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I am trying to scan a page of text and save it as text but all I can save as is either PDF or an image. I just wish to save the text to convert to HTML for a webpage without having to type the lot out.Any one know whats wrong?

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with either your system or the scanner device, its just quite normal the scanned document are often saved in PDF or a image file formats, All you need is a text converter software (OCR) through which you can convert the scanned image or PDF file to text document and the best part is that you can even edit the text of the scanned document and make changes if you would like to as well. Here is the link for the text converter software download.

Click on the link to download and install the software that you require.
Alternatively you can also copy and paste the link in your web b browser address bar and hit the enter key to start downloading wizard.


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How do I change the default file format from Jpeg to PDF on a xerox M24??

The following information provides an Overview of the Printer's available Scan Settings. 1. To enter the Scan mode, from the Printer's Main (Copy) Screen press the Menu button.
2. On the two-button selection screen, press the right-hand Scan/E-mail button. Note: If you press the lefthand "Copy" button by mistake you will be returned to the Main (Copy) Screen. You will then have to press the Menu button again to return to the two-button selection screen.
3. The Scan screen consists of three Tabs, with each Tab displaying a number of feature settings. From left to right, the three Tabs are labeled: Basic Scanning, Scan Options, and Image Quality/File Format.
4. When the Basic Scanning Tab is selected, three columns of settings are displayed. The first (left-hand) column of settings contains four "Output Color" selections, including: Auto, Full Color, Grayscale (256G), and Black. The second (center) column of settings displays four scan resolutions. The available selections include: 200 dpi, 300 dpi, 400 dpi, and 600 dpi. The third (right-hand) column of settings displays "2 Sided Original" selections including: 1 Sided, 2 Sided (H to H), 2 Sided (H to T), and More.... If you press More..., a screen displays with two setting selection buttons on the left, enabling you to select either 1 Sided or 2 Sided. If you choose 1 Sided, you can select an original orientation of Head to Top, or Head to Left. If you choose 2 Sided, two additional orientation buttons (Head to Head, and Head to Toe) become available for your selection. Note: To support "2 Sided" (Duplex) Scanning you will need to use the Printer's Duplex Automatic Document Feeder. When changing or viewing More... settings, press the Save button to save setting changes, or the Cancel button to exit the current screen without saving changes.
5. After an Output Color is selected from the first column of the Basic Scanning Tab, and the Image Quality/File Format Tab is pressed, a screen is displayed allowing you to choose and configure the settings for Original Type (Text & Photo, Text, Photo), Image Compression (High, Normal, Low), Contrast, File Format, and Auto Exposure.
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Hi there,
Scanning images : You can scan images from the machine to a computer without printing them and save them in popular image types such as JPEG, TIFF, bitmaps or PDF. If you are scanning printed text, you can use the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to convert it to text data.

Scanning Methods : You can select from various scanning methods.
* If you want ot Edit or Print the Scanned images
MP Navigator EX enables you to edit the scanned images, such as optimizing or trimming. You can also start appilication sotfware from MP Navigator EX to edit ot print the scanned images.
For detailed operations of MP Navigator EX, refer to the Scanning Guide on-screen manual.
You can also use the Operation Panel to open MP Navigator EX as well as open it using the computer.

-- Opening MP Navigator EX using the Operation Panel
1) (MAC only) Prepare your computer before scanning.
This operation is not necessary for MAC OS X v.10.4 x.
For details, refer to "Scanning Methods" in the User's Guide on-screen manual.
2) Turn on the machine.
3) Load the original Document on the Platen Glass.
4( Press the SCAN button, then press the Color or Black button.

* If you want to Scan Originals with Advanced Settings.
Scan Gear enables you to scan originals with advanced settings such as the resolution. For detailed operations of ScanGear , refer to the Scanning Guide on-screen-manual.

Besides the above mentioned methods, you can use a TWAIN or WIA-( Windows Vista and Windows XP only) complaint application software and the Control Panel (Windows Vista and Windows XP only) to scan originals with this machine. For detailed operations, refer to the Scanning Guide on-screen manual.

Hope this helps.
Have a good day.

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Try OCR Terminal,which is an online OCR service that converts scanned images into searchable text. Register an account and you can convert 20 pages for free every month.
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It is important that the item you scan comes in close contact with the scanner glass. If the resulting scanned image is not clear, check to see that the item is in full contact with the scanner glass. The scanner uses optical character recognition (OCR) to convert text on a page to text that you can edit on your computer.
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  • Scanned text might not appear on your computer exactly as it appeared on the original, especially if the original contains faint or smudged text. For example, some characters might be incorrect or missing. As you edit the text, compare the scanned text against the original, and then make corrections as necessary.
  • To change text scanning options, click the Scan Document Settings button in the initial What are you scanning? screen.
  • The OCR software is installed by default when you install the HP Scanning software during scanner setup. If you use the Custom option when installing the software, you can choose not to install the OCR software. Try reinstalling the software using the default install options.
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HP 5610 scanner won't save image

I just need to understand the exact issue. It sounds like you are able to successfully scan, see the preview of the scanned image, and you initially save it. Then, when you go to open the saved image, you don't see the image you scanned but rather a "line". You've saved the image in a number of different image formats, but there's no difference in the result. It saves the scanned image to the location you want to save it on your computer's hard drive (probably My Pictures if you're using a Windows operating system).

Not sure what you mean by a "line". Do you mean a vertical line, a horizontal line, a diagonal line or what? Also, is it just a solid black line on a white background? Is it the image you scanned compressed into a smaller vertical or horizontal space?

Have to tried scanning both text pages and graphic pages? There have been issues where a document with both text and pictures has been scanned but when the scanned image is viewed, only the text appears. The pictures don't make it. The description of this specific problem is at

I take it you don't get any sort of error message associated with this problem. Unfortunately, I can't find your specific problem at beyond the link I posted in the above paragraph. If you can answer some of the questions I asked, it might help me provide a better solution.


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make it scan the whole page

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I would first make sure that you have latest driver update. MS Word is very particular about how it reads things back in. I would try saving the scan as a text file or PDF instead and then open them in Word. Hope this helps!
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Scanning a document

Easiest way...

1. Choose SCAN
2. Then SAVE AS *remember where you saved file.
3. On the FORMAT options when saving choose "JPEG"
4. Open your email and choose ATTATCH A FILE
5. Choose FILE from where you saved it
6. Add your text to email and click send email.
7. If you want to check FILE was sent
8. Click on Email SENT you should see it.

Good Luck let me know if it solved it for you !


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i believe this is called OCR scanning, character recognition so that the text can be edited in text editors. I have not used works to know if it has a text capture feature but I'm aware of scanning software that offer OCR capabilities, i used to have that on my old scanner, i do not remember the name of the software but here's what google turned up for OCR scanning:

second link shows free OCR Tools


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