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Why shouldn't I attach laser printers or scanners to a UPS?

I have an FSP EP1000 UPS. The User's Manual says: CAUTION: NEVER connect a laser printer or scanner to the UPS unit. This may cause the damage of the unit. Why is this restriction?
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Scan-to-PDF software for Linux?

I have a workflow whereby I scan paper documents into searchable PDFs using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 document scanner. I am not a great fan of the bundled software, but it's dead simple to use: place a ...
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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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Canon LIDE 30 scanner with Windows 7 x64

Has anyone gotten any of those older LIDE scanners (models 20, 30, 35 etc.) to work on Win7 x64?? I've tried several things, like grabbing the LIDE 60 driver for Vista64, but nothing has worked so ...
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Scanning with the Canon mp620 with error code U163

I have a Canon Pixma MP620 with an empty black ink cartridge. This particular printer is an "all-in-one" and can scan documents. However, every time I turn the printer on, the LCD shows the ...
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Is there a way to share a scanner with an Airport Extreme?

I've got an Airport Extreme as my home network's router. (Sidebar: I love it.) The printer sharing is pretty phenomenal - I've got my printer hooked up to the base station and all the machines in ...
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How do I Initiate an OCR scan in Microsoft Office Word 2010?

How do you kick off a scan and character recognition using Microsoft Office Word 2010 (Beta)? I can't seem to find an option to scan the document in my scanner directly into a 2010 Word document. I ...
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Can modern all in one devices be used as a scanner with empty ink cartridges?

Whilst sheet feeder scanners are quite expensive for even entry level ones, all in one devices with a sheet feeder are surprisingly affordable - I can only assume that this is sold at a loss leading ...
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Recommend Linux software to scan multiple pages using sheet feeder?

I use Ubuntu 9.10. xsane works great for scanning a document placed on the glass, but I don't see any way to make it scan multiple pages using my all-in-one unit's sheet feeder. I have the Brother ...
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Is there a way for a “drivers only” installation for HP printer?

I just purchased my HP Officejet 4500 printer, launched the installation from the CD, and installed the "minimum installation" mode. It installed software for 430 MB, installed Yahoo toolbar, and ...
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Create Your Own Hand-written Font for Free [closed]

Does anyone know of a place where you can create your own handwritten font for free? I used to use http://www.yourfonts.com/, but now they want money. Is there some sort of free, downloadable tool ...
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Any suggestion for free scanning software Windows XP [closed]

Any suggestion for free scanning software Windows XP? I have a scanner but I don't have scanning software. Any idea is appreciated. Thank you.
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scanning only works under “sudo” (Ubuntu)

When I try to scan, using simple-scan, the UI says Failed to scan -- Unable to connect to scanner. When I run it from the command line I get: joel@home:/usr/bin$ simple-scan -d ** ...
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Can I use a scanner connected to another computer on my computer?

I have a home server running Windows Server 2008 R2, wich has one multi-functional printer. I can already use the printer from my laptop (Windows 7 Professional RTM), but can I use the scanner tool ...
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Scanning a document: device not ready error

I recently bought a Samsung SCX-4623F Printer-Copier-Scanner-Fax machine. Printing and copying work fine, but I have been unable to scan anything with it. The device is connected to a PC running ...
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Is it technically possible to read CD by its scan?

Lets say we have image of CD (from scanner). Can we technically read it? What DPI is needed?
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How can I scan x-rays on a flatbed scanner?

I have a standard flatbed scanner, which doesn't come with any special accessory to scan negatives. If I scan x-rays by just putting them under the lid, with no special provision, the scans comes out ...
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Can I get a Canon D1250D2 scanner to work with Windows 7?

Having recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 my Canon D1250D2 no longer works as there aren't any Windows 7 drivers for it. Apart from that it's in perfect working order. Before I spend some ...
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Easiest way to scan books?

What's the easiest tool to use to scan books? I find that using my scanner is difficult for books?
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Scan to PDF software for Windows?

What's the best software to use to scan documents direct to a multi-page PDF. I want to scan a series of sheets directly to a PDF file with as little manual intervention as possible. Software must ...
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Assign default program to scanner button

When I press the start button on my Epson V500 Photo scanner, I am confronted with 4 choices of which I always need the same one. How can I make the start button on my scanner automaticaly start the ...
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Does a direct scan without previewing a document save electricity?

My question is very simple and straight. I normally take a preview option while scanning a document in my scanner where sometimes I adjust its boundary and reduce the overall size of the document to ...
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Is there any way to share the scanner of a multi-function printer?

I have a multi-function printer at home (an HP Photosmart C4280) and I would like to be able to use its scanner from any computer (they're all Windows XP) in my network. Is this doable?
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Scanner for sheets of paper of different sizes

Is there any equipment that can scan a stack of papers that are of different size(some are recepies from restaurants, others bills for electricity, other parking fines, etc)? They are not aligned ...
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Scanner is turning my computer off

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit and I just installed a printer, the Epson Stylus NX110. Whenever I try to scan or print my computer powers off. There doesn't seem to be anything left over in my logs, (but ...
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How can we control the device driver load order in Windows XP? [closed]

We are trying to install both an HP scanner and a Kodak scanner on an XP machine and the problem is that HP's scanner driver always places itself into the first and default scanner device position. We ...
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Why does scanning take up so much space?

