The printer was given without a manual because Hp has all of a sudden decided to go green.
anyway if you look on your desktop you will see and icon called the hp solution centre.
Bear in mind that you will only see this software once you have installed the software with the disc that came to you.
Place a document on the scanner glass of your printer face down.
Open the solution centre and you'll have a button called scan picture or scan document click on whichever you want and then select the type of file you want the picture or document scanned as.
once done click on the ok button and the scanning will start.
If you need to scan another picture click on finish and the folder will popup where the scanned file is saved.
If you need to scan another picture or document into the same file at the top you have an option on the scanning window saying add another page click on that, once all the pics or documents are done click on finish and the folder to where the scanned files are saved will open up.
by default the scanning path for WINDOWS XP is in my documents under the folder called my scans.
in WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS 7THE SCANNING PATH IS DOCUMENTS AND THEN A FOLDER CALLED MY SCANS
tell ya what copy and paste the links below and follow the steps and would appreciate four stars if you think I am helpful :)
FOR WINDOWS THE LINK IShttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02459304&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
For Mac OS the link ishttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01910186&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN