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Visioneer
Strobe XP 450 Scanner
User's Guide
®
for Windows
Visioneer
Strobe XP 450 Scanner
User’s Guide
FOR WINDOWS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What’s in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Step 1: Assemble the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Step 2: Install the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Step 3: Connect the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 4: Connect the USB Cable and Turn on the Power . . . . . . . . . 15
Additional Applications for Your Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Register Your Scanner and Check for Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Load and Scan Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Check the Scan Settings Before Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Scan from the OneTouch Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The OneTouch Properties Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Selecting New Scan Settings for the Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Setting Destination Application Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Selecting Format Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Selecting Options for the Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Creating a New Scan Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Editing or Deleting Scan Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Configuring Before Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Scanning with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) . . . . . . . . 70
Scan and Burn to a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Scanning with Event Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Creating an HTML Web Page from Your Scanned Documents 77
Transferring Scanned Documents to Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Checking the Hardware and Setting the Lamp Power Save
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Scanning with the TWAIN Interface from PaperPort. . . . . . . . . . 87
Getting Help with the PaperPort Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Accessing the TWAIN Interface from PaperPort . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Scanning with the TWAIN Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Display the Device Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Setting Up PaperPort to Work With Your Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Scanning with the WIA Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Fine Tuning Your Scans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Scanning with the ISIS Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Adjusting the ISIS Scan Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Cleaning the Automatic Document Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Replacing the ADF Pad Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Status Light Troubleshooting Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
How to Uninstall Your Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Step 1: Uninstalling the OneTouch 4.0 Scanner Software . . . . 119
Step 2: Uninstalling the PaperPort Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
To Install Another Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
WELCOME
Congratulations on purchasing your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner.
With your scanner you can quickly scan stacks of color or black-andwhite documents and place their images on your computer.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Before proceeding, check the contents of the box. If items are missing or
damaged, contact the dealer where you purchased the scanner.
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner
USB Cable
Installation CD
Power Cord
Input Tray
Power Supply
Quick Install Guide
Output Tray
Replacement
ADF Pad
Technical Support Card
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Input tray
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Scan button
Status light
Output tray
Output tray extension
ADF cover release
Power switch
Power jack
USB port
Input tray—Holds documents in place. The Paper Guides on the input tray adjusts to fit the
document size.
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)—Insert documents to be scanned, face down.
Scan button—Press to start scanning the documents in the Automatic Document Feeder.
Status light—Shows the scanner’s status. A rapidly flashing green light indicates the scanner is
preparing to scan. A steady green light indicates the scanner is available to scan. Refer to the
Troubleshooting section for additional details.
Output tray—Holds documents after scanning through the ADF.
Output tray extension—Unfold when scanning legal-sized documents.
ADF cover release—Opens the cover on the Automatic Document Feeder.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) port—Connects the scanner to the computer.
Power jack—Connects the power cord to the scanner.
Power switch—Turns the scanner’s power on and off.
WHAT YOU NEED
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WHAT YOU NEED
An IBM-compatible Pentium PC, or AMD equivalent with:
■ A CD-ROM drive
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An available Universal Serial Bus (USB) port
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Microsoft® Windows® operating system: 2000 (Service Pack 4) or XP
(Service Pack 1 and 2)
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A minimum of 512 MB (megabytes) of internal memory (RAM)
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200 MB minimum of free hard disk space
A VGA or SVGA Monitor
The recommended settings for your monitor are:
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High Color (16-bit) or True Color (24-bit or 32-bit)
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Resolution set to at least 800 x 600 pixels
To set your monitor’s colors and resolution:
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Open the Windows Control Panel
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Double-click on Display then select the Settings tab
DOCUMENTATION
Your scanner is delivered with the following documentation:
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Quick Install Guide—Abbreviated installation instructions.
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Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner User’s Guide—On the Installation
CD; contains detailed installation, scanning, configuration, and
maintenance information.
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PaperPort User’s Guide—On the Installation CD; contains detailed
feature and configuration information for the PaperPort software.
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Online Help—For the scanner configuration, TWAIN and WIA
interfaces, and PaperPort software application.
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Installation
Installation is a quick, four-step process:
1. Assemble the scanner
2. Install the software
3. Connect and power on the scanner
4. Connect the USB cable to your computer
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Please make sure of the following before you begin installation:
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The information in this guide may cover software not provided
with the scanner you purchased. Disregard any information about
the software not applicable to your chosen product. Please visit our
web site at www.visioneer.com for the latest software updates for
your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner.
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If your computer has AntiVirus or AntiSpyware software running,
you may see messages during installation asking you to allow the
installation to proceed. Although the messages will differ based on
the software your computer is running, in each case you should
allow the installation to proceed. Alternatively, you can turn off the
AntiVirus or AntiSpyware software before installing your scanner,
but if you do, make sure to turn it back on again when installation
is finished.
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If you already have a scanner connected to your computer, you need
to remove its driver programs first before beginning the installation
of your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner. Please see “How to
Uninstall Your Scanner” on page 119 for basic instructions, or see
the User’s Guide that you received with your other scanner for
specific instructions.
STEP 1: ASSEMBLE THE SCANNER
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STEP 1: ASSEMBLE THE SCANNER
To assemble the scanner:
1. Remove all shipping tape from the top and bottom of the scanner.
2. Carefully remove the protective foam from the ADF cover release,
then press the release button to open the Automatic Document
Feeder cover.
ADF Cover
Release
3. Carefully remove any foam particles that may have gotten inside the
document feeder, and close the cover.
4. Align the slots on the input tray with the ridges on the scanner and
slide the tray down until it snaps into place.
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5. Insert the pins on each side of the output tray into the holes on the
scanner.
6. Proceed to “Step 2: Install the Software.”
STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
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STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
Note: You must install the software before connecting the scanner to
your computer. Otherwise, the correct driver software for your scanner
will not be installed and it may not work properly.
To install the software:
1. Start Microsoft Windows and make sure no other applications are
running.
2. Insert the Installation CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
The Installation menu automatically opens.
Note: If the CD does not start, check the following:
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Make sure the CD drive’s door is completely shut.
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Make sure the CD was inserted in the drive in the proper
direction (label side up).
To launch the CD manually:
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Open the Windows option for My Computer. You can do this
by double-clicking on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
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Double-click the icon for your CD-ROM drive.
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The Installation menu for the CD should now open.
If the menu does not open:
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From the list of files on the CD, double-click the file named
START32.EXE.
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3. On the Installation menu, select Install Products.
4. Make sure the boxes for Nuance PaperPort® and Scanner Driver
are checked.
Note: The software provided with your scanner may differ slightly
from the list shown in the window.
5. Click Install Now.
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6. The Select Language window opens. Click the drop-down menu
arrow and select the language you want to use. Click OK.
The first PaperPort Installation window opens.
7. On the PaperPort Welcome window, click Next.
Installing PaperPort will uninstall any existing version of PaperPort
and will install the newer version while retaining all of your
previous PaperPort files.
8. Read the PaperPort license agreement and select I accept the terms
in this agreement, then click on Next. If you choose not to accept
the license agreement, the installation will terminate and the
PaperPort software will not be installed.
9. On the Customer Information window, accept the current values or
enter new information, then click Next.
10. On the Setup Type window, keep the default Setup Type and click
Next.
11. Click Install to begin the installation.
Reminder: If your computer is running an AntiVirus or
AntiSpyware application, you may see messages asking you to allow
installation. Select the option to allow installation to proceed with
the install.
12. On the Product Registration window, do one of the following:
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Select Register online, click OK, then follow the registration
instructions.
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Select Print registration form, click OK, then follow the
instructions to complete and print the registration form.
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Select Remind me in 7 days and click OK.
13. At the InstallShield Wizard Completed window, click Finish.
If a message window opens instructing you to restart your
computer, click Restart.
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The Welcome to the OneTouch 4.0 Setup Wizard opens.
14. Click Next.
15. On the Visioneer License Agreement window, read the license
agreement. If you accept the terms, select I Agree.
If you choose not to accept the license agreement, the installation
will terminate and the scanner driver will not be installed.
16. Click Next.
The next window lists the choices of the drivers that you can install
for your scanner.
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17. Select the option you want.
Note: If your computer is running Windows XP, Microsoft’s
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) interface for scanning is always
available, regardless of your selection on this window.
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Full Install (OneTouch, TWAIN, and ISIS)—This is the
recommended installation. It installs the OneTouch 4.0
software which provides the necessary driver software for the
scanner. It also installs scanning interfaces for TWAIN and the
ISIS driver. Installing this option means that you can use several
different methods to scan, as explained in this User Guide.
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TWAIN and ISIS—The TWAIN and ISIS drivers are installed.
The OneTouch 4.0 Monitor will not run and you cannot use the
OneTouch features. You can use the Visioneer TWAIN driver to
scan from TWAIN applications. You can also scan from
applications that use the ISIS driver. You will not be able to use
the Scan button on the scanner.
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TWAIN only—The TWAIN driver is installed without the
OneTouch 4.0 software or the ISIS driver. You can use the
Visioneer TWAIN driver to scan from TWAIN applications.
You will not be able to use the Scan button on the scanner.
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ISIS only—The ISIS driver is installed. You can use applications
that use the ISIS driver, such as QuickScan. You will not be able
to use the Scan button on the scanner. You will not be able to use
the Visioneer TWAIN driver.
Note: If you decide to change the scanner’s installed drivers later on,
you must first uninstall the drivers the scanner is currently using. See
the instructions on page 120.
18. Click Next.
During installation you will see this window asking you to select an
image for your Color Space setting.
The Color Space setting sets the gamma value for the scanner so
scanned items look good on your monitor. Gamma controls the
brightness of the midtones of colors. That setting can be changed
later on as you’re scanning.
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19. Select the option that looks best to you and click Next.
The driver installation will now begin.
20. STOP when you see the “Complete the installation by connecting
your hardware” window. Do NOT click on OK yet. Leave the
window open and proceed to “Step 3: Connect the Power Supply”
on page 14.
Reminder: If your computer is running AntiVirus or AntiSpyware
software, you may see messages asking you to allow installation.
Select the option to allow installation to proceed.
Note: If you want to see more information about your scanner and a
quick explanation of how to use the OneTouch features, click the
More button on the window. When you’re finished, return to the
window above to continue with the installation process.
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STEP 3: CONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY
Connect the power supply and power cord, and plug the power supply
into an electrical outlet.
To connect your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner:
1. Plug the power supply into the power port on the scanner.
Note: Only use the power supply (HEG42-240200-7L made by
HiTron) included with your scanner. Connecting any other type of
power supply may damage your scanner, and will void its warranty.
2. Plug the power cord into the power supply and into a wall outlet.
Now proceed to the next section, “Step 4: Connect the USB Cable
and Turn on the Power.”
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER
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STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE
POWER
The Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner connects to any available USB
port. Check your computer’s manual for USB port locations.
Note: You can connect the scanner to your computer while the
computer is running. You do not have to shut down your computer.
