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Parallel Port Scanner
Installation Guide
FOR WINDOWS
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FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for the class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and if not installed, and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a class B computing device, pursuant to FCC Rules. In order to maintain compliance with
FCC regulations, shielded cables must be used with this equipment. Operation with non-approved equipment or unshielded cables is likely to result in
interference to radio and TV reception. The user is cautioned that changes and modifications made to the equipment without the approval of manufacturer
could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
TABLE O F CO NTENT S
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What’s in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The Parallel Port Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Connecting the Scanner to the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing the Scanner Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Setting Up the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Scanning an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adjusting Scanner Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Selecting a Predefined Scanner Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Selecting Scan Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Customizing a Scanner Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Selecting the Area of the Item You Want to Scan . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cleaning the Scanner Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Parallel Port Scanner Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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WELCOME
Congratulations on purchasing the parallel port, flatbed scanner. With
your scanner, you can quickly scan paper documents and color photos
to place their electronic images on your computer.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Before starting the installation, check the contents of the box to make
sure that all parts are included. If any items are missing or damaged,
contact the dealer where you purchased the scanner.
Parallel Port Scanner
Software CD
Parallel cable
Power supply
Note: The CD includes all the software you need for installing the
scanner and scanning pages, photos, and other items.
PARALLEL PORT SCANNER INSTALLATION GUIDE
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THE PARALLEL PORT SCANNER
THE PARALLEL PORT SCANNER
1
Document cover
2
Document pad
3
Glass
4
Reference frame
5
Printer port
6
Host port
7
Power jack
1
Document cover. Close the document cover after placing items on the scanner glass.
2
Document pad. Helps to secure the document in place on the scanner glass.
3
Glass. Place items face down on the glass, aligned at the lower left corner.
4
Reference frame. Place items face down within this frame. Markings for inches and
centimeters appear along the border of the frame.
5
Printer port. Plug your printer cable into this port.
6
Host port. Plug the parallel cable that connects the scanner to the computer into this
port.
7
Power jack. Plug the scanner’s power supply into this jack.
Note: The scanner does not have an on/off switch. Simply start a software
application that supports scanning and scan from it. For more information, see
“Setting Up the Scanner” on page 7.
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PARALLEL PORT SCANNER INSTALLATION GUIDE
WHAT YOU NEED
To use the scanner and software, you need the following:
■ IBM PC (or 100-percent compatible) Pentium or equivalent
■
Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000
■
One available parallel (LPT) port on your computer
■
32 megabytes (MB) or more of available internal memory (RAM)
■
70 MB of free hard disk space
■
A VGA or SVGA monitor. Recommended settings for your monitor
are as many colors as possible—High Color (16-bit), True Color
(24-bit or 32-bit). Set the resolution to at least 800 by 600 pixels.
To set your monitor’s colors and resolution, open the Windows
Control Panel, double-click Display, and then click the Settings tab.
■
A CD-ROM drive
CONNECTING THE SCANNER TO THE COMPUTER
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CONNECTING THE SCANNER TO THE COMPUTER
Your parallel port scanner connects to any available parallel (LPT) port.
Check your computer’s manual for the parallel port locations.
Note: Please follow the sequence of steps in this section. Do not
connect the power cable until all other connections are complete.
To connect the parallel port scanner:
1. Save any open files, then shut down the power to your computer.
2. If a printer cable is attached to your computer’s parallel port,
unplug the cable from the computer. If you don’t have a printer
attached to your computer, skip this step.
3. Plug one end of the scanner’s parallel cable into the port on the
back of the scanner marked “Host.”
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4. Plug the other end of the scanner’s parallel cable into the parallel
port on the back of your computer.
On some older computers the serial port and parallel port both
have 25-pin connectors that fit the scanner cable. Please make sure
you plug the scanner cable into a parallel port.
5. If you unplugged a printer from the computer’s parallel port earlier,
plug it into the “Printer” port on the scanner.
6. Plug the power adapter into the jack on the scanner and then into a
wall outlet.
When you plug the scanner’s power adapter into a wall outlet an
amber light indicates that the scanner is receiving power. The light
remains amber until the scanner and computer are communicating
properly. Then the light turns green.
INSTALLING THE SCANNER SOFTWARE
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7. Turn on your computer. You’re now ready to install the software.
INSTALLING THE SCANNER SOFTWARE
Install the scanner software after connecting the scanner to your
computer.
To install the scanner software:
1. Start Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft 2000 and make sure that
no other applications are running.
