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Converting a physical document into digital form

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How do I find an intermediate switch's IP address on my LAN?

I use a D-Link DGS-1005A (you can see the manual here) switch that sits between my main router provided by the ISP and my machine and I am trying to find its IP Address so that I can play with the ...
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How can I improve the scan quality of the text written with a pencil?

I use a FUJITSU IX500 Scansnap Document Scanner. How can I improve the scan quality of the text written with a pencil? Example: Before scanning: After scanning: The notes written with a pencil in ...
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Convert coloured book scan pdf to 1 bit black and white

I have a high dpi book scan which is very slow to read, probably owing to the fact that it has all gradation and colourful goodness of the pages and text. I want to get rid of everything extra and ...
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Why is my EPSON ES-500W scanner leaving skid marks on the paper from the feed rollers?

I have an EPSON ES-500W that I'm using to scan books so I can throw away ones that I still occasionally reference but no longer want taking up space. When scanning the book "SOLIDWORKS 2016 ...
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How can I scan a document without losing the original quality?

I am scanning in pages from an old book so that I can recreate the font of this book, but the letters are pretty small and if I scan them in at 150 or 300 dpi I won't get the details needed to ...
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How can I change paper size in Windows 10 native scanning agent?

My Windows 10 always requests my scanner to scan in Legal instead of A4: And it won't let me change it (field is disabled). Is there any way I can override that / set the default / force my Windows ...
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Can't produce 8.5 x 11 scans of 8.5 x 11 docs from Brother scanners

Perhaps you have heard of this issue with Brother scanners. (Apparently this issue is not exclusively a Brother issue – see scanner - Can't scan to exactly letter size (8.5x11) PDF? - Super User.) I ...
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"could not import from "iphone" the device was disconnected

I have tried to use Continuity Camera to take scan. My step: Open Preview App File import from iphone scan documents and after I use my Iphone 11 to take the photo, the moment I click save, it crashes ...
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Can a scan be combined with a text PDF to make a searchable PDF without OCR?

I have some legal documents in PDF form that need my signature on some pages. I would like to store these, including my scanned signature, online. I plan to use tools to concatenate the pages that don'...
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Do scans at a chosen DPI resolution have all the same file size?

If I scan a batch of documents, all the same format — not the same content — at same DPI value, will each page take the same amount of bytes?
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Access router from outside network

Both routers are connected to the switch. How can I access, scan for open port and get the IP for the router number 2 while I'm in the router number 1?
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I need to scan the same Cell in excel all the time

Hi I am scanning Bar Code Products into a spread sheet and when the bar code matches the log it shows a route which is great but after each scan Excel moves on to next cell I need the scanner to ...
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Tool for turning document photos to pdf [closed]

I want to compile photos of my notebooks (taken with phone) into a pdf. The photos are mostly black and white, with some red and blue. They need perspective adjustments because they are not taken ...
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Detect strange pdf rendering

I used simple-scan to scan hundreds of documents. A few pdfs render strangely with evince: Fortunately, using LibreOffice and exporting as pdf produces the desired pdf output (purposely compressed), ...
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HP LaserJet MFP M426dw asks for password when scanning to email

We have a HP LaserJet MFP M426dw on our network which is configured to scan to email. Apparently someone made some changes to this printer, and now the printer is asking for a password when trying to ...
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How can I scan and get a PDF file with selectable japanese text?

I have several magazines in japanese. I would like to carry them to read in an airplane but they are too heavy so ideally I am thinking of scanning the pages and carrying them as pdfs. But I like to ...
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Epson L1455 Series email server configuration for scanning

I would like to set up a scan to email on my Epson L1455 Series. Here is the email server configurations: Here's the Wi-Fi configuration: Whenever I enter my email address and start to scan, ...
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How do you output a QR code to the linux cli terminal for scanning?

I want to be able to output a QR code to the ubuntu cli terminal where I can scan with my phone. I have a configuration file I want to convert to a QR code so I can scan it vs having to transfer it ...
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Scan COA Sticker

We are a OEM manufacture and want to prevent errors on read/write windows key. Is there any way to scan the licence key with a hand scanner or something else (mobile camera + software) of the COA ...
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Is it legal to scan directories / sub-directories / files on some website? [closed]

I have a simply question about scanning websites. Is it legal to scan directories / sub-directories / files on some website? I know it's just sending request and read response, but can some website ...
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Network distruption when scanning with amass or nmap

When I'm scanning with amass with amass enum -active -brute -d {domain} the average queries performed are 151/sec and my connection gets disrupted at the point that it's not usable on any device ...
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How to scan documents and download large files at the same time using the same router

When I'm at home, I'm scanning personal documents, but this causes everyone to experience lag even though my internet connection is adequate for such speed. What can i possibly do that will allow me ...
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Use Windows 10's Fax and Scan print to pdf feature without annoying 90 degree rotation?

