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I have been thus far a life long Windows user but I have now become so fed up with the environment such as windows 10 interface and the ridiculous amount of personal data they mine and I am looking to switch to Linux to protect my privacy and be inherently more secure. I have been using Microsoft Office 2010 Pro and have cross graded my PC as above from Microsoft Windows. Most of the compatibility issues have been resolved but I do have one residual issue that relates to scanning.
I need to be able to load a multi paged PDF file into scanning software. When loaded into the scanning software I need the thumbnails for all pages to appear as a list in the left hand part of the screen with the first or last document appearing full size on the rest of the screen.
Crucially, I then need to be able to append new scanned documents to the file so that the new thumbnails appear at the bottom of the thumbnail list with the new scanned documents appearing full size on the screen.
I then need to be able to save the image complete with the recently appended page(s) with the original file name appearing as default so that I can then just click save to save the whole document with the newly appended page(s).
For some reason the seems to be very difficult to do.
Originally my files that were ported from Windows were TIFF format but I converted these to PDF as I thought it may help but it did not.
I have tried gscan2pdf, GIMP and xsane imaging but neither product has such an append function.
Can anyone suggest any other products which will be able to do this?
Exasperated from UK