Using the Scanner For Low Resolution (e.g. Handwritten) Documents
- Go to the Macintosh Aral near the window in front of
- If the scanner is not already on, please be sure and turn
Aral off (shutdown from the special menu) before powering the
scanner on. Turning on a SCSI peripheral while a machine is on
can cause serious damage.
- Place your document facedown lined up with the upper right corner of the scanner.
- Start Adobe Photshop LE from the Apple Items menu to the
left of the menu bar.
- Select Acquire->Silverscan III from the File menu.
- Change the resolution from its default of 400 dots per inch to 72.
(This will save you a lot of time !)
- Change the scanning mode from Full Color to Gray-256.
- Preview the picture and select a subrectangle if relevant.
- Save the file in bitmap format (BMP) to the desktop.
- Copy this bitmap file (named something.bmp) to a PC formatted floppy and then move this
floppy to a Windows 2000 machine.
- On the PC, the directories c:\tmp and c:\users are places to temporarily save
- If your file is too big for a floppy disk, potentially it can be moved over to
the Mac Pacific (by a consultant) and then put on a PC format 100 megabyte zip disk there.
Such a disk would then be readable on any of our Windows 2000 (black CPU) machines.
- The method of getting your pictures into sketchpad is a two step one. First
load your picture into Microsoft Paint, which will happen automatically if your
file has extension .bmp and you doubleclick. Then use the clipboard (copy and paste)
to move the picture (after it is selected) to a sketch in Sketchpad.