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Visioneer
®
RoadWarrior
TM
Strobe XP 100
Strobe XP 200
Strobe XP 300
User's Guide
for Windows

Summary of Contents

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    Visioneer ® RoadWarrior Strobe XP 100 Strobe XP 200 Strobe XP 300 User's Guide for Windows...

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    Visioneer Strobe XP USB Scanner User’s Guide Visioneer RoadWarrior ™ Strobe XP 100 Strobe XP 200 Strobe XP 300 F O R W I N D O W S...

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    Information is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Visioneer. The software described is furnished under a licensing agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of such an agreement. It is against the law to copy the software on any medium except as specifically allowed in the licensing agreement.

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    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    What’s in the Box—Visioneer Strobe XP 300 ....5 The Visioneer Strobe XP 100 Scanner ......6 The Visioneer RoadWarrior Scanner .

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    ABLE OF ONTENTS Configure the Strobe XP 300 AC Power Adapter ... 37 Scanning Basics ........38 Adjust the Paper Guides .

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    Visioneer Strobe XP 300 Scanner Specifications ....151 Visioneer Scanner Parts List ......152 Index .

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    ABLE OF ONTENTS...

  • Page 10: Welcome

    Visioneer RoadWarrior Visioneer Strobe XP 200 Visioneer XP Strobe 300 Note: These Visioneer scanners share the same basic features, but some special features are specific to certain models. The model-specific features are identified in this User’s Guide. Note: The images and on-screen windows for the Strobe XP 300 or RoadWarrior in this User’s Guide are used as representative examples...

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    Please refer to the appropriate figures for the scanner you purchased. ’ —V S IN THE ISIONEER ARRIOR Carrying Case Visioneer RoadWarrior Scanner Calibration Pages (2) Cleaning Page USB Cable Software CDs (2) Quick Install Poster and Technical Support Card...

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    ’ S IN THE ’ —V XP 100 S IN THE ISIONEER TROBE Carrying Case Visioneer Strobe XP 100 Scanner Calibration Pages (2) Cleaning Page USB Cable Software CD Quick Install Poster and Technical Support Card...

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    TROBE CANNER UIDE ’ —V XP 200 S IN THE ISIONEER TROBE Visioneer Strobe XP 200 Scanner AC Adapter USB/Power Connector Cable USB/Power Connector Cable (called a USB “Y-Cable”) (called a USB “Y-Cable”) Photo Sleeve for Calibration Page Cleaning Page...

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    ’ S IN THE ’ —V XP 300 S IN THE ISIONEER TROBE Visioneer Strobe XP 300 Scanner Mounting Stand AC Power Adapter Carrying Case Mini USB Cable (uses power from computer) AC Plug Adapters Calibration Pages (2) Cleaning Page...

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE XP 100 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER Page feed Page sensor Alignment arrow Scanner button USB port Page feed—Insert the item you want to scan into the page feed, face down. The scanner grabs the item and pulls it through while scanning. Page sensor—Recognizes when an item is inserted into the page feed so the scanner knows to begin scanning.

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    ISIONEER ARRIOR CANNER ISIONEER ARRIOR CANNER Page feed Page sensor Alignment arrow Scanner button USB port Page feed—Insert the item you want to scan into the page feed, face down. The scanner grabs the item and pulls it through while scanning. Page sensor—Recognizes when an item is inserted into the page feed so the scanner knows to begin scanning.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE XP 200 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER Scanner button Alignment arrow Alignment arrow Page feed Paper return Paper return icons Connection Port (for USB and Power) Scanner Button—If a OneTouch scan is in progress, cancels the scan and the paper comes out of the scanner.

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    XP 300 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER XP 300 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER Scanner Button Paper Return Paper Guide Page Feed Paper Guide Power Port USB Port Scanner Button—If a OneTouch scan is in progress, cancels the scan and the paper comes out of the scanner.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE An IBM-compatible Pentium PC, or AMD equivalent with: A CD-ROM drive ■ An available Universal Serial Bus (USB) port; 1.1 or 2.0 ■ Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or 2) or ■ Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) A minimum of 512 MB (megabytes) of internal memory (RAM) ■...

  • Page 20: Documentation

    OCUMENTATION OCUMENTATION Your scanner is delivered with the following documentation: Quick Install Card—Abbreviated installation instructions. ■ Visioneer Scanner User’s Guide—On the Installation CD; contains ■ detailed installation, scanning, configuration, and maintenance information. ScanSoft PaperPort User’s Guide—On the Installation CD; contains ■...

  • Page 21: Installing, Before You Begin, How To Uninstall Your Scanner

    ■ to remove its driver programs first before beginning the installation of your Visioneer Strobe XP scanner. Please see “How to Uninstall Your Scanner” on page 147 for basic instructions, or see the User’s Guide that you received with your other scanner for specific instructions.

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    1: I NSTALL THE OFTWARE 1: I NSTALL THE OFTWARE Note: You must install the software before connecting the scanner to your computer. Otherwise, the correct driver software for your scanner will not be installed and it may not work properly. Note: If you intend to use the scanner with your laptop, as well as your office computer, make sure to install the software on both computers.

