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Scanner will not scan to ocr software and then to home cooking program

I just used my credit card to $14.95 to have someone help me with my f4240 scanner,all-in-one.I cannot get it to scan to a program called Home Cookin, which does support imports. I can't really find the ocr either just that its registered.

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    Gayle Ashbach May 11, 2010

    Does your scanner scan to other programs? What brand , model and model # is it please? It seems odd that if it works with other programs that import scans, it won' t work with this one. Please try scanning into a photo program, and let me know if it works. It could be that the program is at fault. We will do our best to figure this out, one step at a time. Let me know.

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