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Scan From the Control Panel (Including Scan Photos and Documents) for HP Officejet 6600 e-All-in-One and 6700 Premium e-All-in-One Printer Series (H711)

Introduction

This document explains how to scan a picture or a document using the control panel on your printer.

Before scanning, make sure that the computer is on, the printer software is installed, and the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, a wired (Ethernet) network cable, or through a wireless network connection.

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NOTE: If you are not using the latest version of Windows 8, the information in this document might not match. You can get the latest version from the Microsoft Store.

Windows

Important: Some of the following solutions require the full HP software. If you did not install the full software when you installed your printer, click here to go to the software and drivers page , and then download and install the full feature software.

Wired (Ethernet) or wireless network connection

Follow these steps to scan from the printer to a computer over a network connection.

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Step one: Activate the scan connection to the computer

Follow these steps to activate the scan connection between the printer and the computer.

Important: To send scans from your printer to a computer over a wired (Ethernet) or a wireless network, you must enable the Manage Scan to Computer connection from the HP software after the computer restarts, hibernates, or enters sleep mode (the hard disc shuts down). The scan cannot complete if the Manage Scan to Computer connection is not enabled each time that the computer restarts, hibernates, or enters sleep mode.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Open the HP software.

    • Windows XP

      Click Start (), click All Programs, click the HP folder, click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.

    • Windows Vista

      Click the Windows icon (), click Programs, click the HP folder, click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.

    • Windows 7

      Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click the HP folder, click the folder with the name of your printer series, and then click your printer.

    • Windows 8

      1. Swipe from the right side of the touchscreen, or move the mouse cursor to the lower or upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms bar.

      2. Click Search ().

      3. Type the name of your printer in the search box, press Enter, and then double-click your printer.

    NOTE: You can also click the printer icon () on your desktop to open the printer software.
  3. Under Scanner Actions, click Manage Scan to Computer, and then click Close.

Step two: Place the item on the scanner glass or automatic document feeder (ADF) tray

Follow these steps to scan from the scanner glass or from the automatic document feeder (ADF) tray.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Load the picture or document:

    • Scanner glass: Place the item print side down on the scanner glass. Position the item according to the engraved guides next to the glass (usually near the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

    • ADF: Place the item into the document feeder tray. Make sure that the printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the paper width guides to fit the item.

      CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos.

Step three: Scan to your computer

Follow these steps to scan from the control panel.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Touch the Right Arrow () to display the second navigation screen.

  3. Touch Scan ().

  4. Touch Computer to scan to the connected computer.

  5. Touch the name of the computer that you want to save the scan to.

  6. Touch the Down Arrow () to scroll through the scan options, and then touch the option that corresponds to the document or picture you are scanning.

    Refer to the following table to determine which option to use for your scan.

    Scan option
    Description
    Scan as PDF
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are not editable. Use the Save as Editable Text (OCR) to scan text that you can edit.
    Scan as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan pictures and images.
    Email as PDF
    Use this setting if you want to scan and email a non-editable text document in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program as your primary email program. You cannot use software-based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Email as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan and email pictures or images in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program installed in Windows to send and receive your email. The Email as JPEG feature does not work with software-based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Scan as Editable Text (OCR)
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are editable. You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software (for example, OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, or SimpleOCR) installed on your computer to save text as editable.
    Everyday Scan
    Use this setting to create a customized scan that you can use multiple times.
  7. Touch Start Scan. The printer scans the document or image, and then saves it to the destination specified in the settings.

USB connection

Follow these steps to scan to a computer with a USB cable connection.

Figure 1: Example of a USB connection

Image: USB connection.

Step one: Place the item on the scanner glass or automatic document feeder (ADF) tray

You can scan from the scanner glass or from the automatic document feeder (ADF) tray.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Load the picture or document:

    • Scanner glass: Place the item print side down on the scanner glass. Position the item according to the engraved guides next to the glass (usually near the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

    • ADF: Place the item into the document feeder tray. Make sure that the printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the paper width guides to fit the item.

      CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos.

Step two: Scan to your computer

Follow these steps to scan from the control panel.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Touch the Right Arrow () to display the second navigation screen.