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    The Installation menu for the CD should now open . ■ If the menu does not open: ■ From the list of files on the CD, double-click the file named START32.EXE. When the CD starts, the Visioneer Installation window opens automatically. 3. On the Installation Menu, select Install Products.

  • Page 24: The Visioneer Roadwarrior Scanner

    The sample below shows the software available with the Visioneer RoadWarrior scanner. Reminder: The software available to install depends on the Visioneer scanner you purchased. Therefore, you may see software options not available with your scanner. Please disregard any software choices that do not apply to your scanner.

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    8. When installation of PaperPort is finished, the Welcome to the OneTouch 4.0 Setup Wizard opens. 9. Click Next. 10. On the Visioneer License Agreement window, read the license agreement. If you accept the terms, select I Agree. If you choose not to accept the license agreement, the installation will terminate and the scanner driver will not be installed.

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    1: I NSTALL THE OFTWARE 12. Select the option you want. OneTouch 4.0 Scan Environment + TWAIN Driver—This is the ■ recommended installation. It installs the OneTouch 4.0 software which provides the necessary driver software for the scanner. It also installs scanning interfaces for TWAIN and Microsoft’s Windows Image Acquisition (WIA).

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 13. Click Next. During installation you will see this window asking you to select one of the images for your Color Space setting. The Color Space setting sets the gamma value for the scanner so scanned items look good on your monitor.

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    If you are installing the scanner on a Windows 2000 computer: During the software installation, this “Digital Signature Not Found” message may appear several times. Each time this message appears, you can disregard it and click Yes. This window opens asking you to select which Visioneer scanner you are installing.

  • Page 29: Step 2: Connect The Scanner

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 15. Click the scanner that you are installing. If you want to see more about the scanner before installing it, click the Learn More button. You will then see a window that explains how to connect the scanner to your computer.

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    2: C ONNECT THE CANNER Your Visioneer scanner connects to any available USB port. Check your computer’s manual for USB port locations. Note: You can connect the scanner to your computer while the computer is running. You do not have to shut down your computer.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE XP 200 S ONNECT THE TROBE CANNER The cable provided with the scanner is called a USB “Y-cable,” and you will need to connect it to the scanner, computer, and a power outlet. USB Y-Cable AC Adapter 1.

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    2: C ONNECT THE CANNER XP 300 S ONNECT THE TROBE CANNER 1. Using the on-screen window as your guide, plug the AC adaptor cable into the power jack on scanner, and then plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet. 2.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 3: C ALIBRATE THE CANNER 1. For Windows XP users only, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens. Click Next. 2. For Windows 2000 users only, the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears. Click Yes to continue. The Calibration window opens for your type of scanner.

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    3: C ALIBRATE THE CANNER To calibrate the scanner: 1. Strobe XP 300 only: Close the scanner’s paper return so the calibration paper will feed straight through the scanner. Strobe XP 200 only: Move the scanner’s Paper Return into the Up position so the calibration paper will feed straight through the scanner.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Note: If the page does not back out of the scanner, the calibration may not have finished properly. Remove the page and complete the installation of your scanner, then see the section, “Recalibrating or Cleaning Your Scanner”...

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    3: C ALIBRATE THE CANNER 6. When you are certain that the software has completely loaded, return to the “Complete the installation by connecting your hardware” window and click OK to complete the installation process. You can also click More to see a quick overview about accessing and navigating the OneTouch Button Panel.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 7. Click Close on the OneTouch 4.0 Installation complete window. 8. For the RoadWarrior and Strobe XP 300 only: Remove the Disc 1 Installation CD so you can install the OmniPage Pro software from the Disc 2 CD.

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    XP 300 O NSTALL ARRIOR AND TROBE NSTALL ARRIOR AND TROBE XP 300 O Note: OmniPage is required for your scanner to have its full range of features. Please make sure to install OmniPage Pro before scanning. To install OmniPage Pro: 1.

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    1. Return to the Installation window and select the additional applications you want to install on your computer. 2. Click Install Now. 3. Follow the instructions on the installation windows. 4. When installation is finished, return to the Visioneer Installation window and click Main Menu.

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    Scanner Readme file has late-breaking news about your scanner. 3. When you’re finished, click Main Menu to return to the main Visioneer Installation window and click Exit. That’s it! Installation is finished and your Visioneer scanner is ready to scan.

  • Page 41: Register Your Scanner

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE EGISTER CANNER Registering your scanner is important as it provides you with access to our free telephone support service. Registration also gives you free access to software updates for your scanner. To register your scanner: 1.

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    CANNER CANNER Your scanner is designed to use a minimum amount of space on your desk. Note: When scanning heavier paper that does not bend easily, if your scanner has a Paper Return setting, set it so that the document feeds straight through the scanner.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE XP 300 P TROBE APER ETURN PTIONS The Paper Return opens and closes to determine the path of the scanned document. To feed documents straight through the scanner, close the Paper ■ Return. To return scanned documents back toward you, open the Paper ■...

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    CANNER XP 300 S TROBE TAND Your scanner is designed to fit within easy reach of your keyboard. The stand that comes with the scanner is specifically designed so the scanner easily fits between your computer keyboard and monitor. Place the scanner on its stand so the lip on the stand fits into the ■...