1. Remove any protective tape from the USB cable.
2. Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the scanner and then into
a USB port on the computer. Connection to a USB 2.0 High Speed
port provides optimum performance, however your scanner will
also connect to a USB 1.1 port.
USB
The USB symbol identifies the location of the USB port on your
computer. If the plug does not attach easily, make sure that you are
plugging it in correctly. Do not force the plug into the connection.
You can also connect the scanner to a USB port on the computer’s
keyboard if it has one, or to a USB hub. If you use a USB hub, it
must have its own power supply already plugged into an electrical
outlet.
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Note: If you have not installed the scanner driver, unplug the USB
cable from the computer and install the software now. When the
driver installation is complete, a message tells you when to connect the
scanner.
3. Turn on the power switch, located on the back of the scanner to the
left of the power port.
The status light comes on and flashes indicating that the scanner is
receiving power.
If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2, and have plugged the
USB cable into a USB 1.1 port, an information bubble may open
explaining that “A HI-SPEED USB device is plugged into a nonHI-SPEED USB hub”. Plug the USB cable into a USB 2.0 port (if
available) or just disregard the message. If you leave it plugged into
the USB 1.1 port, your scanner may scan a bit slower than the 20
pages per minute available with a USB 2.0 port.
Your computer then recognizes that a scanner has been plugged into
the USB port and automatically loads the appropriate software to
run the scanner.
Do not proceed until you receive a message that your computer has
found the new hardware, or updated the driver database. If your
computer is running Windows XP, you will see the following message.
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4. When you’re certain that the software has completely loaded, return
to the “Complete the installation by connecting your hardware”
window.
5. Click OK.
The scanner’s status light is green when the scanner and computer
are communicating properly.
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6. Click Close on the Installation Complete window to close and exit
the software installer.
You can now install free, additional software that you received with
your scanner.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER
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ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR SCANNER
Your scanner includes free, additional applications on the
installation CD.
To install the additional applications:
1. Return to the Installation window and select the additional
application(s) you want to install on your computer.
2. Click Install Now.
3. When installation is finished, return to the Installation window and
click Main Menu.
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4. On the Main Menu, click User Guides.
The Visioneer User Guides window opens. Use this window to view
and save the User Guides you want.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER
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The User Guides are in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format. The CD
also includes a free copy of Acrobat® Reader® in case your
computer does not have it already installed. The Scanner Readme
file is in HTML format and will open in any standard browser.
If you need to, click Acrobat Reader to install it now. Follow the
instructions on the installation windows.
If your computer already has Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please do
not select it unless the version provided on the installation CD is a
newer version than the one currently installed on your computer.
To view and save the User Guides:
1. Click the name of a User Guide you want to view and it will open
in Acrobat Reader. Use the Acrobat Reader Save command to save
that User Guide on your computer.
2. Return to the Visioneer User Guides window and repeat the process
to open, view, and save all the other User Guides you want. The
Scanner Readme file has late-breaking news about your scanner.
3. When you’re finished, click Main Menu to return to the main
Visioneer Installation window and click Exit.
4. Remove the CD and it in a safe place.
That’s it! Installation is finished and your Visioneer scanner is ready to scan.
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REGISTER YOUR SCANNER AND CHECK FOR UPDATES
Registering your scanner is important as it provides you with access to
our free telephone support service. Registration also gives you free access
to software updates for your scanner.
To register your scanner:
1. Right-click on the OneTouch icon in the Windows Notification
Area (at the bottom right corner of the screen).
2. Choose Check for Online Updates from the pop-up menu.
The OneTouch Icon.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen and register your scanner by
entering your scanner’s serial number and your email address.
Note: A valid email address is required.
The serial number is located on the underside of the scanner.
The Serial Number.
After registration is complete you will receive an email message with
your RegID.
Your RegID is important as you will need it when accessing free
telephone support, or checking for online updates.
4. After receiving your RegID, write it down on a piece of paper and
keep it with your scanner so you will be able to find it easily.
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Scanning
If you selected the recommended Full Install choice for your scanner’s
driver (see page 11), you can use several different methods to scan with
your scanner. Each method scans equally well, so use the one with
appropriate options for the item you are scanning.
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Scan Button—When you press the Scan button, documents are
scanned using the current scan settings. The scanned images are then
sent to a software application (known as the Destination Application)
or to a storage folder on your computer. See “Load and Scan
Documents” on page 24.
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OneTouch—Use this option to scan from the computer screen.
Open the OneTouch scan panel, put the document in the scanner,
then click the icon on the OneTouch panel. See “Scan from the
OneTouch Panel” on page 28.
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TWAIN Interface—This option uses your scanner’s TWAIN
interface to scan. Select the TWAIN scan settings, put the document
in the scanner, then click a button on the TWAIN interface window.
The PaperPort software that you installed for your scanner uses the
TWAIN interface for scanning, but many other programs use it too
so you can scan from them, as well as from PaperPort. See “Scanning
with the TWAIN Interface from PaperPort” on page 87.
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Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)—This option uses the
Microsoft Windows set of choices for scanning. Select the WIA scan
settings, put the document in the scanner, then click a button on the
WIA window. Scanning with WIA is only available if your computer
is running Windows XP. See “Scanning with the WIA Interface” on
page 102.
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ISIS Interface—This option uses ISIS driver to scan. Select the ISIS
scan settings, put the document in the scanner, then use your ISIS
application to scan using the ISIS Interface. See “Scanning with the
ISIS Interface” on page 107.
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LOAD AND SCAN DOCUMENTS
When you press the Scan button, documents are scanned using the
current scan settings. The scanned images are then sent to a software
application (known as the Destination Application) or to a storage
folder on your computer.
Note: Always remove any staples or paper clips from documents
before inserting them into the scanner. Staples and paper clips can jam
the feed mechanism and scratch the internal components. Do not scan
any document with labels, stickers or Post-It™ notes on the pages. If a
label, sticker or Post-It note comes off during the scanning process, the
item can get stuck in the scanner. Misuse as described here will void
your scanner’s warranty.
1. Adjust the paper guide for the width of paper.
If you are scanning legal-size documents, make sure the output tray
is fully extended.
Open the output tray for
legal-sized documents.
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2. Load the documents face down with their tops into the automatic
document feeder, then press the Scan button.
A scan progress window opens and the image is sent to the selected
application from the OneTouch utility. In this example, the
Destination Application is the PaperPort desktop.
Cancel
button
Pause
button
To Cancel scanning, click the Cancel button.
To pause the scanning, click the Pause button. It will change to a
Continue button. Put the page back into the scanner and click
Continue to resume scanning.
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CHECK THE SCAN SETTINGS BEFORE SCANNING
1. To check the scan settings before scanning, press, hold down, and
then release, the Scan button.
Press, hold down, and then
release the Scan button to
see the current scan settings.
The OneTouch Properties window opens for you to view and
change the configuration settings of the Scan button.
Note: The configurations
shown on this example of
the OneTouch Properties
window are for illustration
purposes only. The
configurations you see on
your OneTouch Properties
window may be different.
This sample shows that the Scan button is currently set to scan in
black and white using the US Letter configuration, save the
scanned image in the PDF format, and send the image to
PaperPort as the Destination Application.
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The OneTouch Panel also opens at the bottom right of your
computer screen.
The icon indicates the
Destination Application
for this setting.
Your document will be scanned with
these scanner settings.
Note that the OneTouch panel also shows the current configuration
for the button. When you make changes in the OneTouch
Properties window, then click the Apply button, the information in
the OneTouch panel will update to show the new configuration as
well.
2. When you are ready to scan, press the Scan button on the scanner.
You can also scan by closing the OneTouch Properties window then
clicking the icon on the OneTouch panel. See “Scan from the
OneTouch Panel” on page 28 for more about the panel.
Note: If the OneTouch Properties window is not open, you can rightclick on the icon on the panel in case you want to change the Scan
button’s settings. The OneTouch Properties window opens and you
can change the settings.
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SCAN FROM THE ONETOUCH PANEL
You can scan from the OneTouch Panel on the screen.
1. Adjust the paper guide for the width of paper and load the
documents with their tops into the Automatic Document Feeder.
The OneTouch Icon
2. Now click on the OneTouch icon in the Windows Notification
Area (at the bottom right corner of the screen).
3. Click the Destination Application icon in the Panel to start
scanning. In this sample, it is the PaperPort icon.
Click the icon to start scanning.
The scanner begins scanning. When the process finishes, the
scanned images appear in the Destination Application or are stored
in a folder, just as if you scanned with the Scan button.
Note: When scanning from the panel, the OneTouch Properties
window cannot be open at the same time. If it is, close it first before
scanning.
Notice the green arrows at the top of the panel. Click the arrow
pointing to the left to see the scanners connected to your computer.
Click the arrow pointing to the right to get back to previous panel.
Click the green arrows to toggle between the panels.
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THE ONETOUCH PROPERTIES WINDOW
The OneTouch Properties window lists the available scan settings and is
where you select new settings for the Scan button. The OneTouch
Properties window also contains special scanning features such as
scanning and burning to a CD, scanning and converting text directly
into an HTML web page, and scanning with optical character
recognition (OCR) that turns a scanned image into text that you can
edit.
Note: Some of the options on the OneTouch Properties Window
(and other OneTouch windows and dialog boxes) are “grayed out”
and are not available. Grayed out options are not appropriate for your
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner.
To open the OneTouch Properties window, use either of the
following methods:
■ Click the OneTouch icon. It is located in the Windows Notification
Area at the bottom right corner of the screen. Then, right-click on
the Destination Application icon.
Right-click the icon to open the OneTouch Properties window.
Remember that left-clicking an icon on the OneTouch panel starts
the scanner scanning. Right-clicking opens the OneTouch Properties
window.
■
Press and hold down the Scan button on the scanner.
The OneTouch Properties window opens and shows the current options
selected for your scanner.
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In the following example, the Scan button is set to scan with the
configuration named US Letter and to display the scanned image in the
Destination Application, PaperPort. The Select format option is set to
scan in the PDF image format.
The file format of
the images of the
scanned item.
The Destination
Application. This is
the application that
opens when you are
finished scanning.
The configuration
that the scanner uses
when scanning.
Note: If you install new applications on your computer and they do
not appear in the Select Destination list, click the Refresh button.
The settings on the Properties window are:
Select Destination—The list of applications that can open to display
the scanned image for the Scan button. To configure the list of available
applications, click the Options tab at the top of the dialog box and
select the desired options. See “Selecting Options for the Scan Button”
on page 48 for more information.
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Select Configuration—The list of available scan configurations for the
Scan button. The configuration’s basic settings include: scanning mode,
resolution (dpi), page size, brightness (Br), and contrast (Cr). To see the
configuration’s basic settings, click its icon. Click the icon again to close
the detailed information.
Click the icon of a selected
configuration
to view its settings.
A configuration also includes color saturation, hue, and gamma which
you can set on the Scan Configuration Properties dialog box. See
“Creating a New Scan Configuration” on page 52.
These icons next to each scan configuration indicate the scanning
mode:
Color.
