Scanning without a Scanner

There are several options for creating a PDF without a scanner.

Given the current delays and concerns with U.S. Mail delivery, CTPF encourages submitting forms and documents by email.

Need to scan a document to email to CTPF but you don't have a scanner? Don't worry. A printer or smartphone scanning apps or smartphone camera can help you get the job done. 

Printer - most printers are multifunction devices that include a scanning option. You may need to install utility software or find the scanning function in your computer's system settings.

Smartphone Apps - a smartphone can take the place of a scanner. Browse your app store and download a mobile scanning app. These apps use your phone's camera to capture an image of the page. That image is saved as a PDF or JPG file to your phone or an online storage site. Be sure to read the app's privacy policy first so you know where your data is being stored and managed by the company. 

Smartphone Camera - as a last resort, use your cell phone or a digital camera and take a picture of the document. If needed, straighten and crop the image in edit mode.