HP 5400c Series, 4400c Series 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 3: Front Panel And Accessories Comparisons

    Back to TOC 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 4: Hp Scanjet 4400c

    Copy button Photo Reprint button Scan To button E-mail button Power Save button USB cable HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately. Supported accessory Back to TOC...

  • Page 5: Hp Scanjet 4470c

    Feature accessory More Options button Cancel button Two-digit LCD USB cable HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately. Supported Included on scanner or in box...

  • Page 6: Hp Scanjet 5400c

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

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    Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately. b. The parallel cable shipped with the scanner is for computers that use Microsoft Windows. For Macintosh computers, use the USB cable. For...

  • Page 8: Hp Scanjet 5470c

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

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    Feeder (ADF) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately. b. Speed Destinations are scanner button options available in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Changing settings for Speed Destinations (some models only)" on page c.

  • Page 10: Hp Scanjet 5490c

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

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    Feeder (ADF) a. Supported accessories include accessories that are not boxed with the scanner, but can be purchased separately. b. Speed Destinations are scanner button options available in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel. See "Changing settings for Speed Destinations (some models only)" on page c.

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  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

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

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Starting troubleshooting ......89 Resolving scanner messages ..... . .90 Resolving issues that did not generate messages.

  • Page 15: Printing This Information, Viewing The Product Tour

    The product tour, which only takes three minutes, begins automatically when you start the HP Precisionscan Pro software for the first time. To view the tour at other times: In the HP Scanning Software folder, double-click Product Tour. Getting started...

  • Page 16: Where Do I Start, Using The Scanner Buttons, Using The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    "Scanning from other programs" on page Using the HP Scanjet Copy Utility Use the HP Scanjet Copy Utility when you need to make standard copy adjustments, such as reducing or enlarging, or lightening or darkening. You can also choose a printer other than the default.

  • Page 17: Selecting And Preparing Items, Items For The Scanner Glass, Items For The Adf

    Before placing an item on the scanner glass, make sure the item is free of wet glue, correction fluid, or other contaminating substances. 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 comparisons"...

  • Page 18: Items For The Xpa

    Getting started Items for the XPA The HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA) is included with some scanner models or can be ordered. Use the XPA and its templates to scan: 35 mm photographic negatives 35 mm slides Because these items are easily damaged, handle them only by their edges.

  • Page 19: 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 ).

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    With the item loaded, press the Scan To button ( scanner. The scanner scans the item to the HP Precisionscan Pro software, choosing the best settings for this type of item. When the scanned image appears in the preview window of the software, draw a selection border around the image or portion of the image you want.

  • Page 22: 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 25: 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 26: Overview Of Scanner Buttons

    Share-to-Web (some models only) 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.

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    If your scanner does not have this button, open the HP Scanjet Controls control panel from your computer to change button settings. 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 28: Scanning Quickly With Scanner Buttons, Scanning To The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    "Changing settings for buttons" on page 35.) If you are scanning slides or negatives using the HP Scanjet Transparency Adapter (XPA), you must scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro software. See "Scanning from the XPA" on page Scanning to the HP Precisionscan Pro software When you use the Scan To button ( Precisionscan Pro software.

  • Page 29: Scanning To Another Program

    Scanning to another program On some models, you can select from a list of destinations (including the HP Precisionscan Pro software) on the front panel LCD, then scan directly to the selected destination. When you select a program other than HP Precisionscan Pro using the...

  • Page 30: Sending A Scan To A Website, Scanning For Photo Reprints

                       Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open on your computer.

  • Page 31: E-mailing A Scan

    Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu. Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, and then click the E-mail tab. In the Destinations pull-down menu, select a destination. See "Destinations options"...

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       "                 Close the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the HP Scanjet Copy Utility, and the HP Scanjet Controls control panel if they are open on your computer.

  • Page 33: Printing Copies

    Using the scanner button allows you to scan an item and send it to a printer using default printer and scanner settings. To change the default printer or scanner settings, open the HP Scanjet Copy Utility in the HP Scanning Software folder.

  • Page 34: Canceling A Scan, Using Power Save

    Power Save button turn off and the scanner lamp returns to its starting position. To use the scanner again, press any button on the front panel of the scanner or start a scan from the computer. After a short warm-up cycle, the scan begins.

  • Page 35: Configuring Scanner Buttons, Changing Settings For Buttons

    (such as an e-mail program) that is associated with the button you press. To change the settings only for the current item, you might want to scan using the HP Precisionscan Pro software instead. See "Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro" on page...

  • Page 36: Changing Settings For Speed Destinations (some Models Only)

    (called a Speed Destination) when scanning directly from the scanner front panel. You can change settings for the Speed Destinations that appear in this list using the HP Scanjet Controls control panel. To see if your scanner model includes Speed Destinations, see panel and accessories comparisons"...