2. Insert the CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically starts.
Note: If the CD does not automatically start, make sure the CD
drive’s door is completely shut. If the CD still doesn’t start, click the
Windows icon that shows the drives on your computer. (Usually, the
icon is named My Computer.) The window shows the drives available
on your computer. Double-click the icon for your CD-ROM drive to
see the list of files on the CD. Double-click the file named
START32.EXE. The CD starts.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the scanner software
on your computer.
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4. When the software installation is finished, install the other software
applications on the CD to your computer.
Make sure to install the application named MGI PhotoSuite III SE .
The instructions on the next few pages use it as an example
application to show how to set up your scanner for scanning.
5. Remove the CD from your computer and store it in a safe place.
SETTING UP THE SCANNER
You can use your scanner with applications that support Twain
scanning. Twain is a standard method that computers use to receive
images from scanners, digital cameras, and other image-capture devices.
To set up the scanner to work with an application, you must first select
the scanner as the one to use for Twain scanning. Setting up with an
application is normally a one-time-only process. Setting up again is
usually only necessary if you changed the set up to a different scanner,
camera, or other device.
Note: The following instructions are for setting up the scanner with
the MGI PhotoSuite III SE software that you received on the CD with
your scanner. You can use the scanner with other applications, but the
setup steps for each application may be different. For example, several
applications use a Select Source command from the File menu to set
up the scanner. Please see the user’s manual that you received with an
application to determine how to set up a Twain scanner with that
application.
To set up the scanner with the MGI PhotoSuite III SE application:
1. From the Windows Desktop, click the Start button, select
Programs and select MGI PhotoSuite III SE.
SETTING UP THE SCANNER
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2. After the MGI PhotoSuite III application starts, click the Get
button at the top of the window.
Get Button
The panel on the left side of the window shows several buttons for
getting photos or other images.
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3. Click the Scanner (Twain) button.
The panel shows options for choosing the scanner and for scanning.
4. At the option Choose a scanner, click the drop-down arrow and
choose Parallel Scanner.
The MGI PhotoSuite III SE application is now set up to scan with
your scanner.
Please see the MGI PhotoSuite III SE user’s manual for details
about the other features on the window.
5. To scan, click the Scan button on the window. The next section
explains how to scan with your scanner.
SCANNING AN ITEM
You can scan many types of items, from small business cards to A4-sized
pages. Your scanner also has special settings for scanning color photos
and text documents. For more information about scanner settings, see
“Adjusting Scanner Settings” on page 12.
SCANNING AN ITEM
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To scan an item:
1. Open the scanner cover, place the item you want to scan face down
aligned at the lower left corner of the scanner glass, and close the
cover.
2. If you are using the MGI PhotoSuite III SE application to scan,
click the Scan button on the PhotoSuite window. See the figure on
page 9.
If you are using another application to scan with your scanner,
please see the user’s guide that you received with that application for
the steps to scan.
The Scan Manager appears.
3. From the list of Scanner Settings labeled “Scan Page For,” select the
most appropriate setting for the item you’re scanning. In the
example above, the selected setting is “Color Document-Faster.”
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4. Click the Preview button.
The scanner scans a preview of the item on the scanner glass and
displays it in the Scan Manager. In the following example, the
picture being scanned is a close-up of a friendly cow.
5. You can now fine-tune the options on the Scan Manager for the
item you’re scanning.
Select another
scanner setting if
you think it’s
more appropriate for the item
being scanned.
If you want to
adjust the size
of the scan
area, or crop
the image, drag
the borders of
the selection
rectangle
surrounding
the item.
Select other settings here if you
think they are
more appropriate
for the item being
scanned. You also
use these settings
to customize a
scan setting.
Click Scan to scan the
item and display it in
the application.
Click Preview to check the
image again until it’s what
you want for scanning.
6. Check the preview image. If you want to change the scanner setting
for the item, click one of the options in the list to “Scan Page For.”
For example, to scan a black and white image instead of a color
photo, select Black & White Photo in the list.
See the table in the section “Selecting a Predefined Scanner Setting”
on page 13 for a description of these predefined settings.
ADJUSTING SCANNER SETTINGS
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7. Select the area of the item you want to scan.
When you preview an item to scan, the selection rectangle around
the image indicates the scan area. However, you may want to select
only a certain area of an item to scan. Selecting an appropriate scan
area can result in a faster scan and a smaller file size.
The scanned image’s file size and available space on your computer’s
hard drive are shown at the bottom left side of the Scan Manager.
