How Do I Scan a Document Into My PC Using My HP C4180?

Written by jason artman
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One of the benefits of owning an all-on-one printer with a built-in scanner such as the HP Photosmart C4180 is that it gives you an opportunity to digitally preserve your paper photos and documents. While photos eventually fade, a digital image collection that is properly backed up can conceivably outlive you. Use your Photosmart C4180 to scan a document or photo and create a copy on your computer for editing, sharing or preserving.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Lift the top cover of the Photosmart C4180, and place the picture or document facedown on the bed of the scanner so that the upper-left corner of the original lines up with the arrow in the forward-right corner of the scanner bed.

  2. 2

    Close the scanner cover.

  3. 3

    Push the "Start Scan" button on the Photosmart C4180 control panel. the screen displays a list of applications on your computer that the printer recognises.

  4. 4

    Push the down-arrow button to cycle through the list of applications, and highlight the application that you would like to send the digital copy of the photo or document to.

  5. 5

    Push "OK" to scan the document and send it to the computer. After a moment, the image appears in the HP Photosmart application.

  6. 6

    Click "Accept" in the HP Photosmart application to send the image to the application that you selected on the Photosmart C4180 control panel.

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