Black and White. Grayscale.
Configure
Before Scan.
Note: Use Configure Before Scan if you want to set the scanning
mode manually before scanning. See “Configuring Before Scanning”
on page 68.
You can also click the Edit button or double-click the configuration to
see more detailed information about the selected configuration.
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Select Format—A set of file formats for the scanned image for the Scan
button. The formats are based on the type of destination application
you select. This example shows the formats that apply to the Microsoft
Outlook application.
The names indicate their file types. See “Selecting Format Options” on
page 44 for more information about the available formats.
Scan tab—Shows the current settings for the Scan button.
Options tab—Displays a window for selecting options related to the
selected destination application for the scanned image.
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SELECTING NEW SCAN SETTINGS FOR THE SCAN BUTTON
The scan settings for the Scan button consist of a Destination
Application, a Scan Configuration, and a Document Format. The
OneTouch Properties window is where you select these three elements
for the Scan button.
To select new settings:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window. See “The OneTouch
Properties Window” on page 29 for the steps to open the window.
The OneTouch Properties window shows the current settings, and
is where you select new settings.
Select a software application
from the list as the Destination
Application to send scanned
documents.
Select a format for
the scanned image.
Select a configuration
for scanning the item.
2. From the Select Destination list, select the application where you
want documents sent when scanning is finished.
See “Selecting Options for the Scan Button” on page 48 to display a
full list of the Destination Applications that you can use with the
scanner.
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Note: If you select a word processing program such as Microsoft
WordPad or Microsoft Word and a page format that can be used for
OCR (such as TEXT and RTF), the text in scanned images is
automatically converted to word processing text.
3. From the Select Configuration list, select a scan configuration.
To scan in color, select one of the configurations indicated by the
small color icon, such as the Color Document configuration.
4. Select a Format option.
The available options apply to the Destination Application you
select. For example, if you select Microsoft Word as the Destination
Application, the available formats are for text, such as .txt and .rtf.
However, if you select Microsoft Paint as the Destination
Application, then the available formats are for graphics, such as
.bmp, and .jpg.
5. Click OK, or if you want to keep the window open and work with
other features, click Apply.
Note that while the OneTouch Properties window is open, you
cannot scan yet by clicking the icon on the OneTouch Panel. You
must click OK or close the OneTouch Properties window first.
However, you can scan at any time by pressing the Scan button on
the scanner.
When you are finished selecting new settings and you scan a
document, it is scanned using the newly configured settings.
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SETTING DESTINATION APPLICATION PROPERTIES
The different types of Destination Applications have various properties
that you can select.
1. On the OneTouch Properties window, click a Destination
Application.
2. Click the Properties button.
Click a Destination
Application.
Click the Properties
button.
A OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties dialog box opens for the type of
Destination Application you selected, and the available options are
for that type of application.
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PaperPort Properties
These properties apply to PaperPort, and are for designating the folder
to receive your scanned items.
1. Select the PaperPort folder where you want the file of the scanned
image to be located.
2. Click OK.
3. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
When PaperPort opens after you finish scanning, the thumbnails of
your scanned documents are on the PaperPort Desktop in that
folder.
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TEXT DOCUMENTS PROPERTIES
These properties apply to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel®, and the
other applications indicated by their icons in the list. The properties
apply to the OCR settings for the applications.
1. Click in the OCR settings boxes for the options you want.
The options will apply to all the applications in the group.
Always send a file, even when no text was found—The scanned
file is sent to the OCR reader even if the image does not appear to
contain text. This could occur if you scanned a photograph with
the format set as one of the text formats.
Show message if text recognition failed—A message will open on
the screen if the OCR reader does not detect text in the image.
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2. To add another application to the list, click the Add Application
button. The Add Text Based Link dialog box opens.
3. Click Browse to find the application you want to add to the list.
When you select the application using the Browse button, steps 1
and 2 on the dialog box are automatically filled in, and the
application icon appears in step 3.
4. Select the icon in Step 3 of the dialog box. That is the icon that will
appear in the OneTouch Destination List.
5. In step 4 of the dialog box, select the file formats that the
application will accept.
Refer to the documentation that you received with the application
to see which text formats the application accepts.
The options you select at step 4 determine the page format icons in
the OneTouch Properties window for that group of applications.
6. Click the Add button.
7. Click OK or Apply on the Link Properties window.
8. Click Refresh on the OneTouch Properties window.
9. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
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IMAGE DOCUMENTS PROPERTIES
These properties apply to image processing applications such as
Microsoft Paint.
1. Click in the Color document handling settings boxes for the
options you want.
The options will apply to all the applications in the group.
Convert Bitmaps using Screen Resolution—Use this option to
ensure that an image will fit on the computer’s screen. When a
computer screen is set to a lower resolution, bitmap images with a
higher resolution may be too big to fit on the screen. Converting
the bitmap image to match the screen resolution ensures that the
image fits on the screen.
Convert Bitmaps to JPEG—JPEG files can be compressed to
produce smaller file sizes and, therefore, shorter transmission times.
Use this option to provide that compression capability to image
files.
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2. To add another application to the list, click the Add Application
button.
See the steps on page 38 to add an application to the list.
3. Click OK.
4. Click Refresh on the OneTouch Properties window.
5. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
STORAGE PROPERTIES
These properties apply to the Destination Application named Transfer
to Storage. If a CD burner is attached to your computer, you can also
use this dialog box to start the Burn to CD process. See the section
“Scan and Burn to a CD” on page 72.
Note: The Burn to CD option is only available for Windows XP.
You can also set up multiple configurations to store scanned items in
separate locations. See “The Storage Options Tab (Archive)” on page 60
and “Scanning to Multiple Folders” on page 61.
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Note: If you do not have a CD burner attached to your computer,
the CD options are not shown on the dialog box.
1. Click the Storage Layout options you want.
All documents are in the root—The scanned documents are saved
in the root of the folder specified in the Storage Location.
Documents are put into folders by month, week, or type—
Folders are created based on your selection (month, week, or type)
and the scanned documents are saved in those folders. New folders
are created for each month and week so you can keep track of when
you scanned the documents.
2. Click the Browse button to specify the location to store the
scanned documents.
If you are scanning to a shared network drive, it must be a mapped
drive. For more information about mapped drives, see your
network administrator.
If you have a CD burner attached to your Windows XP computer,
the option Show message when ready to burn 5" CD (700MB),
should also be selected so you will see a message when it’s time to
click the Burn to CD button.
3. Click OK on the Link Properties window.
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EMAIL PROPERTIES
These properties apply to email applications so you can specify the
folder for documents that you will attach to an email message.
Microsoft Outlook® will accept direct attachment of documents to a
blank email message as soon as scanning is finished, but other email
applications may not. If you’re using one of those applications, such as
America Online® (AOL), you need to know which folder contains the
scanned documents so you can manually attach them to your email
messages.
1. Click the Browse button for Folder for storing attachments and
choose a folder for your eMail attachments.
2. If you are using AOL on your computer, and the folder name for
AOL is incorrect, click the Browse button and find the correct
AOL folder.
For scanned images to be auto-attached to a blank email address,
you must have the specific folder location AOL uses to find the
attachments. Please contact AOL for more information about the
folder location in which AOL stores attachments.
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3. If you need to change your email client, or any other internet
options, click the Internet Options button.
The Windows Internet Options Control Panel opens. Click the
Programs tab and choose a new email client from the Email list.
These are the standard Windows Internet options. Please see your
Windows documentation for more information about Internet
options. If you are using AOL, please see the AOL user manual for
making changes to the Internet options applicable to AOL.
4. Select the options for color document handling.
Convert Bitmaps using Screen Resolution—Use this option to
ensure that an image will fit on the computer’s screen. When a
computer screen is set to a lower resolution, bitmap images with a
higher resolution may be too big to fit on the screen. Converting
the bitmap image to match the screen resolution ensures that the
image fits on the screen.
Convert Bitmaps to JPEG—JPEG files can be compressed to
produce smaller file sizes and, therefore, shorter transmission times.
Use this option to provide that compression capability to image
files.
5. Click OK.
6. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
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SELECTING FORMAT OPTIONS
The Format options that you select determines the file format of the
scanned document. Appropriate format options and file types are
available for the type of Destination Application selected for the Scan
button.
The available options are for images and text.
Image Formats.
Text Formats; TEXT is one of
several text formats available.
IMAGE FORMATS
Select an image file format for photos, artwork or other documents that
you want to save as images. BMP and TIFF are standard image file
formats generally used if you want to do additional image processing,
such as photo touch-up or color correction. Both of those file formats
tend to be larger than the JPEG format.
Because JPEG image files can be reduced in size, the JPEG format is
often used for images on web pages, or if file size might be a problem
when electronically sending the files. JPEG files are reduced in size by
lowering their image quality, and you can select the degree of quality for
your scanned images from the JPEG file format icon.
The PDF format is often used to create images of text pages. You may
want to select PDF as the page format when scanning text pages that do
not require OCR processing or other processing. The PDF format is
also used to put multi-page documents on web sites as pdf-readable
files. As with the JPEG option, the PDF format can be reduced in size
or quality.
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To select a JPEG or PDF file size:
1. Select JPG or PDF as the page format.
2. Right-click on the JPG or PDF icon.
A menu opens.
3. Choose the file size/image quality option for your scanned images.
Minimize Size—Smallest file size, lowest image quality.
Normal—Medium file size, some loss of image quality.
Maximum Quality—Largest file size, no loss of image quality.
4. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
TEXT FORMATS
The Text Formats are for text file types. The names of the formats
indicate their file types.
Selecting the text format option also selects OCR processing as an
automatic step for scanning. Therefore, when you scan a document
with the text format selected, the text portions of the document are
automatically converted to editable text. See “Scanning with Optical
Character Recognition (OCR)” on page 70.
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Select a text format for documents with text or numbers, such as a
business letter, report, or spreadsheet. The text format icon has several
file formats available, depending on the Destination Application you
select.
The specific file format is shown by the file name extension on the text
format icon.
The specific text format; this example is for Rich Text
Format (RTF) used with Microsoft Word, Wordpad,
and other word processing applications.
As you select Destination Applications that are text applications, the
text format icon changes to match the file type of the application. In
some cases, the Destination Application supports several file types, and
you can right-click on the icon to choose the particular file type for that
application.
To select a file type for the text format:
1. Select the Destination Application.
2. Right-click on the text format icon.
A menu opens. The following figure shows an example for the
TEXT format with Microsoft Outlook selected as the Destination
Application.
3. Choose the file type that you want for the text format.
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Simple Text—The .txt file format. Text with no formatting; used
by the standard Microsoft Notepad application.
Rich Text Format—The .rtf file format. Text that retains
formatting when converted. Available with Microsoft Wordpad and
Word.
Excel Spreadsheet—The .xls file format used by Microsoft Excel.
HTML Document—The .htm file format used to create web
pages.
4. To use the OCR Options from the menu, see “Scanning with
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)” on page 70.