  • Page 37: Settings For Scanner Buttons

    Back to TOC Settings for scanner buttons Using the HP Scanjet Controls control panel, you can change the following types of settings for the buttons on your scanner. Destination options (See "Destinations options" on page Image options (See "Image options" on page ADF Page Size options (See "ADF Page Size options"...

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    & % '              If you are using an ADF with the scanner, select the size of the pages you load in the ADF:...

  • Page 39: Overview Of The Hp Precisionscan Pro Software

    You start the HP Precisionscan Pro software from a scanner button or the HP Scanning Software folder on your computer. You can also start the HP Precisionscan Pro software from another program, such as a word-processing or image-editing program, if the program is compliant with TWAIN or supports the HP Scanjet Plug-in.

  • Page 40: 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 in the HP Scanning Software folder, double-click HP Precisionscan Pro. The software starts. To view the function of a command, place the cursor over the command until an explanation appears.

  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: Getting A Closer Look (zooming), Selecting Output Type

    Output Type menu. See types" on page When you redraw the selection border, the output type might change if Automatically Set Type is selected in the HP Precisionscan Pro Preferences dialog box. "List of output types" on "List of output...

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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 45: Making Optional Adjustments, Basic, Resizing (output Dimensions)

    These tools are needed most often, but using any of them is optional. Depending on the output type chosen, some tools will not be available. Note: When a tool is open on the desktop, the HP Precisionscan Pro software scans the item using the current settings in the tool. However, these settings might not be the best settings for the type of item being scanned.

  • Page 46: 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 47: 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 48: 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 49: Making Optional Adjustments, Advanced, Inverting The Image

    Note: When a tool, such as Invert Colors, is open on the desktop, the HP Precisionscan Pro software scans the item using the current settings in the tool, instead of using automatic adjustment features. To enable the HP Precisionscan Pro software to use automatic adjustment features, close the tool.

  • Page 50: 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 51: Changing Highlights

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

  • Page 52: 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 higher number makes more of the darker values distinct, which increases detail in dark areas.

  • Page 53: 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 54: 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 55: Viewing Rgb Values And Pixels, About The Histogram

    The histogram represents pixel distribution in the preview image, not in the final scanned image. Changing the selection area changes the histogram. Changing the setting for highlight or shadow does not change the histogram. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Highlight Shadow Where pixels in the...

  • Page 56: Changing The Hue, Changing The Saturation

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Changing the hue Color in an image consists of its hue and the saturation. Hue refers to the overall color cast of the image. The software sets the hue for an image, but you can change it. You might want to change it if the image has too much of one color, or if you want to create a special effect.

  • Page 57: Changing The Black And White Threshold

    Threshold at 45 Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro                             Make sure that Black &...

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Setting which colors become black or white in black & white bitmaps This procedure only applies to color images that will be using the Black & White Bitmap output type. It allows you to create special effects, or to correct for originals on colored paper.

  • Page 59: Descreening Images, Resetting All Adjustments

                  On the Advanced menu, click Descreen. Select the option again to turn it off. Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Resetting all adjustments You can reset images to the optimal (default) values the scanning software chose for the image.

  • Page 60: Completing The Final Scan, Sending To A Program

    When you finish making changes, you need to complete the final scan by doing one of these tasks: Sending to a program. See this page. Returning the image to a program that supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in. See page Saving to a file.

  • Page 61: Returning The Image To A Program That Supports Twain Or The Hp Scanjet Plug-in

    TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in If you started the scan from a program that supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, you can perform a final scan and return the image to that program using this procedure. For more information about scanning using TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, see other programs"...

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro *           Image file formats GIF. GIF is a compressed file format suitable for an image that will be used on the Web or on multiple platforms. Cannot be used with True Color output type.

  • Page 63: Printing

    Printing The selection area is the part of the image that prints. If there is no selection border, the contents of the entire scanner bed, including blank areas, print. Printing does not save the image to the computer. Save the scanned image to a file to use the image later.

  • Page 64: Placing A Scan On A Website, Preparing A Scan For Online Viewing

    However, not all Web browsers can display all the file formats that website development applications support. With the HP scanning software, you can scan your text or images, make adjustments to these scans, and then prepare them for the World Wide Web.

  • Page 65: Copying And Pasting Into Another Program

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

  • Page 66: Dragging-and-dropping Into Another Program, Dragging-and-dropping To The Desktop Or A Folder

          "   "                  Open a file in the destination program. Make sure you can see both the destination program and the HP Precisionscan Pro software. In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, place the cursor over the scanned image. While pressing...

  • Page 67: Scanning To Cd

           % Start a new scan, and make any adjustments you want in using the scanning software. In the HP Precisionscan Pro software, do one of the following: On the Scan menu, click Scan to CD. On the toolbar, click (Scan to CD).

