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Scanning documents with Simple Scan


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This simple walkthrough shows you how to scan a document on Coos County Libraries' Ubuntu-based public computers using the Simple Scan scanning software.

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Scanning documents with Simple Scan

  1. 1. Scanning documents with Simple ScanDo you need to scan a few pages to email to someone or just so that you canhave a digital copy? This simple walkthrough will show you how to use ourcomputer to perform simple scans.Getting startedWhen choosing a document to scan, make sure to find the cleanest copy of it you can ifpossible. Papers that are dirty or have blemishes on them will not produce as good scannedimages. The scan is only as good as the original. 1. Open the lid of the scanner (to the left of the computer). 2. For a single page (e.g. photo): Place the document youd like to scan face-down on the scanner glass near the top. Close the lid of the scanner. For multiple pages (e.g. document): Place them face-up in the tray at the top of the scanner (if available).To open the scanning software (called “Simple Scan”), double-click thescanner icon shown at right on the desktop. The Simple Scan window shownon the next page will pop up. Now youre able to scan! This walkthrough is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution United States license. For more information, visit Scanning documents with Simple Scan, p.1
  2. 2. The main Simple Scan screen Crop: Use this button to cut the imageScan button: down to just theClick this button part of it you scan yourdocument. Youcan click the Preview area:arrow to the right Shows you whatof it to choose your scan will lookhow many pages like before youand the type of make a final scan.document. Scanning a document To scan a document, simply follow these steps. 1. After the document is in the scanner or the top feeder, click the small arrow to the right of the “Scan” button. Select “Text” for black & white documents or “Photo” for color ones. 2. For single-page documents, just click “Scan.” For multi-page documents, click the down arrow again and click “All Pages from Feeder.” 3. Simple scan will show a small progress icon, like that shown at left, to denote that its scanning. Youll see your image start to appear in the preview section. If scanning multiple pages, youll see the scanner pull through each of the pages, and theyll appear on the screen Scanning documents with Simple Scan, p.2
  3. 3. 4. Click the “Crop” button. This will open a small box on your image. Move your mouse cursor over the edge of the box. Youll see the cursor icon change. From here, you can left-click and drag your mouse to resize the box to fit over only the section of the document you want. Youll need to do this for each page of a multi- page document if you need to crop them. 5. Click the “Save” button to save the image. Text documents will save as PDF files. Color documents will save as JPG image files. Save the document on the desktop if youd like to attach it to an email or upload it to the web. You can also save it to a thumb drive. 6. Once youve finished with the file, delete it from the desktop by clicking the icon of the image and press the “Delete” key on the keyboard.Other settingsYou can change many of Simple Scans settings byclicking the “Document” menu near the top of the screen,then clicking “Preferences.” Here you can change the dotsper inch (image quality) and other settings.Last updated: December 3, 2010, by Buzzy Nielsen Scanning documents with Simple Scan, p.3