I have this all in one (printer, copier and scanner) conected to the computer, i'd just copy some stufs but right now I'm trying to scann the copys to the computer and I can't but I don't know why, I'd already go to menu select the option Scan and click menu agan and it appears to be saved but when i click the start button it only seems to start coping the document instead of scaning it.
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Re: I can't scan a document
Ok, I ran into this problem the other day. What you need to do is uninstall the printer entirely. Then you want to unplug the USB cable from your computer, Re-Install the printer (WITHOUT having it plugged in) and once the instructions prompt you to connect the printer, then do so. If this does not work,
Try scanning from your printer software on your computer.
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place the document on the scanner
on the computer on the start button click and open up programs click on windows fax and scan open program and click on scan
thee are outer programs that you can down load that will be an even shorter process and will copy the scanned item to the right section--photo--document--etc
Launch the OSX system preferences, click on the Print & Scan Icon located in the Hardware row, select your printer in the left hand column, click the Scan button above the right hand box, click on the Open Scanner button, a new window will open, click on the scan button in the upper right hand corner of that new window, set your document on the flat glass panel of your multi function printer/scanner, and click the scan button located in the lower right hand corner of the window, once scanning is complete, your document image should appear in a new window and save the image from there.
Scanning takes an image on a document on the scanner's platten and converts it to a digital file format stored on your computer.
Copying is scanning + printing.
To copy, you do not need to separately scan first and then print. Just select how many copies you need on the number pad, then press either the Black or the Colour COPY buttons on the scanner (or open the printer's/scanner's software and click on COPY), while it's connected to the computer and the document will automatically be scanned and printed (copied).
Insert your disk and click explore instead of open. Then find the 'scan' folder and right click and open it. Look for a picture of a cd and something and try opening that. Otherwise you might want to reinstall your printer cd.
there are different type of scannig programs. I am not that particular with your epson scanner. You can try scanning the document and if you want to archive it you can try choosig the option of file type as compressed tif. If you do not have this option there would be times that scanning software will have the preview of the document you have scanned and will asked you if you want to reduce or enlarge size. If resizing option is not available in your scanner software you can try saving it first in your computer. After saving the document try to open microsoft word and create a new file. Then look for the document you have scanned and copy that document. Once you have copied it go back to microsoft word and paste the documet. you could now resize the document manually. but for further clarification you can try calling your scanner provider. they might have some programs for it and will give it to you
I have found that when scanning b/w documents, its helpful to start with a black and white copy, not a grayscale, pen written, or printed form a printer in grayscale mode copy, but a true black and white on the copier or fax copy. The scanner doesnt read shades of black so well and when scanning multiple page documents, my pixma tends to scan in lightly. I havent found a piece of software to do just this, batch darken what has been scanned (at least not for free). Copying before scanning is the work around. Hope this helps everyone who's had this problem. It also doesnt hurt to darken what your scanning down a notch when copying