If I want to scan a document, 10 pages, each page as PDF 300dpi, greyscale. 10 pages 6MB.. 40 pages 24MB. FINE. Color, each page is 25MB Why is color 25MB? Is PDF very inefficient? it does the ...
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Network Scanning: HP Laserjet 2840 & Windows 7 (+ Linux?)

I own a HP Laserjet 2840 multifunction printer. It's a fabulous device, but on Windows 7 it can't network scan. HP doesn't seem to support it in anything greater than Vista, and they aren't forth ...
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Batch scan a lot of pictures

I have a lot of pictures to scan. Is it possible, using linux and xsane, to write a script so that the computer will keep scanning, giving incremental filenames to the resulting files ? I'd really ...
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How can I “scan” an image at a set DPI using a camera?

I want to scan a check so I can upload it to my bank's website for electronic deposit. The bank requires the image to be a JPG of at least 200 DPI. Unfortunately, I do not have a scanner, just a ...
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Webcam to 3D scanner

Is there any software which will allow my webcam to turn into a 3d scanner?
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Scanner with ADF that will save to USB memory stick [closed]

Is there such a thing as a scanner with an automatic document feeder and a duplexer, that will scan to a USB memory stick? Other requirements, must be able to save as PDF (inc multipage PDF) or JPG. ...
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Share a Stand Alone Scanner Over Network?

My office just got a new ScanSnap S1500 scanner and I wanted to hook it up so 4 or 5 different computers can access it and use it just as if it was connected directly to their machine. Is my only ...
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Command line document scanner

Is it possible to trigger scanning automatically on OS X? All I was able to find is http://blog.scottkleper.com/scanline-command-line-scanner-for-mac/, which is rather good, only that it can scan into ...
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How to scan an image and automatically crop it to the scanned content with a linux command line tool?

I need to scan lots of small items with quite similar, but not the exact same, size. What I thought I'd like to do is: Run a linux command line tool with the file name as a parameter which runs the ...
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Are there any all-in-one printers that allow scanning after the ink ran out?

The ink of my Canon PIXMA MP280 all-in-one inkjet printer just ran out and I realized that not only I cannot print but I cannot scan (which doesn't need any ink, of course). Upon making some further ...
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Where can one find old HP TWAIN drivers?

This is really strange... I have developped a little something for an aplication that uses Scanner with flatbed and optional autofeeder (scan multiples leaves at once ). I had some troubles, but ...
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What scanner should I buy to scan a big stack of photos?

I want to scan a huge pile of photos (10,000+). What hardware/software can I use to automatically feed and scan these photos? Requirements The photos are 4 ¼” x 6” No excessive bending of the ...
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Default program for scanner in windows 7

I have a cannon canoscan scanner and windows 7 pro. When I press the scan button on the scanner I get a choose program dialog. My 2 choices are Photoshop and Picasa. I want to add other programs, ...
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covert hand drawn sketch into visio chart

is there some software that would take a sketch drawn by hand and scanned and then convert it to a Visio (or similar software ) chart I can edit ?
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Calculator for scan resolution

I have a drawing that I need to scan, than to print that scan in size twice as big than original. For example: my drawing is 20x15 cm, I need to reprint it in 40x30 cm. How big scan resolution should ...
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How do I use Brother software to scan to Email?

I have a Brother MFC 6490CW and we recently installed the software for it on Windows 7. Before it automatically opened Outlook 2010 when we told it to scan to an email because it was the default mail ...
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Mustek 1200 UB Plus on Windows 7 64-bit

I have a Mustek 1200 UB Plus scanner. Is it possible to install this on Windows 7? There are no drivers for it for 64-bit Windows.
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How do I install the Fujitsu fi-4120C scanner on Windows 7 64-bit?

The Fujitsu fi-4120C scanner is not officially supported in Windows 7, but in the past I know I've somehow got it installed using the Vista driver. Unfortunately I can't remember what steps I took ...
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What are current options to scan or convert a hand written note to a file on my laptop?

I wonder how come there are not many options when it comes to scan or convert a device which could be connected to a laptop/desktop, which could - 1] Allow me to write with a digital pen on some ...
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How can I scan documents from a Lexmark x543n over the network on OS X 10.6

I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just ...
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How can I scan from Canon PIXMA MX700 without disabling OS X firewall?

I have a Canon PIXMA MX700 connected by ethernet. When I first bought it I was using OS X 10.4, and scanner-initiated scanning worked fine. After upgrading to 10.6, neither scanner-initiated or ...
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Automate Windows scanning feature

I have a rather older Canon scanner Pixma MP 110. Of course, Canon does not provide any useful drivers (their site is really desperate, frustrating and useless in all means) - the only software I ...
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Modify/Truncate the Data picked up by a bar code scanner

I trying to find a solution for a scanning problem I have. We print packing slips to place with orders we ship via UPS. Currently, users have to type in the patient information. I would like to use ...
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How to set the same crop settings for all documents being scanned?

I'm scanning a lot of images using Windows Fax & Scan. I reduced the DPI to speed up the process. All photos are the same size, so I was wondering if I can crop them all at once. Right now, I ...