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I am using a Ricoh MP C2003 printer. I am trying to

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Hello! I am using a Ricoh MP C2003 printer. I am trying to reset the default scan file type to PDF, but it always goes back to TIFF as the default. I know how to set it to PDF, but I am trying to change the default, so the rest of the crew always sends the correct file type
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Office Equipment
Expert:  GeekGal replied 1 year ago.
Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.
Expert:  GeekGal replied 1 year ago.
I know this is not what you're hoping to hear, but there appears to be no way to set the default file type for scanning, other then by using the distributed scan management (DSM) system in Windows Server 2008 R2 or installing the WSD Scanner Software on each employees computer and setting a default profile with in the software that specified the default file type as pdf. We had one of these models at a client location at my previous job. Just to be sure that I had this right, I checked the manual for this printer. I'll attach a link so you can peruse it as well. I searched all through it for a way tp set the default file type to pdf and this was the only way that I could find. Here's the direct link to the section of the online manual regarding scan settings. note that there is no mention of setting anything as default. Also, here's a link to an explanation of how to use the distributed scan management (DSM) system in Windows Server 2008 R2 to manage scan settings for each individual user in a group., here's the link to the first page of the manual. It is searchable.
Expert:  GeekGal replied 1 year ago.
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