Visioneer Patriot 470 Scanner Strobe XP 470 Scanner User's Guide ® for Windows
Visioneer Patriot 470 Scanner Strobe XP 470 Scanner User’s Guide FOR WINDOWS
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Copyright © 2007 Visioneer, Inc. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under the copyright laws. The Visioneer brand name and logo are registered trademarks of Visioneer, Inc. The PaperPort and OmniPage® brand names and logos are registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. Kofax VRS is a copyright of Kofax Image Products.
TABLE OF CONTENTS i TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What’s in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ii TABLE OF CONTENTS Configure Before Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Scanning with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) . . . . . . . . 79 Scanning with sPDF or nPDF and Searching for Text . . . . . . . . 81 Scan and Burn to a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Scanning with Event Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WELCOME Congratulations on purchasing your Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) scanner. With your scanner you can quickly scan single-sided or double-sided stacks of color or black-and-white documents and place their images on your computer. WHAT’S IN THE BOX Before starting the assembly and installation, check the contents of the box to make sure that all parts are included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact the dealer where you purchased the scanner.
2 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE THE VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER Paper guide LED Number Destination Selector button Simplex button Duplex button Status light Output tray ADF cover release Power switch Power jack USB port Paper guide—Holds documents in place. Adjusts to fit the page width. LED Number—Shows the current OneTouch scan setting for the Simplex and Duplex scanning buttons.
WHAT YOU NEED 3 WHAT YOU NEED IBM-compatible Pentium 4 PC, or AMD equivalent with: ■ A CD-ROM drive ■ An available Universal Serial Bus (USB) port ■ Microsoft Windows operating system: 2000 (Service Pack 4), XP (Service Pack 1 and 2), or Vista ■ Windows 2000 and XP: A minimum of 512 megabytes (MB) of internal memory (RAM) Windows Vista: A minimum of 1 gigabyte (GB) of internal memory (RAM) ■ 350 MB minimum of free hard disk space A VGA or SVGA Monitor The recommended settings for your monitor are:
4 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Installation Installation is a quick, four-step process: 1. Assemble the scanner 2. Install the software 3. Connect the power supply 4. Connect the USB cable and turn on the power BEFORE YOU BEGIN Please make sure of the following before you begin installation: ■ 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.
STEP 1: ASSEMBLE THE SCANNER 5 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.
6 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 5. Insert the pins on each side of the output tray into the holes on the scanner. 6. Flip open the extension on the output tray so it is fully extended. 7. Proceed to “Step 2: Install the Software.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE 7 STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE Note: The software is on the two CD’s you received with your scanner. Please be sure to install from Disc 1 first. To install the software: 1. Start Microsoft Windows and make sure no other applications are running. 2. Insert Disc 1 into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The Installation menu automatically opens. Note: If the CD does not start, check the following: ■ Make sure you have inserted Disc 1.
8 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 3. On the Installation menu, select Install Products. 4. Make sure the boxes for Nuance PaperPort® and Scanner Driver are checked. 5. Click Install Now.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE 9 The PaperPort installation begins: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3.
10 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE The scanner driver installation will now begin: 1. The Welcome to the OneTouch 4.0 Setup Wizard opens. 2. Click Next. 3. On the Visioneer License Agreement window, read the license agreement. If you accept the terms, select I Agree then click Next. If you choose not to accept the license agreement, the installation will terminate and the scanner driver will not be installed. 4.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE 11 Note: Some of the options listed in this window may not be available when you purchase your scanner. Please visit our web site at: www.visioneer.com for the latest updates. 5. Select the option you want. ■ 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 the TWAIN and ISIS drivers.
12 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 128. 6. 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.
STEP 2: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE 13 8. 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.
14 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) 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.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER 15 STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER The Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) 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.
16 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER 17 4. When you are certain that the software has completely loaded, return to the “Complete the installation by connecting your hardware” window. 5. Click OK. 6. Click Close on the Installation Complete window to close and exit the software installer.
