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You didn’t mention your operating system, so here are tips for all three…

Win XP… http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/getstarted/scanning.mspx
Win Vista... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/fax-scan.aspx
Win 7 ... Open Start> Help and Support> and type in “Scan a document or photo” for full instructions

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How can I scan a document?


First do you have the full software installed or just a generic OS driver? http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=emea_middle_east&product=3177566&os=219&lang=en has the drivers for supported OS versions. Sometimes the generic driver only runs the printer.

It is best to start your scanner from the computer the first time. The buttons on the scanner will only work after you set the destinations in the software, if the monitoring program is running. Place your document face down on the glass (or face up in an ADF). Launch the HP Solution Center (Start > All Programs > HP folder > Solution Center or by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop) Click the appropriate button (Scan Picture or Scan Document) and adjust the settings as needed. Click Scan. Use the Help function to set up the destinations for using the buttons on the all-in-one.

If you want to scan without using the HP Solution Center, you can't use the buttons on the scanner. Paint (XP, Vista or Win7) will acquire scans (File > Import from Camera or Scanner). Vista (some versions) and Win7 have Windows Fax and Scan as well (New Scan). Vista comes with Photo Gallery (and the program is available as a free download for Win7) that can also acquire scans.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 04, 2010 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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How can I scan with HP Photosmart 6180? I have Vista 32-bit; printer is connected to my network via the ethernet port (fixed). Thanks ... Puzzeled Mark


If you installed the full-featured HP software (for Vista), you should be able to scan from there.

If not, there is a work-around solution to scan from Vista without using the HP software:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01829210&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1153494

Dec 07, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have hewlet packard all in one j4680 I can copy,print & fax. I want to know how to scan and put on the computer


You first need to have the HP software that came with the printer installed, and the most up to date drivers will also help make sure there aren't any compatibility issues.
Once you have that set up, on the control panel on the printer itself press the arrow buttons until you have Scan selected. Press OK. Press the RIGHT arrow to choose what you'd like to do with the scan when it's finished and press OK. Then press the START button.
You can also start a scan from within the program provided by HP with the printer, and many graphics editing programs and word processing programs (such as Word) have a Scan button. Sometimes referred to as an Inport from TWAIN Device or Scan from TWAIN Device. Simply clicking on one of those buttons usually starts the needed program to control the scan from on the computer, instead of using the buttons on the printer itself. (NOTE: The TWAIN device options are sometimes inside the Edit menu of some programs, so you may need to look for it a little.)

Sep 19, 2009 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

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Scanner


Try updating the drivers. Take this link to Hp and either enter model number and then operating system or let Hp detect your hardware and select drivers.

http://www.hp.com/#Support

Aug 27, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP Printer - Scanning Documents


i had the same problem with vista home premium. vista does not support one touch scanning (pressing the scan button on the printer). to use scanner with vista home os use the paint application and start scanning with the file section. step by step:
start (windows) icon lower left tool bar
programs
accessories
paint
file
from scanner or camera
the hp should start working - note: i sent a short cut to the desk top for the paint program for future use

Dec 06, 2008 | HP Photosmart C3150 Printer

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Scanning


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00809848&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=90792

Issue When the scan button is pressed on the product, nothing happens. The scan button does not work correctly. Workaround Choose one of the following options to scan without using the scan button. Option one: Scan using Windows Fax and Scan
  1. Click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), click Programs , and then click Windows Fax and Scan . NOTE: The Windows Fax and Scan option is available in the Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista. If you have the Home Basic or Home Premium edition of Windows Vista, skip to Option two: Scan using Paint .
  2. Click New scan .
  3. Click File , and then click Scan .
Option two: Scan using Paint
  1. Click the Windows icon (c01319360.gif ), click Programs , and then click Accessories .
  2. Click Paint .
  3. Click File , and then click From Scanner or Camera .
  4. Click Scan .
Cause The drivers in the Windows Vista operating system do not support button press functionality on the product.

Oct 04, 2008 | HP Officejet 4110 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP PRINTER PHOTOSMART C4180 on WINDOWS VISTA


Although the original poster mentioned networking he/sredm.gifhe also seemed to be asking about HP all-in-one issues in general and Vista compatibility. Networking, scanning, copying and printing can have seperate and integrated issues to varying degrees. This may not just be a scanner networking general query.

In my case I downloaded and installed the additional bundled software per HP's advice while trying to get the scanner to scan at the dpi level advertized for the unit. Neither Vista or HP had drivers that worked unless I installed the package. Low resolution scanning worked fine as well as the copying and printinting features. I rarely need such high scanning options but it should have worked as advertized since it was sold by an HP distributor as Vista compatible.

The downloaded AIO did allow higher resolution when scanning but caused other NON-NETWORKING issues. My computer is not networked. There is also the issue of the scan button on the printer not working with Vista. It does work with pre-Vista. Again not a network issue but a driver issue with Vista.

Taken from the MHTML file from the unit software found after the purchase......

HP Printers - The Scan Button on the Printer Does Not Work Correctly When the Printer is Connected to a Windows Vista Computer

Issue
When the scan button is pressed on the printer, nothing happens. The scan button does not work correctly.

Solution
Scan documents using Windows Fax and Scanning or Paint.

Cause
The drivers in the Windows Vista operating system do not support button press functionality on the printer. END EXERPT.

Button functionality. DPI resolution. There are driver issues with some of the HP units and Vista. Not just networking issues.

In my opinion these issues should have been fully disclosed prior to purchase or functional Vista drivers should be an option. Therefore I offer the warning that Vista may have issues with this and other software and hardware.

I only speak of non-networking issues but either way a unit should work as advertized or sold. My comments are based on my personal experience with one unit in this particular situation. After all Vista is fairly new to most of us.

Sep 18, 2008 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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HP Officejet & Vista compatability


Hi,

Have you tried to use HP SOlution Center when scanning and save the scanned document to .pdf? try this solution.

Note: HP Director and HP Solution Center has more likely the same settings

CLICK HERE TO VIEW: DOCUMENT

Thank you so much.

adonscott

Feb 20, 2008 | HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One Compatible with vista


I had the same problem. I could print, but not scan.

However, if you open up Paint and go to file and scan, it will scan your document. For some reason, using the scan button on the printer itself will not work with Vista, but using Paint will. I also heard that using Windows fax and scan will also work.
good luck

Nov 21, 2007 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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Printing - using the 'copy' mode of the scanner


This suggests the the 'copy' element of the software is not VISTA compatible. In VISTA help in my computer - check out the 'compatibility' options and select an operating system that the copy function did work under

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