5. Click OK on the OneTouch Properties window.
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SELECTING OPTIONS FOR THE SCAN BUTTON
The OneTouch Options determine the types of Destination
Applications available for the Scan button, as well as the location of the
files of your scanned items.
To select options:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window and click the Options tab.
Options tab.
2. Select button options as described below:
Show All Destinations—This option selects all the Destination
Application categories. The list of Destination Applications
available for the Scan button will include all the applications on
your computer that fall into these categories. The list also includes
printers and other devices connected to your computer so, for
example, you can scan an item and have it printed immediately.
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Select Destinations—Select this option to individually choose the
types of applications to include in the list of Destination
Applications. Check the boxes for the type of application to
include.
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Document Management includes PaperPort and other
applications for processing and keeping track of your scanned
documents.
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Image Editors include Microsoft Paint and other drawing and
graphics applications.
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Text Editors include Microsoft Word and WordPad, Microsoft
Excel, and other word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Select this option if you want OCR processing to convert your
scanned documents to text that you can edit. See “Scanning with
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)” on page 70 for more
about OCR.
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PDF applications are for documents scanned to PDF format.
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Email includes Microsoft Outlook and other email applications.
See “eMail Properties” on page 42 for details about attaching
scanned documents to your email messages.
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Storage and CD-R/W is for either storing scanned documents
in a folder, or sending them to a CD burner to create a CD
containing the scanned documents. See “Transferring Scanned
Documents to Storage” on page 79 and “Scan and Burn to a
CD” on page 72 for details.
■
Fax and Print is for sending your scanned documents directly to
your printer or fax software for faxing.
■
Sti event forwarding is for using another application’s interface
for scanning. The OneTouch Event Forwarding dialog box opens
so you can select which application to use to continue scanning.
See “Scanning with Event Forwarding” on page 75 for details.
After selecting a new category of Destination Applications, click the
Scan tab to see which ones are added to the list.
Show Progress Window—Select this option to display the progress
window of the document(s) during scanning.
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Create copies of scanned documents—Sometimes the image of a
scanned document is only saved as a temporary file until its
Destination Application is finished using it. In those cases you may
or may not want an additional, permanent copy saved on your hard
drive.
For example, if you scan a picture to an email application, the
scanned image is saved as a temporary file, then attached to the
email, and the email is sent. Later, the temporary file of the scanned
picture is deleted. The same situation may occur when you scan
directly to a printer or scan to a fax application. After a scanned
item is printed or faxed, its temporary file is deleted. However, by
selecting this Create copies of scanned documents option, you
can choose to save permanent copies of the scanned items on your
hard drive.
The copies will be saved in the folder specified in the Folder Copy
Options section (see the figure on page 48 and the description
below).
This option is not available if Document Management or Storage
and CD-R/W are selected because, by default, file copies for those
types of Destination Applications are already automatically saved.
For that reason, this option is not available if the Destination
Application is PaperPort because it is Document Management
software.
Likewise, the option is also not available if the Destination
Application is set to Transfer to Storage because it uses Storage and
CD-R/W software.
Folder Copy Options—This section of the dialog box sets the
location for copies of your scanned documents and how you want
to group them.
Click the Browse button and find the folder for the copies. Select
the grouping option for the documents. The Group by button
option groups the documents under the name of the Scan button.
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Group by type arranges the scanned documents by the type of file,
such as .doc or .jpg. If you also want to group them by date you can
choose the week and month options.
The following example shows the folders when the selections are
Group items by type and Group items by month.
3. Click OK to save the options.
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CREATING A NEW SCAN CONFIGURATION
The scan configurations are where you select the scanning resolution,
brightness, mode (color, black&white, or grayscale), and a number of
other settings.
The Scan Configurations.
The Lock Icon.
Click New to create a
new Scan Configuration.
Note the lock icon on the preset configurations. Although you can
unlock and edit the preset configurations, we recommend that you leave
them locked, and only add new configurations. That way, you will
always have the original factory-set configurations available.
To create a new configuration:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window and make sure the Scan
tab is selected.
2. Scroll through the applications in the Select Destination list and
click the type of application for which you want to create a new
scan configuration.
When you create a new scan configuration, it will appear for the
same types of Destination Applications. For example, if you create a
new configuration for image editor applications, that new
configuration also appears for any other image editors, but not for
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text editing applications. Thus, you can create specific sets of scan
configurations for specific functions and they appear only when
appropriate.
3. Click the New button.
If you want to start from the settings of another configuration,
select the configuration, then click the Copy button.
If the Scan Settings tab is not selected, click it.
4. On the Scan Configuration Properties dialog box, type a name.
Type a new name for
the configuration.
Select the scan mode
and drag the slider to set
the resolution.
If the configuration
is locked, click the
lock to unlock it.
The icon becomes a
key.
Drag the sliders to set
the Brightness and
Contrast.
Note: If you select a printer or other device in the Select Destinations
list, the dialog box will include the Device Settings tab for setting
specific options for the particular device.
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5. Select scan settings for the new scan configuration.
Mode—Select a scanning mode:
Black&White to scan in black and white. For example, letters and
memos are usually scanned in black and white. This scan mode
produces the smallest file size.
GrayScale to scan items such as documents containing drawings or
black and white photographs. The scanning produces an image of
up to 256 shades of gray.
Color to scan color photographs and other color items. Color scans
have the largest file size.
Resolution—Drag the slider to the right or left to adjust the dots
per inch (dpi) of the resolution. The maximum resolution is 600
dpi; the minimum is 50 dpi. The higher the dpi setting, the sharper
and clearer the scanned image. However, higher dpi settings take
longer to scan and produce larger files for the scanned images.
Brightness and Contrast—Sometimes an item is scanned with the
brightness and contrast set too light or too dark. For example, a
note written with a light pencil may need to be scanned darker to
improve legibility.
Brightness refers to the lightness or darkness of the image. Contrast
is the range between the darkest and lightest portions of the image.
The greater the contrast, the more difference between the lighter
and darker shades in the image.
Drag the sliders to the right or left to adjust the brightness and
contrast of the scanned image. The Contrast setting does not apply
to the Black&White mode.
6. If you want to lock the configuration, click the Key icon to change
it from a Key to a Lock.
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7. Click the Page Settings tab to select page settings.
Click to toggle
between inches
and centimeters.
Size—Click Standard, click the menu arrow and choose a page size
from the list, or click Custom and enter the horizontal and vertical
page dimensions in the boxes. The maximum size is 8.5" x 14". The
units of measurement can be inches or millimeters. Click the name
of the units, inches or millimeters, to toggle between them.
Improvements and Settings—Only the options that apply to the
selected Destination Application are available.
AutoCrop to Original—Select this option to let the scanner
automatically determine the size of the item being scanned. For
example, if you scan a 5 by 7 inch photo, the scanner will
determine the size of the photo.
When using the AutoCrop to Original option, always use the paper
guides on the scanner so the page is not skewed. Skewed pages may
not crop properly.
Reduce Moire Patterns—Moire patterns are wavy, rippled lines
that sometimes appear on the scanned images of photographs or
illustrations, particularly newspaper and magazine illustrations.
Selecting Reduce Moire Patterns will limit or eliminate moire
patterns in the scanned image. This option is only available for
the Grayscale or Color Mode at 300 dpi or less.
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Straighten Image—Select this option to let the scanner
automatically determine if a page is skewed, and then straighten
its image. The scanner detects page edges and can sense when
the page is fed through at an angle. However, if the page is fed
through at too great an angle, the image may not straighten
correctly. In that case, re-scan the page using the paper guides to
feed the paper in straight.
Invert Image—Only available for Black&White Mode, this
option reverses the black and whites of an image.
Original Image
Inverted Image
Color Filter—Color filter is the ability of your scanner to
automatically remove a color from a scanned item. For example,
if you are scanning a letter with a red watermark, you can
choose to filter out the red so the scanned letter just shows the
text and not the red watermark. Color filter applies to
Black&White or Grayscale Mode.
The original with a red
watermark over black text.
The scanned item with the
red filtered out.
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8. Click the Advanced Settings tab.
The options of the Advanced Settings tab are for the Color or
Grayscale scanning mode.
9. Drag the sliders to the left and right to change the color settings. As
you do, the image changes to show the effects of the new settings.
Saturation is the strength or purity of a color, hue is the color your
eyes see as reflected from the image, and gamma controls the
brightness of the midtones of the color.
10. Click OK to save the new configuration.
It will now appear in the list of Scan Configurations on the
OneTouch Properties window for the appropriate Destination
Applications.
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THE DEVICE SETTINGS TAB
A Device Settings tab is on the Scan Configurations dialog box when
your selected Destination Application sends the scanned image to a
printer, fax application, or other device. You use the options on the
Device Settings tab to select settings for the device.
1. Click on the Device Settings tab.
Fit to page, reduce image if necessary—If the scanned image is
too big to be printed or faxed on a single page, the image will
automatically be reduced to fit the page.
Actual size, crop image if necessary—If the scanned image is too
big to be printed or faxed on a single page, the image will
automatically be cropped around its edges to fit on the page.
Center image on page—The image will be printed in the center of
the page instead of at the top right corner.
Maintain aspect ratio—The aspect ratio is the length-to-width
relationship of the image’s dimensions. Select this option so the
image’s relative proportions remain constant.
AutoRotate image for best fit—If the image is a Landscape format
and the device is printing in the Portrait mode, or vice versa, rotate
the image to fit on the page.
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Collate copies—If you are printing more than one page, collate the
copies. Enter the number of copies in the Copies box.
Advanced—Click to see additional settings for the device. The
dialog that opens is specific to the device. For example, if the device
is your printer, the dialog box is your printer’s setup settings.
2. Click OK or Apply.
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THE STORAGE OPTIONS TAB (ARCHIVE)
A Storage Options tab is on the Scan Configurations dialog box when
the selected Destination Application is set as Transfer to Storage. You
use the options on this tab to select where you want to save your
scanned items for storage when scanning with that particular Scan
Configuration.
Note: The selections you make using the Storage Options tab
override the storage options that apply to the Storage Properties. This
means that you can create separate Scan Configurations to store
scanned items at various locations in addition to the main location set
by the Storage Properties. See “Storage Properties” on page 40 and
“Transferring Scanned Documents to Storage” on page 79 for more
details.
1. Click on the Storage Options tab.
2. Click the Storage Layout options you want.
All documents are in the root—The scanned documents are saved
in the root of the folder specified in the Storage Location.
Documents are put into folders by month, week, or type—
Folders are created based on your selection (month, week, or type)
and the scanned documents are saved in those folders. New folders
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are created for each month and week so you can keep track of when
you scanned the documents. Type refers to the file type selected as
the Page Format on the OneTouch Properties window.
By default, the location of the archived documents is at
C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\My
Documents\My OneTouch Archive and then in a folder based on
your selection for the Storage Layout. For example, if the file type is
TIFF, and you select Documents are put into folders by type, the
default location of scanned archive documents is at C:\Documents
and Settings\<your user name>\My Documents\My OneTouch
Archive\TIFF Documents.