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE CANNING ON THE Because the RoadWarrior, Strobe XP 100, and XP 300 can draw power from the computer through the USB cable, you can use your scanner on an airplane, at a remote job site, in your car, or anywhere else where an electric outlet is not available.

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    CANNER XP 300 AC P ONFIGURE THE TROBE OWER DAPTER The Strobe XP 300 AC Power Adapter can be configured to operate with a variety of electric outlet plug configurations that are used in various countries. The three plug adapters that you received with your scanner are interchangeable on the AC Power Adapter.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE CANNING ASICS Note: Always remove any staples or paper clips from documents before inserting them into the scanner. Staples and paper clips can jam the feed mechanism and scratch the internal components. Do not scan any document with wet correction fluid, labels, stickers or Post-It™...

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    CANNING ASICS CANNING HOTOS AND APER TEMS The two transparent sleeves for the Strobe XP 300 scanner are specifically designed for scanning thin paper items, such as credit card receipts, newspaper articles, and retail receipts, especially when using duplex (two-sided) scanning. Generally you should use the transparent sleeves for paper items on paper stock that is less than 20-lb.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE To scan a thin paper item using the Strobe XP 300 sleeves: 1. Slide the thin paper item into the appropriate sleeve. 2. Adjust the Paper Guides for the size of the sleeve. 3.

  • Page 50: Scanning, Scanning From Twain Software

    Scanning If you selected the recommended Full Install option for your scanner’s driver you have several different options to scan with your Visioneer scanner. Each method scans equally well, so use the one with appropriate options for the item you are scanning.

  • Page 51: Scan Using Autolaunch

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE SING AUNCH When you insert an item into the scanner, it is automatically scanned and the image is sent to a software application on your computer. To scan using AutoLaunch: 1. Align a document with the Paper Guides and insert it into the paper feed slot.

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    SING AUNCH HECK THE ETTINGS EFORE CANNING WITH AUNCH Press the button on the top of the scanner. Note: You can also check the scan settings before scanning by clicking the OneTouch icon, and then right-clicking on the PaperIn icon. See “Scan from the OneTouch Panel”...

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    2. Choose Show Hardware from the pop-up menu. Note: If you’re working with the TWAIN interface, you can also click the small Strobe XP icon in the upper right corner of the window to open the Visioneer Strobe XP Properties window. See the example on page 142.

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    SING AUNCH The Hardware Properties window opens. 3. Click the Properties button. The Device Configuration Properties window for the Visioneer Strobe XP opens.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 4. Uncheck the option, Enable the generation of events when paper is inserted into the scanner. This turns off the AutoLaunch feature. 5. Click OK, then click OK on the Hardware Properties window. 6.

  • Page 56: Using The Onetouch Panel

    CAN FROM THE OUCH ANEL CAN FROM THE OUCH ANEL You can also scan from the computer screen using the OneTouch panel. 1. Press the button on the top of the scanner, or click the OneTouch icon. The OneTouch Icon If you click the OneTouch icon, If you press the scanner button, the PaperIn panel appears.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 2. When you’re ready to scan, align a document between the Paper Guides if your scanner has them, and insert the document into the paper feed slot. Insert face down to scan a single side. To scan both sides, either side can be face up.

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    CAN FROM THE OUCH ANEL SING THE OUCH ANEL The OneTouch panel is also your on-screen set of controls for the scanner. The OneTouch panel shows information about the scanner and its settings. 1. To open the OneTouch panel, press the button on the top of the scanner, or click the OneTouch icon.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 3. To navigate through the panel’s three views, click the green arrows at the top of the panel. Click these arrows to navigate through the panel’s three views. The PaperIn View The Hardware View The Detail View The PaperIn View reminds you to insert paper before scanning ■...

  • Page 60: The Onetouch Properties Window

    (and other OneTouch windows and dialog boxes) may be “greyed out” and are not available. Greyed out options are not appropriate for your Visioneer Strobe XP scanner. To use the OneTouch Properties window: 1. Open the OneTouch Properties window by either of the following...

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE The OneTouch Properties window opens and shows the current options selected for your scanner. The description on the OneTouch panel shows which options you selected on the window. In this example: The Destination Application is PaperPort The Format for the scanned item will be PDF The Configuration being used for scanning is US Legal Document...

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    OUCH ROPERTIES INDOW Click the icon of a selected configuration to view its settings. The icons next to each scan configuration indicate the scanning mode. Color Black and White GreyScale Configure Before Scan Note: Use Configure Before Scan if you want to set the scanning mode manually before scanning.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS The OneTouch settings consist of a Destination Application, a Scan Configuration, and a Document Format. The OneTouch Properties window is where you select these three elements. Select a format for the scanned image Select a software application as the destination to send...

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 2. From the Select Configuration list, select a scan configuration. The scan configuration list is preset for the application you select in the Select Destination list. If you select a different application, the configurations are for that application. However, you can create your own scan configurations as well.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE ETTING ESTINATION PPLICATION ROPERTIES The different types of Destination Applications have various properties that you can select. 1. On the OneTouch Properties window, click a Destination Application. 2. Click the Properties button. Click a Destination Application Click the Properties button...

