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HP LaserJet 3015 All-in-One - Understanding and Using the Scanning Features

Load originals to scan

Use these instructions to load originals into the device for scanning.

Load originals into the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray

NOTE: Automatic document feeder (ADF) capacity is up to 30 sheets of 75 g/m2 (20 lb) media (depending on the thickness of the media).

The minimum size for media in the ADF input tray is 74 by 105 mm (2.9 by 4.1 inches). The maximum size for media in the ADF input tray is 215 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches).

  1. Adjust the ADF media lever, if necessary.

    NOTE: Move the ADF media lever to the right (single-sheet setting) to print on a single sheet of thick media.

    Figure 1: Media lever moved to the right

  2. Put the top end of the original media stack into the ADF input tray, with the media stack face down and the first page to be scanned at the bottom of the stack.

    Figure 2: Media face down in Input tray

  3. Slide the media stack into the ADF until the media does not move any farther and the control panel reads document loaded. It may be necessary to tap the stack into the ADF.

  4. Adjust the media guides until they are snug.

    Figure 3: Media guides adjusted

  5. The document is now ready to be scanned.

CAUTION: To prevent damaging the device, do not use an original that has correction fluid, correction tape, or staples.

If the ADF media lever was moved to the right in Step 1, move it back to the left when the scanning job is complete. Printing on regular media with the ADF media lever moved to the right can cause jams.

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Understanding scanning methods

Scan an item in any of the following ways.

  • Scan from the device: Start scanning directly from the device by using the device control panel scan buttons. The Scan to button can scan to e-mail or to a folder. Press the [Scan to] button on the device control panel, select either E-mail or folder from the control panel menu, and then press the Enter button to start the specified scan. The scan will not require any interaction with the PC.

  • Scan from HP LaserJet Scan software: Press Start Scan on the device control panel to start the HP LaserJet Scan program. Pressing Start Scan to start the HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported when the device is connected to a network. (Direct-connect only.) The HP LaserJet Scan software can also be started directly from the computer.

    NOTE: HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported for networked connections.
  • Scan from TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software: The device is TWAIN-compliant and WIA-compliant and works with Windows-based programs that support TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant scanning devices. The device scanning software is also TWAIN-compliant and WIA-compliant.

NOTE: To learn about and use optical character recognition (OCR) software, install the Readiris program from the second software CD-ROM that shipped with the product.

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Cancel a scan job

To cancel a scan job, use one of the following procedures.

  • Press Cancel on the device control panel.

  • Click the Cancel button in the onscreen dialog box.

If a scan job is canceled, remove the original document from the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray.

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Scan from the device control panel

Use the following instructions to scan directly from the device control panel.

NOTE: The computer that is connected to the device must be turned on.

Program the Scan to button

To program the device Scan to button, it is necessary to gain access to the device settings. Go to the Scan section of the HP toolbox and click the Scan to... tab. For more information, see the HP toolbox Help.

Scan to e-mail

To scan to e-mail by using the Scan to button on the device control panel, use the following procedure:

NOTE: To use this feature, an e-mail recipient must be programmed in the Scan to... tab.
  1. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray, with the top of the document leading into the device. Adjust the media guides to hold the originals in place.

  2. Press Scan to on the device control panel.

  3. Use the < or the > button to select an e-mail recipient.

  4. Press Start Scan or menu/enter . The scanned item is attached to an e-mail message, which is then sent automatically to the e-mail recipient selected in Step 3.

Scan to a folder

To scan to a folder by using the Scan to button on the device control panel, use the following instructions.

NOTE: To use this feature, a folder must be set up in the Scan to... tab of the HP Toolbox prior to use.
  1. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray, with the top of the document forward, and adjust the media guides.

  2. Press Scan to on the device control panel.

  3. Use the < or the > button to select a folder.

  4. Press Start Scan or menu/enter . The document is scanned to a file, which is then saved in the folder selected in Step 3.

