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I am unable to scan a document to save and them pull it up to a word processing program in order to edit it. I am using hp, 1200 series, version 2.10. Is there a version that would allow me to do this on Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP

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  • jawsasha Sep 17, 2008

    This did not work as the scan did not offer a save to the desktop.

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If you want to edit a scan in a word processor, you'll need another program called OCR: optical character recognition. This program reads the scanned bitmap, tiff or jpeg, and converts it to text.

Whether or not an OCR program was bundled with your scanner or not is another story, and typically expects that you will use your existing scanner software to save an image to disk somewhere, in a format that OCR will understand.

You may wish to clarify whether the problem is the scanner (unable to scan), the driver that came with it (unable to save), or the OCR software (unable to export to word for editing).

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Solution
These errors are usually caused by a failed scan, a bad installation, communication problems or software conflicts. Follow the steps below until the problem is corrected.
Step one: Restart the computer
Close all programs and restart the computer. A required task might have stopped running or the system resources might have decreased due to tasks left running. Restarting the computer will refresh all Windows tasks as well as increase the available system resources.
Step two: Check for the correct entries in the Device Manager
Verify that the unit was installed on a DOT4 virtual port in the Device Manager.

  1. Right-click My Computer , and then click Properties .
  2. Click the Device Manager tab. (In Windows 2000 and XP, click the Hardware tab , and then click Device Manager .)
Check the list of installed devices for references to DOT4. If there are no DOT4 references, the software has not installed correctly.
If any of these entries are missing, the software did not install properly. Review the information in the HP document Troubleshooting Installation Issues for USB-Connected HP All-in-One Products in Microsoft(R) Windows (bpu01858) for installation assistance.
Step three: Check for communication problems between the all-in-one and the computer
Communication might have failed between the all-in-one and the computer. Review the information in the HP document USB Connected HP All-in-One's Software Reports a Disconnected or an Error Status (bpu01859) to check for communications problems between the HP all-in-one and the computer.
Step four: Check the computer to see if it is infected with a computer virus
If the all-in-one prints but will not scan correctly and does not show any symptoms of communications problems, the computer might be infected with a virus. Some viruses try to disable virus scanning software and in doing so disable scanning from the all-in-one. The following are symptoms a virus problem:
  • The scanning software works after installing the all-in-one software until the first time the computer is restarted.
  • In the Device Manager, opening the Properties of the Imaging Device entry will reveal a status of "code 19" or "code 28".
  • A Scanner Cannot be initialized error occurs. While this error may other reasons, a virus will cause this error.
When the all-in-one is turned on and connected, follow the steps below to see if this is the problem:
  1. Right-click My Computer (click Start first in Windows XP) and then click Properties .
  2. Open the Device Manager:
    • Windows 98 and Me: Select the Device Manager tab.
    • Windows 2000 and XP: Select the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager .
  3. Locate the Imaging Device entry and click the plus (+) beside it. It may have an exclamation mark beside it.
  4. Right-click the all-in-one entry under Imaging Devices, and then click Properties .
  5. A Properties screen will open. Look at the Device status section.
Hope it may helps;.

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Dear,
here is a link for ur solution
add www in it because im facing some problem if i write it with link.


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  • SALMAN NASEER Sep 17, 2008

    dear,
    if still creating problem then use picasa 2.0 or latest. u can download it by searching on google. its free


    ragards,

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Photo shop is compatible with all windows

can you save to desk top at all
or have you tried saving to a folder?

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I have a problem after scanning, I cannot bring the document up in MS Word to edit. The document arrives on my computer screen but I can not edit it


You need OCR software installed in your PC

go to www.hp.com then type OCR application then download it in your pc

OCR Application File name: s.gif 23902_hpcom_OCR_120_003.exe [1/1, 54.84M]

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=oj-72836-2&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Text Cannot Be Edited After It Is Scanned to a Word Processing Program
Issue After scanning into a word-processing program, the text in the original is not editable. Workaround The process of changing text from an image to editable text is called optical character recognition (OCR). Text should automatically be converted in the OCR process when the Send To destination is a word-processing program. If it does not, check the items in the following list:
  • Select Editable Text as the image type in Scan Settings . In Windows XP, this setting is automatically selected if Scan Document is selected in the Director program.
  • Scan at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) for correct OCR conversion. Check the default resolutions in the Scan Settings on the Resolution tab.
  • If portions of the scan are cut off, turn off the Auto Crop feature in the Scan Settings on the Scanning tab by clicking to clear the check mark.
  • Tables, text boxes, and spreadsheets might not be editable. The border around them makes the OCR program read them as images. Readiris OCR, which is included with the HP Officejet G and K series, can recognize these images. Instead of selecting the word-processing program in the Send To list, send the scan to Readiris. Use the Table Drawing tool on the right side of the window to change the type of image to a table, and then use the OCR. The text inside of the box should now be editable.
    NOTE: Handwritten messages might not be captured by the OCR process.

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Is there a way to scan a document into my computer as a WORD document so that I can edit it?


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  • When process is done Microsoft Word will start and your document will be present and able to be managed as you please.

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    New all in one printer/scanner. when I scan I get:- Adobe reader could not open 'scan_Doc0001.pdf'


    Might need a bit more information about this: But I'm presuming you scan your document and save it as a pdf document using the built in HP software?
    Couple of things to try:
    1 - have you got the latest version of Adobe Reader? It may be that you are using an older version - the pdf document specification has been updated over the years and it may be that you're saving the pdf using a newer version of the pdf format than adobe reader is able to read.
    2 - Adobe reader isn't the only pdf viewer, there are numerous other pdf document viewers (some free some not) You could try another pdf viewer, like Foxit Reader (free to use) and see if that can open it?
    3 - When you save the scan, make sure that in the Save Dialog box it is really saving it as pdf. Common mistake is that people often just save a file with .pdf and expect the program to know that you want to save as pdf. When you scan there are several other file formats that you can use (Tiff, Jpeg etc) Is is possible you're saving the file as Tiff or Jpeg but with a .pdf file extension? If you're not sure, re-scan the document and resave it, but don't use a file extension, let the scanning program do that, see what it saves it as?
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    Scanning document and editing in word


    Hai,

    HP Solution center software installed for your printer model has OCR feature to edit the scanned text image, but its not guaranteed.

    Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs cannot reproduce a document with 100% accuracy every time. Some manual correction of the page is necessary.The following information might help increase the accuracy of the OCR.

    1.You must click Scan Document from the HP Solution Center to begin the scan for the OCR to work.
    2.On the Scan Document Button window, select a compatible program in the Scan to drop-down. The perform OCR setting then appears to the right.
    3.On the Scan Document button Window, select the Scan Document Settings button.
    4.Make sure at least 300 ppi is selected.
    5.Remove the setting from Flowed Text in the Scan Settings window. If it is not already selected, select it now.This option will work correctly only in word processing programs capable of accepting this type of output. Microsoft WordPad, for example, will not accept this type of output.
    6.Repeat Step 5 with the Retain page formatting setting.

    Note: If the above solution didnt work, then you have to buy third party OCR software.


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    Generally, the scan to field will designate the the type of program that you want to use to view/edit the document. An example would be microsoft word.
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    You can then go to my documents/my scans and move the scanned document to whatever location you would like on your hard drive.

    If you have any additional questions about this information, feel free to contact my by replying to this message.

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