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS APER ROPERTIES These properties apply to PaperPort, and are for designating the folder to receive your scanned items. 1. Select the PaperPort folder where you want the file of the scanned image to be located. 2. Click OK. 3.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE OCUMENTS ROPERTIES ® These properties apply to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel , Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the other applications indicated by their icons in the list. The properties apply to the OCR settings for the applications. 1.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 2. To add another application to the list, click the Add Application button. The Add Text Based Link dialog box appears. 3. Click Browse to find the application you want to add to the list. When you select the application using the Browse button, steps 1 and 2 on the dialog box are automatically filled in, and the application icon appears in step 3.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 7. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window. 8. Click Refresh on the OneTouch Properties window. MAGE OCUMENTS ROPERTIES These properties apply to Microsoft Paint and other image processing applications, including ScanSoft OmniPage Pro. 1.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Convert Bitmaps to JPEG—JPEG files can be compressed to produce smaller file sizes and, therefore, shorter transmission times. Use this option to provide that compression capability to image files. 2. To add another application to the list, click the Add Application button.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Note: If you do not have a CD burner attached to your computer, the CD options are not shown on the dialog box. The Burn to CD option is only available for Windows XP. 1.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS ROPERTIES These properties apply to email applications so you can specify the folder for documents that you will attach to an email message. ® Microsoft Outlook will accept direct attachment of documents to a blank email message as soon as scanning is finished, but other email applications do not.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 2. If you are using AOL on your computer, and the folder name for AOL is incorrect, click the Browse button and find the correct AOL folder. For scanned images to be auto-attached to a blank email address, you must have the specific folder location AOL uses to find the attachments.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS ELECTING ORMAT PTIONS The Page Format options that you select determines the file format of the scanned document. Appropriate page format options and file types are available for the type of Destination Application selected. The available file types depend on the type of scanner you purchased. The available options are for images and text.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE MAGE ORMATS Select an image file format for photos, artwork or other documents that you want to save as images. BMP and TIFF are standard image file formats generally used if you want to do additional image processing, such as photo touch-up or color correction.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 3. Choose the file size/image quality option for your scanned images. Minimize Size—Smallest file size, lowest image quality. Normal—Medium file size, some loss of image quality. Maximum Quality—Largest file size, no loss of image quality. Your selection pertains only to the Destination Application currently selected on the OneTouch Properties window.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE To select a file type for the text format: 1. Select the Destination Application. 2. Right-click on the text format icon. A menu appears. The following figure shows samples for different formats. The nPDF format is only available if the OmniPage Pro software is installed on your computer.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Word Document—The .doc file format used by Microsoft Word. Comma Delimited—The .csv file format; used for database or spreadsheet data with fields separated by commas. When the document is converted into editable text by the OCR software, the fields are maintained so you can copy and paste them to a database or spreadsheet application.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE ELECTING PTIONS FOR THE OUCH ROPERTIES INDOW The OneTouch Options determine the types of Destination Applications available on the window, as well as the location of the files of your scanned items. 1. To select options: 2.

  • Page 80: Scanning With Event Forwarding

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Select Destinations—Select this option to individually choose the types of applications to include in the list of Destination Applications. Check the boxes for the type of application to include. Document Management includes PaperPort and other ■ applications for processing and keeping track of your scanned documents.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Create copies of scanned documents—Sometimes the image of a scanned document is only saved as a temporary file until its Destination Application is finished using it. In those cases you may want an additional, permanent copy saved on your hard drive. For example, if you scan a picture to an email application, the scanned image is saved as a temporary file, then attached to the email, and the email is sent.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Folder Copy Options—This section of the dialog box sets the location for copies of your scanned documents and how you want to group them. All copies of your scanned documents, regardless of type of Destination Application, are saved in this folder. Note that if Transfer to Storage is the Destination Application, and the type of application is Storage and CD-R/W, the location in this section is where your scanned documents are stored.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE REATING A ONFIGURATION The scan configurations are where you select the scanning resolution, brightness, mode (color, black&white, or grayscale), and a number of other settings. The Scan Configurations The Lock Icon Click New to create a new Scan Configuration Note the lock icon on the preset configurations.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS text editing applications. Thus, you can create specific sets of scan configurations for specific functions and they appear only when appropriate. 3. Click the New button. If you want to start from the settings of another configuration, select the configuration, then click the Copy button.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 5. Select scan settings for the new scan configuration. Mode—Select a scanning mode: Black&White to scan in black and white. For example, letters ■ and memos are usually scanned in black and white. This scan mode produces the smallest file size.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 7. Click the Page Settings tab to select page settings. Click to toggle between inches and centimeters. Size—Click Standard, click the menu arrow and choose a page size from the list, or click Custom and enter the horizontal and vertical page dimensions in the boxes.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Note: Also make sure to set the page size larger than the item that you’re scanning so the Autocrop process will have sufficient room on the page to crop the image properly. Reduce Moire Patterns—Moire patterns are wavy, rippled lines ■...

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Duplex—Scan both sides of the page if your scanner has this ■ capability. If this option is not selected, the scanner will only scan the side of the page facing down when you insert it into the scanner.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 9. Drag the sliders to the left and right to change the color settings. As you do, the image changes to show the effects of the new settings. 10. Click OK to save the new configuration. It will now appear in the list of Scan Configurations on the OneTouch Properties window for the appropriate Destination applications.

