HP Scanjet 5490cse User Manual

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    4400c series and 5400c series scanners user’s manual...

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                  © Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 2001 All rights reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under copyright laws.

  • Page 4: Front Panel And Accessories Comparisons

    Front panel and accessories comparisons Front panel and accessories comparisons The following tables provide information about the HP Scanjet 4400c series and 5400c series scanners, including descriptions of the buttons available on the front panels and the accessories you can use with these scanners.

  • Page 5: Hp Scanjet 4400c Scanner

    Front panel and accessories comparisons HP Scanjet 4400c scanner Included on scanner Feature or in box Copy button Photo Reprint button Scan To button E-mail button Power Save button USB cable Parallel cable Feature HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) Supported accessory a.

  • Page 6: Hp Scanjet 4470c Scanner

    Back to TOC HP Scanjet 4470c scanner Included on scanner Feature or in box Copy button Color/black & white copy button and select number of copies buttons Photo Reprint button Scan To button E-mail button Share-to-Web button Power Save button...

  • Page 7: Hp Scanjet 5400c Scanner

    Front panel and accessories comparisons HP Scanjet 5400c scanner Included on scanner Feature or in box Copy button Color/black & white copy button and select number of copies buttons Photo Reprint button Scan To button E-mail button Share-to-Web button Power Save button...

  • Page 8: Hp Scanjet 5470c Scanner

    Back to TOC HP Scanjet 5470c scanner Included on scanner Feature or in box Copy button Color/black & white copy button and select number of copies buttons Photo Reprint button Scan To button Select Destination button E-mail button Share-to-Web button...

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    Front panel and accessories comparisons Included on scanner Feature or in box HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately.

  • Page 10: Hp Scanjet 5490c Scanner

    Back to TOC HP Scanjet 5490c scanner Included on scanner Feature or in box Copy button Color/black & white copy button and select number of copies buttons Photo Reprint button Scan To button Select Destination button E-mail button Share-to-Web button...

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    Front panel and accessories comparisons Included on scanner Feature or in box HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately.

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Front panel and accessories comparisons HP Scanjet 4400c scanner ......4 HP Scanjet 4470c scanner ......5 HP Scanjet 5400c scanner .

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    Starting troubleshooting ......86 Resolving scanner messages ..... . .87 Resolving issues that did not generate messages .

  • Page 14: Printing This Information, Viewing The Product Tour

    Getting started This section contains the basics to help you get started with your new HP Scanjet scanner. From here, you can learn about viewing the product tour, preparing items before you scan them, and choosing which scanning method to use.

  • Page 15: Where Do I Start, Using The Scanner Buttons, Using The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    You can also choose a printer other than the default. To start the utility: on the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP Scanjet Utilities, and click HP Copy Utility. For help using the utility, click Help in the utility.

  • Page 16: Selecting And Preparing Items, Items For The Scanner Glass

    Avoid placing items with sharp edges on the scanner glass. Doing so can damage the scanner. Before placing an item on the scanner glass, make sure the item is free of wet glue, correction fluid, or other contaminating substances. Getting started...

  • Page 17: Items For The Adf, Items For The Xpa

    Getting started Items for the ADF The HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is a fast, convenient way to scan multiple-page items, is included or supported on some scanner models. See "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page 3. The ADF accepts items that meet the...

  • Page 18: Completing Your First Scan

                      Choose an item to scan, such as a page from a magazine. Place the item face down on the scanner glass and close the lid. "To complete your first scan using the scanner buttons" on...

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    If the scan does not work, or you have difficulty with this process, please see "Resolving issues that did not generate messages" on page If you have not already scanned using the HP Precisionscan Pro software, see "To complete your first scan using the HP Precisionscan Pro software" on page                                               Load the item in the scanner.

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    Experiment with the image. Change the output type or make other adjustments. When you finish: On the Scan menu, click Print. Select any printer options you want and click OK. The scanner performs a final scan including your changes, then prints the scanned image.

  • Page 21: Frequently Asked Questions

    (hue and saturation or black & white threshold) Usually, the values the software selects provide optimal results. However, you can change these values in the HP Precisionscan Pro software.                          ...

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                           The HP Precisionscan Pro software sets the resolution for you based on the original document attributes.

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    Getting started Back to TOC...

  • Page 24: Scanning From Scanner Buttons

    You do not view or change scanned images before they go to the destination. To view or change images, scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software using the Scan To button ( ). For more help viewing or changing images, see "Overview of the HP Precisionscan Pro software"...

  • Page 25: Overview Of Scanner Buttons

    Scan a photo and send it to the HP Share-to-Web wizard on your computer. The HP Share-to-Web wizard uploads the image to a website. Photo Reprint Scan a photo and send it to the HP Photo Printing software for printing multiple photos on one page, or for creating photo album pages. E-mail Scan using settings optimized for e-mail.

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    HP Scanjet Button Options program on your computer. See Cancel (some models only) Cancel a scan while the scanner is in the process of scanning, or cancel a series of scans from the HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Power Save Puts the scanner in an energy-conservation mode.

  • Page 27: Scanning Quickly With Scanner Buttons, Scanning To The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    3). If another program name displays, press the Select Destination button ( in the scanner’s LCD window. Close the HP Scanjet Copy Utility program if it is open on your computer. Place the original face down on the scanner glass and close the lid.

  • Page 28: Scanning To Another Program

    HP Precisionscan Pro software) on the front panel LCD display, then scan directly to the selected destination. When you select a program other than HP Precisionscan Pro using the Select Destination button ( ), the scanner will automatically use settings optimized for the destination you choose.

  • Page 29: Sending A Scan To A Website

                       Close the HP Precisionscan Pro and HP Scanjet Copy Utility programs if they are open on your computer.

  • Page 30: Scanning For Photo Reprints

      "                 #     $       %     The HP Photo Printing software is available in English only in some countries/regions.

  • Page 31: Sending A Scan Using E-mail

             &           Supported e-mail programs allow the scanner to scan an item as a file ), the scanner and attach it to a new e-mail message.

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       &                 Close the HP Precisionscan Pro and HP Scanjet Copy Utility programs if they are open on your computer.

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    .pdf file type. "Changing settings for Note: If you need to save the item as a file type other than .jpg or .pdf, scan and save the item using the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See page Back to TOC "Changing settings...

  • Page 34: Printing Copies

                        Close the HP Precisionscan Pro program if it is open on your computer.

  • Page 35: Changing Settings For Buttons

    3.) On the scanner, press the More Options button ( On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP Scanjet Utilities, and click HP Scanjet Button Options. Click the tab for the options you want to change.

  • Page 36: List Of Options For Scanner Buttons

    General tab to update the destination list for the E-mail button. If this is a newly released e-mail program, check the page for this scanner on the HP support website for new drivers to support the e-mail program. Otherwise, visit the page for this scanner on the HP support website to check for known conflicts with the program you want.

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    This option is available for Photo original types only. Choose one: Scan only items detected on the scanner bed automatically crops a photograph on the scanner bed. Scan entire scanner bed scans the full size of the scanner bed without cropping. Quality (for photos) Choose one: Small file size with lower quality creates scans at 75 dpi.

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    %             If you install a new software program on your computer after you install the HP scanning software, update the scanner button destinations using the General tab options. An update ensures that the scanner buttons can send to supported new destinations on your computer.

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  • Page 40: Overview Of The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    Using the HP Precisionscan Pro software, you can preview scanned images and make changes to the images before you send them to a destination or file them. You start the HP Precisionscan Pro software from a scanner button or the Programs group in the Start menu.

  • Page 41: Starting The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software, Finding Help For Using The Software

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Starting the HP Precisionscan Pro software To start the HP Precisionscan Pro software, press the Scan To button ), or on the Start menu, point to Programs, and click HP Precisionscan Pro. The software starts.

  • Page 42: Performing A New Scan

               Use these steps to start a scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro software. To start a scan from a scanner button, see with scanner buttons"...

  • Page 43: Cropping Or Selecting An Area For Final Scan

    Cropping or selecting an area for final scan Once a scanned image appears in the HP Precisionscan Pro software, you must select which area becomes the final scanned image by creating a selection area. When you create a selection area, a dotted...

  • Page 44: Getting A Closer Look (zooming), Selecting Output Type

    On the View menu, click Zoom out to return to the original view of the image. Click Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Selecting output type When Automatically Set Type is selected, the scanning software automatically chooses an output type based on the type of item you are scanning.

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro -            For these uses Color photos or drawings with lots of shading to be: printed on a color printer.

  • Page 46: Making Optional Adjustments, Basic, Resizing (output Dimensions)

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro              On the Tools menu, click Resize. The Resize dialog box opens.

  • Page 47: Changing Resolution, Changing Contrast

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Changing resolution Resolution determines the amount of data in a scanned image. The scanning software chooses the optimal resolution based on the output type. This resolution generally does not need to change. If you do change the resolution, choose one no higher than the capabilities of the monitor or printer and one appropriate for the type of scanned image.

  • Page 48: Rotating An Image, Mirroring (reversing) An Image

    You can rotate the image in 90-degree increments clockwise or counterclockwise. You might need to rotate the image if you placed the bottom of the item at the top of the scanner glass, or if the item was sideways. Items such as negatives in their template often scan sideways.

  • Page 49: Sharpening An Image, Resetting All Adjustments

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Sharpening an image Increasing sharpening enhances detail in the image. The HP Precisionscan Pro software automatically selects the optimal sharpen level, but you can change it. You might want to increase sharpening if the image looks fuzzy.

  • Page 50: Making Optional Adjustments, Advanced, Inverting The Image

    Depending on the output type chosen, some tools are not available. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Inverting the image Use the Invert command to convert white areas of an image to black and black to white.

  • Page 51: Changing Midtones

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Changing midtones The midtone setting lets you lighten or darken the middle values in an image. The range for the number in the Midtone field is 1.0 to 4.0. Moving toward 1.0 darkens the image. Moving toward 4.0 lightens the image.

  • Page 52: Changing Highlights

                       Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.

  • Page 53: Changing Shadows

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Changing shadows The shadow is the value in the image that is represented on the screen as black. All values darker than the shadow also appear as black. The image has a default shadows value. Selecting a lower number makes more of the darker values distinct, which increases detail in dark areas.

  • Page 54: Checking For Clipped Areas

    View when Shadow Alarm selected Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro (Highlight Alarm). The light areas in the image that will again to turn the Highlight Alarm off. (Shadow Alarm). The darker areas in the image that will again to turn the Shadow Alarm off.

  • Page 55: Setting Pixel Output Levels

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Setting pixel output levels The output levels setting lets you create interesting effects for scanned pictures. When you select this command, the Black and White output levels appear. By default, white is set to 255, and black is set to 0.

  • Page 56: Viewing Rgb Values And Pixels

    Do not click while the eyedropper pointer is over the image unless you want to change the setting for highlight or shadow. Click the same eyedropper button again. The RGB meter dims and the cursor returns to normal. Pixel color Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro...

  • Page 57: About The Histogram, Changing The Hue

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro About the histogram The histogram is a graph of the distribution of pixels in the selection area. The magenta line represents the current setting for shadow. The red line represents the current setting for highlight. The midtone setting is not represented.

  • Page 58: Changing The Saturation

    Type a higher number in the Saturation field and press Click the Up arrow next to the Saturation field. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro                  On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Color.

  • Page 59: Changing The Black And White Threshold

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Changing the black and white threshold Changing black and white threshold only applies to images using the Black & White Bitmap output type. The threshold is a value in the image that represents the border between black and white. All values in the image that are lighter than the threshold appear as white, and all values darker appear as black.

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro                                      2          Make sure that Black &...

  • Page 61: Descreening Images, Resetting All Adjustments

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Descreening images Use the Descreen command to reduce undesirable patterns in printed items you are scanning. An example of an undesirable pattern is a moiré pattern, or the circles that often appear on pictures printed in newspapers.

  • Page 62: Completing The Final Scan, Sending To A Program

    "Scanning to CD" on page When you do any of these procedures, the scanner performs a final scan including your changes before sending it to the program or printer you choose, copying the image, or completing any other function.

  • Page 63: Returning The Image To A Twain Program, Saving To A File

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Returning the image to a TWAIN program If you started the scan from a TWAIN-compliant program, you can perform a final scan and return the image to that program using this procedure. For more information about scanning using TWAIN, see "Scanning from other programs (TWAIN)"...

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    Unlike GIF, PNG can be used with the True Color output type, as well as grayscale ones. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro TIFF (.tif). Usually created by scanners, TIFF files are widely accepted by programs that work with photographs and other images.

  • Page 65: Printing, Placing A Scan On A Website

    On the Scan menu, click Scan To. On the toolbar, or the Guided Steps (if visible), click Select HP Share-to-Web from the list and click Scan. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish posting the scanned image to the website.

  • Page 66: Setting The Scanned Image As Wallpaper, Copying And Pasting Into Another Program

                             In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, do one of the following: On the Edit menu, click Copy.

  • Page 67: Dragging-and-dropping To The Windows Desktop Or A Folder, Scanning To Cd

          &   &              4              Make sure you can see both the HP Precisionscan Pro software and the Desktop or the folder you want in Windows Explorer.

  • Page 68: Other Features And Tips, Tips For Best Image Quality

    How to save a group of settings and use them with future scans when you select them. (See "Saving settings" on page How to change the default settings the scanner uses to scan all items. (See "Setting preferences" on page How to start scanning from programs compliant with TWAIN.

  • Page 69: Saving Settings, Setting Preferences

    Save.           Scan an item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software. On the Scan menu, point to Settings, and click Load. Select the group of settings you want from the list at the bottom and click Load.

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    When selected, a preview of the scan appears when you press the Scan To button on the scanner. When cleared, the software starts, but the scanner does not scan. You will start a scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro software.

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro        3           The Selection Area tab controls the following preferences. Automatically create selection area after a mouse click When selected, a selection area will be created around an area on which you click with the cursor.

  • Page 72: Scanning From Other Programs (twain)

    When scanning from within a TWAIN-compliant program, the HP Precisionscan Pro software may start if the TWAIN-program allows it. If the HP Precisionscan Pro software starts, you can make changes to the image as you normally would. If not, the image returns to the TWAIN-program immediately.

  • Page 73: Scanning From Other Programs (wia)

    Start a scan from within the other program by choosing the Acquire (or similar) command. If the HP Precisionscan Pro software opens and displays the preview image, create a selection area. You can crop the scan (if necessary), select the output type, and make optional adjustments as you normally would.

  • Page 74: What To Expect From Ocr Programs

    “bleed” along their edges, or that touch other letters underlined text text on colored paper Handwriting cannot be converted. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro...

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    Back to TOC Using accessories Some scanners support using the HP Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and the HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) for scanning slides and negatives. (Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page...

  • Page 77: Scanning From The Adf

    Scanning from the ADF You can scan multiple-page items quickly and easily using the ADF. When you use the ADF, you can scan to the HP Precisionscan Pro software or other destinations. For instructions about setting up the ADF, see the Setup and Support Guide.

  • Page 78: Scanning From The Xpa, Scanning Slides

    With the XPA light source connected to its port on the scanner, restart the software. Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the arrow is in the upper right-hand corner. Push the positioning plate toward the top right corner.

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    Place the XPA light source into the positioning plate with slides facing down and the HP logo facing you. From the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click the Scan menu, and select XPA (Slides). Before making any changes, see slides or negatives"...

  • Page 80: Scanning Negatives

    With the XPA light source connected to its port on the scanner, restart the software. Place the positioning plate on the scanner glass so the arrow is in the upper right-hand corner. Push the positioning plate toward the top right corner.

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    Using accessories Place the XPA light source into the positioning plate with negatives facing down and the HP logo facing you. From the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click the Scan menu, and select XPA (Negatives). Before making changes, see "Making optional adjustments for slides or negatives"...

  • Page 82: Making Optional Adjustments For Slides Or Negatives, Adjusting Midtones For Slides Or Negatives

    Back to TOC Making optional adjustments for slides or negatives You can make optional adjustments to slides or negatives scanned using the XPA. Before deciding to make adjustments, create a selection area around one slide or negative so the software exposes it correctly.

  • Page 83: Adjusting Highlights For Slides Or Negatives, Adjusting Shadows For Slides Or Negatives

    Using accessories Adjusting highlights for slides or negatives You can adjust highlights to lighten or darken the light areas. The range for the number in the Highlights field is -100 to 100.                   On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure.

  • Page 84: Viewing Rgb Values And Pixel Color

    Back to TOC Viewing RGB values and pixel color You can view the RGB values and pixel color for any spot in an image, color or grayscale, using the RGB Meter. On the Advanced menu, click Adjust Exposure. Click . The cursor changes to an eyedropper. Move the cursor over the area in the item for which you want to see the values.

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    Using accessories Back to TOC...

  • Page 86: Checking The Basics

    Troubleshooting and maintaining This section provides information for: Solving issues that might occur while using the scanner or HP scanning software, or issues with the appearance of scanned images. Start with "Checking the basics" on page Clearing jams from the ADF. See "Clearing jams from the ADF"...

  • Page 87: Starting Troubleshooting

    Start here to find the information you need. Choose one of these general groups of issues, and then choose one of that group’s more specific issues. A message is on the scanner or the computer. Follow the directions in the message to resolve the issue. There is no message. See "Resolving issues that did not...

  • Page 88: Resolving Scanner Messages, Resolving Issues That Did Not Generate Messages

    Error ## The scanner reported an error during the self-test. Unplug the scanner and plug it back in. If this error message is still on the scanner, contact HP support. Visit the HP support website http://www.hp.com/go/support See the Setup and Support Guide for phone contact information.

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    Verify what function is set for this button. In Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95: On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP Scanjet Utilities, and click HP Scanjet Button Manager. Click the Events tab.

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    In Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95: "Setting preferences" on Scanner is scanning items very slowly. The correct menu items do not appear in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. Troubleshooting and maintaining On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP Scanjet Utilities, and click HP Scanjet Button Manager.

  • Page 91: Resolving Image-quality Issues

    (Some models only, see the "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page The online Help or the Guided Steps in the HP Precisionscan Pro software do not work. Help is available for computers running Internet Explorer version 4.0 or greater. You can install a newer version of Internet Explorer, or you can view the Online User’s Manual for assistance.

  • Page 92: Resolving Issues With Scanned Images

    Back to TOC Resolving issues with scanned images This section contains solutions to issues that affect all scanned images, regardless of whether you used the scanner glass or the ADF. If you were printing, see also "Resolving issues with printed copies" on page Scanned images are too light or too dark.

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    I thought I made the image smaller or larger before the final scan in the HP Precisionscan Pro software, but it is still the same size as the original. You might have zoomed in or out, which does not change the size of the image.

  • Page 94: Resolving Issues With Printed Copies

    "Resizing (output dimensions)" on page When I try to scan to the Web from the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the image is too large or does not look good on screen. Scan settings for this image might be set incorrectly. Use the Guided Steps for help choosing an output type.

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    The page might be too complex. (The printer does not have enough memory to process the page.) Set the resolution of the "Scanning from HP image to 300 dpi or less in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Changing resolution" on page Colors in printed images are incorrect.

  • Page 96: Resolving Issues With Slides And Negatives

    Use the following section to help resolve issues with slides or negatives scanned using the XPA. All actions must be performed in the HP Precisionscan Pro software, because you must scan slides or negatives using this software. See also "Resolving issues with the XPA"...

  • Page 97: Resolving Issues With Editable Text

    Scanned text is not editable. If you used the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the software might have identified the text as a drawing. In the software, choose Editable Text (OCR) or Text and Image on the Output Type menu.

  • Page 98: Resolving Issues Sending To Destinations

    I want the recipient to be able to edit. To make text editable for a recipient, scan the item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software and change the output type for the scanned image to Editable Text (OCR). Then, on the Scan menu, click Scan To and select the e-mail program.

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    Application (WIA)-compliant. If you cannot find a command such as Acquire or Insert, check the documentation for the program to see if it is compliant. If not, do one of the following in the HP Precisionscan Pro software: Save the scanned image as a file and then insert the file into the other program.

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    The TWAIN or WIA-compliant program might not accept the resolution or output type you selected. Rescan the image using the default settings the HP Precisionscan Pro software sets for the image. I do not see the destinations I want when I use the Select Destination button next to the Scan To button.

  • Page 101: Resolving Issues With Accessories, Resolving Issues With The Xpa

    XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives) in the Scan menu. Make sure you have selected XPA (Slides) or XPA (Negatives) from the Scan menu in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. If these two commands are unavailable, restart the software while the XPA light source is connected to the scanner.

  • Page 102: Resolving Issues With The Adf

    Make sure the type of media being loaded meets required specifications. See "Items for the ADF" on page When using the ADF, the scanner does not feed the item at all. The hatch might not be securely latched. Open the hatch, and then close it pressing firmly. See "Clearing jams from the ADF"...

  • Page 103: Clearing Jams From The Adf

    Troubleshooting and maintaining Clearing jams from the ADF Pages can jam at the beginning or the end of a page. Use the appropriate procedure below to clear the jam and continue. Raise the hatch. Lift the large green tab (located to the left of the roller) and gently remove the jammed page.

