Use the scan features
Scanning is the process of converting text and pictures into an electronic format for
your computer. You can scan just about anything: photos, magazine articles, text
documents, and even 3D objects, as long as you are careful not to scratch the glass on
your HP all-in-one. Scanning to a memory card makes your scanned images even more
You can use the scanning features of your HP all-in-one to do the following:
Scan text from an article into your word processor and quote it in a report.
Print business cards and brochures by scanning a logo and using it in your
Send photos to friends and relatives by scanning your favorite prints and including
them in e-mail messages.
Create a photographic inventory of your house or office, or archive treasured
photos in an electronic scrapbook
Scanning text (also known as optical character recognition or OCR) lets you
bring the content of magazine articles, books, and other printed matter into your
favorite word processor (and many other programs) as fully editable text.
Learning to do OCR right is important if you want to obtain the best results. Do
not expect scanned text documents to be letter-perfect the first time you use
your OCR software. Using OCR software is an art that takes time and practice to
master. For more information about scanning documents, especially documents
containing both text and graphics, see the documentation that came with your
To use the scan features, your HP all-in-one and computer must be connected and
turned on. The HP all-in-one software must also be installed and running on your
computer prior to scanning. To verify that the HP all-in-one software is running on a
Windows PC, look for the HP all-in-one icon in the system tray at the lower right side of
the screen, near the time. On a Macintosh, the HP all-in-one software is always
Closing the HP Windows system tray icon can cause your HP all-in-one to lose
some of its scan functionality and result in the
error message. If
this happens, you can restore full functionality by restarting your computer or by
starting the HP Image Zone software.
For information about how to scan from the computer, and how to adjust, resize, rotate,
crop, and sharpen your scans, see the onscreen HP Image Zone Help that came with
This chapter contains information on scanning to an application, to an HP Instant Share
destination, and to a memory card. It also contains information about scanning from the
HP Director, and adjusting the preview image.