[sane-devel] FUJITSU ScanSnap iX500 - default page format?

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 15:12:48 UTC 2017

Frankly, your front-end program should save your preferences for
things like page size, so you only set them once. I was pretty sure
that xsane did so. For a front-end that does not, we could change
sane-backends defaults on a per-backend basis, I suppose. I the
backends I wrote (which includes fujitsu) it should be easy. For
example, edit backend/fujitsu.c and search for 8.5 and 11 (the width
and height of US Letter). Change those as required and recompile. A
better long term solution would be to make the default sizes
configurable from the backend's config file. I will think about the
best way to do that.


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 9:56 AM, Philipp Huebner <debalance at debian.org> wrote:
> Am 06.03.2017 um 15:54 schrieb m. allan noah:
>> The fujitsu backend does not have an automatic size option. The page
>> and image sizes default to US Letter, which is wider than A4. Perhaps
>> you are seeing some feature of your frontend program. Which frontend
>> are you using?
> You're probably right. xsane and gscan2pdf default to letter, only
> simple-scan defaults to automatic.
> I would still be interested in changing the default from letter to A4.
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