Use the scan features
Scanning is the process of converting text and pictures into an electronic format for
your computer. You can scan just about anything: photos, magazine articles, and text
documents, as long as you are careful not to scratch the glass on your HP all-in-one.
You can use the scanning features of your HP all-in-one to do the following:
Scan text from an article into your word processor and quote it in a report.
Print business cards and brochures by scanning a logo and using it in your
Send photos to friends and relatives by scanning your favorite prints and
including them in e-mail messages.
Create a photographic inventory of your house or office.
Archive treasured photos in an electronic scrapbook.
Scanning text (also known as optical character recognition or OCR) lets you
bring the content of magazine articles, books, and other printed matter into your
favorite word processor (and many other programs) as fully editable text. Learning to
do OCR right is important if you want to obtain the best results. Do not expect
scanned text documents to be letter-perfect the first time you use your OCR software.
Using OCR software is an art that takes time and practice to master.
For more information about scanning documents, especially documents containing
both text and graphics, see the documentation that came with your OCR software.
To use the scan features, your HP all-in-one and computer must be connected and
turned on. The HP all-in-one software must also be installed and running on your
computer prior to scanning. To verify that the HP all-in-one software is running on a
Windows PC, look for the HP all-in-one icon in the system tray at the lower right side
of the screen, near the time. On a Macintosh, the HP all-in-one software is always
Closing the HP Windows system tray icon can cause your HP all-in-one to lose
some of its scan functionality and result in the
error message. If this
happens, you can restore full functionality by restarting your computer or by starting
the HP Image Zone software.
For information about how to scan from the computer, and how to adjust, resize,
rotate, crop, and sharpen your scans, see the onscreen HP Image Zone Help that
came with your software.
This chapter contains information on: sending a scan to and from different
destinations, and adjusting the preview image.