When using Windows 10's native "Fax and Scan" app to create a PDF by using "print to pdf" feature, PDF documents are always rotated 90 degrees. While there are many ways to re-rotate the document, ...
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Is really NMAP uses ping packets to consider Host discovery?

I run this command nmap -sn 192.168.0.2 for only Host discovery. And then I started wireshark to see what will going to happen. I thought It would send ICMP echo req, but the results was very ...
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How to leave pdf image unchanged while adding OCR to a pdf with pdfsandwich?

I am trying to add OCR to PDFs and am using pdfsandwich to do so. The problem is that pdfsandwich processes the image when doing OCR which changes what the document looks like. Is there any way to ...
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Crop and rearrange duplex scanned A3 pdf into A4 format

I scanned some duplex printed A3 pages stapled in the middle into a multi-page pdf file. The result kind of looks like this: (left side of the A3 page | right side) page n | page 1 page 2 | page ...
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error scanning from adf with scanimage - setting of option --source failed (Invalid argument)

I have tried to scan from ADF with scan image. Canon MF237. I am getting this error: scanimage --source ADF --format tiff --batch=$(date +%Y%m%d_%H%M%S)_p%04d.tiff --resolution 150 scanimage: ...
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Scanning with MX920

I have a Canon MX922 printer /scanner. The printer stopped printing because Im supposedly out of ink from cartridge 250 PGBK. Is there a way to cheat the machine into thinking there is ink let so I ...
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Canon c1028i - Scan to Shared Folder

I have a Canon c1028i and I need to know if it's possible to scan documents to a shared folder. Thanks.
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How to scan a physical document and store it as PDF

I want to scan an old receipt/letter etc. from my desk in paper form and save it to PDF. How do I do that? NOTE: I'm using HP Color LaserJet cp3525 printer
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Epson Image scanning in Debian

I couldn't get my Epson XP-430 to work on an Ubuntu 16.04 based system. Saw errors like: Could not send command to scanner no devices found And this is after installing all the official drivers ...
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Scan destination for Epson Workforce Printer/Scanner

For the Epson Workforce 3640 all-in-one printer/scanner/fax, how does one set the destination folder (Windows 7) for scans originating from the scanner. (It's easy to set the destination for scans ...
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2-Sided "book" scanning vs. 2-Sided "tablet" scanning?

HP Scanners with Auto Document Feeders (ADF) offer "2-sided (book)" scanning and "2-sided (tablet)" scanning. There is no documentation to explain the difference, and searching the internet comes up ...
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scanimage on ADF not working with --batch

I want to scan multiple file with an ADF. This is my device: luca@luca-server:~$ sudo scanimage -L device `xerox_mfp:libusb:001:006' is a Samsung SCX-3400 Series multi-function peripheral If I run ...
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Trimming exterior empty space with ImageMagick does not work on scanned documents

Given an image that has some actual content inside and usually some unwanted white or black or transparency around that, I would like to trim or crop the exterior parts using ImageMagick. The ...
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Receiving An error occurred while connecting with the scanner. (-9923) when trying to scan from the printer to Mac OS 10.12

Whenever I am trying to scan from the HP Printer Envy 4500 to MacOs Sierra 10.12 it gives me this following error: When the printer was installed initially, it used to scan fine but stopped scanning ...
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How to effectively scan 130,000 paper pages in 10 days

I have a rather large project which will ultimately benefit society, and I'm looking for all the help I can muster.   I have about 130,000 pages that need to be digitized. Many of them are in packages ...
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Scanning resolution

At http://www.scantips.com/basics07.html it is written: The motor in the 600x1200 dpi scanner can step in 1/1200 inch steps vertically. If we select 300 dpi, it will move four steps at a time ...
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Can I "roll back" to the PDF without OCR?

I'm using Automator in combination with Abbys Finereader to watch a Folder for new scanned PDF documents. The Finereader OCRs the Document and exports it to a new PDF in the same Folder. For a month ...
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Canon All in One MX520 scanner issue

My Canon MX520 scanner is taking a very long time to scan, the speed is averaging between 9 - 20minutes to scan 1 simple document. I need some ideas to how to make it operate faster.
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer?

For this example I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of ...
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Finding Public IP of router on different LAN

Is there any possible way to acquire a public IP of a network without joining it's network? Let's say Router A is on LAN A, I'm connected to LAN B, and I want to access the login page of Router A ...
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How to scan 500+ playing cards to png

I have a card game with 500+ cards. I want to scan all those and have them as individual PNG files, with transparent rounded corners. I have a simple consumer scanner. I can fit 8 cards with ease and ...
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Enable OCR in Greenshot

I run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office professional Plus 2016 on my computer. Looks like MS OCR functionality is enabled in my system since OneNote is able to copy text from image. But how to enable ...
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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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How to scan multiple pages into a single pdf in Windows 10? [closed]

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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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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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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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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