  • Page 90: The Device Settings Tab

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS EVICE ETTINGS A Device Settings tab appears on the Scan Configurations dialog box when your selected Destination Application sends the scanned image to a printer, fax application, or other device. You use the options on the Device Settings tab to select settings for the device. To select Device Settings: 1.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Collate copies—If you’re printing more than one page, collate the copies. Enter the number of copies in the Copies box. Advanced—Click to see additional settings for the device. The dialog that appears is specific to the device. For example, if the device is your printer, the dialog box is your printer’s setup settings.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 2. Click the Storage Layout options you want. All documents are in the root—The scanned documents are saved in the root of the folder specified in the Storage Location. Documents are put into folders by month, week, or type—Folders are created based on your selection (month, week, or type) and the scanned documents are saved in those folders.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE DITING OR ELETING ONFIGURATIONS Note: The original scan configurations listed on the OneTouch Properties window should not be edited or deleted in case you need to return the scanner and OneTouch software to their factory settings. Editing or deleting should only be for those scan configurations that you created yourself.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS If you manually locked a scan configuration, it must first be unlocked before you can edit or delete it. Click the Lock icon to unlock the configuration. Clicking it toggles between locking and unlocking the configuration. Click the Lock icon to toggle between locked and unlocked.

  • Page 95: Configuring Before Scanning, Scanning From The Wia Interface

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE ONFIGURING EFORE CANNING You can manually configure the scan settings before beginning the scanning process. In that case, you select Configure Before Scan as the Configuration. When you start to scan, the scanning stops and one of the scanning interfaces opens for you to set the scanning options.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 3. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window. (OCR) CANNING WITH PTICAL HARACTER ECOGNITION Optical Character Recognition (OCR) converts text and numbers on a scanned page into editable text and numbers. You can then work with the text and numbers to edit, spellcheck, change font or type size, sort, calculate, and so forth.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 3. Choose OCR options. A dialog box of OCR options opens. 4. Select the option you want for the OCR conversion of your documents. Auto orient page—Select this option to check the page orientation and automatically rotate an improperly oriented page image so the text is recognizable by the OCR process.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS OCR O SING PTIONS If you installed OmniPage Pro with your RoadWarrior or Strobe XP 300 scanner, additional OCR options are available. OneTouch 4.0 and OmniPage Pro work together to combine scanning with OCR processing into one integrated step. OmniPage Pro is on the Disc 2 CD that you received with your RoadWarrior or Strobe XP 300 scanner in case you haven’t installed it yet.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE The OmniPage OCR Options window opens with the OCR tab selected. 5. Choose the options you want from the OCR window. Languages in Document—Select the language(s) in the documents to be scanned. These are the languages that will be recognized during the OCR process.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS that you expect to be in the documents too. That way, when the OCR process proofreads the text, names will not be considered misspelled words. You can create multiple user dictionaries. Click the menu arrow and select a user dictionary from the list. Any Microsoft Word user dictionaries detected on your computer system are also listed.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE as ç, ñ, and ö. Type characters from your keyboard, or select them from the Windows character map. Click Character Map to see the Windows character map. Character Map—Click to see the Windows system character map, which shows all the characters for a font.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 7. Click in the Additional Characters box. 8. Press Ctrl-V on the keyboard to paste the additional character into the box. For more details or to use the Advanced View option, click Help button on the Character Map window. Font Matching—Your computer system usually has a number of fonts available for the OCR process to use to recognize text.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE with the fonts in your document to see if that’s the right font. To remove a font, select it and click Remove. To return the lists to their defaults, click Use Defaults. Click OK when you’re finished. Use Defaults—Click to return all the settings in the Options dialog box to their original, default settings.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS change the color of texts and backgrounds in the OmniPage Pro Text Editor. This option is not available if the Speed option for the Optimize the OCR process is turned on. Retain inverted text—Inverted text is white or pale letters on a black or dark background.

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    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 7. Click the Format tab and choose the options you want from the Format window. Note that as you select formats, the image changes to represent the selection so you can see, at a glance, what the layout will look like. Automatic—Choose this option to let the OCR process determine the layout of the pages.

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    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Single Column with Table—Choose this option if your document contains only one column of text and a table. The table will be placed in a grid in the text editing application you have selected. You can later specify whether to export it in a grid or as tab- separated text columns.

  • Page 107

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 8. When you’re finished selecting the OCR options, click OK on the Options window. These options will now apply to the OCR processing when you select any text format as the page format. CANNING WITH S OR N EARCHING FOR...

  • Page 108

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 3. Right-click on the text format icon. 4. Choose the Searchable PDF or Normal PDF option for the page format. Note: Not all Destination Applications have the sPDF and nPDF options. Microsoft Word, for example, does not have them as scanning options.

  • Page 109

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE The settings now show your page format selection. The page format icon is now set to the selection from the menu. 5. Choose a Scan Configuration. 6. Click Apply or OK. Now when you scan with that Destination Application selected, the scanned document will be in the sPDF or nPDF format that was selected for it.

