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Just bought a Canon 880F scanner to scan slides, brilliant, but scanning normal documents with Textbridge into Word (acquire text command) is rubbish compared to my dear old CanoScan FB320C - have tried to alter settings in Textbridge, but to no avail. And there seems to be no command to calibrate the scanner, which worked on my old one when I first bought it! Thanks Hilary

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Use a different OCR software like abbyy fine readerinstead of using Textbridge...

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I recently bought a Canon PIXMA MX320 all in one printer with my macbook. It works fine, but I can't figure out how to scan an image onto my laptop.


You need to control the scanner through your PC with canon software that came with your scanner otherwise you cant scan anything..first open the printer/scanner software ,select scanner,then place your document and command "scan" from the software.
Good luck, do rate the solution if helped

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Dear Sir, Recently, I have purchased a MF4320d Canon printer. The problem is this that the scanner of the printer is not scanning the text (OCR). Whenever I tried to scan some document in world it ask...


the scanner will always scan the documents as JPED or BMP, its the OCR software in your computer which will convert it to editable text.
if you dont have any OCR software then you can open the scanned image (TIFF) in microsoft office imaging software (something like that) and click on the W (Word) icon on the top toolbar to convert it to text

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I am trying to scan a document and it is not working, I have a hp photosmart c4280 printer. How do I install a usb cord


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Place the document or image into the scanner for scanning. A scanner with a paper feeder will only receive flat papers and photographs, but a flatbed scanner opens to accommodate books, fabrics and leaves along with flat papers. There is even a attachment for feeding photo slides into flatbed scanners.
  • Step 2 Start the scanning softwaremag-glass_10x10.gif. If the scanner does not engage the software automatically, press the "start" or "scan" button, or click the scanner icon on the computer screen to initialize the software.
  • Step 3 Activate the scan. Click the "file" menu and select "acquire," "import," or another practical choice that applies.
  • Step 4 Preview the item to be scanned. Most scanners have a preview option. This will show the scan area inside dotted lines. The lines can be moved with the mouse to relocate, enlarge or crop the scanning area.
  • Step 5 Set the resolution for images by number of dots per inch (dpi). For computer screen viewing, 100 dpi should suffice. Use 200 to 300 dpi for items to be printed.
  • Step 6 Use the appropriate setting for scanning black and white text. If the scanner does not show a preset for text, use "line art" or "black and white" at 300 dpi. Then use the optical character recognition (OCR) program to convert the image of the text into a file for word processi
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    I want to scan a paper and i want to save it as word so that i modify it. How can i do it?


    It depends on if you have the full software installed. The MP160 documentation indicates it came wth ScanSoft OmniPage SE. Open MP Navigator and choose this program, you can output the scan as a text file. If you did a custom install, you may or may not have installed the program. If you omitted the program, do a new custom install.
    OmniPage is an OCR program and will output to a number of formats (you will choose File, Save as) after scanning. Word can import RTF and most other choices as well as .doc files.

    If you don't have the software disc, the software can be obtained from this URL:
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=13368

    Alternatively, there is a free OCR program (simpleOCR.com) that will do the same thing. However it doesn't handle text in columns (newspaper or magazines) very well.

    I hope this helps.

    Cindy Wells

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    How to scan and edit text document


    You must use an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program

    Run the "ScanSoft OmniPage" software that came with your printer.
    Load the document into the scanner and "acquire" the document through OmniPage.
    The pictures will not show up and the text may not be 100% accurate.
    Run the resulting document into your wordprocessor (MS Word? or Works?), and run spellcheck.

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    Can you scan a document and then change some of the contents


    If your scanning documents with text in them then they can be modified with a program that has OCR abilities.

    Some programs that have OCR abilities are: Finereader, Omnipage, Readiris, & Textbridge.

    Courtesy of Computer Hope here is a link to the page with the information and links to the different programs:

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000590.htm

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    How do I scan an image from canon pixma mp150


    Acquire Text The following instructions will give you the basic instructions to acquire text from a scanned document in Office Word 2007 using OmniPage SE.
    1. Ensure the Canon scanner driver and OmniPage SE are installed and that your scanner has been setup.

      Note: If OmniPage SE is not installed, the required Add-in for Office Word 2007 will not be installed
    2. Place the document(s) to scan on the platen or on the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) (if applicable).

    3. Open Office Word 2007.

    4. From the ribbon menu, select the 'Add-Ins' tab.

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    5. In the Add-Ins tab, click 'OmniPage' and then select 'Acquire Text Settings (OmniPage SE)'.
      The Options window will open.

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    6. On the Direct OCR tab, click the 'Image Source' drop-down to select 'Scan'.

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    7. Confirm 'Scan' is shown in Image Source section and then click 'OK'.
      The Options window will close and you'll return to Office Word 2007.
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    8. Click 'OmniPage' and select 'Acquire Text (OmniPage SE)' to scan your document.

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    9. After the document(s) is scanned, make corrections to the text items as appropriate.
    I hope it helps!!!

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    How to scan using canon pixma mp150


    Acquire Text The following instructions will give you the basic instructions to acquire text from a scanned document in Office Word 2007 using OmniPage SE.
    1. Ensure the Canon scanner driver and OmniPage SE are installed and that your scanner has been setup.

      Note: If OmniPage SE is not installed, the required Add-in for Office Word 2007 will not be installed
    2. Place the document(s) to scan on the platen or on the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) (if applicable).

    3. Open Office Word 2007.

    4. From the ribbon menu, select the 'Add-Ins' tab.

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    5. In the Add-Ins tab, click 'OmniPage' and then select 'Acquire Text Settings (OmniPage SE)'.
      The Options window will open.

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    6. On the Direct OCR tab, click the 'Image Source' drop-down to select 'Scan'.

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    7. Confirm 'Scan' is shown in Image Source section and then click 'OK'.
      The Options window will close and you'll return to Office Word 2007.
      add-ins005.gif

    8. Click 'OmniPage' and select 'Acquire Text (OmniPage SE)' to scan your document.

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    9. After the document(s) is scanned, make corrections to the text items as appropriate.
    I hoe it helps!!!

    Dec 01, 2008 | Canon imageCLASS MF7480 Laser Printer

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    Scanner problem


    I presume your new laptop came with Vista and your old one had XP. Either convert your new laptop to XP (complicated but I wish I'd done it when I got my new computer rather than soldiering on with the indescribable rubbish system that is Vista), or install all the latest drivers, and MP Navigator. loads of the other stuff on the canon installation disk just won't work with Vista. If you have Omnipage SE installed, you will have to get an email link from Canon, whose support website leaves a lot to be desired.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=10444
    Or go to canon europe whose site is not as good (weird to see Canon not going for the simple idea of global support)
    I just bought a new full version of Omnipage, but it does annoy me that so soon after buying the MP780 I had to go to all that trouble.

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    Scanning with Canon Pixma MP450


    I just did it then! With help from solution posted Feb 08 leave the acual scanner alone can be done from the computer. Steps:

    1. Go to - start - control panel - printers & hardware - scanners.
    2. Once inside the scanners folder just click once on the scanner icon (mine is called WIA Canon) so it is highlighted.
    3. Then click on the toolbar 'File' > 'scan', then select the correct program from the list (mine was MP Navigator 2).
    4. Use the MP Navigator program to select "scan photo/document", follow the instructions. At the bottom if the window that is open you can change the document type to PHOTO or DOCUMENT!

    This is where the problem lies it is scanning the document as a photo which is why it is coming out as multiple documents.

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