but will save only one page to the file. What am I doing wrong? I don’t really want to load four separate pages onto forScore and try to keep them connected. Help?
Whew. That’s a lot easier then. If your scanner driver won’t scan that way, first try scanning into Preview and see if OS X can scan to a multipage pdf. (Probably not, but worth a try.) If that’s no good, you can scan to individual pages if you must (I find it odd that you do, but then HP is mostly an ink company these days), then there are two ways to fix it.
1. Open the first page of the scan in Preview. Make sure the sidebar is visible (View menu). In 10.7 you will need to click one of the icon arrangements above the image to show the thumbnails, too. Then you can just drag the additional pages into the sidebar and save the combined PDF.
2. For really long files where this would be too much trouble, you can use automator to combine all the pdfs in a folder.
Make sure the sidebar is visible (View menu). In 10.7 you will need to click one of the icon arrangements above the image to show the thumbnails, too.
Make sure the sidebar is visible (View menu in 10.6). In 10.7 just click one of the icon arrangements above the right side of the image to show the thumbnails.
Believe it or not, I was finally able to figure this out! Didn’t know what computer thumbnails were. Have found it/them now. It does work to drag the other pages to Preview sidebar–never did that before, either. Now will send to iPad to see if I can make it work there as hoped. Many thanks!
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