How To Convert Scanned Documents To PDF In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to convert scanned documents to PDF in Linux Mint / Ubuntu using gscan2pdf:

1. Issue the following command at the command prompt –

sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Graphics>gscan2pdf’ to launch the application.

3. Now, attach the scanner to your system and use gscan2pdf to scan and save the document directly as a PDF file. Please note that this program supports post scan cleanup and OCR functions (which are present in the ‘Tools’ menu).


  1. arshpreet says:

    this is very nice.thanks for sharing.

  2. Ken says:

    Tried this and it worked beautifully. Thank you!