Paper to PDF

Scan a piece of paper from your phone and convert it into a PDF file.
Assuming you don't have access to a high-quality printer/scanner, we need to find alternative ways to take your paper and turn it into a scanned document, ready to be shared. Your phone most likely has a really powerful camera that we can use to make a PDF. Let's find a scanning app that works well for you and then send it up to our Google Drive. So you can share and store it.

Adobe Scan

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Now scan something and define the edges
Save that PDF, it looks great!
Share it
Select Google Drive

Android Users

The Google Drive app on Android has a built-in scanner! Scan your files and add them to the correct folder all in one scan. What a time to be alive!
  1. 1.
    Open the Google Drive app
    Google Drive
  2. 2.
    In the bottom right, tap Add
  3. 3.
    Tap Scan
  4. 4.
    Take a photo of the document you'd like to scan.
    • Adjust scan area: Tap Crop
    • Take photo again: Tap Re-scan current page
    • Scan another page: Tap Add
  5. 5.
    To save the finished document, tap Done