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Old 05-11-2008, 03:40 AM   #1
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I hope someone can help I am running XP Professional and have a cannon D646UEX scanner which up untill now has been working ok but now any document I scan comes up in computer language of squares ect.
I would be grateful for any assistance to get it back to normal
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Okay, what does it open with?

What is the filetype/extension?

it will be in an encoded format which needs to be opened with a certain piece of software (e.g. .doc files open in word and if you open them in notepad they look like gobbldeygook)

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I just scan the document and save it to my documents and when I open it thats just what I get
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sounds like you are scanning them as a graphic and not using ocr.
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Okay, i think i know the problem but i need to know what piece of software it opens in now? notepad/word/etc. basically what program is it opening in to give you the boxes?

and if you could then please go to the file, right click and select properties then click the general tab and post what's after "Type of file: " and if the name at the top has an extension then what the extension is (e.g. *.doc/*.exe)

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Then i'll probably be able to help you.
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Hi Jamey
I have just scanned it again and when I open it it opens in MS word but has screen file conversion choose the encoding for loading this file and numerus different languages if this helps
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it is windows bitmap image
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Ah okay, it sounds like what sobeit was saying is correct, when you scan a document is there any settings dialogue or options? because if you were to open that bitmap image in an image viewer you would see your document...

You need to ensure that you run some form of OCR on it aswell which is probably in your scanner's settings somewhere, if you wish to view the bitmap image then right click it, click open with, and choose windows image preview/viewer. and it should show up...

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Many thanks it worked as you said by using picture viewer
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