Bird's Eye Scanner
The Book Eye Scanner can scan documents up to 17" x 14" in a resolution up to 600dpi. Items can be scanned in color, grayscale, or black and white and saved as dpft, jpg, or pdf to USB or emailed.
Tips for beginning the scanning process:
- Make sure the "Ready to Scan" message is displayed on the LCD on the scanner
- If the "Ready to Scan" message is not displayed, press and hold down the green button on the scanner until the light comes on - wait for the "Ready to Scan" message to appear before proceeding
- If the screen is off on the monitor attached to the scanner, you need to touch it to wake it up
- If the computer is not displaying the scanner interface (and you see a normal desktop screen), click on the "Start" menu and then choose "KIC" (the scanner software). Do not open the Scan folder on the desktop, it will not get you anywhere!
- If there are problems with the computer, ask at the Reference Desk for assistance
Tips on scanning/file storage/etc:
- TIFF files are usually too large to email - you should send scanned files to Netfiles, or save them on a USB device
- If you scan something and the only image on the screen is a sliver of an image, it is most likely the security cord (found behind/above the scanner surface) that is interfering with the scanner. Move this cord up and out of the way of the scanner surface
- If you are scanning two pages, and one is a blank white page, the print on the other page will most likely come out blurry. Fix this by choosing "auto scan" for the right or left page only.
- Black and white text almost always comes out better if scanned in gray scale
- A black and white scan will produce the smallest file size
- The "advanced mode" on the KIC screen reflects the options that are found on the different buttons on the front scanner panel. These options are disabled if changed on the scanner panel, you must change the settings using the options found on the KIC screen
- In the "advanced mode," choosing "book scan" will attempt to correct for the curvature of a page if you cannot get the book to lie flat
- Select the image you want to crop, and then click "details"
- Select the area you want to crop by using the touch screen, and then click "crop"
- You can go back to any image in the scan queue at any time to crop
Copying files to a shared disk & combining files:
- If you are transferring files to a USB device, the scanner will let you know if your USB drive does not have enough room to hold all of the files
- There is no special procedure for safe removal of a USB device from the scanner (as is typical on most PCs) - just wait for the scanner to end the session before removing the device
- If you choose "Copy to shared disk" as the destination for their scanned files, the files will be sent to the computer for you to transfer to Netfiles, combine into a single PDF file, or email, etc.
- A folder entitled "Book Scanner Files" will appear in the upper left-hand corner on the desktop of each machine.
- Folders within this folder are identified by data and time - naming your directory at the beginning of the scanning process will make it easier for you to find your files later
- To combine scanned files/pages into one PDF document, follow this procedure:
- Select all files you want to combine into a single PDF
- In the "File" menu, choose "Combine into PDF/Acrobat"
- This automatically launches Acrobat and imports all the files you selected
- Click "Next" to begin the process of combining into one file
- When the file has finished combining, you can name and save it
- Note that the only way to collocate files into a single PDF is to send the files to the computer first