8. To select the area you want to scan, drag the borders of the selection
rectangle around the preview image to reduce or enlarge the area.
9. If you want to preview the item again with the new settings, click
the Preview button again on the Scan Manager.
10. When you are satisfied with the preview image, click the Scan
button on the Scan Manager.
11. If you’re using the MGI PhotoSuite III SE application to scan, the
scanned image is available in PhotoSuite. Choose Open from the
PhotoSuite File menu and open the scanned image file.
See the PhotoSuite help information for more details about opening
scanned images. If you’re using another application to scan, see its
help information or user’s guide to open scanned images.
Note: For additional details about the Scan Manager’s features click
the Help button on the Scan Manager.
ADJUSTING SCANNER SETTINGS
You can adjust the scanner settings to fine tune the scanned item.
This section tells you how to:
■
Select a predefined scanner setting.
■
Select scan configuration options.
■
Customize a scanner setting.
■
Adjust the brightness and contrast.
■
Select the area of the item you want to scan.
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PARALLEL PORT SCANNER INSTALLATION GUIDE
SELECTING A PREDEFINED SCANNER SETTING
In the Scan Manager, you can select one of the predefined scanner
settings from the list “Scan Page For.” The settings are described in the
following table.
Scan Page For
Default Setting
To Scan
Description
Editing Text
(OCR)
Black-and-white
300 dpi
Business letters,
contracts, memos, and
other documents that
you want to edit
Enhances the use of OCR
software for converting item
text to editable text. Provides
higher quality and a larger file
size than the Faxing, Filing or
Copying scan setting.
Faxing, Filing,
or Copying
Black-and-white
200 dpi
Newspaper and
magazine articles,
receipts, forms, and
other text items
Provides the fastest scan time
and smallest file size.
Black & White Grayscale
Photo
100 dpi
Black-and-white photos
Provides the best setting for
black-and-white photos.
Color
Document—
Faster
Color
100 dpi
Color pages with many
graphics, or mixed
graphics and text, line
art, or photos that
require a quick scan
Creates a reasonable scanned
color item in a file that is not
too large. This is the scanner’s
default setting.
Color
Document—
Better Quality
Color
200 dpi
Photographs and color
items
Provides the ideal setting for
color items, item editing,
desktop publishing, and highquality output. Resultsin a
color scan with slower scan
time and a larger file size.
Custom
Color
100 dpi
Any item
You select all the options for
scanning. Also used to create
and add a new scan setting to
the list.
ADJUSTING SCANNER SETTINGS
Color Grayscale B&W
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Selecting the proper scanner setting before scanning produces the best
results for a scanned item. The scanner setting determines the resolution
of the item and the number of possible shades of gray or color. The
symbols next to the setting names indicate the scan mode—color,
grayscale, or black and white. The scanner settings affect the speed of
the scan and the file size. The Scan Manager shows the approximate file
size of a scanned item to help you decide whether to use a particular
scanner setting.
Note: Your scanner is initially set to scan with the setting Color
Document—Faster. To scan at a higher resolution, select Color
Document—Better Quality. Note, however, that scanning at a higher
resolution creates a larger file size, takes longer to scan, and may not
print any better. To minimize the file size and the time required to get
a better quality scan, select just the area of the item that you want to
scan. For more information about selecting the area of an item, see
“Selecting the Area of the Item You Want to Scan” on page 17.
SELECTING SCAN CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The scan configuration options provide you with additional settings
when scanning an image. Note that when you select one of the
predefined scanner settings, these options show what is already selected
for that setting, but you can change them as you wish.
The options are:
Mode—Shows the scan mode such as color, grayscale, and black-andwhite. Click the drop-down arrow to see your choices for the scan
mode. The symbols next to the selections indicate their mode setting.
Choose one of the modes for scanning from the list.
Res—This is the resolution setting for the scan in dots-per-inch (dpi).
The higher the dpi, the sharper the image. But higher dpi settings also
produce larger files sizes. Usually the higher resolution settings are used
for precision work, such as photographs or fine artwork. Click the dropdown arrow and choose one of the resolution settings from the list.
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Size—The page size for the image. If you want to use one of the preset
sizes, click the drop-down arrow and choose the size from the list. If you
want to create a custom size, click on the picture window and drag the
mouse. A dotted box on the window indicates the page size, and the two
number boxes—with the vertical and horizontal symbols next to
them—show the actual page size in inches. You can also enter the
vertical and horizontal sizes in those two number boxes. To set the units
for the sizes, click the drop-down arrow for the size units. The choices
are inches, cm (for centimeters), and pixels.