  3. Touch Scan ().

  4. Touch Computer to scan to the connected computer.

  5. Touch the name of the computer that you want to save the scan to.

  6. Touch the Down Arrow () to scroll through the scan options, and then touch the option that corresponds to the document or picture you are scanning.

    Refer to the following table to determine which option to use for your scan.

    Scan option
    Description
    Scan as PDF
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are editable. Use the Save as Editable Text (OCR) to scan text that you can edit.
    Scan as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan pictures and images.
    Email as PDF
    Use this setting if you want to scan and email a non-editable text document in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program as your primary email program. You cannot use software based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Email as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan and email pictures or images in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program installed in Windows to send and receive your email. The Email as JPEG feature does not work with software based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Scan as Editable Text (OCR)
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are editable. You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software (for example, OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, or SimpleOCR) installed on your computer to save text as editable.
    Everyday Scan
    Use this setting to create a customized scan that you can use multiple times.
  7. Touch Start Scan. The printer scans the document or image, and then saves it to the destination specified in the settings.

Mac OS X 10.5-10.8

Important: The following solutions require the full HP software. If you did not install the full software when you installed your printer, click here to go to the software and drivers page , and then download and install the full feature software.

Step one: Enable Scan to Computer

Follow these steps to activate the scan connection between your printer and the computer.

Important: To send scans from your printer to a computer over a USB, wired (Ethernet), or wireless network, you must enable the Scan to Computer connection from the HP Utility software after the computer restarts, hibernates, or enters sleep mode (the hard disc shuts down). The scan cannot complete if the Scan to Computer connection is not enabled each time that the computer restarts, hibernates, or enters sleep mode.

  1. On the main menu, click the Apple icon (), and then click System Preferences.

  2. Click Print & Fax or Print & Scan.

  3. Under Printers, click your printer, if you see more than one printer.

  4. Click Open Print Queue. The print queue for your printer opens.

  5. Click Printer Setup or Settings. A new window opens.

  6. Click the Utility tab, and then click Open Printer Utility. The HP Utility window opens.

  7. Under Scan Settings, click Scan to Computer.

  8. At the top of the screen, click the check box next to Enable Scan to Computer, if it is not already checked. Scan to Computer is enabled.

I don't have a Scan Settings option

If you did not select the Recommended option during the software installation, you do not have a Scan Settings option. Follow these steps to uninstall the basic software and install the full feature software.

Step one: Uninstall the printer software

Choose the method you originally used to install the printer software, and then follow the steps to remove the print driver and other software from your computer.

  • I used the CD to install the product software, or I downloaded and installed the software from HP.com

    1. From the computer desktop, double-click the Macintosh HD, and then click Applications.

    2. Click the Hewlett-Packard folder.

    3. Double-click the HP Uninstaller, and then click Continue.

    4. Select the product to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.

    5. When prompted, type the Administrator name and Password, and then click OK.

    6. From the Macintosh HD menu, click Users.

    7. Click the correct user name.

    8. Click Library.

    9. Click Preferences.

    10. Click and hold the cursor on the first file that starts with "HP," and then drag the file to the Trash icon on the taskbar. Complete this step for each file that starts with "HP."

    11. Close out of Preferences.

    12. Click the Trash icon on the taskbar, click the Empty button, and then click OK to empty the trash.

      NOTE: By clicking OK, all items in your trash will be permanently deleted from your computer. To delete one item in the trash, click that item to highlight it, and then click OK.
  • I used Apple Software Updates to install the product software

    1. From the computer desktop, double-click the Macintosh HD icon.

    2. Double-click the Library folder.

    3. Double-click the Printers folder.

    4. Right-click the HP folder, and then select Move to Trash.

    5. When prompted, type the Administrator name and Password for the computer, and then click OK. Wait for authentication to complete.

    6. Double-click the PPDs folder.

    7. Double-click the Contents folder.

    8. Double-click the Resources folder.

    9. Find you product in the product list, and then right-click on your product and select Move to Trash.

    10. When prompted, type the Administrator name and Password for the computer, and then click OK. Wait for authentication to complete.

