"How to" Guideline series is coordinated by Helen Mongan-Rallis of the Education Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions to improve these guidelines please me at e-mail hrallis@d.umn.edu.

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Guidelines for Using ScanMaker Scanner (Montague 239)

[Developed by Helen Rallis, Feb. 2000]

  1. Make sure that the scanner is connected to the computer (it may have been disconnected if someone was using the zip drive). Look at the USB connection on the right back side of the computer monitor.
  2. Open the scanner and place your photo/document face down on the glass with the edges of your document lined up square with the edges of the scanner.
  3. Open Adobe PhotoShop 5.5 (located on the Hard Disk).
  4. Once in PhotoShop, from File menu--> select Import --> ScanWizard for USB. This launches the software for the scanner.
  5. In the palette that appears on the left side of the screen, select from the different options if you want to change these (otherwise just use the default settings and ignore this window for now).
  6. Click on the preview button on the ScanWizard menu. The preview scans your picture and shows you what the product will look like.
  7. Adjust the area that you want to be scanned by using the walking ants tool (dotted line). Usually you have to adjust these as your picture typically takes up only a fraction of the scan area.
  8. Click on the scan button on the ScanWizard menu. Your picture will now be scanned.
  9. Once the scanning is complete, your image will appear on the screen as a PhotoShop image. You can now adjust it to the desired size and quality (using PhotoShop).
  10. Save your image -- and you are done!


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