Help with Scanning

  [email protected]® 18:55 17 May 2005

I have a form which I want to scan in so I have it on my computer so I can print of as and when. The problem is when I scan it in it copies all the writing ok but not the lines and boxes that the words are in. The copy I am scanning is nice and bold so I don't understand. Please help as I need it for work tomorrow. Scanner is a Lexmark X2230 and I have office 2003. Thanks.

  Totally-braindead 19:02 17 May 2005

I would suggest you muck about with the contrast settings. I would think that if your scanner can't detect the lines its just that they are too faint, if you alter the contrast it should then pick up the lines.

  [email protected]® 19:05 17 May 2005

it can detect a few of the lines going across but none of the ones going down.

  Dorsai 19:14 17 May 2005

If it were me I would get a black biro and a ruler.

Draw over the boxes to make the lines thicker.

It may be due to the fact that many scanners have a better horizontal rezolution than a vertical resolution. In other words it will pick up very small horizontal lines, but wont pick up the same sized lines vertically.

  [email protected]® 19:32 17 May 2005

Tried that and it still won't work. This is so frustrating! Any more advice?

  jack 20:07 17 May 2005

What type of image have you set scanner tp?

Photo Grey scale or black and white?

Set to Black and white , and up the Res to 400

  Curio 14:12 18 May 2005

Does your Scanner have 'Line Art' listed in the images? Use that at high resolution if you have

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