Scanmarker Air Win-Mac User Manual

Scanmarker Air Win-Mac User Manual
WINDOWS AND MAC
USER GUIDE
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It is recommended to charge your Scanmarker Air for 5 hours before first-time use
(when connecting via Bluetooth).
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Charge via computer using the USB cable provided or use a USB charger.
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The green light on your scanner will blink slowly whilst battery is charging and will turn
steady when it has reached a full charge.
Note: When the battery is very low the green light will start blinking fast, indicating that
recharge is required.
INSTALLATION
Note: Scanmarker Air is compatible with Windows 7 and above/ Mac OS X 10.8 and above.
1. Go to www.scanmarker.com
2. Select the ‘Downloads’ tab and download the relevant application.
3. Run the downloaded setup file and follow installation instructions.
CONNNECTING YOUR SCANMARKER AIR
NOTE:
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Scanmarker Air does not require manual pairing with your computer.
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Scanmarker Air will only pair or connect with your computer once the software is
installed and the Scanmarker application is open on your computer.
1. Open the Scanmarker Application
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Windows: Double-click on the Scanmarker shortcut icon which will have
appeared on your desktop during installation.
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Mac: Open Finder > Select Applications > Double-click on the Scanmarker app
(drag icon to the Dock for easier future access).
2. You can connect Scanmarker Air to your computer either via Bluetooth or via the
USB cable provided.
CONNECTING VIA BLUETOOTH:
1.
Plug in the Bluetooth dongle provided in the package.
Note: If your computer includes Bluetooth 4.0 it is advisable to turn it off.
Turn your scanner on by pressing the transparent tip against a surface for 3 seconds.
2.
3.
The blue light on your scanner will be blinking whilst pairing with your computer.
4.
The blue LED light will become steady when Bluetooth connection is established (it
may take some time.)
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ALTERNATIVELY, YOU MAY CONNECT YOUR SCANMARKER AIR USING THE USB CABLE
PROVIDED.
TOUR
When you connect your Scanmarker Air for the first time the tour should appear.
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You can also watch it by selecting
> Settings… > Help and Support
After watching a tutorial on scanning tips, you will then be
prompted to choose your right-handed/left-handed
settings, interface language and input language.
Note : You can also change these settings later:
Scanning hand settings:
 Select the
icon > Settings… > Scanning
Interface language settings:
 Select the
icon > Settings… > Software
Input language:
 By selecting the
icon or in the Scanmarker
Application options.
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The tour will then allow you to explore the different features that Scanmarker offers
and to practice your scanning.
QUICK START OPTIONS
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Once the tour is completed you will be presented with a three scanning options.
Choose the setting you would like (you can easily change these settings in the
application).
Note: The Quick Start options will show each time you connect your Scanmarker Air. You can
disable this option on the quick start screen or by selecting the Settings icon > Settings >
Software.
ACTIVATION
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The software requires activation though it does allow a 30-day trial.
You will find your activation code on the warranty card that was included in your
package.
TO ACTIVATE:
 Either click ‘Activate now’ on the red strip at the bottom of the quick start options.
 Or select the Settings icon > Settings… > Activation tab and fill in your activation
code.
Note:
 Activation requires internet connection.
 The software allows activation on up to six computers.
SCANNING
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You have the choice of either scanning directly to the Scanmarker application or
scanning to an external application of your choice.
 Select the
icon to scan directly to the Scanmarker application.
 Select the
icon to scan to Word or other applications.
Note: The selected option will appear in white.
SCANNING TO DOCUMENT
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Select the ‘document’ icon and place your cursor in the document you would like
to scan to. Scanned or translated text will be typed in to your document.
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When scanning to an external document, only the widget below will appear.
Whilst scanning to document you can
minimise the application here.
Battery status
Close Scanmarker
application.
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Select the scan type, scanning language,
translation and read aloud features by
selecting the settings icon.
Select here for advanced settings – e.g. to
change right/left-handed options, change
read aloud speed, test your Scanmarker,
help and support.
SCAN TYPE
This is the default setting for scanning standard lines of text.
Choose this option when scanning single words.
Place the scanner well in front of each word and end the scanning well after the
end of the word.
Use to scan handwriting, signatures and formulae and they will be inserted
alongside the text in your document.
Select this when scanning only numbers (the text setting will also recognise the
numbers so a combination of text and numbers can be scanned using the text
option.)
This option is for scanning into Excel and other spreadsheet formats.
For scanning barcodes. (Currently only available on Windows – Mac support
coming soon.)
Note:
 When scanning to a document, the default setting is that it automatically adds a
space after each scan and then continues the following scan on the same line.
 If you would like the following scan to be placed on a new line, click the scanner
down at the end of the scan.
 You can change these default settings by clicking on the settings icon> Settings… >
Scanning > Type-in to external program.
SCANNING TO SCANMARKER APPLICATION
 When scanning to the Scanmarker application the text will be inserted into the white
content strip.
APPLICATION FEATURES
Scan to
external
document
Settings
Number
of scans
Use
cansthese arrows to
navigate between
previous scans.
Insert
new scan
Delete current
scan [Ctrl+ click to
delete all]
Select to copy
current scan to
external
application [Ctrl +
click to copy all
saved scans]
Change
scanning
language
Select to
translate
scanned text.
When using the
translation
feature in the
Scanmarker
application you
will be shown
the original and
translated text.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To turn your scanner off:
 Tap the scanner’s tip three tips (quickly and gently) against a surface.
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After being inactive for 12 minutes your scanner will auto-power off.
Pairing a different scanner:
If you would like to connect a different scanner via Bluetooth than the one that has already
been paired:
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Select the ‘Settings’ icon > Settings… > Scanning tab
You will see the name of the previously paired scanner displayed at the bottom of
the screen - select ‘change’.
Connect the new scanner.
SCANNING TIPS
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Hold your scanner at a 60 degree angle.
Place the clear tip of the scanner a little bit before the beginning of the line you wish
to scan and end your scanning movement after the end of the line.
Make sure the text you would like to scan is in the center of the tips when you start
scanning (Scanmarker will continue following the line that it originally detected.)
Scan in a fluid and quite quick motion.
Avoid applying excessive pressure whilst scanning.
Practise scanning in the ‘Test Device’ screen until you are happy with the results.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Pairing
If the blue light on the scanner remains on, though it isn’t connecting to your computer –
 Check whether it is connecting to a different device of yours that it has been paired
with previously.
 Close the Scanmarker application on your other device.
Scans not appearing or appearing incorrectly.
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Make sure that the correct language, scan type and scanning hand is selected.
Go to Settings… > Test Device and practice your scanning.
If your problems persist please contact us at [email protected]
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