3. If you want to store your archive documents in some other location,
click the Browse button to specify the new location.
4. Click OK or Apply.
SCANNING TO MULTIPLE FOLDERS
When archiving documents with the Transfer to Storage option, you
can scan them to multiple folders. For example, one folder might be for
“Business Receipts,” a second folder might be for “Personal Receipts,”
and a third folder might be for “Annual Receipts.”
To scan to multiple folders, you create multiple scan configurations with
Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application, then scan using a
different configuration for each folder.
Setting up multiple folders for transfer to storage:
1. Using Microsoft Windows, create the folders that you want to use
for storing scanned items. Note that you can also create the folders
later while creating the new scan configurations.
2. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
3. Select Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application.
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4. Click the New button.
Select Transfer to Storage.
Click the New button.
The Scan Configuration Properties dialog box opens.
5. To help you remember which folder it is, give the new
configuration a name that indicates the folder name, such as
“Storage for Business Receipts.”
6. Click the Scan Settings, Page Settings, and Advanced Settings
tabs, and select the settings you want.
7. Click the Storage Options tab.
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8. Click the Browse button.
9. Select the folder you created for storing the scanned documents.
If you haven’t created the folder yet, you can click the Make New
Folder button and type the name for the new folder.
10. Click OK. The selected folder will now be set as the Storage
Location, such as “Business Receipts.”
11. Click Apply. The new configuration is now listed as a Transfer to
Storage configuration.
12. Repeat the process to create additional new configurations, such as
one named “Storage for Personal Receipts.”
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13. Make sure to designate separate folders as the Storage Locations for
the new configurations.
You will now have multiple configurations set up for the Transfer to
Storage destination, and each configuration stores scanned
documents in separate folders.
The new configurations
apply to the Transfer to
Storage Destination
Application.
Scan to multiple storage folders:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application.
3. Select one of the configurations you created for storage.
4. Click OK. The OneTouch Properties window closes.
The OneTouch panel will show the name of the configuration.
5. Insert the first set of documents that you want to scan to storage.
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6. Press the Scan button on the scanner or click the Scan icon on the
panel.
The documents are scanned to the folder specified for the
configuration.
7. When scanning is finished, open the OneTouch Properties window
again and select the other configuration you created for storage.
8. Click OK or Apply.
The OneTouch panel will show the name of the other
configuration.
9. Now, scan the next set of documents.
When scanning is finished, the two sets of documents are stored in the
two separate folders.
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EDITING OR DELETING SCAN CONFIGURATIONS
Note: Your scanner comes with a number of configurations pre-set at
the factory. We recommend that you keep those configurations locked
and do not edit or delete them. That way, you will always have the
factory-settings available. If you do edit or delete them, and want to
get the factory pre-sets back again, you will need to uninstall then reinstall your scanner driver.
To edit or delete a scan configuration:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select the scan configuration you want to edit or delete. The
following example shows a new scan configuration that was created
named “Scan for Light Text.”
Select the scan configuration
to edit or delete. It must be
unlocked, as indicated by not
having a lock displayed here.
3. To delete the configuration, click the Delete button.
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4. To edit the configuration, click the Edit button.
The Scan Configuration Properties dialog box opens for that
configuration.
You can make changes to a configuration, but for the changes to be
saved, the configuration must first be unlocked. Click the Lock
icon to unlock the configuration. Clicking it toggles between
locking and unlocking the configuration. The key icon indicates
the configuration is unlocked.
Click the Lock/Key
icon to toggle between
locked and unlocked.
5. Edit the settings and click OK.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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CONFIGURING BEFORE SCANNING
Choosing Configure Before Scan simply opens a scanning interface
when you press or click a scan button. You can then use the interface to
change the Resolution, Scan Mode, and other settings. When you scan,
the scanned image will still be sent as the file type and to the same
Destination Application already selected in the OneTouch Properties
window for that button.
To configure before scanning:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select the scan configuration Configure Before Scan.
Select Configure
Before Scan.
Right-click on Configure
Before Scan to get the
menu, and choose the
interface to use for
configuring.
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3. Right-click on Configure Before Scan and choose an interface to
use for configuring before scanning.
TWAIN—The TWAIN interface opens for you to make changes
prior to scanning. See “Scanning with the TWAIN Interface from
PaperPort” on page 87.
ISIS—The ISIS Scan interface opens for you to make changes prior
to scanning. See “Scanning with the ISIS Interface” on page 107.
WIA—The Windows Image Acquisition Interface (WIA) opens for
you to make changes prior to scanning. The WIA option is only
available if your computer is running Microsoft Windows XP. See
“Scanning with the WIA Interface” on page 102.
4. Click OK or Apply on the OneTouch Properties window.
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SCANNING WITH OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION (OCR)
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) converts text and numbers on a
scanned page into editable text and numbers. You can then work with
the text and numbers to edit, spellcheck, change font or type size, sort,
calculate, and so forth.
To scan with OCR:
1. Select a Destination Application that has one of the Text formats
(TEXT, RTF, XLS, or HTML).
2. Scan the document.
Your scanned pages appear in the Destination Application with
their text ready for editing and other text processing.
Note: OCR scanning is also for spreadsheets so you can work in
Microsoft Excel (or other spreadsheet applications) with the figures
and text from the original spreadsheets.
To select OCR settings:
1. Select the Destination Application.
2. Right-click on a text format icon to see the drop-down menu.
3. Choose OCR options.
A dialog box of OCR options opens.
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4. Select the option you want for the OCR conversion of your
documents.
Auto orient page—Select this option to check the page orientation
and automatically rotate an improperly oriented page image so the
text is recognizable by the OCR process.
Single column output—Select this option to produce a single
column of text in the Destination Application, even if the original
image had multiple columns of text.
5. Click OK.
Note that the OCR options apply to all the Destination
Applications for which OCR applies. If you change them for one
Destination Application, those changes apply to the others as well.
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SCAN AND BURN TO A CD
If you have a CD burner attached to your computer, you can scan
directly from your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner onto a CD.
Note: This feature is available only on computers running Windows
XP.
To scan and burn to a CD:
1. Put a blank CD into your computer’s CD Drive.
2. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
3. Select Burn to CD as the Destination Application.
The Burn to CD Destination Application is only available if you
have a CD burner attached to your computer, but you do not need
to have a CD in the burner to select the destination.
4. Choose a Page Format and a Scan Configuration.
5. Click OK.
The OneTouch Properties window closes.
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6. Now click the Scan button to start scanning.
When scanning is finished, a bubble message on the screen tells you
that files are waiting to be burned to the CD.
7. On the OneTouch window, make sure that the Burn to CD
Destination Application is still selected and click the Properties
button.
The OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window opens.
8. Make sure a CD is in the CD burner.
9. Click the Burn to CD button.
The CD burner begins and your scanned documents are written to
the CD.
Note: Until you click Burn to CD these files are stored in your
computer at C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning. This is where
Windows XP stores all files waiting to be burned to a CD by the
automatic CD writing wizard. If other files are also waiting in this
location, they will get written with the OneTouch files on the CD.
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Note: When scanning items to burn to a CD, you should always use
one of the factory-set default configurations, or a custom
configuration specifically set up for CD burning. The default
configurations are already set up to send the scanned images to the
proper storage location where the Windows XP CD writing wizard
can find the files to burn to the CD. Likewise, when you create a
custom configuration for CD burning, the OneTouch software will
automatically make sure the storage location is correct.
To create a custom configuration for CD burning, select Burn to CD
as the Destination Application, then click the New button and create
the new configuration. You won’t need to select a storage location
because it will be correctly preset for you by the OneTouch software.
Note however, that if you have created other custom configurations
with different storage locations (for example, see “Scanning to
Multiple Folders” on page 61), do not use them for the Burn to CD
Destination Application. Otherwise, the Windows XP CD writing
wizard will not be able to find the images to burn onto the CD.
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SCANNING WITH EVENT FORWARDING
If you want to specify an application to use for scanning at the start of
the process, you can use event forwarding. The scanner will feed in the
first page, but will then stop until you select the application to use. After
you select the application, its interface will open and you can use it to
continue with the scanning.
To scan with event forwarding:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select Still Image Client as the Destination Application.
Note that you cannot choose a page format for this option because
the actual destination application is not selected until after the
scanner feeds in the first page of your document.
3. Choose a Scan Configuration.
4. Click OK.
The OneTouch Properties window closes.
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5. Press the Scan button to start scanning.
A dialog box opens for you to select the application to use for
scanning.
6. Select the application in the box and click OK.
Now the application you selected opens and you can continue the
scanning from that application’s TWAIN interface.
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CREATING AN HTML WEB PAGE FROM YOUR SCANNED DOCUMENTS
If you scan a document, whether a single page or multiple pages, you
can have the pages converted directly to HTML formatted pages for
posting directly to your web site. Those pages are then viewable by
visitors to your web site without the need for any internet plug-ins or
other special processing. This is, essentially, from your scanner to a webready format in one automatic step.
To scan and create an HTML web page:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select Microsoft Explorer as the Destination Application.
3. Choose HTML as the Page Format.
Choose HTML
4. Choose a Scan Configuration that has the settings for the image on
the HTML page.
For example, if you want the image to be in color on the HTML
page, choose a color configuration.
5. Click OK.
The OneTouch Properties window closes.
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6. Insert the document into the Automatic Document Feeder.
7. Press the Scan button.
When scanning is finished, the document is first converted to
editable text using the OCR process, and then is converted into an
HTML format. Microsoft Internet Explorer then opens showing
your converted page.
Note: Depending on the complexity of the document, its conversion
to the HTML format may take a few moments.
8. Choose Save As from the Internet Explorer File menu, give the
page a name, and save it in the location you use for your web page
files.
You may also want to write down the address shown in the Address
bar to make sure you’ll know where to find your new HTML page
later on.
9. You can now use Microsoft Internet Explorer or other application
to post the document to your web page as you would any other
HTML page.
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TRANSFERRING SCANNED DOCUMENTS TO STORAGE
With the Transfer to Storage scanning process, you can scan documents
and save them in a folder in one step. The process is ideal for archiving
documents without having to manually save or process them in any
other way. If you choose a text format for the file format, the documents
are also automatically converted by the OCR process into editable text
and numbers before being stored.
To transfer documents to storage:
1. Open the OneTouch Properties window.
2. Select Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application.
3. Select a Format and Configuration.
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4. If you want to have text documents or spreadsheets converted by
the OCR process prior to being stored, choose a text format.
Right-click on the text format icon and from the drop-down menu
choose a text format for the scanned images.
5. Click OK.
The OneTouch Properties window closes.
6. Insert the documents into the Automatic Document Feeder.
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7. Press the Scan button.
When scanning is finished, the documents are stored in the location
that you specified on the OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window.
If you selected a text format, the documents are first converted to
editable text using the OCR process, and then stored.
Your scanned documents
will be stored at this location.