  • Page 110

    URN TO A If you have a CD burner attached to your computer, you can scan directly from your Visioneer scanner onto a CD. This feature is available only on computers running Windows XP. To scan and burn to a CD: 1.

  • Page 111

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 3. Select Burn to CD as the Destination Application. The Burn to CD Destination Application is only available if you have a CD burner attached to your computer, but you do not need to have a CD in the burner to select the destination.

  • Page 112

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 8. The OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window appears, 9. Make sure a CD is in the CD burner. 10. Click the Burn to CD button. The CD burner begins and your scanned documents are written to the CD. CANNING WITH VENT ORWARDING...

  • Page 113

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE To scan with event forwarding: 1. Open the OneTouch Properties window. 2. Select Still Image Client as the Destination Application. Note that you cannot choose a page format for this option because the actual destination application is not selected until after the scanner feeds in the first page of your document.

  • Page 114

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 5. Start scanning a page. A dialog box appears for you to select the application to use for scanning. 6. Select the application in the box and click OK. Now the application you selected opens and you can continue the scanning from that application’s TWAIN interface.

  • Page 115

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 3. Choose HTML as the Page Format. Choose HTML 4. Choose a Scan Configuration that has the settings for the image on the HTML page. For example, if you want the image to be in color on the HTML page, choose a color configuration.

  • Page 116

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Note: Depending on the complexity of the document, its conversion to the HTML format may take a few moments. 7. Choose Save As from the Internet Explorer File menu, give the page a name, and save it in the location you use for your web page files.

  • Page 117

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE RANSFERRING CANNED OCUMENTS TO TORAGE With the Transfer to Storage scanning process, you can scan documents and save them in a folder in one step. The process is ideal for archiving documents without having to manually save or process them in any other way.

  • Page 118

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 4. Choose a Scan Configuration. 5. Click Apply or OK. Your scanned pages are stored in the location that you specified on the OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window. Your scanned documents will be stored at this location. OCR B EFORE RANSFERRING TO...

  • Page 119

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 4. Right-click on the text format icon and choose the file format for the scanned documents. 5. Choose a Scan Configuration. 6. Click Apply or OK. Now when scanning with Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application, the documents are saved as OCR-converted text in the selected file format.

  • Page 120

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS Setting up multiple folders for transfer to storage: 1. Using Microsoft Windows, create the folders that you want to use for storing scanned items. Note that you can also create the folders later while creating the new scan configurations. 2.

  • Page 121

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 6. Click the Storage Options tab. 7. Click the Browse button. 8. Select the folder you created for storing the scanned documents. If you haven’t created the folder yet, you can click the Make New Folder button and type the name for the new folder.

  • Page 122

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 9. Click OK. The selected folder will now be set as the Storage Location, such as “Business Receipts.” 10. Click Apply. The new configuration is now listed as a Transfer to Storage configuration. 11. Repeat the process to create additional new configurations, such as one named “Storage for Personal Receipts.”...

  • Page 123

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 12. Make sure to designate separate folders as the Storage Locations for the new configurations. You will now have multiple configurations set up for the Transfer to Storage destination, and each configuration scans documents to separate folders.

  • Page 124

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS 5. Scan the documents you want to store in multiple storage folders. The documents are scanned to the folder specified for the configuration. 6. When scanning is finished, select the other configuration you created for storage. 7. Now, scan the next set of documents. When scanning is finished, the documents are stored in the two separate folders.

  • Page 125

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 2. Select a storage location on the mapped drive or server for the scanned documents. Servers and mapped drives are represented by an icon that indicates its network connection. Select a mapped drive or server as indicated by the icon.

  • Page 126

    You can also click the scanner icon at the top of the OneTouch Button Panel. The Hardware icon If the Hardware View of the panel is open you can also right-click on the Visioneer Strobe XP icon. The Hardware Properties dialog box appears and shows information about your Visioneer Strobe XP scanner.

  • Page 127

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 2. Click the Properties button. The Device Configuration Properties window opens. You use this window to select new device settings for you scanner.

  • Page 128

    ELECTING OUCH ETTINGS The Interface information refers to the USB port where your scanner is connected. The scanner automatically detects the type of USB port and displays the information here. The example above shows a scanner connected a USB 2.0 High Speed port. Your scanner may also be able to connect to a USB 1.1 Full Speed port.

  • Page 129

    If your computer is running Windows XP—you can scan using ■ either the Visioneer TWAIN Interface or the Microsoft Windows Image Acquisition (known as WIA). If your computer is running Windows 2000—using WIA is not ■...

  • Page 130

    TWAIN S CANNING FROM OFTWARE TWAIN I CANNING FROM APER SING THE NTERFACE The instructions in this section are for scanning with your scanner’s TWAIN interface. To scan an item using PaperPort: 1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs, point to ScanSoft PaperPort, and then click PaperPort.

  • Page 131: Setting Up Your Scanner To Work With Paperport

    If this Scan button is not active, see the section on page 129 to setup your computer. 3. From the Scanner drop-down list, select TWAIN: Visioneer Strobe Note: Please wait a few moments for your selection from the drop- down list to become active. This delay only occurs the first time you select from the list while PaperPort initializes the scanner.

