How to Scan Documents in Windows 10?
When you’re sick of fiddling with your scanner’s built-in program, use the free scanning app that comes with Windows 10. Unfortunately, the new app, dubbed simply Scan, does not work with older scanners. However, if your scanner is new, the Scan app is a welcome change from the complicated scanner menus.
1.Open the Scan app from the Start menu.
If you can’t find the Scan app on the Start screen, go to the bottom-left corner of the Start menu and select All Apps. All of the apps in the Start menu are listed alphabetically.
The Scan app appears on the screen after you click it. If it says your scanner isn’t linked, double-check that the USB cable between your device and the scanner is connected and that the scanner is switched on.
If your scanner is connected and switched on, the scan app displays the name of your scanner, as well as the file form used to save your files. (Most programs are compatible with the PNG file format.)
2.Optional) Click the Show More link to change the settings.
For most workers, the app’s default settings are sufficient. For specific types of scans, the Show More connection provides the following options:
Color mode: For color objects, such as images and glossy magazine pages, select Color. Grayscale should be used for almost anything else, and Black and White should only be used for line drawings or black-and-white clip art.
The default resolution (DPI) of 300 is appropriate for most tasks. Higher resolution scans (larger numbers) provide more information, but they take up more room, making them difficult to send via email. Lower resolution scans produce smaller files but show fewer data. You may have to experiment to find the settings that work best for you.
Save File To: The Scan app saves your newly scanned photos in a Scan folder in your PC’s Pictures folder. You can change the name of the Scan folder or even create a new folder for each scanning session if desired.
3.To make sure your scan is right, click the Preview button.
When you tap the Preview button, the Scan app performs the first pass, allowing you to see a scan with your chosen settings.
If the preview doesn’t look right, check that you selected the correct Color Mode for your job in the previous step. If the preview shows a blank white screen, make sure you’ve unlocked the scanner according to the instructions included with the scanner.
Look for the circle markers in each corner of the preview scan if you’re scanning a smaller object that doesn’t fill the entire scanner bed. Every circle should be dragged inward to cover the area you want to copy.
4. Click the Scan button. When the scan finishes, click the View button to see your scan.
The Scan app scans your image using the settings you selected in the previous steps and stores it in the Scan folder in your Pictures folder.
If you want the buttons to work or if you want more power over your scans, bypass the Scan app and go straight to the desktop, where you can install the program that came with your scanner. (On some scanner models, Windows Update automatically updates the scanner’s bundled program when you plug it in.)
Finally, for fast and dirty scans, use the camera built into your phone or tablet to snap a picture of the text. It won’t work for pictures, but it’ll help you keep track of receipts and invoices.