IBM ImageReader FB735, ImageReader FB735 User Manual

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Model FB735

ImageReader Ultra

Color Flatbed Scanner

User's Manual

Version 1.0

Ó Info Peripherals 1997

Trademarks

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Windows and MS-DOS are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

IBM, PC, AT, XT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corp.

Other brands and product names herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Copyright

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Info Peripherals.

Material scanned by this product may be protected by governmental laws and other regulations, such as copyright laws, the customer is solely responsible for complying with all such laws and regulations.

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Warranty

The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

Info Peripherals makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.

Info Peripherals shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

*Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

*Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

*Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

*Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacture of this device could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.............................................................................

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2. SCANNER INSTALLATION...........................................................

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2.1

PRECAUTIONS................................................................................

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2.2

UNLOCKING THE SCANNER .............................................................

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2.3

CONNECTING THE CABLE ...............................................................

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2.4

DOCUMENT PLACEMENT ................................................................

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3. SCANNER DRIVER INSTALLATION...........................................

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3.1

AUTO-INSTALLATION PROGRAM.....................................................

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3.2

UNINSTALL THE SCANNER ..............................................................

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4.SCANNER OPERATION & DOCUMENT PRINTING ..................

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4.1

IMAGE TYPE ..................................................................................

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4.2

SCANNING PARAMETERS & IMAGE CONTROL ..................................

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4.3

SCANNING ...................................................................................

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4.4

PRINTING ....................................................................................

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5. MAINTENANCE..............................................................................

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6. TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................

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6.1

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS .............................................................

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6.2

TECHNICAL SERVICE......................................................................

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7. SPECIFICATIONS...........................................................................

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7.1

MODEL: FB7 .................................................................................

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1. Introduction

Welcome

Thank you for purchasing an Info ImageReader Scanner. This product is the result of our efforts to develop high technology computer peripherals that are easy to use, affordably priced, and that enhance your computing experience. The FB7 is designed in an exact A4 size and less weight in an aim to save the most space possible while maintaining the highest quality scanning results as well as quality optical resolution at 300 x 600 dpi.

Using this manual

This manual includes complete instructions for scanner installation, use, and maintenance. Note that se,Ó in this context, refers to scanner operation independent of the task performed with the application software. This guide is organized in a o as you readÓ format. For best results, perform the tasks as they are presented.

This manual assumes that you have a basic understanding of the DOS and Windows operating system. As a convention, this guide presents all references to guide names or sections in italics, and commands you must type at a command line are presented in a different typeface.

Assistance

If you experience difficulties and cannot find solutions within this guide, please contact Info Technical Support Department at (800) 777-3280, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Pacific time. If you wish, you may fax questions to (408) 538-2577, or email questions to tech@infoconnection.com.

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Provide a fax number or email address for return contact. We maintain a BBS at (408) 538-2580 that contains the latest updates to our software, as well as a web site at www.infoconnection.com, and fax on demand system at (408) 538-2585.

What is TWAIN?

TWAIN is the interface that links the scanner with scanning software applications. TWAIN is an industry standard that enables you to use the ImageReader with any TWAIN-compliant software application.

With the introduction of Windows 95, the TWAIN specification has been overhauled to take advantage of the 32-bit architecture. Your scanner installation software contains two TWAIN sources

— one for using your scanner with 16-bit applications (i.e. InfoCenter Lite) and one for using your scanner with 32-bit applications (i.e. Adobe Photoshop). Use the following as a guide to select the appropriate source.

16-bit applications are legacy Windows 3.x programs that you are running under Windows 95.

32-bit applications are programs specifically designed for Windows 95, to take advantage of performance enhancements provided by the new architecture.

Please Note: Windows 3.1x does not support 32-bit applications, therefore the 16-bit scanning source should always be selected when running Windows 3.1x. You may experience scanning problems if you do not use the appropriate source.

A note about application software

The scanner hardware by itself is not very useful. It takes a combination of the scanner hardware and application software to

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perform any task. Before scanning, you need to choose the appropriate application(s) to use for the task at hand. Please read this section to gain an understanding of the types of scanning software there are.

Scanning software generally falls into two groups, Graphics (image editing), or OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Each type has specific features designed to address the technical challenges faced in the scanning of graphics or of text.

Graphics: Software provides the user with image editing tools for performing extensive modifications to art, photographs, or other continuous tone images. While having the ability to scan text, unlike OCR software it is not designed to specifically identify individual characters. Any image scanned using a graphics program can only be saved in a graphics file format (i.e. Tiff or Gif). It cannot be saved as an editable text file. Your system software CD includes iPhoto Express image editing software to facilitate your image editing requirements.

OCR: Software in this category is designed to recognize alphanumeric characters in preparation for export to word processing and desktop publishing applications. In other terms, it creates text files. OCR software will not provide image editing capabilities. If there is no intention of editing a given piece of text (with or without graphics), it may be simpler to scan and save it as a graphic. OCR is one of many scanning control features included in the InfoCenter application software included on your system software CD.

Additional types of applications are available that offer solutions for special or unique tasks. These include document storage, form scanning, fax utilities, copy utilities, custom screen saver creation, photo album creation, and so on. If applications are intended to link directly to the scanning device, look for the TWAIN-

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compliant specification. If compliant, you may use these application to scan with your ImageReader scanner.

Figure 1-1 shows how the scanner is packed. Please check all the items against your checklist contained in the box or against this diagram. If there are any missing or damaged parts, please contact your nearest dealer immediately for replacement or repair.

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1. Power Adapter, 2. Cushion 3. Manual, Driver Kit CD.

4. D25P Cable, etc 5. Scanner 6.

Carton

Figure 1-1 Scanner packing

 

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2. Scanner Installation

2.1Precautions

ŸKeep the scanner out of direct sunlight. Direct exposure to the sun or excessive heat may cause damage to the unit.

ŸDo not install the scanner in a humid or dusty place.

ŸBe sure to use the proper AC power source.

ŸPlace the scanner securely on an even, flat surface. Tilted or uneven surfaces may cause mechanical or paper-feeding problems.

ŸRetain the scanner box and packing materials for shipping purposes.

ŸRemember to unlock the scanner before use (2.2)

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2.2Unlocking the Scanner

As shown below, unlock the scanner by turning the scanner lock to the Unlock position.

1. Lock Position 2. Unlock Position

Figure 2-1

Unlocking the Scanner

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