Jpeg email with Visioneer

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Tom C, Oct 30, 2003.

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    Tom C Guest

    Many people have been having problems trying to configure a button on the
    OneTouch control panel or on their Visioneer scanner so that it
    automatically scans to a selected email program in an image format other
    than bitmap. The problem is you are able to select a conversion format on
    the email link from within Paperport but for some strange reason the
    selection choices remain empty in the OneTouch control panel.

    The Visioneer site has a tech note, which addresses the problem.

    The tech note states that only the 8600, 8650, 8800 and 8820 models are
    capable of scanning to Jpeg by default with the OneTouch buttons and gives
    instructions on how to enable other model scanners to also have this
    ability. Unfortunately, for many people those tech note instructions do not
    fix the problem.

    I found that by creating a new link I was able to configure models 5800,
    6600, and 8700, using Paperport 6 and 7 while running Windows 2000 pro, to
    scan directly to email in Jpeg format when pressing a designated button on
    the scanner. This may work for other scanner models, Paperport versions, and
    image formats.

    Basically, all that is required is to create a new link in
    Paperport, enable the format conversion options, then select this link in
    the OneTouch panel. However, there are a couple of hiccups along the way
    that may prevent this from working.

    First, if you choose JPEG as the only format choice for conversion it will
    not work. For some strange reason you must enable other formats for
    conversion choices even if just for effect.

    Secondly, after creating the new link in PaperPort you may find that the
    selected icon does not appear in the OneTouch control panel. In order to get
    it to show you have to refresh the panel by selecting an Icon with the same
    executable as the one you created and then clicking on the Options button on
    the lower left hand corner. Once you close the Options window the new link
    icon is now visible. If you choose to delete a link in Paperport but it has
    not deleted from the OneTouch control panel, simply do the same thing you
    had to in order to get it to appear, that is, select another link icon that
    has the same executable and click the options button.

    Lastly, there another strange quirk that I haven't been able to nail down
    yet but it seems that sometimes you must wait several seconds for changes to
    take effect and at other times you must open and close a window a few times
    for the changes to take effect.

    Here is an example of creating a link to scan in Jpeg format to Outlook
    Express when you press the email button.

    1.. Open Paperport. From the menu bar select -File, Links, Create New
    2.. Link Type. Chose the Image selection. Click Next.
    3.. Chose the executable and file path. In this case- c:\program
    files\outlook express\msimn.exe
    Normally you can just navigate thru the Program folders to find the
    executable. If you are unsure of the application's executable you can go to
    the Start menu, right click on the application, select Properties, Shortcut
    tab, then right click and copy the info displayed in the Target box. Now you
    can right click and paste the path directly into the info box, being sure to
    removing the quotation marks afterwards. Click Next.

    4.. Pick a Link name you will be able to recognize and differentiate from
    the original bad link. This is important especially if you should choose not
    to delete the bad link. In this case I'll choose- "Outlook Express - Jpeg".
    Click Next
    5.. Select all the formats that you want to be able to choose from later
    in the OneTouch Control Panel. In this case choose "JPEG image files
    (*.JPG)" and any other format for effect.
    6.. Choose a disposition for the Temporary files. The default is " Delete
    it only if it hasn't been modified.." . Choose Next.
    7.. Pick a min and max resolution. 75 to 2400 dpi should cover everything.
    Choose Next.
    8.. Pick an Icon type. Application is easiest. Click Next.
    9.. Select an Icon. Click Next.
    10.. Click Finished. You should now be able to see this link on the bottom
    of the PaperPort window. Scroll to the right if it's not visible.
    11.. Close PaperPort.
    12.. Open OneTouch Configure either thru Start, Programs, PaperPort,
    OneTouch Configure or by right clicking on the OneTouch Control task bar
    13.. Select the Email tab. Click on the Preference Tab (pointing hand
    icon) located on the far right. Choose the Button Tab. Click on Select
    Destinations:, and because you have chosen JPEG as a format you will have to
    select Graphic Applications or All for the new link to appear instead of
    Email Applications. Click OK.
    14.. Now select the Email Tab. On the left hand side of the window choose
    your newly created Icon for your Destination Selection. If is not showing,
    select an Icon with the same executable as the one you created and then
    click on the Options button on the lower left hand corner.
    15.. Select you new link and click the Options button. With any luck you
    should now be able to select different formats to use. Select JPEG and click

    Be sure to pick an appropriate scan configuration from the right hand side
    of this window. For emailing pictures the AutoCrop: Scan Photograph
    configuration is a good starting point. You can always copy the
    configuration and make adjustments such as scanning resolution to better fit
    your needs.

    Tom C, Oct 30, 2003
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