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How to scan without ink Cannon MP620

I don't have any ink cartridges which the printer isn't letting me scan anything (you have to be kidding me Cannon?) I would appreciate any help! I've done some googling and nothing seems to work ...
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Cannot scan using TWAIN driver from Ricoh Aficio Printer

2 days before I formatted my Windows 2008 Server SP2 system and reinstalled the same OS. There is a network printer (Ricoh Aficio MP C2030) in my office, which can be used both as a printer and a ...
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When a PDF file only contains a scanned image, is it just a JPG image inside a PDF container?

Many scanners can scan a page into a PDF file. When this is done, is the PDF file really just a container that contains a single image? Is that image typically a JPG image, a PDF image, or a ...
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Windows 7 “Scan to file” dialog

I'm using Windows 7. I have a Brother DCP-7040 scanner and printer, with Brother's ControlCenter3 software installed. I also have Picasa 3.5 installed. When I press the Scan button on my scanner ...
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How to scan multiple pages into a single pdf in Windows 10?

It can't be so difficult! There are similar questions in this forum but they're years old. Anyone has any smart solution on how to do this in a simple way? I've tried Windows Fax and Scan and the new ...
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Why is scanned PDF size varies with scanners?

I have a Samsung SCX 4623 FW all in one and a Canon multifunction at work. I observed that the PDF files generated after scanning documents is quite different. The PDF generated by SCX 4623 FW is 10 ...
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Permanently setting B/W threshold in Acrobat XI?

I am looking for a software to conveniently scan documents in black and white (1 bit). Previously I have been using Presto PageManager in a version from 2001. Here I could set up scan settings, then ...
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SANE scanning, scanbd buttons and service permissions

I've been trying to make this work all day. I'm almost there but something is still missing. Here's the story so far: Debian Jessie 8.3 headless home server Canon MP140 MFP scanner/printer fully ...
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Scan Wirelessly

How can I Scan from a Brother MFC-J625DW wirelessly to Mac !0.10.5 OS X Yosemite. I can print with no problem and have trialed Vue Scan which worked effortlessly but I cannot use OS X Yosemite yet all ...
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Brother MFC Doesn't Show Up in OS X's Image Capture, etc

I’ve noticed in OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) that my Brother MFC-7820N no longer seems to have OS-level support for scanning. If I look in “Image Capture”, the scanner is not listed under shared devices ...
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How can I use a network-connected HP All-in-One to scan on Windows 8?

I have an HP LaserJet All-in-One connected to my home network router. When I had Windows 7 I was able to scan documents to my computer using the default scanning software that came with Windows. I ...
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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Can I create a list of devices connected to switch using PING or some PING freeware

I'm hoping there is a way to list all devices connected to our switch/LAN, including all devices on different subnets, using PING command prompt command or some sort of PING freeware. I connected our ...
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Is my anti-malware setup consistent with “best practices”?

A few days ago, my PC was acting weird and froze sometimes. I did full scans using Avast! Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware since I assumed it was a virus causing these, but both software ...
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PDFs of old library books… Why does the text and background seem to be in separate layers?

Often, when I open a PDF, I see the background of a page come up, before the text elements or photos appear. This is baffling to me, because many of these PDFs come from Google scans of old library ...
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System File Checker cannot complete scanning?

I am trying to scan for corrupted files in Windows 7 using sfc/ scannnow from cmd, but the scan stops at 73% and I get the message: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested ...
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How to scan A4 document and split it into 4 A4 documents?

I have bunch of A4 document papers. One page contains 4 A6 pages. Now I am trying to scan it and split it into 4. Is there any way to make this process easy?
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How to fix “failed to start scanner: invalid argument” if I use xscanimage?

I newly purchased a DNT ViewScan. I was installing packages in my Linux Mint Debian Edition machine for sane. At first it was working, xscanimage produced a great scan. I was trying more programs, ...
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HP Officejet 7410 AIO: Scanning/copying output is a solid black field

I recently tried to breathe some life back into an old Officejet 7410 for my parents. The printing is fine, but the scanning and the copying respectively produce images and copies that are mostly ...
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Applying image filters before using ScanTailor

I am planning to scan images from microfilm of an old periodical (mostly text, occasional illustrations, all black and white), from which I would like to create a DjVu, perhaps with OCR. I would like ...
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Scanning multiple pictures, then automatic cropping

Is this possible even ? I put 4 pictures on the flatbed scanner, scan them as a group (with white background from the scanner <-- heavy contrast with the scanned pictures). Now, I'm interested - ...
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How to scale page size down in Adobe Acrobat X Pro?