AutoCrop—Select this option to let the scanner automatically
determine the size of the item being scanned. For example, if you put a
photo in the middle of the glass, the scanner will automatically
determine the size of the photo. When AutoCrop is selected, the
scanner makes two passes—the first pass senses the item’s size, and the
second pass scans the image. This option overrides the selections for
Size.
Adv. Settings—Click this button to see advanced settings for scanning.
See the online Help information for details about the advanced settings.
CUSTOMIZING A SCANNER SETTING
You can create custom settings to add to the list of options on the Scan
Manager.
Note: Predefined settings can not be customized.
To create a new scanner setting:
1. In the Scan Page For options, select Custom to create a new
scanner setting.
2. In the Scan Configuration options, select the options you want for
your custom setting.
3. If you want to adjust the advanced settings for your custom setting,
click the Adv. Setting button. Click the Help button to see more
information about the advanced settings.
ADJUSTING SCANNER SETTINGS
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4. Click the Save As button.
The Save As dialog box appears.
5. Type a name for the new scanner setting.
6. Click Save.
The new setting is added to the list of “Scan Page For” options at the
top of the dialog box.
ADJUSTING THE BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST
Sometimes an item is scanned with the brightness and contrast set to be
too light or too dark. For example, a note written with a light pencil
may need to be scanned darker to improve legibility.
You can adjust the brightness and contrast at which grayscale and color
items are scanned. You can also adjust the brightness for black-andwhite items.
To adjust brightness and contrast:
1. Click the Adv. Settings button on the Scan Manager. The
Advanced Settings dialog box appears.
Drag to adjust brightness
Drag to adjust contrast
2. Select the User Defined option.
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3. Drag the Brightness slider to the left to make the item darker or to
the right to make the item lighter.
4. Drag the Contrast slider to the left to decrease the contrast or to
the right to increase the contrast.
5. Click OK on the Advanced Settings dialog box.
Note: For more detailed information on advanced settings, click the
Help button on the Scan Manager.
SELECTING THE AREA OF THE ITEM YOU WANT TO SCAN
When you preview an item to scan, the selection rectangle around the
image indicates the scan area. However, you may want to select only a
certain area of an item to scan. Selecting an appropriate scan area can
result in a faster scan and a smaller file size.
To select the area you want to scan:
1. Click the Preview button. An image of the scanned item appears in
the Preview area. A selection rectangle shows the current scan area.
2. (optional) In the Scan Configuration settings, select the units of
measure you want to use for the scan area. You can select either
inches, centimeters, or pixels.
3. To change the dimensions of the rectangle, click the rectangle, and
then drag the borders of the rectangle to resize it. This effectively
allows you to crop the item. The dimensions of the selected area
appear in the Scan Configuration settings.
You can also type length and width dimensions directly into the
boxes that show the dimensions of the selection area. Use this
process to produce a precise scan area size.
4. To position the rectangle over the area you want to scan, click and
hold the left mouse button and drag to the location desired.
5. Click the Scan button to scan the image.
CLEANING THE SCANNER GLASS
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CLEANING THE SCANNER GLASS
Scanning items that have excessive amounts of dirt or dust may dirty the
glass. To ensure the best quality scanned item, wipe the scanner glass
with a soft clean cloth to rid the glass of dust or other debris.
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PARALLEL PORT SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS
Bit Depth
36-Bit color (internal), 12-Bit gray
(internal), 1-Bit line art/text
Scanning resolution
Optical resolution:
600 x 1200 dpi
Maximum resolution (interpolated):
9600 x 9600 dpi
8.5 x 11.69 inches (21.6 x 29.7 cm)
Maximum Item sizes
Scanner dimensions
Height
Width
Length
Weight
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
Power supply
Input voltage/frequency
3.4 inches (8.5 cm)
11.4 inches (29.0 cm)
17.5 inches (45.0 cm)
5.6 pounds (2.5 kg)
50°–104° F (5°–35° C without condensation)
20%–80% (@35° C without condensation)
100 Vac, 50/60 Hz (Japan)
120 Vac, 60 Hz (North America)
230 Vac, 50 Hz (Europe)
Output voltage/watt
12 V DC, 15 watt maximum
Safety and agency certifications UL, ULc, FCC Class B,
VCCI Class B, CE
Hardware warranty
One-year limited warranty

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