18 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 2. Select the additional applications you want to install on your computer. See the following table for a description for each of the additional applications provided with your scanner. 3. Click Install Now. 4.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER Software 19 About the Software Captiva QuickScan™ A desktop imaging solution for scanning, image enhancement, and Demo OCR. QuickScan is a standalone, out-of-the box imaging solution that provides all the necessary capabilities for high-speed scanning, image enhancement, viewing, annotation, printing and storing images, for both black-and-white and color pages.
20 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE If you selected OmniPage Pro for installation, a window tells you to insert the second CD to install it. To install OmniPage Pro: 1. Click Exit Disc 1 and remove Disc 1 from the CD-ROM drive. 2. Insert Disc 2 into the CD-ROM drive. The OmniPage Pro Installation menu opens automatically. If it does not open, see the note on page 7. 3. Select Install OmniPage Pro. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to install OmniPage Pro. 5.
STEP 4: CONNECT THE USB CABLE AND TURN ON THE POWER 21 VIEW THE USER GUIDES 1. Insert Disc 1 into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. 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. The User Guides are in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format. If you need to, click Acrobat Reader to install it now. Follow the instructions on the installation windows.
22 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE The Scanner Readme file is in HTML format and will open in any standard browser. 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.
REGISTER YOUR SCANNER AND CHECK FOR UPDATES 23 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.
24 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. ■ Scanner Buttons—When you press the Simplex or Duplex button, documents are scanned using the scan settings indicated by the LED number.
LOAD AND SCAN DOCUMENTS 25 LOAD AND SCAN DOCUMENTS When you press either the Simplex or Duplex button, documents are scanned using the scan settings indicated by the LED number. 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.
26 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 2. Load the documents with their tops into the automatic document feeder. For Simplex (one-sided) scans, load the documents face down. To maintain the original order of the documents when they are sent to the Destination Application, the scanner starts at the first page and scans to the last page. For Duplex (two-sided) scans, the documents can be face up or down because both sides are scanned. 3.
LOAD AND SCAN DOCUMENTS 27 4. To scan a one-sided document, press the Simplex button. To scan a two-sided document, press the Duplex button. A scan progress window opens and the image is sent to the selected application from the OneTouch utility. In this example of duplex (two-sided) scanning, the Destination Application is the PaperPort desktop and the two pages are stacked, one on top of the other. Cancel button Pause button To Cancel scanning, click the Cancel button.
28 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SCAN FROM THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL You can scan from the OneTouch Button 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. For Simplex (one-sided) scans, load the documents face down. For Duplex (two-sided) scans, the documents can be face up or down because both sides are scanned.
SCAN FROM THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL 29 4. To see the other buttons, click the arrows to cycle through all nine settings. Click these arrows to navigate through the 9 buttons. Note: Your scanner comes with nine factory-preset OneTouch button settings. You can reconfigure and rename the buttons for your specific scanning requirements. For information see “The Default OneTouch Settings on Your Scanner” on page 33. 5. Click the green arrow buttons to see details about a button or the scanner.
30 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE USING THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL The OneTouch Button Panel is your on-screen set of controls for the scanner. The OneTouch Button Panel shows information about the scanner and its settings. 1. To open the OneTouch Button Panel, click the OneTouch icon. It is located in the Windows Notification Area at the bottom right corner of the screen. The OneTouch Button Panel opens at its Button View, which shows the on-screen scanning buttons.
SCAN FROM THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL 31 4. To cycle through the nine buttons, click the arrows on the right side of the panel. Click these arrows to cycle through the 9 buttons. 5. To navigate through the panel’s three views, click the green arrows at the top of the panel. Click these arrows to navigate through the panel’s three views. The Button View The Hardware View The Detail View ■ The Button View is your main scanner control panel. Use it to scan or to see all nine buttons.