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    Back to TOC Remove the jammed item from the ADF and replace the paper lead. Close the hatch. Press down firmly until you hear a click. Troubleshooting and maintaining Restack all pages and reload them into the ADF. On the ADF prompt on the computer, reselect any settings you had changed and click Scan To or Scan again.

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    Troubleshooting and maintaining Remove any pages from the ADF input tray. Remove the input tray from the ADF. Gently pull the paper out of the ADF in the feeding direction (towards you). If you still cannot remove the paper from the ADF, lift the ADF lid to its fully open position, loosen the jammed paper from the roller at the rear of of the ADF lid, pull it gently from the ADF.

  • Page 106: Cleaning And Maintaining, Cleaning The Scanner Glass

    Cleaning the scanner glass You might need to clean the scanner glass if the ink on items you are scanning can be smudged with your hand or items have excessive amounts of dust or dirt on them. You might also need to clean the scanner glass if there are smudges or other marks on scanned images.

  • Page 107: Cleaning The Xpa, Cleaning The Adf Glass

            3 4 *      Disconnect the power cable from the scanner. Open the scanner lid and locate the ADF glass area on the scanner glass.

  • Page 108: Uninstalling The Software, Other Resources, Support, And Specifications

    Warranty and Specifications. See this topic for the warranty and product and regulatory information. See the Read Me file for late-breaking information about the HP Precisionscan Pro software. This file is located in the same folder as the Setup and Support Guide.

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    Troubleshooting and maintaining Back to TOC...

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    This section contains information for using the shortcuts, toolbars, and cursors in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. The HP Precisionscan Pro contains keyboard shortcuts and toolbars to give you quick access to software commands. The Status bar and Info bar provide information about the scanned image, and the context- sensitive cursors provide information on the type of activity you can perform in the scanning software.

  • Page 111: Using Keyboard Shortcuts And The Menus

    Using software commands and controls Using keyboard shortcuts and the menus This section summarizes the menus and commands in the HP Precisionscan Pro software that you can select using the keyboard. To open a menu, press + the underlined letter for that menu.

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    Back to TOC Output Type True Color (16.7 million colors) 256-Color (optimized palette) 256-Color (web palette) Choose the output type. Only one can Spot Color (16-color) be selected. For help choosing an output type, show the Guided Steps Grayscale from the View menu. Black &...

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    Look for a Help topic. What’s This? Display context-sensitive Help for the HIFT selected software tool or feature. HP Scanjet on the Web Connect to the Internet and visit the HP Scanjet website. Product Tour View the product tour. User’s Manual View the printable user’s manual in .pdf...

  • Page 114: Hp Precisionscan Pro Tool And Information Bars, Toolbar

    Back to TOC HP Precisionscan Pro tool and information bars The HP Precisionscan Pro software contains a toolbar, a Status bar, and an Info bar to help you use commands quickly or find information about the current scanned image. Toolbar The HP Precisionscan Pro software displays a toolbar containing shortcut buttons for common commands.

  • Page 115: Adding Tools To The Toolbar, Info Bar

    The info bar appears at the bottom of the preview window and displays the following information: the width of the output image the height of the output image scale of the output image the output type currently selected the Help button for HP Precisionscan Pro software Back to TOC...

  • Page 116: Status Bar

    An icon for the transparency adapter when it is in use. One of the following: A progress bar that shows when the scanner is scanning or the scanning software is processing a command. The number of KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes), or TB (terabytes) in the image in the selection area.

  • Page 117: Context-sensitive Cursors

    Using software commands and controls Context-sensitive cursors The shape of the pointer indicates the type of activity you can perform in the scanning software. Selection area cursor New selection Draw a new selection area. area Move selection Drag the selection area to a new location in the area preview area.

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    Back to TOC Glossary a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Used to represent black-and-white photos accurately. These grayscale images contain 256 shades of gray. Color images composed of three 8-bit color channels.

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    See automatic document feeder. 3 4 *      The piece of glass on the scanner bed that the ADF uses to scan documents from the feeder tray.        The visibly jagged steps along angled lines or object edges that result from sharp tonal contrasts between pixels.

