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Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Firefly » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:22 pm

Since I bought my new laptop I have not needed to scan a document into it until today. I didn't realise that I had to download a scan app, so I 'Googled' it. There are so many free apps, that I'm unsure which to download. Are they all safe, and is one better and simpler to use than another ?

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks, Jackie
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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Devil » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:38 pm

Depends on what you mean by 'scan'. If you mean simply make a copy, then your scanner will have all the software you need. If you want to convert a scanned image to a readable/editable/writable file, then I strongly recommend AABBY FineReader (free).

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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Firefly » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:45 pm

Thank you Devil.

I have been asked to send a copy of receipt of posting to someone. I don't know how to scan it into my laptop so that I can send it as an attachment. On my old Windows 7 laptop it was simple, but on Windows 10, I'm struggling.

Jackie
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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by J B » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 pm

What is the make/model of the printer?

Try this - in your search box, type "devices and printers"
Find your printer and double click on it and ... *hopefully* you should find an option to scan from there ..... :?

Good luck
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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Maverick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:35 pm

Take a photo of the receipt with your phone and then send it off as an attachment in an email...

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:54 am

Yes, that's what I do if it's not an important document that requires a perfect scan.

But you can also send the photo by way of sms, WhatsApp or Viber.

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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by josef k » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 pm

I use Windows fax and Scan. Free and does the job.

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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Firefly » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:00 pm

Thanks Guys for you replies.

I will try them all, and see which works best for me.

Jackie
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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by JimX » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:50 am

Having noticed a recent Win 10 upgrade my Scanner would not now put the scanned files onto my desktop, so I downloaded this application to my PC works well and easy to use..

https://www.mediafreeware.com/

It is free just look for Scanner to PC. Or go to this page.. https://www.jihosoft.com/tips/best-free ... ows10.html
Jim.

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Re: Scan Documents to Windows 10

Post by Firefly » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:44 pm

Jim

Thank you for that.

Jackie
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