32 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE ABOUT THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL’S NAMES AND ICONS The button names, such as PDF, eMail or Fax, indicate the original factory settings for a button. For example, the eMail button is set up to scan documents then immediately attach them to a new email message in Microsoft Outlook Express®. But you can change the name, the Destination Application, and any of the other aspects of the button.
SCAN FROM THE ONETOUCH BUTTON PANEL 33 THE DEFAULT ONETOUCH SETTINGS ON YOUR SCANNER Based on the recommended installation of PaperPort and the scanner driver, your scanner is pre-configured to scan items for various basic tasks, such as email or fax, then send the scanned image to an appropriate, pre-selected Destination Application. The following table shows these factory-default settings.
34 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS Each OneTouch button configuration consists of a Destination Application, a Scan Configuration, and a Document Format. The OneTouch Properties window is where you select these three elements for a button. To open the OneTouch Properties window: 1. Click the OneTouch icon. It is located in the Windows Notification Area at the bottom right corner of the screen. 2. Right-click a button on the OneTouch Button Panel.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 35 ABOUT THE ONETOUCH PROPERTIES WINDOW The OneTouch Properties window is where you can select new settings for the buttons. 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.
36 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE The settings on the Properties window are: Select Destination—The list of applications that can open to display the scanned image for the selected 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 a Button” on page 54 for more information. Select Configuration—The list of available scan configurations for the selected button.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 37 Select Format and Page(s)—A set of file formats for the scanned image for the selected button. The formats are based on the type of destination application you select. This example shows the formats that apply to the Microsoft Outlook. The button names indicate their file types. See “Selecting Page Format Options” on page 48 for more information about the available formats.
38 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SELECTING NEW SETTINGS FOR A BUTTON For each of the nine OneTouch buttons, you can select a new Destination Application, Scan Configuration, and Document Format. Click these arrows to see the properties for the button whose settings you want to change. Select a format for the scanned image. Select a configuration for scanning the item. Select a software application as the destination to send scanned documents.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 39 4. Select a file format from the Format and Page(s) option. The available options apply to the Destination Application you select. For example, if you select Microsoft Paint as the Destination Application, then the available formats are for graphics, such as .bmp, and .jpg. However, if you select Microsoft Word as the Destination Application, the available formats are for text, such as .doc, .txt, and .rtf.
40 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 41 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.
42 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE TEXT DOCUMENTS PROPERTIES These properties apply to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel®, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the other applications indicated by their icons in the list. The properties apply to the OCR settings for the applications. Click in the OCR settings boxes for the options you want. The options will apply to all the applications in the group.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 43 Add a Word Processing Application to the OneTouch Destination Application List. 1. To add another application to the list, click the Add Application button. The Add Text Based Link dialog box opens. 2. 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. 3.
44 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE IMAGE DOCUMENTS PROPERTIES These properties apply to the OmniPage Pro software that you received with your scanner, plus Microsoft Paint and other image processing applications. 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 45 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 84. You can also set up multiple configurations to store scanned items in separate locations. See “The Storage Options Tab (Archive)” on page 66 and “Scanning to Multiple Folders” on page 67.
46 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 2. Click the Browse button to specify the location to store the scanned documents. 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. EMAIL PROPERTIES These properties apply to email applications so you can specify the folder for documents that you will attach to an email message.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 47 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.
48 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SELECTING PAGE FORMAT OPTIONS The Page Format options that you select determines the file format of the scanned document. Appropriate page format options and file types are available for the type of Destination Application selected for the button. The available options are for images and text. Image Formats Text Formats; sPDF is only one of several text formats available. The Text Formats are for text file types.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 49 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.
50 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. Your selection pertains only to the button currently selected on the OneTouch Properties window.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 51 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 samples for different formats. Example menu for the TEXT format options when the Destination Application is Microsoft Word. Example menu for the TEXT format option when the Destination Application is Microsoft Outlook® or a Storage location. 3. Choose the file type that you want for the text format.
