Instructions for Using the Scanner
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By Zia Isola
- Select “manual” placement.
- Place document on scanner. Align to upper left corner.
- Select “Get Page” button.
- Paragraph boxes can be removed by selecting the “plus” icon from menu bar to left of scanned document. After selecting, click at upper left corner of page; hold mouse button and drag to include all text on page. Save. The document should now appear as a regular Word document.
- Perform proofreading by selecting the “OCR” button.
- Select “Save As File” option. Most likely you will want to save as a "MS Word" document.
- If you are working on an English Department computer that is networked, and you are logged in to the computer as yourself, you can save the document in your local folder (and therefore retrieve it from any other networked location).
Note: Omnipage can be used to scan images, but Adobe Photoshop will result in better quality, and is also preferred because it is easier to adjust the image afterward.
- Place image on scanner.
- Select “File” drop down menu.
- Select “Import.”
- Select “Select Twain”
- Scan. Use default settings to scan; this will result in a rather large image, but you can reduce it quite easily, and it’s preferable to go from large to small than the reverse, which will severely degrade image quality.
- Cropping: After scanning is complete, you can use the cropping tool from menu palette. After outlining the area you wish to include, go to “Image” on drop down menu and select “crop.”If you are using Photoshop 5.5, the canvas should immediately snap to the contours of your cropped image. If there is excess white around the image after cropping, you are probably using Photoshop version 5. If this is the case, you can use the “magic wand” (side menu palette, second option from top right) to mark it off the excess canvas, then go to “Image” on upper bar and select “Canvas Trim.”
- Resize to SOLTR size/resolution standard: go to “Image” and select “Image Size.”
- SOLTR standard configuration size is 6 inches; resolution 72 pixels/inch.
- Save as JPEG.
- SOLTR standard for naming: image names should be in lower case letters, with no spaces between words (you can use underscore marks to separate words if desired).
Note that the Adobe “Help” library is actually quite helpful. If the instructions on this page fail you, give the Help option a try!
--MarthineSatris 08:46, 19 August 2007 (PDT)