I scanned a document on a scanner at a friend's house and the pdf ended up being 35 inches by 45 inches in size. I think this the cause of the trouble had for the person I sent it to, they get the ...
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scanning a print to cad

I have a paper print (blue print for you old guys) that are scaled drawings of wing ribs for a home built airplane. I would like to be able to scan them so I could CNC cut the forming blocks. Most of ...
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously [on hold]

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm ...
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Scanner and interpolation

I am using an Epson Perfection V370 scanner to scan handwritten documents. Epson says that the scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 4800 dpi. Now I understand that this is achieved without ...
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110GB of hard drive eaten by scanner

I am in the process of scanning a couple of dozen reference books into pdf. The pre-optimized pfd's are around 150MB in size. For some reason since I've been doing it my c: drive has lost 110GB and is ...
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Detecting blank image files

I am using scanimage with a document scanner (Canon DR-2510C) that supports duplex scanning. Unfortunately, its SANE driver does not support blank page detection, so that with mixed pages ...
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How can I get my Epson printer to scan a document into a single image?

I have an Epson Stylus SX438W printer / scanner, and when I try to use it as a scanner it has this bizarre automatic "feature" which causes it to detect the white background of whatever I'm scanning, ...
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Scanning old papers in TIFF format. Is scanning at 48-bit color worth it?

I am currently scanning old papers with some notes on them using an Epson V370 scanner. I want the output files to be TIFFs, however I am not sure which bit depth to choose. One of the papers has ...
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What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents [closed]

I would like to scan some old text documents. My purpose is twofold: disaster recovery (e.g. fire), and to save space on bulky documents I rarely refer to (e.g. old phone bills). After scanning I ...
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How to reduce error rate when scanning pages using sheet feeder?

I would like to scan old text documents, and then destroy some of the originals. Apart from spot-checking, what can I do to get an acceptably low scan failure rate? I would like to get a failure ...
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How to make a text document image just black and white without grey color, grey background, folding lines, and paper wrinkles? [closed]

If a text document (or a form) is scanned or taken as a photograph and emailed to somebody, the image when printed, could have a grey background, grey folding lines (of the paper), and wrinkles or ...
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Is TIFF a good file format to scan my old photos in? [closed]

I'm scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. From this answer I know I should use 600dpi. But the scanning office is also asking me if I want JPEG of TIFF. I know JPEG is lossy, so I ...
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How to verify scanned page count and quality when using sheet feeder?

I would like to scan old text documents, and then destroy some of the originals. There would be a few thousand sides of A4. To do this I will need some procedure to "QC" that all the pages have been ...
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Ricoh Aficio MP171SPF: Scan to Folder not working

The scanning functionality on my MP171 is not working over my network. All the necessary configurations have been made using the web interface, but it cannot authenticate. It throws several different ...
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How to scan a document using printer HP 3015 on fedora14?

I was able to successfully print a document using HP 3015 printer connected to a fedora14 system locally via usb but I am not able to scan any document using the same. The printer does support ...
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How do I find out if a printer is scan to email compatible with Office 365?

I have a Toshiba e Studio 282 that previously had scan to email going through an Exchange server. The Exchange server was decommissioned and the company got Office 365 instead. I tried inputting the ...
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How can I scan multiple photos at once

Like many of us, I have thousands of pictures that I'd like to scan. I've been thinking through the process of doing this and see an immense task. One of the pain points I've identified is the need ...
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Windows 8.1 will not connect to Canon scanner over USB

I've got a Canon MF4370dn that Windows 8 will occasionally refuse to connect to. More specifically, it detects that the printer/scanner is connected but when I load up Windows' scanning software it ...
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How do I scan a batch of colors in an image, then exchange groups of colors for new colors?

Using GIMP, how do I scan colors in an image, choose certain of those colors and exchange them for another color?
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suddenly cannot retrieve scan applications list from computer for Lexmark 9350 all-in-one printer

I suspect a Microsoft update to Windows 7 x64 in the past week or so may be preventing my Lexmark 9350 from downloading the scan applications list. It's been working for 2 years, and I can still print ...
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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 to avoid skewed results with the OCR tool pdfsandwich?

Usually, scanned pages need to be deskewed before applying an OCR tool. Here, my input is a straight scanned page, and the OCR output is sometimes skewed, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. In my ...
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Looking for simple Windows scan (multiple pages) to one PDF application? [closed]

I would like to find some simple scan software for a Windows machine that can scan to PDF, but I would like it to do batch or multiple pages into one big PDF. I saw a couple questions on scan to ...
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Is it possible to give Evernote handwriting recognition?

I have a lot of handwritten notes on my desk. I'd like to scan them in once a week and have the handwritten notes recognised and stored in Evernote, in order to have a full text search for all the ...
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Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
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Gmail as default client for Windows 7/Vista [duplicate]

I have to use old pc and can't change/upgrade it. It mostly using for scanning & emailing. We use Google apps for domain as a mail server. Can I somehow scan and email doc from this PC in one ...
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How does HP's “Scan to computer” feature work?

Many HP all-in-ones have a "Scan to computer" function where you can be standing at a network printer and scan all your gubbins straight to your computer without having to load up scanning ...
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Affordable scanner with huge auto load tray? [closed]

I would like to scan a huge pile of documents (~50000 A4 pages, single-sided), once or twice a year. This would have to be done once or twice a year. Speed is not so crucial (no problem if it takes ...
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How to scan multiple pages from a book under Linux?

I want the process to look like: I choose the correct scan settings (dpi, color depth, etc) I lay the first page on the scanner and trigger the process The scanner scans the page and waits for me ...