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how do I scan a file from a printer/scanner into a file on the computer?
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Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

 

There should be a setting called scan to file or folder which will allow you to save the document or file you scan onto your computer.

 

It also depends on your scanner and the software provided from the scanner manufacturer. Here is a link that might help.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Scan-a-document-or-file

 

If it doesn't help I will find more information for you.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I followed the lnstructions at the link you gave. (Microsoft) It directed me Windows photo gallery. I did as suggested. (File, Import from camera or scanner,selected HP1200, hit Import and nothing happened. The printer is hooked up and connected.
Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago
Make sure you have the latest scanning and driver software for Vista from HP for your printer Model
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Your answer didn't work.
Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago

Most scanning from documents that are saved on a computer are saved as pdf files. Using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to scan documents and files creates a pdf document that can be moved easily.

 

This is just one option.

 

Microsoft Office gives you some tips on how to scan a document into a file on the computer and what types you can save the file as. Check out this link. I hope this helps.

 

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/hp030812501033.aspx

 

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I do not own a copy of MS office. I do not have the version of Adobe that allows scanning files. Sorry.
Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago

Go to the link and follow the directions for scanning with your HP 1200 scanner.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_4814645_use-hp-scanner.html

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have an HP psc 1210 printer, scanner, copier not a 1200 scanner.
Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago
It is in the same series of printers so it will work the same.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I took it to Kinkos. My problem was not answered. I honestly don't think I owe you anything.
Tech Support Specialist: tbwhite2040, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 years ago
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