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TO TRANSFER DOCUMENTS TO A SERVER OR MAPPED DRIVE
When selecting the storage location for scanned documents, you can
select a local folder, or a folder on a server or mapped drive.You select a
mapped drive using the Browse button. See “The Storage Options Tab
(Archive)” on page 60 for the steps to select the Transfer to Storage
options.
1. On either the OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window, or from the
Scan Configuration Properties window, click the Browse button.
The Browse For Folder window opens.
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2. Select a storage location on the mapped drive or server for the
scanned documents.
Servers and mapped drives are represented by an icon that indicates
its network connection.
Select a mapped drive or
server as indicated by the
icon.
3. Click OK.
Now when you scan using Transfer to Storage as the Destination
Application, the documents are stored on the server or mapped
drive.
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CHECKING THE HARDWARE AND SETTING THE LAMP POWER SAVE MODE
1. Right-click on the OneTouch icon and choose Show Hardware
from the pop-up menu.
You can also click the scanner icon at the top of the OneTouch
Button Panel.
The Hardware icon
If the Hardware View of the panel is open you can also right-click
on the Strobe XP 450 icon.
The Hardware Properties dialog box opens and shows information
about your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner.
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2. Click the Properties button.
Your scanner has a built-in power saving feature that is set to power
down after 15 minutes of idle time. You can change the time before
the scanner powers down, from 1 minute to a maximum of 10
hours.
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3. Click the arrows for the Lamp timeout setting and choose a time
setting.
To turn the lamp on and off manually without turning off power to
the scanner, click the Lamp On or Lamp Off buttons.
To return the scanner to its factory settings, click Reset Device.
4. Click OK to save the changes and close the dialog box.
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Scanning with the
TWAIN Interface from
PaperPort
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE FROM PAPERPORT
In addition to using the Scan button or the OneTouch Panel to scan,
you can scan from the TWAIN interface. The PaperPort application
that you received with your scanner uses the TWAIN interface for
scanning. This scanning method is particularly helpful when you’re
using PaperPort to file and save scanned items, or if you want to adjust
scanning settings prior to scanning.
A Note About Your Scanner and the TWAIN standard: TWAIN is a
widely recognized standard that computers use to receive images from
scanners, digital cameras, and other digital devices. This guide shows
how to scan with the TWAIN interface from PaperPort. But you can
also open the TWAIN interface from many other graphics and imaging
applications and scan from them as well. Because the TWAIN interface
is the same regardless of the software you use to open it, you can still use
the instructions in this User’s Guide for scanning. To access the TWAIN
interface from other software, please refer to their user’s guides, then
return to this User’s Guide for the steps to scan.
Note: If the OneTouch configuration you are using to scan is set to
Configure Before Scan, and the selected option is TWAIN, the
TWAIN interface opens right away without opening PaperPort first.
GETTING HELP WITH THE PAPERPORT SOFTWARE
The PaperPort software includes a complete set of help topics that
answer questions about each feature of the software. To open the Help
Topics window, press the F1 key or choose PaperPort Help from the
Help menu.You can also refer to the PaperPort User’s Guide on the CD.
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ACCESSING THE TWAIN INTERFACE FROM PAPERPORT
The instructions in this section are for accessing the TWAIN interface
from the PaperPort application.
To access the TWAIN interface from PaperPort:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs, point to
ScanSoft PaperPort, then click PaperPort.
The first time PaperPort is launched, it opens with the Folders pane
displayed as shown here. Later on, PaperPort opens in the view you
were last using.
Scan icon.
Folders pane.
2. Click the Scan icon on the PaperPort command bar.
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The Folders pane (which shows folders for organizing your scanned
images) is replaced by the Scan pane.
Scan pane.
Click the arrow to see
the list of scanners.
If this Scan button is not active, see the section on page 97 to
set up your scanner to work with PaperPort.
3. Click the Scanner drop-down arrow, and select TWAIN: Visioneer
Strobe XP 450 from the drop-down list.
Note: Please wait a few moments for your selection from the dropdown list to become active. This delay only occurs the first time you
select from the list while PaperPort initializes the scanner. Later on,
selecting from the list activates immediately.
Note: If the Scan button at the bottom of the panel is not available
when you make a selection from the Scanner drop-down list, then
PaperPort needs to be setup to work with your scanner. See the
section “Setting Up PaperPort to Work With Your Scanner” on
page 97.
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4. In the “Scan what?” section, choose to scan a Document or
Photograph.
If you want to change the format of the scanned item’s file name or
file type before you start scanning, click Settings. The default file
type for documents is .pdf and the default for photographs is .jpg.
5. When scanning documents, use the Create single page items check
box as follows:
■
When the option is selected, all pages in the Automatic
Document Feeder are scanned, the TWAIN interface closes, and
each page is placed on the PaperPort Desktop as a separate file.
■
When the check box is not selected, the scanned pages are not
placed on the PaperPort Desktop until you indicate the scanning
job is finished by clicking Done on the TWAIN interface then
clicking Done on the PaperPort-Scan window. Multiple pages
are “stacked” on the PaperPort Desktop. Not all file types can be
stacked on the desktop. Note that items scanned as .jpg files
cannot be stacked on the desktop.
6. The option Blank page is job separator is for when you load
several separate scanning jobs into the Automatic Document Feeder
at the same time. Insert a blank page between them and each job
will become a separate stack on the PaperPort Desktop when
scanning is finished.
7. Make sure the option Display scanner dialog box is selected.
If this option is not selected, the TWAIN interface will not open
when you click the Scan button. Instead, the items are scanned
with the basic PaperPort settings. Documents are scanned in Black
and White in the PDF file format, and Photographs are scanned in
Color in the JPG file format.
8. Click the Scan button on the Scan pane.
The TWAIN interface opens. Use it to select scanning options and
to start the scanner.
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SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE
This TWAIN interface is lists the scanning options available with
your scanner.Greyed out options are not available for your scanner.
The options on the TWAIN interface are:
Mode—Select a scanning mode:
Black&White to scan in black and white. The scanning pixels
are all the same size and are either black or white. Use this
setting for letters, memos, and other black and white material.
This scan mode produces the smallest file size.
GreyScale to scan items such as documents containing
drawings or black and white photographs. The scanning
produces an image of up to 256 shades of gray. You can also
scan a color document to turn its colors into gray shades. The
file size is about one third that of a color scan.
Color to scan magazine articles, photographs, and other color
images in full color. Color scans have the largest file size.
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Resolution—Drag the slider to the right or left to adjust the dots
per inch (dpi) of the resolution. The maximum resolution is 600
dpi; the minimum is 50 dpi. This option determines the amount of
detail you can see in the scanned image. The higher the dpi setting,
the sharper and clearer the scanned image. However, higher dpi
settings take longer to scan and produce larger files for the scanned
images. Usually the higher resolution settings are used for precision
work, such as photographs or fine artwork.
Brightness and Contrast—Sometimes an image is scanned with
the brightness and contrast set too light or too dark. For example, a
note written with a light pencil may need to be scanned darker to
improve legibility. Increasing or decreasing the brightness makes the
scanned image lighter or darker. Contrast refers to the difference
between the lighter and darker portions of the image. Increasing the
contrast emphasizes the difference between the lighter and darker
portions, decreasing the contrast de-emphasizes that difference.
Contrast is used in conjunction with brightness.
AutoCrop to Original—Select this option to let the scanner
automatically determine the size of the item being scanned. For
example, if you scan a 5" x 7" photo, the scanner will determine the
size of the photo, and the scan area is the size of that photo.
When using the AutoCrop to Original option, always use the paper
guides on the scanner so the page is not skewed.
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Filter—The Filter is the ability of your scanner to automatically
remove a color from a scanned item. For example, if you are
scanning a letter with a red watermark, you can choose to filter out
the red so the scanned letter just shows the text and not the red
watermark. The Filter option applies to the Black&White and
GreyScale Modes.
The original with a red
watermark over black text.
The scanned item with the
red filtered out.
Reduce Moire Patterns—Moire patterns are wavy, rippled lines
that sometimes appear on the scanned images of photographs or
illustrations, particularly newspaper and magazine illustrations.
Selecting Reduce Moire Patterns will limit or eliminate moire
patterns in the scanned image. This option is only available for the
Greyscale or Color Mode at 300dpi or less.
Define page size—Click this option to activate the Define button.
Then click the Define button to see the Define page size dialog
box for selecting a specific page size.
1. Click Standard, click the menu arrow and choose a page size
from the list, or click Custom and enter the horizontal and
vertical page dimensions in the boxes. The maximum size is
8.5" x 14". The units of measurement can be inches or
millimeters. Click the name of the units, inches or mm
(millimeters), to toggle between them.
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2. Click OK.
The currently selected page size appears in the middle of the
TWAIN interface on the lefthand side.
The Define page size option cannot be used with AutoCrop to
Length or AutoCrop to original options.
AutoScan on document insertion—Your Visioneer Strobe XP 450
scanner includes AutoLaunch technology that senses when an item
is inserted into the automatic document feeder and starts scanning
immediately. Select this option to turn on the AutoLaunch feature.
The item is scanned with the current scan settings on the TWAIN
interface. If this option is not selected, the scanner waits for you to
click the Scan button.
To scan from the TWAIN interface:
1. When you’re ready to scan, align the documents between the Paper
Guides and load them with their tops into the automatic document
feeder. Insert the pages face down.
2. Click the Scan button (if the AutoScan feature is not turned on).
The scanner starts scanning and a progress box opens.
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If the Create single page items check box is selected, all pages in
the Automatic Document Feeder are scanned, the TWAIN
interface closes, and each page is placed on the PaperPort Desktop
as an individual file.
If PaperPort’s Create single page items check box is not selected,
the scanned pages are not placed on the PaperPort desktop until
you indicate the scanning job is finished by clicking Done on the
TWAIN interface then clicking Done on the PaperPort-Scan
window.
If you are scanning a single page, the TWAIN interface closes
automatically.
When scanning is complete, thumbnail images appear on the
PaperPort Desktop.
A thumbnail image of the
scanned item appears on
the PaperPort desktop.
The small icon represents
the file format, in this case
the .pdf format.
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DISPLAY THE DEVICE CONFIGURATION
1. Click the Visioneer Strobe XP 450 icon in the top right corner of
the TWAIN interface.
The Device configuration window opens and shows the
information about your scanner.
See the section “Checking the Hardware and Setting the Lamp
Power Save Mode” on page 84 for more information about the
device settings.
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SETTING UP PAPERPORT TO WORK WITH YOUR
SCANNER
When you selected a scanning option from the Scanner drop-down list,
either TWAIN: Visioneer Strobe XP 450 or WIA: Visioneer Strobe
XP 450 (Windows XP only), the Scan button at the bottom of the
panel should become active. If it doesn’t, you need to set up PaperPort
to work with your scanner.
If this Scan button is not active, you need to
set up PaperPort to work with your scanner.