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    Back to TOC Automatic cropping displays only the item(s) detected on the scanner bed, not any of the surrounding area. Abbreviated ADF, it is an optional accessory that allows you to scan multiple pages. A feature of the scanning software that automatically applies the optimal output resolution to the selection area.

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    A tool used to adjust the color balance and hue.        The ability to adjust settings that determine how the scanner buttons and scanning software perform operations.    ! &      "      Context-sensitive Help answers questions related to specific features in the currently displayed window.

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              Predetermined settings in the scanning software that define levels on the your behalf. Default settings in the HP Precisionscan Pro software are set for Output Type, Output Resolution, Color, Exposure, Black &...

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    Glossary     To move an object on screen. Place the cursor over the image or selection area, hold the left mouse button down, and move the mouse to move the object.     &   &     To move an object to a new location and keep it there.

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    Refers to the sharpness of an image.       The area on the front of the scanner hardware containing the buttons for sending an item to a destination or changing settings.

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    A software utility used to select number of copies, destination printer, and other copy options. The scanning software that HP provides for previewing an image before sending it to a destination; making changes, such as resolution, resizing, and contrast; and saving images as files.

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    To reverse the colors in an image (for example, in a black-and-white image, black areas are turned white and white areas are turned black). The physical drawing, photo, collage, etc. you place in the scanner to scan. Once it is scanned, it is referred to as an image or scanned image.

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    ASCII characters, or editable text.               The true resolution of a scanner, the resolution at which the scanner captures images. See also: interpolated resolution, resolution.

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                This XPA piece is a large template with a rectangular cutout that orients proper placement of the XPA light source on the scanner bed. Glossary...

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             Refers to your preferred method of using the scanner. The scanning software automatically saves certain preferences, such as the location of toolbars and the destination of a scan, that it detects during normal use of the scanner.

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    The glass surface on the scanner where you place items to scan. Sometimes referred to as the scanner bed. The lid, or cover, of the scanner, which holds the original paper flat for scanning. Scanning (or scan) sources include the flatbed, transparency-slides, and transparency-negatives.

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    The program from which an image is retrieved for use in a document. TWAIN-compliant programs pull an image from a source, such as the HP Precisionscan Pro software.         A software function that finds large areas of color in a scanned image and applies a uniform color to the area.

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    (such as a scanner) and receiving image data back from them. If you are using a program that supports TWAIN, you can start the HP Precisionscan Pro software directly from that program. A method of stretching or shrinking an image proportionately in both the vertical and horizontal directions.

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    6  3           This XPA piece is a light that plugs into the scanner. It fits into the positioning plate and provides backlighting in order to properly scan transparent slide and negative images.

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    Index adjusting About HP Precisionscan Pro command abrasive cleaners, avoiding 105, 106 accessories troubleshooting using accuracy, OCR acquiring scans active program, definition adapter, transparency. See XPA additional pages, prompt for ADF (automatic document feeder) capacity cleaning document specifications Adobe Acrobat Reader...

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    Controls tab options converting text. See OCR dark areas copies, making quality, troubleshooting troubleshooting darkening images using HP Copy Utility dashed boxes using scanner button decreasing Copy button using Copy command shortcuts 110, 113...

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    Hotmail using HP Copy Utility HP Photo Printing Quick Reference Guide 105, 106 HP Precisionscan Pro software cleaning customizing settings definition features loading items on help, using preparing documents for...

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    JPEG files (.jpg) making copies definition output types for using manual, printing margins, adjusting for keyboard shortcuts Maximum Pixel Depth keys. See scanner buttons memory, insufficient lamp menu shortcuts broken menus, troubleshooting stays on messages, error time out, extending Microsoft Hotmail turned off Microsoft Windows.

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    Power Save button power, reconnecting PPI (pixels per inch), definition Precisionscan Pro software. See HP raster, definition Precisionscan Pro software Reader, Adobe Acrobat Preferences for scanner buttons readouts, tonal resolution for scanning software...

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    Text tab small file size, option for See also file sizes adjusting Smart Friends tips alarms software. See HP Precisionscan Pro software automatic adjustment software programs. See programs clipped areas, checking for solving problems. See troubleshooting definition source documents. See original items...

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    See input tray, ADF troubleshooting vector images checklist copies View menu, shortcuts for e-mailing viewing frequently asked questions HP Precisionscan Pro software image quality negatives scanner buttons wallpaper, setting images as scanner not responding warnings. See alerts slides web based e-mail...

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