52 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Word Document—The .doc file format used by Microsoft Word. Comma Delimited—The .csv file format; used for database or spreadsheet data with fields separated by commas. When the document is converted into editable text by the OCR software, the fields are maintained. Excel Spreadsheet—The .xls file format used by Microsoft Excel. HTML Document—The .htm file format used to create web pages.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 53 RENAMING A ONETOUCH BUTTON The OneTouch buttons have names that identify their pre-set functions, such as OCR and PDF, but you can edit the names. To change the button names: 1. Open the OneTouch Properties window. 2. Using the arrows, choose the button that you want to rename. 3. Select the name’s text and type a new name. Click the arrows to get to the button to rename, then select the name text. Type a new name for the button. 4. Click OK or Apply.
54 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SELECTING OPTIONS FOR A BUTTON The OneTouch Options determine the types of Destination Applications available for a 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. Click the menu arrow and choose the button for new options. 3. Select button options as described below.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 55 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. ■ Document Management includes PaperPort and other applications for processing and keeping track of your scanned documents. ■ Image Editors include Microsoft Paint and other drawing and graphics applications.
56 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Use enhanced folder browser—Select this option if you want to save your scans to a network location that is not a mapped drive on your computer. 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 57 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. All copies of your scanned documents, regardless of type of Destination Application, are saved in this folder. 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 OneTouch button.
58 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 59 buttons set for 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.
60 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 61 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.
62 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 63 Skip Blank Originals—Skips pages that are completely blank. Typically you use this option when you will scan a stack of twosided pages which have a number of blank sides. This option is only available for Duplex scanning in Black and White mode. Color Filter—Color filter is the ability of your scanner to automatically remove a color from a scanned item.
64 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 65 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. Collate copies—If you’re printing more than one page, collate the copies. Enter the number of copies in the Copies box.
66 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. Button 7 is set as the default Archive button for scanning to storage, with Transfer to Storage as the destination.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 67 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 are created for each month and week so you can keep track of when you scanned the documents.
68 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. 4. Click the New button. Select Transfer to Storage. Click the New button.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 69 6. Click the Storage Options tab. 7. Click the Browse button. 8. 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.
70 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 9. Click OK. The selected folder will now be set as the Storage Location, such as “Business Receipts.” 10. Click Apply. The new configuration is now listed as a Transfer to Storage configuration. 11. Repeat the process to create additional new configurations, such as one named “Storage for Personal Receipts.” 12. Make sure to designate separate folders as the Storage Locations for the new configurations.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 71 The new configurations apply to the Transfer to Storage Destination Application. 13. Now click the arrow buttons to select a scanner button for each new configuration. Click Apply to set that button for that configuration. The following examples show that buttons 7 and 8 have been set to scan to each of the new configurations.
72 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Scan to multiple storage folders: 1. Insert the documents you want to scan to multiple storage folders. 2. Press the Destination Selector button on the scanner to get to one of the buttons set up for scanning to storage. 3. Press the Simplex or Duplex button to scan the documents. 4.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 73 EDITING OR DELETING SCAN CONFIGURATIONS Note: Your scanner comes with a number of configurations pre-set at the factory. To ensure that your scanner will always have a set of correct scan configurations, do not delete the preset configurations. We also recommend that you keep those configurations locked so they are not inadvertently deleted.
74 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 75 CONFIGURE BEFORE SCAN Choosing the scan configuration 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 Set Configure Before Scan: 1.
76 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 4. Right-click on Configure Before Scan and choose an interface to use for configuring before scanning. TWAIN—The TWAIN interface opens for you to configure the scanning. See “Scanning with the TWAIN Interface” on page 99. WIA—The Windows Image Acquisition Interface (WIA) opens for you to configure the scanning (available on Windows XP or Windows Vista only). See “Scanning with the Windows Image Acquisition” on page 114. 5.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 77 5. Click on the Scan button in the TWAIN interface. 6. Your documents will be scanned and sent to the Destination Application specified in the OneTouch 4.0 Properties. In the example shown on the previous pages, the Destination Application is Microsoft Paint. Please see “The TWAIN Interface Options” on page 103 for instructions on using the scanning features found in the TWAIN interfaces. CANCELING A CONFIGURE BEFORE SCAN To cancel a scan after scanning has begun: 1.