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Scan by using HP LaserJet Scan software

Use the HP LaserJet Scan software program to scan an item to any of the following:

  • E-mail

  • A folder

  • Another user-specified software program

  • The Readiris OCR program, if it is installed on the computer

Scan to e-mail

  1. Adjust the automatic document feeder (ADF) media lever to accommodate either a single sheet or a stack of media.

  2. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the ADF, with the top of the document leading into the device. Adjust the media guides to hold the originals in place.

  3. On the computer, click Start , select Hewlett-Packard , select hp LaserJet 3015 , and then select Scan .

    OR

    Press Start Scan on the device. HP LaserJet Scan software opens on the computer. Pressing Start Scan to start the HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported when the device is connected to a network. (Direct-connect only.)

  4. In the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box, select Send it through e-mail .

  5. Click Settings .

  6. Set the desired scanning options, and then click OK to return to the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box.
    NOTE: Save the settings using the Quick Sets option on the General tab of the HP print driver properties. If the check box is then selected after saving a Quick Set, the saved settings are the default settings for the next scan sent to e-mail.
  7. Click Scan . The original is scanned, attached to a new e-mail message, and sent automatically.

NOTE: If no e-mail recipient is entered on the E-mail tab, the original is scanned and attached to a new e-mail message, but is not sent. Enter an e-mail recipient, add text or other attachments, and then send the message when ready.

The options set in Step 6 are for the current job only, unless they are saved as a Quick Set.

Scan to a file

  1. Adjust the automatic document feeder (ADF) media lever to accommodate either a single sheet or a stack of media.

  2. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the ADF, with the top of the document leading into the device. Adjust the media guides to hold the originals in place.

  3. On the computer, click Start , select Hewlett-Packard , select hp LaserJet 3015 , and then select Scan .

    OR

    Press Start Scan on the device. HP LaserJet Scan software opens on the computer. Pressing Start Scan to start the HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported when the device is connected to a network (Direct-connect only).

  4. In the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box, select Send it to a file .

  5. Click Settings .

  6. Set the desired scanning options, and then click OK to return to the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box.

    NOTE: Save the settings using the Quick Sets option on the General tab. If the check box is then selected after saving a Quick Set, the saved settings are the default settings for the next scan sent to e-mail.
  7. Click Scan . If prompted, enter a file name.

NOTE: The options set in Step 6 are for the current job only, unless they are saved as a Quick Set.

Scan to another software program

When scanning to another software program, the application must be either TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant.

  1. Adjust the automatic document feeder (ADF) media lever to accommodate either a single sheet or a stack of media.

  2. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the ADF, with the top of the document leading into the device. Adjust the media guides to hold the originals in place.

  3. On the computer, click Start , select Hewlett-Packard , select hp LaserJet 3015 , and then select Scan .

    OR

    Press Start Scan on the device. HP LaserJet Scan software opens on the computer. Pressing Start Scan to start the HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported when the device is connected to a network. (Direct-connect only.)

  4. In the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box, select Send it to another software application .

  5. Click Settings .

  6. Set the desired options. On the Other Applications tab, click Browse to locate the program's executable file, which has the file extension ".exe." Type the location of the executable file, if desired.
    NOTE: Save the settings using the Quick Sets option on the General tab. If the check box is then selected after saving a Quick Set, the saved settings are the default settings for the next scan sent to e-mail.
  7. Select the file type supported by this program.

  8. Click OK to return to the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box.

  9. Click Scan .

NOTE: The options set in Step 6 are for the current job only, unless they are saved as a Quick Set.

Scan to the Readiris OCR software

  1. Adjust the automatic document feeder (ADF) media lever to accommodate either a single sheet or a stack of media.

  2. Load the originals that are to be scanned face-down in the automatic document feeder (ADF) input tray, with the top of the document leading into the device. Adjust the media guides to hold the originals in place.

  3. On the computer, click Start , select Hewlett-Packard , select hp LaserJet 3015 , and then select Scan .

    OR

    Press Start Scan on the device. HP LaserJet Scan software opens on the computer. Pressing Start Scan to start the HP LaserJet Scan software is not supported when the device is connected to a network. (Direct-connect only.)

