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HP Photosmart C6280 Scanner

I bought this scanner/printer/copier because I thought I could scan documents and save them as files on my computer. I don't have a manual, and I cannot figure out how to scan documents and save them on my computer. I am job hunting and need to scan and save my college transcripts, so that I can send them digitally to prospective employers. The files cannot be larger than 2 GB.

Question: How can I scan and save documents with the HP Photosmart C6280 scanner?

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  • doglovermaco Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, but there is no "Scan to Computer" on my printer...only "Scan and Reprint" and "Scan to Memory Card". What do I do?



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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

Photosmart C6280

See page 80:

HP Photosmart C6280 Scanner - 7b087d5.jpg

You will need the "All in One" software for your computer:


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How do I scan a doc from printer to computer

Make sure the HP Photosmart's driver is successfully installed to your computer. Then click the Start button, All programs, Accessories. There should be a Scanner and Camera option. Just click for that one and follow the wizard to scan your document and save it to your computer.

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How can I scan my paper to the computer with the HP Photosmart C6280?

Just put the paper on the top of the scanner then cover it. After that goto the program of your scanner then open the program and click scan then wait until they could finished to scan your paper.

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First, make sure all of the drivers for your printer were downloaded from the CD that came with your printer and make sure your printer is connected to your computer and turned on..

Second, if you are using a Windows PC, Click on:
Start > All programs > Accessories > Paint

Third: When the Paint program opens, in the top toolbar click on, File > From Scanner or Camera > then select your printer by clicking on your printer's icon > then click, OK.

Fourth: Place the document you wish to scan on the glass of the scanner and click on: Scan.

The document will be scanned and automatically sent to the Paint program.

Fifth: Click, File > Save as > (name the document) and save it in your Pictures folder.

You can now close the Paint program and open your Pictures folder. Click on the document you scanned to view it.

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How do I scan a document from HP Photosmart?

Follow thes below steps to scan to PC and save it without using HP software.

WIndows XP:

1. === Scanning with Paint: ===

1. Click the Start (Windows) icon.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Accessories.
4. Click Paint.
5. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera.
6. Click Scan.

Windows Vista:

1.Click the Start (Windows) icon.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Windows Photo Gallery.
4. Click File and then click Import From Scanner or Camera.
5. Click Import.
6. Click Scan.

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How to scan with mac

    1. Connect a compatible scanner to your computer. A list of compatible scanners is available in technical document 107203 "Mac OS X 10.2: Scanners Compatible With Image Capture "

    2. Install any necessary software drivers that came with the scanner.

    Note: Not all scanners require the installation of additional software drivers.

    3. Turn on the scanner.

    4. Press the scan button on the scanner. See the documentation that came with the scanner for specific instructions. Image Capture opens automatically and a preview scan appears.

    5. Select the area of the image you want to scan.


    Figure 1 Preview image with area to be scanned selected

    6. Click Options in the toolbar to adjust settings specific to your scanner.


    Figure 2 Options icon

    7. Adjust any settings in the drawer that appears.

    8. Click Scan.
The scanned image is saved in your Pictures folder in your home directory and opened in Preview.

Note: These are the default options. They can be changed in the Image Capture toolbar.

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