78 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE For instance, the Scan Mode is set to Black & White but you want to scan your documents in color, choose Yes to delete any scanned pages, then select the correct scanning Mode and restart the scanning. ■ No—scanning stops, but all pages scanned in this batch, up to this point, are not deleted and the TWAIN interface remains open.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 79 SCANNING WITH OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION (OCR) Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is like a printer in reverse. Instead of printing what’s on the screen onto paper, 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, spell check, change font or type size, sort, calculate, and so forth.
80 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE To scan with OCR: Use either of the following methods: ■ To scan using the buttons on the scanner, press the Destination Selector until the LED is at 6, then press the Simplex or Duplex button. Note: OneTouch Button 6 is preset as your OCR button. But you can also set up any other button to scan and OCR the text.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 81 SCANNING WITH SPDF OR NPDF AND SEARCHING FOR TEXT Searchable PDF (sPDF) and Normal PDF (nPDF) are special forms of an Adobe PDF file. sPDF converts scanned text into the PDF format with text search and OCR capabilities. nPDF has those same features, plus you can edit the text in an nPDF image if you have a PDF editing program.
82 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 5. Choose the Searchable PDF or Normal PDF option for the page format. The settings for the button (button 8 in this example) now show your page format selection. The page format icon is now set to the selection from the menu. Note: Not all Destination Applications have the sPDF and nPDF options. Microsoft Word, for example, does not have them as scanning options. 6. Choose a Scan Configuration. 7. Click OK.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 83 To search for the text, open Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat. 1. From the Adobe Acrobat File menu choose Open, and open the file you just scanned. 2. From the Adobe Acrobat Edit menu choose Find. The Find dialog box opens. 3. Enter the text you want to find, and click the Find button. See the Adobe Acrobat user manual for more about finding text in a PDF file, or about editing PDF text.
84 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SCAN AND BURN TO A CD If you have a CD burner attached to your computer, you can scan directly from your Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) scanner onto a CD. This feature is available only on computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista. 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. Using the arrows, choose a button to use for scanning and burning to a CD. 4.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 85 7. Now start scanning using the button you selected to use to scan and burn to CD. When scanning is finished, a bubble message on the screen tells you that files are waiting to be burned to the CD. 8. 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. 9. Make sure a CD is in the CD burner. 10. Click the Burn to CD button.
86 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 and Windows Vista CD writing wizards can find the files to burn to the CD.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 87 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.
88 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 6. Start scanning using the button you selected for event forwarding. A dialog box opens for you to select the application to use for scanning. 7. 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 89 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.
90 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 6. Click OK. The OneTouch Properties window closes. 7. Insert the document into the Automatic Document Feeder. 8. Now on the OneTouch Button Panel, click Button 8 (or if you used another button, click it). 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.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 91 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.
92 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Your scanned pages are stored in the location that you specified on the OneTouch 4.0 Link Properties window. Your scanned documents will be stored at this location. To Use OCR Before Transferring to Storage If the documents you want to transfer to storage are text documents or spreadsheets, you can have them converted by the OCR process prior to being stored. 1. Open the OneTouch Properties window. 2.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 93 4. Right-click on the text format icon and choose the file format for the scanned documents. 5. Choose a Scan Configuration. 6. Click OK. 7. Now start scanning using Button 7 (or other button you set up for archiving). When scanning is finished, the documents are saved in the text file format and in the location you specified.
94 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. 1. See “Scanning to Multiple Folders” on page 67 or “Transferring Scanned Documents to Storage” on page 91 for the steps to select the Transfer to Storage options. 2. On either the OneTouch 4.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 95 3. 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. 4. Click OK. Now when you scan using Transfer to Storage as the Destination Application, the documents are stored on the server or mapped drive.