  • Page 68: Other Features And Tips

    How to save a group of settings you use all the time and use them with future scans when you select them. (See page 69.) 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 or the HP Scanjet Plug-in.

  • Page 69: Tips For Best Image Quality, Saving Settings

    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...

  • Page 70: Setting Preferences

    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro Setting preferences The preferences are the default settings for all scans performed. To change a setting only for the item currently being scanned see optional adjustments, basic" on page 45 adjustments, advanced" on page                   On the Scan menu, click Preferences.

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    Preview scan when the Scan To button is pushed When selected, a preview of the scan appears when you press the HP Scanning Software button on the scanner. When cleared, the software starts, but the scanner does not display a preview scan. Start a scan from the HP Precisionscan Pro software.

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro        &           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.

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    This option is only available if you’ve selected Image and Text in the Edit Text tab on the Buttons tab of the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box. True Color. Scans images that appear on the page using the True Color output type.

  • Page 74: Scanning From Other Programs

    When scanning from within a program that supports TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, the HP Precisionscan Pro software may start if the 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 program immediately.

  • Page 75: Making Scanned Text Editable

    If this is a one-page item, click Done. If there are more pages of this item, load the next page in the scanner and click Scan on the computer. Repeat until all pages are scanned. Then, click Done. The OCR program opens and creates editable text from the scanned image.

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    Scanning from HP Precisionscan Pro      !      (  +        OCR programs convert some text more accurately than other text.

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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 78: 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 79: 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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    HP logo facing you. "Setting 107. HP logo here From the HP Precisionscan Pro software, click the Scan menu, and select XPA (Slides). Before making any changes, see "Making optional adjustments for slides or negatives" on page When you have finished using the XPA light source, on the Scan menu, click Scanner Glass.

  • Page 81: 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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    XPA light source. 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 slides or negatives"...

  • Page 83: 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 84: 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 85: 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. 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...

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    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 Setting scanner lamp controls. See "Setting scanner lamp controls"...

  • Page 88: Checking The Basics

    However, for Macintosh computers, use the universal serial bus (USB) cable.For more information, see the Setup and Support Make sure the scanner is unlocked. Move the lock to the unlocked position. (Some models only, see "Front panel and accessories comparisons" on page Disconnect the power cable from the scanner and turn off the computer.

  • Page 89: Starting Troubleshooting

                             2 A message is on the scanner or the computer. Follow the directions in the message to resolve the issue.

  • Page 90: 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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    Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu. Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, and then click the Scan To tab. Make sure HP Precisionscan Pro is selected in the Destinations pull-down menu.

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    Troubleshooting and maintaining The correct menu items do not appear in the HP Precisionscan Pro software. If you used the ADF and then disconnected it, restart the software. If you were using the XPA, on the Scan menu, click Scanner Glass to scan from the glass again.

  • Page 93: Resolving Image-quality Issues, Resolving Issues With Scanned Images

    Back to TOC Resolving image-quality issues This section contains information for resolving image-quality issues, whether you scanned using the scanner glass, the ADF, or the XPA. “Resolving issues with scanned images.” "Resolving issues with printed copies" on page 96. "Resolving issues with slides and negatives" on page 98.

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    I only wanted part, or vice versa. Scanned images are crooked. 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. "Scanning from HP An original photo was fuzzy, and the scanned image looks even worse.

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    Best Quality Sharpening is selected. Check the setting. See "Setting preferences" on page I set the image to a higher resolution in the HP Precisionscan Pro software, but the output quality is no better. Setting the resolution to a higher number does not necessarily improve quality.

  • Page 96: Resolving Issues With Printed Copies

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

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    Scanned images are jagged or fuzzy. The output type in the HP Precisionscan Pro software might not be set correctly. Set the output type to True Color or Grayscale.

  • Page 98: 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 99: Resolving Issues With Editable Text

    Cut and paste the text into the program you want. If the text is still not editable, work with the text as an image or retype it. Do one of the following: Scan the item from the OCR program using TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in. See "Scanning from other programs" on...

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    Troubleshooting and maintaining The converted text did not retain font size and style when the text was placed in a word-processing program. Word-processing programs cannot always accept the original formatting of the scanned text. Reformat the text in the word- processing program.

  • Page 101: Resolving Issues Sending To Destinations

    1 Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu. 2 Click the Buttons tab in the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, and then click the E-mail tab. 3 Select the e-mail program, and then click either Text or Text and Image.

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    When I try to send a scanned image using the Scan To command on the Scan menu of the HP Precisionscan Pro software, the program I want does not appear.

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    Start the program with which you want to use the plug-in. If the program does not support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in, 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.