  • Page 132: Getting Help With The Paperport Software

    TWAIN S CANNING FROM OFTWARE 4. In the “Scan what?” section, choose to scan a Document or Photograph. If you want to change the format of the scanned item’s file name or file type before you start scanning, click Settings. The default file type for documents is .pdf and the default for photographs is .jpg.

  • Page 133

    Some of the options on the window may not be available, and will be greyed out if they are not available with your scanner. The options on the Visioneer Strobe XP TWAIN interface are: Mode—Select a scanning mode: ■...

  • Page 134

    TWAIN S CANNING FROM OFTWARE setting, the sharper and clearer the scanned image. However, higher dpi settings take longer to scan and produce larger files for the scanned images. Usually the higher resolution settings are used for precision work, such as photographs or fine artwork. Brightness and Contrast—Sometimes an image is scanned with ■...

  • Page 135

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE AutoCrop to Length—Select this option to let the scanner ■ automatically crop the scanned document from the top to the bottom edge of the page, affecting only the length of the document. The width of the scan area is not affected. The scan width is determined by the chosen page size.

  • Page 136

    TWAIN interface on the lefthand side. The Define page size option cannot be used with AutoCrop to Length or AutoCrop to Original options. AutoScan on document insertion—Your Visioneer scanner ■ includes AutoLaunch technology that senses when an item is inserted into the paper feed and starts scanning immediately.

  • Page 137

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 7. When you’re ready to scan, align the document between the Paper Guides if your scanner has them, and insert the document into the paper feed. To scan a single side, insert the page face down. For Strobe XP 200: insert the page face up.

  • Page 138

    TWAIN S CANNING FROM OFTWARE When scanning is complete, thumbnail images appear on the PaperPort Desktop The small icon represents the file format, in this case the .pdf format A thumbnail image of the scanned item appears on the PaperPort desktop N THE APER ORT DESKTOP...

  • Page 139

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE the PaperPort desktop. If the check box is not selected (this is the default), the following message box appears when you close the TWAIN Interface. Click Scan More Pages to scan additional pages and add them to the ■...

  • Page 140

    APER When you selected a scanning option from the Scanner drop-down list, such as TWAIN: Visioneer Strobe XP, the Scan button at the bottom of the panel should become active after approximately 5 to 10 seconds. If it doesn’t, you need to set up your scanner to work with the selected option.

  • Page 141

    UIDE To set up your scanner: 1. From the Scanner drop-down list, select one of the options, such as TWAIN: Visioneer Strobe XP. 2. Click the Setup button. A window opens to begin the setup process. 3. Click Yes then click Next.

  • Page 142

    ETTING CANNER TO ORK WITH APER 4. Click Yes (recommended) then click Next. The next window is for checking the connection between your scanner and the computer. 5. Click Next. After the Setup Wizard checks the connections, the next window is displayed.

  • Page 143

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE 6. Click Next. The TWAIN Interface opens. Note: If you are setting up the scanner for the WIA scanning options, the WIA interface opens instead. 7. Insert a page into the scanner and the Scan button on the TWAIN Interface will become active.

  • Page 144

    ETTING CANNER TO ORK WITH APER 8. Click the Scan button. The Setup Wizard runs the scan test. A message window opens that says “Basic scan test passed.” 9. Click Next on the message window. The final Setup window opens to let you know the setup process is finished.

  • Page 145

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE WIA I CANNING FROM THE NTERFACE The instructions in this section are for scanning using WIA on computers running Windows XP. If your computer is running an earlier version of Windows, it cannot use WIA to scan. See “Scanning from PaperPort Using the TWAIN Interface”...

  • Page 146

    WIA I CANNING FROM THE NTERFACE The Scan using Visioneer Strobe XP window opens. Use this window to select scanning options and start the scanner. 3. Click the button most appropriate for the item you’re scanning. To scan with the Custom Settings option see the next section, “Fine Tuning Your Scans”.

  • Page 147

    You can select new settings before you scan an item to fine tune exactly how you want to scan a particular item. To select the scanner settings before you scan: 1. On the Scan using Visioneer Strobe XP window, click Adjust the quality of the scanned picture. The Advanced Properties dialog box opens.

  • Page 148

    WIA I CANNING FROM THE NTERFACE 2. Select the options for scanning. Brightness and Contrast—Drag the sliders to the right or left to adjust the brightness and contrast of the scanned image. The Contrast setting does not apply to the setting Black and White picture or text.

  • Page 149

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Maintenance This chapter contains information on recalibrating, troubleshooting, cleaning, uninstalling, and scanner specifications. ECALIBRATING OR LEANING CANNER You calibrated your scanner during installation, but after many hours of use you may find that scanned images may not be a sharp and clear as when you began using the scanner.

  • Page 150

    ECALIBRATING OR LEANING CANNER 2. Use any of the following methods to start the recalibration or cleaning: Right-click on the OneTouch icon in the Windows Notification ■ Area (at the bottom right corner of the screen) and choose Show Hardware from the pop-up menu. The OneTouch Icon Click the small scanner icon on a OneTouch Panel, or right-click ■...