96 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) icon.
CONFIGURING THE ONETOUCH BUTTONS 97 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 10 minutes to a maximum of 10 hours.
98 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 3. Click the arrows for the Lamp time-out 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.
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE 99 SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE You can scan from any TWAIN scanning application instead of scanning from the OneTouch buttons on your scanner or using the OneTouch button panel. A NOTE ABOUT THE TWAIN STANDARD Your scanner uses the TWAIN interface to scan photographs and documents. TWAIN is a widely recognized standard that computers use to receive images from scanners, digital cameras, and other digital devices.
100 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE ACCESSING THE TWAIN INTERFACE As previously stated, you can access the TWAIN interface from any TWAIN compliant scanning application. You can configure any of your OneTouch buttons to automatically open the TWAIN interface when you press a button on the scanner. Below are instructions for accessing the TWAIN interface from OneTouch and from PaperPort. Opening the TWAIN Interface from OneTouch 1.
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE 101 6. Click OK to save your changes and close the OneTouch Properties window. 7. Press the button on the scanner or click on the button on the OneTouch Panel. 8. The TWAIN interface will now open. Note: If you choose to use OneTouch Configure Before Scan for scanning from the TWAIN interface, the final image will be sent to the destination application set for that button.
102 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Opening the TWAIN Interface from PaperPort 1. Open the PaperPort software. 2. Select your TWAIN Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) scanner in the Scan Pane. The first time you open PaperPort the software will prompt you to select your scanner, and the scanner will be in the list of available scanners. If you are not prompted, click on the “Select” button in the scan pane to select your scanner from the list of available scanners.
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE 103 THE TWAIN INTERFACE OPTIONS This TWAIN interface is an example of the window you will see for your scanner. Some of the options on the window may not be available, and will be greyed out if they are not available with your scanner. The options on the Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) 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.
104 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE 105 the red so the scanned letter just shows the text and not the red watermark. The Filter option applies to Black&White or GrayScale Mode. 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.
106 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 2. Click OK. The currently selected page size appears in the middle of the TWAIN interface on the left hand side. The currently selected page size appears in the middle of the TWAIN interface on the left hand side. The Define page size option cannot be used with AutoCrop to Length or AutoCrop to original options.
SCANNING WITH THE TWAIN INTERFACE 107 If you are scanning in PaperPort, 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. ON THE PAPERPORT DESKTOP Unless you changed it with the Settings option, the name of the scanned image is the day, date, and number of scanned items that day.
108 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE DISPLAY THE DEVICE CONFIGURATION 1. Click the Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) 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 96 for more information about the device settings.
SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER TO WORK WITH PAPERPORT 109 SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER TO WORK WITH PAPERPORT When you selected a scanning option from the Scanner drop-down list, either TWAIN: Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) or WIA: Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) (Windows XP or Windows Vista 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.
110 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE To setup your scanner: 1. From the Scanner drop-down list, select one of the options, such as Twain: Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470). 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.
SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER TO WORK WITH PAPERPORT 111 4. Click Yes (recommended) then click Next. 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.
112 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 6. Click Next. The TWAIN Interface opens. Note: If you are setting up the scanner 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.
SETTING UP YOUR SCANNER TO WORK WITH PAPERPORT 113 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. Your scanner 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.
114 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE SCANNING WITH THE WINDOWS IMAGE ACQUISITION 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. The instructions in this section are for scanning using WIA on computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista. If your computer is running an earlier version of Windows, it cannot use WIA to scan.
SCANNING WITH THE WINDOWS IMAGE ACQUISITION 115 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.
116 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
SCANNING WITH THE WINDOWS IMAGE ACQUISITION 117 FINE TUNING YOUR SCANS You can select new settings before you scan an item to fine tune exactly how you want to scan a particular item. 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.