  4. In the HP LaserJet Scan dialog box, select Send it to the Readiris OCR software .

  5. Click Scan .

NOTE: Readiris must be installed on the computer before the device can scan to the Readiris OCR program. The Readiris OCR program is included with the device on the second CD-ROM that shipped with the unit.

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Scan using TWAIN-compliant and WIA-compliant software

The device is TWAIN-compliant and Windows Imaging Application (WIA)-compliant. The device works with Windows-based programs that support TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant scanning devices.

Use TWAIN-compliant and WIA-compliant software

While in a TWAIN-enabled or WIA-enabled program, it is possible to gain access to the scanning feature and scan an image directly into the open program. For more information, see the Help file or the documentation that came with the TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software program.

Scan from a TWAIN-enabled program

Generally, a software program is TWAIN-enabled if it has a command such as Acquire , File Acquire , Scan , Import New Object , Insert from , or Scanner . If it is unclear whether the program is compliant or the command is unknown, see the software program Help or documentation.

When scanning from a TWAIN-enabled program, the HP LaserJet Scan software might start automatically. If the HP LaserJet Scan software starts, changes can be made while previewing the image. If the program does not start automatically, the image goes to the TWAIN-enabled program immediately.

Scan from a TWAIN-enabled program

Start the scan from within the TWAIN-enabled program. See the software program Help or documentation for information about the commands and steps to use.

Scan from a WIA-enabled program (Windows XP only)

WIA is another way to scan an image directly into a software program, such as Microsoft Word. WIA uses Microsoft software to scan, instead of HP LaserJet Scan software.

Generally, a software program is WIA-enabled if it has a command such as Picture/From Scanner or Camera in the Insert or File menu. If it is unclear whether the program is WIA-enabled, see the software program Help or documentation.

Scan from a WIA-enabled program

Start the scan from within the WIA-enabled program. See the software program Help or documentation for information about the commands and steps to use.

OR

In the Cameras and Scanner folder, double-click the device icon. This opens the standard WIA-enabled software program enabling scanning to a file.

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Scan using OCR

The OCR software can be used to import scanned text into a preferred word-processing program for editing.

Readiris

The software CD-ROM includes the Readiris OCR program. To use the Readiris program, install it from the software CD-ROM, and then follow the instructions in the online Help.

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Scanner resolution and color

If the quality is not desirable in a scanned image, a resolution or color setting in the scanner software may not match the scanning requirements. Resolution and color affect the following features of scanned images:

  • Image clarity

  • Texture of gradations (smooth or rough)

  • Scan time

  • File size

Resolution is measured in dots per inch (dpi). Color, grayscale, and black and white define the number of colors possible. The scanner hardware resolution can be adjusted to up to 600 dpi. The software can perform an enhanced resolution up to 9,600 dpi. The color and grayscale can be set at 1 bit (black and white), or at 8 bit (256 levels of gray) to 24 bit (true color).

The resolution and color guidelines table lists simple tips to follow.
NOTE: Setting the resolution and color to a high value can create large files that take up disk space and slow the scanning process. Before setting the resolution and color, determine how the scanned image is to be used.

Resolution and color guidelines

The following table describes the recommended resolution and color settings for different types of scan jobs.

Intended use
Recommended resolution
Recommended color settings
Fax
150 dpi
  • Black and White

E-mail
150 dpi
  • Black and White, if the image does not require smooth gradation

  • Grayscale, if the image requires smooth gradation

  • Color, if the image is in color

Edit text
300 dpi
  • Black and White

Print (graphics or text)
600 dpi for complex graphics, or to significantly enlarge the document
300 dpi for normal graphics and text
150 dpi for photos
  • Black and White for text and line art

  • Grayscale for shaded or colored graphics and photos

  • Color, if the image is in color

Display on screen
75 dpi
  • Black and White for text

  • Grayscale for graphics and photos

  • Color, if the image is in color

Color

If desired, set the color values to the following settings when scanning.

Setting
Recommended use
Color
Use this setting for high-quality color photos or documents in which the color is important.
Black and White
Use this setting for text documents.
Grayscale
Use this setting when file size is an issue or for a document or photograph to be scanned quickly.

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