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Help w/ scanner

I need help in using my scanner. the scanner works because it makes photo copies. but i just don't know how to scan documents into my pc.please help me get things going w/my scanner. tahnks, mayra tzintzun

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You should have the manual for the scanner and the CD.Study the manual with care. Make sure the software is loaded into the computer. You can scan from this or another program such as a photo editor. Be aware that any scan into the computer will be an image file[ JPEG/BMP] and only only be seen as a photographic image in an editor Word processor will not reveal it unless you deploy an character recognition programs - but that's another story

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Hello, I am attempting to scan an important document and the printer keeps saying "set the document on the platen glass" the document is there but it keeps saying the message

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3) Using the software, Initiate scan
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What are the uses of a scanner?

Here are a few things you can do with a scanner.
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Faxing Documents - You can Fax a document that is already in your computer, but if that document is on a sheet of paper, you have a problem. A scanner can scan it in, then you can send it out by using the fax driver. When you have long distance relatives, and you find something in a magazine that they need to see, put the magazine in the scanner and then from the computer send them the information.
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The scanner scans documents to a jpeg format. I need it in a pdf format.

click start all programs look for your scanner open it up
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How can I scan without problems on a lexmark x3470 all in one


To scan a document using the Lexmark Imaging Studio on ur Lexmark X3470, follow the steps given below:

1. Go to "Start," "All Programs," Lexmark X3400 series, "Lexmark Imaging Studio."
2. Click on "Scan," "Save edit or share."
3. Under "What are you scanning" choose the option as "photo," "several photo" or "documents."
4. Select the location to save as my pictures or other folder on your computer.
5. Click on "start" to scan.

To make a standalone copy:

1. Load the paper.
2. Select the "Copy quality" you want.
3. Open the top cover of the All-In-One.
4. Place the item you want to copy face down on the scanner glass. Make sure the upper left corner of the front of the item aligns with the arrow on the right of the All-In-One.
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6. Change copy settings as needed.
Press "Black Copy" or "Color Copy."

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You can try the freeware at the link below:

The description states: "You can also use FreeKapture as an 'ad hoc' copy machine (by using your printer drivers 'how many copies to print' option)."

It works with all twain compliant scanners. Download and install and then point it to your scanner.

Good luck, and please let me know how it works out for you.

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How do I change the type of file my scanner saves a document in?

No .Type reconiznition software is very complicated and expensive. All a scanner does is divide the sceen into millions of dots and copies those dots in Picture(JPEG) format. It's software know nothing except to copy what is there. 

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1. Click on files tab at the top in Window Photo Gallery.
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I have a HP OfficeJet Pro L7650 All-in-One printer and I can not get the scanner to scan documents to my computer (I can currently print to it wirelessly) When I press the scan button on the printer, it...

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But you can still scan and copy by using Windows Photo Gallery.

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I clicked on "Home Mode" then followed the instructions. Nice if your doing many photos. But not very simple when you want to scan to a document file. The other scanner that I had (not compatible with Windows Vista) was very simple to use -- did not have to go to many windows a click on various items to get a simple scan. Maybe I should have purchase another brand of scanners.

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