    11. Click the Trash icon on the taskbar, click the Empty button, and then click OK to empty the trash.

      NOTE: By clicking OK, all items in your trash will be permanently deleted from your computer. To delete one item in the trash, click that item to highlight it, and then click OK.
    12. On the upper-left corner of the computer desktop, click the Apple menu icon (), and then click System Preferences on the drop-down menu.

    13. Click Print & Fax or Print & Scan.

    14. In the Printers list, click your HP product, and then click the Minus button () to delete it.

Step two: Download and install the full feature software

Make sure your printer software has the Scan Settings option by selecting the Recommended software during installation.

  1. Turn on the printer.

  2. Go to Get Software and Drivers .

  3. Check the instructions on the page, and then click the Plus sign (+) next to the correct heading for additional instructions:

    • If prompted to enter your product in the window.

      1. Type your printer number in the window.

      2. Click Next. If necessary click your model in a list of similar printers.

      3. Click Software and Driver Downloads.

      4. Click the drop-down arrow (), and then click your operating system.

      5. Click Next, and then continue to the next step.

    • If prompted to select your operating system.

      1. Click the drop-down arrow (), and then click your operating system.

      2. Click Next, and then continue to the next step.

  4. Click the Plus sign () next to Driver, and then click the driver that you want to download.

  5. Read through the minimum system requirements and additional instructions. You can also click View directions () for complete download instructions.

  6. Click the option that you want to download.

    A page displays with more information about that option and the specific items that it includes.

    NOTE: HP recommends the Full Feature type of download, if available, to take advantage of all your printer features.
  7. Click Download. If your browser opens a new dialog box, you might also need to click Save or Save File.

    The file downloads to your computer.

    Figure 2: Example of a downloaded file

    Example of a downloaded file.
  8. Double-click the icon above the file name. The computer extracts the files and displays a disk image file icon above the printer name.

    Figure 3: Example of a disk image file

    Example of a disk image file.
  9. Double-click the disk image file.

  10. Double-click the HP Installer icon.

    The HP Installer program opens.

  11. When prompted, select your printer, and then click OK.

  12. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step two: Place the item on the scanner glass or automatic document feeder (ADF) tray

Follow these steps to scan from the scanner glass or from the automatic document feeder (ADF) tray.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Load the picture or document:

    • Scanner glass: Place the item print side down on the scanner glass. Position the item according to the engraved guides next to the glass (usually near the right-front corner or the left-front corner). Close the scanner lid.

    • ADF: Place the item into the document feeder tray. Make sure that the printed side faces up and the top edge goes into the tray first. Adjust the paper width guides to fit the item.

      CAUTION: Do not load photos in the ADF. Use the scanner glass instead to prevent damage to photos.

Step three: Scan from your computer

Follow these steps to scan from the control panel.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

  2. Touch the Right Arrow () to display the second navigation screen.

  3. Touch Scan ().

  4. Touch Computer to scan to the connected computer.

  5. Touch the name of the computer that you want to save the scan to.

  6. Touch the Down Arrow () to scroll through the scan options, and then touch the option that corresponds to the document or picture that you want to scan.

    Refer to the following table to determine which option to use for your scan.

    Scan option
    Description
    Scan as PDF
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are not editable. Use the Save as Editable Text (OCR) to scan text that you can edit.
    Scan as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan pictures and images.
    Email as PDF
    Use this setting if you want to scan and email a non-editable text document in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program as your primary email program. You cannot use software-based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Email as JPEG
    Use this setting to scan and email pictures or images in Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
    NOTE: You can only email a scanned document if you use Microsoft Outlook or another software program installed in Windows to send and receive your email. The Email as JPEG feature does not work with software-based email programs, (for example, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Hotmail) unless you can send and receive emails from your account using Microsoft Outlook or a similar program.
    Scan as Editable Text (OCR)
    Use this setting to scan text documents that are editable. You must have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software (for example, OmniPage, FineReader, TextBridge, or SimpleOCR) installed on your computer to save text as editable.
    Everyday Scan
    Use this setting to create a customized scan that you can use multiple times.
  7. Touch Start Scan. The printer scans the document or image, and then saves it to the destination specified in the settings.

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