  • Page 104: 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 105: 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 on page 108 An item loaded in the ADF keeps jamming.

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    If you are scanning from the scanner buttons, make sure the correct page size for the ADF is selected in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel: Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu.

  • Page 107: Setting Scanner Lamp Controls, Energy Save, Faster Scan

    Choose Control Panels from the Apple ( ) menu, and then choose HP Scanjet Controls from the submenu. In the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box, click the Lamp tab. Click Energy Save. When finished, close the HP Scanjet Controls dialog box.

  • Page 108: 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.

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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.

  • Page 111: 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 112: Cleaning The Xpa, Cleaning The Adf Glass

            & % '      Disconnect the power cable from the scanner. Open the scanner lid and locate the ADF glass area on the scanner bed.

  • Page 113: Uninstalling The Software, Other Resources, Support, And Specifications

    Insert the HP Scanning Software CD into your computer's CD- ROM drive. The HP Scanning Software window appears. (If the HP Scanning Software window does not appear, double-click the icon for the HP Scanning Software CD.) Double-click the HP Scanning Software Installer, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

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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 Info bar provides 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 116: 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. Apple ( ) menu About HP Precisionscan View information about the program, version, and copyright.

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    Return all settings except output type to the defaults for this image. Copy Scan and place the selection area on the Clipboard. Select All Select the entire scanner glass (including blank space). Unselect All Remove the selection border. View Zoom In Zoom in on the selection area.

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    If you are using Balloon Help, Hide Balloons appears. If you are not using Balloon Help, Show Balloons appears. HP Precisionscan Pro 3.1 View the Help for the HP scanning Help software. HP Scanjet on the Web Connect to the Internet and visit the HP Scanjet website.

  • Page 119: 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 and an Info bar to help you use commands quickly or find information about the current scanned image. Using software commands and controls...

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    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.

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    Back to TOC Context-sensitive cursors The shape of the pointer indicates the type of activity you can perform in the scanning software.                  New selection Draw a new selection area.

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    This is also referred to as true color.       A command offered by programs that support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in. Selecting Acquire takes you directly to the selected scanning software, and then returns the scanned image to the requesting program.

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    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.

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    The higher the color depth, the more lifelike images look on screen. 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 the currently displayed window.

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

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    Back to TOC    Dots Per Inch. The number of dots in a linear inch. DPI measurements are used to describe the resolution of printers and scanners, where printed images and words are made up of a series of round dots. The greater the DPI number, the higher the resolution.

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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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                          The scanning software that HP provides for previewing an image before sending it to a destination; making changes, such as resolution, resizing, and contrast;...

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      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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    A module that integrates into a program to provide additional functionality. The HP Precisionscan Pro Installer adds a Photoshop plug-in (the HP Scanjet Plug-in) for image editor and OCR programs that allows you to scan text and images from within these programs.

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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.          Term for scanning items directly to a website.

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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. Programs that support TWAIN or the HP Scanjet Plug-in pull an image from a source, such as the HP Precisionscan Pro software. The list of destinations available when configuring the Scan To button options in the HP Scanjet Controls control panel.

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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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    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 About HP Precisionscan Pro command abrasive cleaners, avoiding accessories, using Adobe Acrobat Reader accuracy, OCR Advanced menu, shortcuts for acquiring scans alarms, highlight and shadow active program, definition albums, photo ADF (automatic document feeder) alcohol, cleaning with capacity alerts...

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    94, 97 comparison, features compressed file formats customizing contrast adjusting definition Control Panels, HP Scanjet Controls cut off pages, troubleshooting control range, definition Controls tab options copies, making dark areas quality, troubleshooting troubleshooting using HP Scanjet Copy Utility...

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    OCR conversions when to use HP Scanjet Copy Utility 8-bit HP Scanjet on the Web definition HP Scanjet Plug-in option, selecting definition output type, using returning scans with shortcut for troubleshooting using...

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    HP Scanjet Copy Utility using scanner button manual, printing margins, adjusting for new documents, troubleshooting Maximum Pixel Depth New Scan command definition...

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    Reset Tools toolbar shortcut resetting using HP Precisionscan Pro software Print command shortcuts 116, 119 using printing copies documentation Resize command from HP Scanjet Copy Utility...

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    Back to TOC methods for negatives preparing originals previewing selecting areas for sending to programs slides using ADF using HP Precisionscan Pro software using scanner buttons Setup and Support guide scanning source, definition shadows Scrapbook picture clippings scratched templates screen resolution definition...

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    24-bit color, definition white stripes, troubleshooting 256 Color Palette Width field, resizing images Type of file options window cleaner, using Typing cursor wizard, HP Share-to-Web word processing programs underlined text, converting Undo Editing Changes command shortcuts Word, removing frames in using...

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