Note: Setting up PaperPort is a one-time-only process for each option
from the Scanner drop-down list. Therefore, you may have to set up
PaperPort once each for TWAIN: Visioneer Strobe XP 450 and
WIA: Strobe XP 450. The setup process, described below, is the
same for each option. You will not have to set up PaperPort again for
an option unless you uninstall the scanner and PaperPort software,
then re-install them.
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To setupPaperPort:
1. From the Scanner drop-down list, select one of the options, such as
Twain: Visioneer Strobe XP 450.
2. Click the Setup button.
A window opens to begin the setup process.
3. Click Yes then click Next.
The next window offers you the option to run hardware
diagnostics.
4. Click Yes (recommended) then click Next.
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The next window is for checking the connection between your
scanner and the computer.
5. Click Next.
After the Setup Wizard checks the connections, the next window is
displayed. It has a series of setup options, but only the Basic scan
test is necessary because your scanner was already tested and
calibrated when you installed the OneTouch 4.0 software
6. Click Next.
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The TWAIN Interface opens.
Note: If you are setting up PaperPort for WIA, the WIA interface
opens instead.
7. Insert a page into the scanner, face-down, and the Scan button on
the TWAIN Interface will become active.
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8. Click the Scan button on the TWAIN interface.
The Setup Wizard runs the scan test.
A message window opens that says “Basic scan test passed.”
9. Click Next on the message window.
The final Setup window opens to let you know the setup process is
finished.
10. Click Finish.
PaperPort is now setup for the scanning option you selected (in the
example above, it’s the TWAIN option) and the Scan button on the
PaperPort window will now become active.
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Scanning with the WIA
Interface
SCANNING WITH THE WIA INTERFACE
Microsoft Windows includes its own set of options—known as
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)—for acquiring images from
scanners, digital cameras, and other digital devices.
Note: Scanning with the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
interface is only available if yur computer is running Windows XP.
Many Windows XP applications have commands to access WIA,
including PaperPort. To access WIA from PaperPort choose WIA:
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 from the scanner drop-down list. See page
89.
This section shows how to use Microsoft Paint to scan using the WIA
interface.
To scan using WIA from Microsoft Paint:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to All Programs, point
to Accessories, and then click Paint.
The Paint window opens.
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2. From the File menu choose From Scanner or Camera.
The scan window opens. Use this window to select scanning
options and start the scan process.
3. Click the button most appropriate for the item you’re scanning.
4. Select a paper size from the Page Size list.
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5. Click Preview to preview the image before scanning. The image is
displayed on the right side of the window.
Note: If you preview when scanning a stack of documents, the first
page of the stack feeds through the ADF for the preview. After
adjusting the scanner settings, replace that page on the stack so it is
scanned with the rest of the pages.
6. If necessary, adjust settings of the previewed image as desired:
■ Change the button selection for the type of image.
■ Adjust the custom settings; refer to the next section, “Fine
Tuning Your Scans”.
■ Click the Page size drop-down arrow and choose the size of the
pages you’re scanning.
7. Preview the image again. When you are satisfied with the image,
click the Scan button.
8. The scanned images will appear in Microsoft Paint (or other
TWAIN application you’re using).
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FINE TUNING YOUR SCANS
You can select new settings before you scan an item to fine tune exactly
how you want to scan it.
To select the scanner settings before you scan:
1. On the scan window, click Adjust the quality of the scanned
picture.
The Advanced Properties dialog box opens.
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2. Select the options for scanning.
Brightness and Contrast—Drag the sliders to the right or left to
adjust the brightness and contrast of the scanned image. The
Contrast setting does not apply to the setting Black and White
picture or text.
Resolution (DPI)—Click the menu arrow and choose the dots per
inch (dpi) of the resolution. The maximum resolution is 600 dpi;
the minimum is 50 dpi. The higher the dpi setting, the sharper and
clearer the scanned image. However, higher dpi settings take longer
to scan and produce larger files for the scanned images.
Picture type—Click the menu arrow and choose the most
appropriate type for the item you’re scanning.
3. Click OK.
The Custom Settings button is now set to scan with the options
you selected.
If you want to reset the settings and start over, click Reset.
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Scanning with the ISIS
Interface
SCANNING WITH THE ISIS INTERFACE
The ISIS interface for scanning is available using the Scan button when
the OneTouch software is set to Configure Before Scan and the ISIS
driver has been selected.
The interface is also available from ISIS scanning applications, such as
the QuickScan application that you may have received with your
scanner. If you are using an ISIS application to scan, please see its User’s
Guide for the steps to open the interface.
To open the ISIS interface from the OneTouch application, click on the
Configure Before Scan configuration and select ISIS from the menu.
Right-click on
Configure Before Scan
to get the menu, and
select ISIS to use it as
the interface to
configure before scan.
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When you press the button to scan, the ISIS Scan window opens. Use
this window to select scanning options and start scanning.
Click a button
to choose the
type of scan.
Click Define to
change the scan
settings for the
selected button.
Click Preview
One to see
what the first
scanned page
looks like so
you’ll know
which scan
settings to
adjust.
Click Scan All when you’re ready to scan all
the pages. Remember to put the preview page
back onto the stack so it gets scanned with the
new settings too.
1. Click the button most appropriate for the item you’re scanning.
2. Click Preview One to preview the image before scanning.
The image is displayed on the right side of the window.
Note: If you preview when scanning a stack of documents, the first
page of the stack feeds through the ADF for the preview. After
adjusting the scanner settings, replace that page on the stack so it is
scanned with the rest of the pages.
3. Click the Define button and adjust the scan settings, if necessary.
You can also click one of the other scan type buttons if you would
rather scan with it. For example, if Color Document is selected you
can click GrayScale in case you decide to scan with it instead.
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4. When you’re ready to scan, replace the preview page in its original
position in your document then press Scan All.
The document is scanned with the new scan settings.
ADJUSTING THE ISIS SCAN SETTINGS
You can adjust the scan settings for the selected type of scan.
Note: Some of the options for the ISIS scan settings are “grayed out”
and are not available. Grayed out options are not appropriate for your
Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner.
To adjust the Color Document, GrayScale, or Text Document
settings:
1. On the OneTouch ISIS Scan window, click the Color Document
button, the GrayScale button, or the Text Document button, then
click the Define button.
The dialog box on the left opens for the Grey/Color Document
Settings. The dialog box on the right opens for Text Document
Settings. A Text Document scan is in Black and White.
Brightness—Drag the sliders or click the arrows to the right or left
to adjust the brightness one unit at a time. Click the buttons
Darken, Normal, or Lighten to move the slide in larger steps.
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Contrast—Contrast is set automatically for Color Document or
GrayScale Document. Because the Text Document option scans in
Black and White, the contrast option does not apply.
Resolution—Click the menu arrow and choose a resolution (dpi).
Your scanner can scan at up to 600 dpi.
Page—Click the menu arrow and choose a page size. Your scanner
can scan a page up to 8.5" x 14".
2. Click OK.
To adjust the Custom Document settings:
1. On the OneTouch ISIS Scan window, click the Custom
Document button and click the Define button.
The dialog box for Custom Settings opens.
Mode—Click the arrow and choose a scan mode.
■
Black and White—The scanning pixels are all the same size and
are either black or white. Use this setting for letters, memos, pen
and ink drawings, and other black and white material. This
setting produces the smallest file size for scanned items.
■
256-Level Gray—Scans the image using up to 256 true shades of
gray. Use this setting to scan black and white photographs and
other higher quality black and white images. You can also scan a
color photo with this setting to turn its colors into gray shades.
The file size is about one third the size of a color scan.
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24-Bit Color—Scans the image in full color. Use this setting to
scan color photographs and other color images. The file size is
the largest of the scan mode options.
Dither—Only available if the Mode is Black and White. Click the
menu arrow and choose a Halftone option or Diffusion from the
list.
■
Halftone—Converts the image so it appears to consist of gray
tones. Halftones produce simulated gray tones by using black
and white pixels of different sizes and is often used to produce
newspaper and magazine images. Use this setting for lower
resolution black and white images. The halftone settings also
produce small file sizes.
■
Diffusion—Also converts the image to gray tones, but diffuses
the grays to nearby pixels to give the image a grainy, film-like
texture. Diffusion is useful for viewing images on a black-andwhite screen.The preview image shows the effect of your Dither
selection so you can see which one is best for scanning.
Dots per inch—Click the menu arrow and choose a resolution
(dpi). Your scanner can scan at up to 600 dpi.
Page Size—Click the menu arrow and choose a page size. Your
scanner can scan a page up to 8.5" x 14".
Brightness—Drag the sliders or click the arrows to the right or left
to adjust the brightness in small increments. Click the buttons
Darken, Normal, or Lighten to move the slide in larger steps.
Contrast—Drag the sliders or click the arrows to the right or left to
adjust the contrast. Contrast is set automatically for Black and
White scans.
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2. To scan only a specific area of the image, click the Area button.
The Set Scanning Area dialog box opens.
3. Click in the image and drag a rectangle around the area you want to
scan.
The boxes to the left show the relative position and size of the
selected area.
You can now move and resize the rectangle to adjust the specific
area to scan.
4. To move the rectangle, put the crosshairs cursor in it, hold down
the Ctrl key and drag the mouse.
You can also type new numbers in the boxes on the left.
5. To resize the rectangle, click in the Width or Length boxes and type
new measurements.
To set the units of measurements, click the menu arrow for the
Units box and choose the measurement units.
6. To start over with a new rectangle, click on the image and drag a
new rectangle.
7. When the area is exactly what you want, click OK.
Now when you scan with the ISIS interface, only the selected area
appears as an image in the Destination Application.
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Maintenance
This section contains information on maintenance, troubleshooting,
uninstalling, scanner specifications, and spare parts.
CLEANING THE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER
You may need to clean the ADF feed mechanism if your documents do
not feed easily into the ADF, or several feed in at the same time.
To clean the ADF:
1. Dampen a soft cloth with some Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (95%).
2. Press the ADF cover release on the top left of the scanner body to
open the automatic document feeder cover.
3. Wipe the feed roller from side to side. Rotate the roller to clean its
entire surface.
Note: Please be careful when cleaning the roller. The roller is designed
to rotate in one direction only. As you’re cleaning the roller, make sure
it rotates easily, and continue rotating it in that direction while wiping
it clean. Do NOT force the roller to rotate in the opposite direction.
Forcing the roller to rotate will damage it, and may cause the scanner
to feed pages incorrectly.
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4. Wipe the pad from top to bottom. Be careful not to snag the cloth
on the springs on either side of the pad.
5. Close the cover when you’re finished.
CLEARING PAPER JAMS
If your scanner stops scanning due to a paper jam in the Automatic
Document Feeder, a warning dialog box opens after a few moments.
To clear a paper jam:
1. Press the ADF cover release on the top-left of the scanner body to
open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
2. Remove the jammed paper and close the cover.
To reduce the number of paper jams, smooth and straighten the paper
before scanning and adjust the guides to the paper size.
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REPLACING THE ADF PAD ASSEMBLY
The ADF pad will wear out and is designed to be a user-replaceable
part. Problems with documents feeding into the ADF is an indication
that the pad is wearing thin.
