You need a program that will create a .pdf file from the scanned image. Adobe
Acrobat is the most widely known, but it'll cost ya. You can get a freeware
program called PDF Creator from:
You scan your document and select "Print to PDF" (or something to that effect),
and name the created file and save it.
My inexpensive USB Cannon scanner came with PDF software that I have even
used so your HP might well have also.
You label yours as a printer copier. Does it offer the option to save the
scan somewhere on your computer?
It has a "scan" button (along with "print", "copy", and "fax" buttons).
The print button works.
The copy button works.
The fax button works.
But I never used the scan button and that one button does not work. It just
says "waiting for PC" in the display when I hit the scan button.
On the PC side, whenever I use the suggested programs, they ask for the
"source" but the source box is empty.
What am I missing?
Brent, what you are missing is the concept that there is no real difference
between scanning an image and saving the scan as a .pdf file and scanning the
image, saving it as a .jpg or .png, or .tif file, and then "printing" that file
(converting it) to a .pdf file. The .jpg (etc.) file merely functions as an
intermediate step in the process for you. I've been using sourceforge's open
source PDF Creator for years and it works like a charm.
OK. I didn't realize (mea culpa) that the HP drivers were the missing link.
I figured whatever driver was running the fax/printer/copier was good
enough for the scanner part of the printer.
I guess not :(
I'll see if I can somehow dig up the drivers (where is that long lost cd)?
I know what your printer looks like but have never fooled around with
one of them. I have a Lexmark printer/scanner and the software for it
allows me to save anything scanned as a PDF. The software for your HP
printer may have a similar function built in to the HP software. With
my printer, I scan a document then click "save as" from the file dialog
box and choose PDF. I have to upload a lot of work orders and invoices
via The 'net and most folks want a PDF document. You may have already
looked at the driver software for your printer but I would guess that
the full software suite from HP will give you more functionality. The
HP page I found is here:
I have Acrobat Pro but not on the computer that has the HP 3200m printer
connected to the serial port.
The computer that is connected to the printer has Foxit Reader (freeware)
And Foxit won't recognize the scanner. I'm still looking for the HP
software. I was hoping to find it on the web but the links at the HP site
require some kind of activex which firefox doesn't do it seems.
On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:26:56 -0600, Mark Lloyd wrote:
No. I'm not sure. But I've realized from all your help that the problem is
that I can't download the proper Windows XP drivers for the Laserjet 3200m
from the HP web site.
Nobody can (as far as I can tell) as I've been trying for two days.
You can click on the link for the driver but it times out, every time.
At least it does for me.
Adobe Distiller might do what you want. I tossed out my printer over
10 years ago and now print to PDF files instead. I emptied a file
cabinet and scanned the papers I might need, and now the file cabinet
is gone too.
On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:19:59 -0800 (PST), hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
All I want is what anyone would want which is to feed a piece of paper in
the printer (scan it) and have it show up on the Windows XP PC as a PDF
I realize now I don't have the scanner drivers but when I go to the
scanners control panel, it doesn't have any entry for the HP 3200m Laserjet
And, as I noted, the HP web site doesn't allow downloads of the drivers for
this printer (at least I can't get them to download).
I just went to the HP website. Clicked on the Support and requested a
download. The next screen was "Service Unavailable".
You'll have to wait til the site is fixed.
Try this site for the manual:
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