How Do I Scan Multiple Sheets on a HP?

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How Do I Scan Multiple Sheets on a HP?
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Your Hewlett-Packard (HP) scanner can not only scan photos, business cards, letters and other documents, the device is capable of scanning a document containing multiple pages and grouping the pages as one file on your computer. This capability is helpful if you have a multiple-page contract or letter you are scanning as an e-mail or for saving on a disc. If your HP scanner has an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), the multiple-page scanning process is simplified because you don't have to manually load the multiple sheets of paper.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • HP Director software

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    Scanning Multiple Sheets Without a ADF

  1. 1

    Open the scanner's lid. Place the first page of the document you want to scan print-side down on the scanner's glass.

  2. 2

    Open the HP Director software by clicking on the program's name on the "All Programs" menu.

  3. 3

    Click "Scan." The Scan dialogue box will open.

  4. 4

    Click on the type of document you are scanning from the icons on HP Director: "Text and Graphic(s) as Image," "Text as Image," "Editable Text" or "Editable Text with Graphic(s)."

  5. 5

    Click "Save to File" in the "Destination" box at the bottom of the open dialogue box.

  6. 6

    Click "Scan." The "Preview" dialogue box will open. Preview the scan; if everything is OK with the scan, click "Accept." If you want to reposition the document or make a change on the document, do it now and repeat this step.

  7. 7

    Remove the scanned page when you receive the message "Do you want to scan another page into the current document?"

  8. 8

    Place the next page of your multiple-page document on the scanner's glass.

  9. 9

    Click "Yes" when you are ready to scan the next page.

  10. 10

    Repeat steps 7 through 9 until you are done scanning the multiple pages of your document.

  11. 11

    Click "No" after the last page of your document. A "Save As" dialogue box will open.

  12. 12

    Click on the down arrow on the "Save In" box to select a directory to save the multiple-page document in.

  13. 13

    Enter a name for your document in the "File Name" box.

  14. 14

    Click on the down arrow on the "File Type" box. Select the file type you want to save the document in--PDF or other format.

  15. 15

    Click "Save."

    Scanning Multiple Sheets With an ADF

  1. 1

    Place the document containing multiple pages print-side up in your HP scanner's ADF.

  2. 2

    Push the paper guides on each side of the ADF inward. The guides should be on the edge of the papers, but not too tight.

  3. 3

    Open the HP Director software by clicking on the program's name on the "All Programs" menu.

  4. 4

    Complete steps 3 through 15 in Section 1 to scan your multiple-page document.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also scan multiple-page documents with another scanning program other than HP Director. To activate the multiple-page capability, open the Solution Center (inside of the HP folder listed in the "All Programs" menu). Click on "Settings" after the program opens. Click "Scan Settings," "Scan Preferences." Click on the "Automatic" tab. Click on the "Prompt for Additional Scans from Glass/TMA" check box. Click "OK." Close the open dialogue box and launch the scanning program you want to use. You will be prompted for the next page of your multiple-page document.
  • Note: some non-HP scanning programs cannot process multiple-page documents.

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