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I want to scan a form (or anything) and save it as a .jpg, so I can insert text fields for a form fill-in form. I can't get it to scan, because the scan menu is either scan and reprint or scan to a memory card. How can I just scan something to save the image?

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Introduction You can scan an original, and then save it as an image using your product and HP Solution Center or HP Director. Scanning an original and saving it as an image in Windows XP Follow these steps to scan an original, and then save it as an image. Before you begin Before scanning, turn on the product and the computer. Connect the product and the computer, if they are not already connected. Also, have HP Solution Center or HP Director software installed and running on your computer. This software automatically loads onto your computer when you install the product software. If the Digital imaging Monitor (DIM) icon (I want to scan a - 4cd3259.gif ) displays in the lower-right corner of the computer by the clock (the systems tray), the software is running f923a59.gif Figure 1: The DIM icon in the systems tray Step one: Load the original Follow these instructions to place the original on the product.

  1. Raise the top cover of the product.
  2. Place your original print-side down on the glass. NOTE: The engraved diagram next to the scanner glass shows exactly where to place the document (usually on the right-front corner or the left-front corner).
  3. Close the scanner lid.
Step two: Scan the original from the computer Follow these instructions to scan the original and then transfer the image to a computer using HP Solution Center or HP Director. NOTE: This section includes instructions for both HP Solution Center and HP Director. Follow the instructions for only the software you installed on the computer with your HP product. For example, if you have HP Solution Center installed on your computer, you do not need to follow the steps for HP Director. Option one: Scan the original using HP Solution Center Use these instructions to scan the original using HP Solution Center.
  1. Open HP Solution Center using one of the following methods:
    • Double-click the HP Solution Center icon (dc82f8f.gif ) on the Windows desktop.
    • Click Start , click All Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
  2. Click the tab with the name of the product that you will use to scan the original.
  3. Click either the Scan Picture button (if your original is a picture) or the Scan Document button (if your original is anything other than a picture).
  4. When the Scan Options screen opens, click the down arrow button (e7d1ef9.gif ) to select the scan option as jpg
  • Click Scan .
  • On the preview screen, make changes as needed, and then click Accept . The scan saves as an image file to the selected scan destination. Option two: Scan the original using HP Director Use these instructions to scan the original using HP Director.
    1. Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
      • Double-click the HP DI want to scan a - 8a11d63.gifn (8a11d63.gif ) on the Windows desktop.
      • Click Start menu, click All Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Director .
    2. Click either the Scan Picture button (if your original is a picture) or the Scan Document button (if your original is anything other than a picture).
    3. In the Scan to box, select Save to File .
    Click the Scan button.
    NOTE: If you set the defaults to show a preview of the document, the image will display with some options.
    Click Save . The document scans to the designated folder.

    Please leave me comment, if you need further assistance
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