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#1 zoso123

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:43 PM

I have an old scanner that appears to be in working condition. It's an Epson Perfection 12000. What I want to know is how to actually scan. Do I need a program? If so is there a free program available to download? I want to know the easiest way to scan something. Thanks much in advance.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:54 AM

You will need software drivers to run this scanner. What is your operating system? Are you sure this is a 12000 and not a 1200?

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:50 PM

zoso123,

As Leurgy states you will need drivers for the scanner to work. Those can be found here. Also for your reading and operating pleasure, I have added this link for downloading the user guide. Just select the correct model. Good Luck and let us know if it works for you.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:11 AM

Way to go Animal. I probably should have followed through with that when I could only find a 1200.

Don't you need a further program for a scanner beyond the drivers to manipulate whatever it is you scan? I haven't had to much to do with scanners.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 01:28 PM

Leurgy,

Yes, you are correct with regard to OCR software. However the type and robustness of the OCR depends, on what the OP would want to do with the scanner. Bare bones OCR to full blown manipulation, can be used. Thats where I'm not much help. Hopefully someone with more knowledge of OCR will add to this thread.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:05 PM

There's plenty of OCR software out there, but I haven't seen any freeware.

Scansoft is probably the major source. (It came with two scanners I have had).

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:02 PM

Freeware:
SimpleOCR
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