See the “Visioneer Strobe XP 450 Scanner Parts List” on page 122 for
ordering information.
To replace the ADF Pad assembly:
1. Press the ADF cover release on the top left of the scanner body to
open the Automatic Document Feeder cover.
2. Squeeze the plastic clamps that hold the pad assembly in place and
lift the pad up and out
3. Reverse the procedure to replace the new pad into its slots.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
In addition to the troubleshooting information contained in this
section, please see the Readme file on your installation CD. The
Readme file contains additional information that may help you
diagnose problems with the scanner.
If you try the troubleshooting procedures described in this section and
in the Readme file, and the scanner still has problems, you may have a
malfunctioning scanner. Refer to the technical support card that you
received with your scanner. Also visit our web site at www.visioneer.com
for additional technical information.
Problem: The scanner won’t scan. What’s wrong?
Check for one of these possible problems:
■
Are the cables loose or not plugged in securely? Inspect the cable
connections. Make sure the cables are plugged in securely.
■
Is the scanner’s status light on? Turn on the scanner’s power. If the
status light doesn’t come on, plug the power supply into another
electrical outlet.
■
Did you restart the computer after installing the software? If you
didn’t restart the computer, it may not have loaded all of the software
files. Try restarting your computer.
■
Did you plug the scanner into a USB hub? If you’re using a USB
hub to connect the scanner, the hub must have its own power supply.
If the hub does not have its own power supply, plug the scanner into
a USB port on the computer.
■
Did you select another scanning source in the PaperPort Scan
Pane? If you use multiple devices with your computer, you may have
selected another source for images. Start the PaperPort software and
click the Scan icon, then make sure Visioneer Strobe XP 450 is
selected as the scanner.
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Problem: During installation I got the error message: PaperPort
Installation is not complete. What do I do?
The installation procedure was not successful. You need to reinstall the
PaperPort software.
Problem: With AutoCrop to Original selected, sometimes I get
blank pages, or pages with lines. What’s wrong?
The pages were probably scanned in crooked, or skewed. To use
AutoCrop to Original, the pages must be scanned in straight. Adjust the
paper guides on the scanner so pages feed in straight.
Problem: I got the error message: PaperPort cannot allocate enough
memory to perform internal critical operations. What do I do?
Close any other active applications so that additional memory is
available. If you click Continue, PaperPort moves the file to the
PaperPort data directory and renames the file with the prefix “bad”.
This allows you to recover the file later.
To recover the file, you can import it into PaperPort by using the Import
command in the File menu.
Problem: The installation will not complete successfully. If
installation finishes, the scanner’s OneTouch 4.0 options do not
seem to work properly. What do I do?
A likely cause is that some driver programs are already installed on your
computer for another scanner. They are interfering with the installation
and OneTouch options, and you need to remove those other drivers and
re-install your Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner. Please see the
documentation that you received with the other scanner for the steps to
remove its driver programs. You can also use the basic steps in the
section “How to Uninstall Your Scanner” on page 119, but in Step 3,
instead of uninstalling OneTouch 4.0, uninstall the other scanner’s
driver programs. After uninstalling the other scanner’s driver programs,
uninstall OneTouch 4.0 using the steps on page 119, then reinstall it
using the steps on page 7.
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STATUS LIGHT TROUBLESHOOTING CODES
A green status light indicates the normal state of the scanner.
NORMAL OPERATION
■
Blinking green: indicates the scanner is waking up from power
saving and preparing to scan.
■
Steady green: indicates the scanner is ready to scan.
ERROR CODES
If your scanner experiences hardware problems, the status light will
blink red. The number of times it blinks indicates the error code.
The table below describes the error codes.
Flashing
Code
Problem Description
Solution
6
The scanner’s cover is open.
Close the scanner cover and make sure it attaches
completely.
9
Paper jam
See “Clearing Paper Jams” on page 114.
An internal part in the scanner
may have malfunctioned.
Re-boot your computer. If the problem persists, contact
Visioneer Technical Support.
All Other
Codes
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HOW TO UNINSTALL YOUR SCANNER
To uninstall the Visioneer Strobe XP 450 scanner, remove the
OneTouch 4.0 scanner software first, and then remove PaperPort, or
other scanner software.
STEP 1: UNINSTALLING THE ONETOUCH 4.0 SCANNER SOFTWARE
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, then click
Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
The Add or Remove Programs window opens. Make sure the
Change or Remove option is selected.
3. Select OneTouch 4.0 then click the Remove button.
4. An “Add or Remove” message box opens and asks if you are sure
you want to remove OneTouch 4.0 from your computer. Click Yes.
The OneTouch 4.0 software is removed from your computer.
5. Unplug the scanner USB cable from the scanner.
6. Close all open windows and reboot (restart) your computer.
STEP 2: UNINSTALLING THE PAPERPORT SOFTWARE
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, then click
Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
The Add or Remove Programs window opens.
3. Select PaperPort and click Remove.
4. An “Add or Remove” message box opens and asks if you are sure
you want to remove PaperPort from your computer. Click Yes.
The PaperPort software is removed from your computer.
5. Close all open windows and reboot (restart) your computer.
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TO INSTALL ANOTHER DRIVER
Before you can install another driver for your scanner, you must remove
the currently installed driver first. Then the new driver can be installed.
1. Uninstall the OneTouch 4.0 driver.
a. Open the Windows Control Panel.
b. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
c. Select OneTouch 4.0 then click on the Remove button.
d. An “Add or Remove” message box opens and asks if you are sure
you want to remove OneTouch 4.0 from your computer. Click
Yes.
The OneTouch 4.0 software is removed from your computer.
2. Unplug the scanner USB cable.
3. Reboot (restart) your computer.
4. Follow the instructions in “Step 2: Install the Software” on page 7
of this User Guide and follow steps for installing one of the other
driver options.
Note: The OneTouch 4.0 driver is required for the Scan button to
function. If you select a driver without OneTouch 4.0, the Scan button
will not initiate scanning.
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Optical resolution
Bit depth
Maximum item size
Minimum item size
Scan method
ADF specifications
Scanning Speed
Capacity
Paper Thickness
Light source
Interface
Scanner dimensions
Height
Width
Length
Weight
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
Power adaptor
Power consumption
Power cord
USB cable
Safety and agency certifications
600 x 1200 dpi
48-bit color (internal)
8.5” x 14”
3.5” x 2” (automatic document feeder)
Automatic document feeder (ADF)
20 pages per minute @ 200 dpi B&W
50 sheets
16 - 28 lbs. (0.002” - 0.006”)
Cold cathode fluorescent lamp
USB 2.0 High Speed
12.5 inches (31.75 cm)
13.25 inches (33.66 cm)
17 inches (43.18 cm)
8.6 pounds (3.91 kg)
50°–104° F (5°–35° C without condensation)
40%–70% (@35° C without condensation)
DC Jack, 24Vdc/2.0A (48W), 100-240Vac, Energy Star
and RoHS compliant
≤ 30 Watts (during operation); ≤ 20 Watts (on standby);
≤ 6 Watts (power save after 15 minutes without scanning,
can be adjusted by software);
≤ 1 Watt (power off )
AC, US, 3P, 10A/125V, 180 cm, 3C, 18AWG, RoHS
compliant
185 cm, 28AWG, with core, RoHS compliant
UL, C-UL, FCC Class B, CE, TUV/GS, WEEE
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VISIONEER STROBE XP 450 SCANNER PARTS LIST
Please use the following part names and numbers when ordering
replacements for your scanner.
Part Name
Part Number
Input Tray
57-0101-000
Output Tray
57-0102-000
ADF Pad
57-0103-000
USB Cable
35-0107-000
AC Power Cord
35-0103-000
Power Supply
37-0076-000
INDEX
INDEX
Numerics
24-Bit Color 111
256-Level Gray 110
A
ADF cleaning 113
ADF pad assembly
replace 115
Advanced Properties 105
advanced settings 57
aspect ratio 58
Autocrop to Original 55, 92
AutoRotate image 58
B
bit depth 121
Black&White 54, 91, 110
BMP 44
Brightness 54, 92, 106, 109
Burn to CD 40, 72
Destination Application 73
button options 48
C
CD-ROM drive 3
Color 54, 91
color configuration 91
Color Document 34
Color Document button 109
color filter 56, 93
color space 12
components 2
computer specifications 3
Configure Before Scan 68, 107
Contrast 54, 92, 106, 110
create single page items check box 90
D
Destination Application 23, 24, 33
OCR 70
text file format 46
Device Settings 53, 58
Diffusion 111
Disc 1 7
Dither 111
Document Format 33
Document Management 49
documentation 3
dpi 106
E
eMail 49
eMail Properties 42
error codes 118
Excel Spreadsheet 47
F
Fax and Print 49
file format 47
file storage location 81
Format and Page(s) 34
full feature install 11
G
gamma 12, 57
grayed out options 29, 109
GrayScale 54, 91
GrayScale Document button 109
H
Halftone 111
help 3, 87
htm file format 47
HTML Document 47
HTML page 78
HTML Web Page 77
hue 57
I
Image Documents Properties 39
Image Editors 49
image file 44
image file format 44
improvements and settings 55
installation 4
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invert image 56
ISIS 69
J
JPG 44
JPG file size 45
L
Lamp timeout setting 86
Link Properties 35
M
Microsoft Internet Explorer 78
Microsoft Outlook 42
Moire Patterns 55, 93
monitor 3
O
OCR 45
columns 71
optical character recognition 70
storage 80
OCR options 70
on/off switch 16
OneTouch icon 28, 29
OneTouch Properties window 27, 28, 29, 35
P
Page Format
HTML 77
page format options 44
page settings 55
page size 55, 93
paper jam 114, 118
PaperPort 87
help topics 87
Scan pane 89
PaperPort Properties 36, 37
PDF 44, 49
PDF file size 45
Picture type 106
power saving 85
Preview button 104
Preview One button 108
R
Resolution 54, 92, 106, 110
Rich Text Format 47
rtf file format 47
S
saturation 57
scan
from PaperPort 87
Scan Configuration 33
scan with event forwarding 75
scanner
components 2
connecting 14
troubleshooting 116
uninstall 119
Select Configuration 31, 34
Select Destination 30, 33, 49
Select Format and Page(s) 32
setup 4
Show All Destinations 48
Show Hardware 84
Simple Text 47
size 55, 93
skewed page 55, 92
spreadsheets
OCR 70
status light 16, 17, 116
troubleshooting codes 118
Sti event forwarding 49
Storage and CD-R/W 49
Storage Properties 40
Straighten Image 56
system requirements 3
T
Text Document button 109
Text Documents Properties 37
Text Editors 49
text file format 46
Text Formats 45
TIFF 44
Transfer to Storage 79
INDEX
troubleshooting 116
TWAIN 69, 76
TWAIN standard 87
U
uninstall 119
USB port 15
W
watermark, remove 56, 93
WIA 69, 102
Windows Image Acquisition 102
X
xls file format 47
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