  • Page 151

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE If you scanning from PaperPort or other TWAIN application, ■ click the scanner icon at the top right corner of the window. Click this icon 3. When the Hardware Properties window appears, click the Properties button...

  • Page 152

    ECALIBRATING OR LEANING CANNER The Device Configuration Properties window opens and shows the Device Settings. Note that the “Last calibrated” date is red, indicating that calibration is now due. 4. To recalibrate the scanner, click the Calibrate button. To clean the scanner, click the Clean button. A message appears for you to insert the calibration or cleaning page.

  • Page 153

    Note: If scanned images or autocropped images still are of poor quality after calibration, please call Visioneer Technical Support. 7. Close the Device Configuration Properties window, and remove the calibration paper, or cleaning paper and replace it in its plastic bag.

  • Page 154: Troubleshooting

    Did you select another scanning source in the PaperPort Scan Pane? If you use multiple devices with your computer, you may have selected another source for images. Start the PaperPort software and click the Scan icon and then make sure Visioneer Strobe XP is selected as the scanner.

  • Page 155

    They are interfering with the installation and OneTouch options, and you need to remove those other drivers and re-install your Visioneer Strobe XP scanner. Please see the documentation that you received with the other scanner for the steps to remove its driver programs.

  • Page 156

    OW TO NINSTALL CANNER OW TO NINSTALL CANNER To uninstall the Visioneer Strobe XP scanner, remove the OneTouch 4.0 scanner software first, and then remove PaperPort, or other scanner software. 1: U 4.0 S NINSTALLING THE OUCH CANNER OFTWARE 1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.

  • Page 157: Step 1: Install The Software

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE NSTALL NOTHER RIVER Before you can install another driver for your scanner, you must remove the currently installed driver first. Then the new driver can be installed. 1. Uninstall the OneTouch 4.0 driver. a.

  • Page 158

    XP 100 S ISIONEER ARRIOR AND TROBE CANNER PECIFICATIONS XP 100 S ISIONEER ARRIOR AND TROBE CANNER PECIFICATIONS Optical resolution 600 dpi Bit Depth 36-Bit color (internal, 12-bit a/d converter recognition, over 68 billion colors) 12-Bit gray (internal, 4096 shades of gray) Output Bit Depth 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit black and white...

  • Page 159

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE XP 200 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER PECIFICATIONS Optical resolution 600 dpi Bit Depth 48-bit color (internal, 16-bit a/d converter recognition, over 68 billion colors) 16-bit gray (internal, 4096 shades of gray) Output Bit Depth 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit black and white Scan Method...

  • Page 160

    XP 300 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER PECIFICATIONS XP 300 S ISIONEER TROBE CANNER PECIFICATIONS Optical resolution 600 dpi Bit Depth 48-bit color (internal, 16-bit a/d converter recognition, over 68 billion colors) 16-bit gray (internal, 4096 shades of gray) Output Bit Depth 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit black and white Scan Method...

  • Page 161

    CANNER UIDE ISIONEER CANNER ARTS Please use the following part names and part numbers when ordering replacements for your scanner. Visit our web site at www.visioneer.com to order replacement parts. Part Part Name Part Number RoadWarrior, Strobe XP 100, and Strobe XP 300...

  • Page 162

    ISIONEER CANNER ARTS RoadWarrior and Strobe XP 100 High Speed USB 35-0065-000 2.0 Certified Cable Strobe XP 200 USB 35-0064-000 Y-Cable Strobe XP 200 Power 37-0055-000 Supply Strobe XP 300 Power 37-0066-000 Supply Strobe XP 300 Europe 37-0068-000 Clip, JF16, A3 Strobe XP 300 UK Clip, 37-0069-000 15RPK-N, A2...

  • Page 163

    XP S ’ ISIONEER TROBE CANNER UIDE Strobe XP 300 Plinth, 85-0237-000 Scanner Mounting Stand RoadWarrior, Strobe XP 100, and Strobe XP 300 88-0489-000 Carrying Bag...

  • Page 164: Index

    NDEX I N D E X documentation 11 dots per inch (dpi) 139 advanced settings 79 eMail 71 aspect ratio 81 eMail Properties 63 Autocrop to Length 126 Excel Spreadsheet 69 Autocrop to Original 77, 125 AutoLaunch 41 Fax and Print 71 AutoRotate image 81 file format 68 AutoScan 42...

  • Page 165

    NDEX Link Properties 56 Resolution 76, 124 resolution 139 Rich Text Format 68 Microsoft Internet Explorer 106 rtf file format 68 Microsoft Outlook 63 Moire Patterns 78, 126 monitor 10 saturation 79 scan file name 129 Normal PDF 69, 98 multiple pages 129 nPDF 69, 98 PaperPort desktop 129...

  • Page 166

    NDEX text color 94 Text Documents Properties 58 uninstall 147 Text Editors 71 Use Defaults 94, 95 text file format 67 Text Formats 67 thumbnail icon 129 watermark, remove 79, 126 TIFF 66 WIA 86, 120, 136 Transfer to Storage 108 adjust picture quality 138 troubleshooting 145 Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) 120...

  • Page 167

    NDEX...

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    Copyright © 2006 Visioneer, Inc. 05-0718-100...

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