118 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
SCANNING WITH THE ISIS INTERFACE 119 SCANNING WITH THE ISIS INTERFACE You can use the ISIS interface from QuickScan or any other application that will access the ISIS driver. Note that the ISIS interface for each application varies depending on the application. Please refer to that software application’s User Guide for instructions on scanning with the ISIS interface. The QuickScan User’s Guide is available on the Disc 1 CD that you received with the scanner.
120 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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. Wet a soft cloth with some isopropyl rubbing alcohol (95%). 2.
CLEARING PAPER JAMS 121 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.
122 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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 Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) Scanner Parts List” on page 130 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING 123 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.
124 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING 125 STATUS LIGHT TROUBLESHOOTING CODES The status light indicates the current state of the scanner. A green status light indicates the normal state of the scanner. A red status light indicates that there is a hardware issue. Descriptions of the most common patterns are listed below. 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.
126 Error Code VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE Problem Description Solution 0 Scanner is not connected to the computer. (The LED does not flash “E” and the status light remains green.) A cable may be loose. Check that the scanner’s cables are correctly attached to the computer. Try plugging the scanner into a different USB port on the computer. If the scanner still does not connect, re-boot the computer.
HOW TO UNINSTALL YOUR SCANNER 127 HOW TO UNINSTALL YOUR SCANNER To uninstall the Visioneer Patriot 470 (Strobe XP 470) scanner, remove the OneTouch 4.0 scanner software, PaperPort, or any other software provided with the scanner. UNINSTALLING THE SCANNER AND ONETOUCH SOFTWARE 1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel. 2. Windows 2000 and Windows XP: Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon. Windows Vista: Double-click the Programs and Features icon. 3.
128 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE 4. An “Add or Remove” message box opens and asks if you are sure you want to remove the software from your computer. Click Yes. The PaperPort and/or OmniPage software is removed from your computer. 5. Close all open windows and reboot (restart) your computer. 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.
VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS 129 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS 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.
130 VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER USER’S GUIDE VISIONEER PATRIOT 470 (STROBE XP 470) SCANNER PARTS LIST Please use the following part names and numbers when ordering replacements for your scanner.
INDEX INDEX A ADF cleaning 120 ADF pad assembly replace 122 Advanced Properties 117 advanced settings 63 Archive button 91 aspect ratio 65 Autocrop to Original 61, 104 AutoRotate image 65 B bit depth 129 Black&White 60, 103 BMP 49 Brightness 60, 104, 118 Burn to CD 45, 84 Destination Application 85 button options 54 button settings 38 Document Format 34 Document Management 55 dpi 118 Duplex 62 duplex button 2, 24, 25, 27, 62 E eMail 55 eMail Properties 46 error codes 125 Excel Spreadsheet 52 F Fax and
INDEX 132 L lamp malfunction 126 Lamp timeout setting 98 LED number 24, 25, 62 Link Properties 40 M Microsoft Internet Explorer 90 Microsoft Outlook 46 Moire Patterns 61, 105 monitor 3 N Normal PDF 52, 81 nPDF 49, 52, 59, 81 O OCR 50 optical character recognition 79 storage 92 OCR button 80 OmniPage Pro 44 OmniPage Pro 12 52 on/off switch 16 One Touch Button Panel 28, 91 Button View 30 Detail View 31 Hardware View 31 initial settings 33 names 32, 53 OCR 80 One Touch icon 28, 30, 34 One Touch Properties
INDEX OCR 80 status light 16, 123 troubleshooting codes 125 Sti event forwarding 55 Storage and CD-R/W 55 Storage Properties 45 Straighten Image 62 system requirements 3 T Text Documents Properties 42 Text Editors 55 text file format 50 Text Formats 50 thumbnail icon 107 TIFF 49 Transfer to Storage 91 troubleshooting 123 TWAIN 76, 88, 99 U uninstall 127 USB port 15 W watermark, remove 63, 104 WIA 76, 114 Windows Image Acquisition 114 Windows XP 114 Word Document 52 X xls file format 52 133
visioneer Copyright © 2007 Visioneer, Inc.