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Welcome to the Document Scanner Guide

The Document Scanner in the Fabrication Lab is useful for scanning loose pages, books, artwork, and more. It is ideal for scanning books as you are not required to place a scanning plate and "flatten" the book, you can easily flip pages as you scan. 

The Document Scanner uses ODS software, this guide will give you a step-by-step look at how to use this software to help you complete your scanning. 

Step 1: 

Place your document/ book on the Overhead Document Scanner (ODS) and make sure it is plugged-in to the computer to the right of it. Turn on the ODS. The power button is located to the right of the machine, closest to the computer. 

Step 2: 

Open the Crowley ODS application on your computer, this can be found through the desktop shortcut or in the Start menu. 

Step 3: 

After you have opened the application you can wait and see the quick tutorial or hit start button at the bottom to continue. The tutorial will give you a brief guide on how to use the ODS machine and software. 

Step 4: 

If you get an error that asks you to put in serial number or license key, these numbers are located on the bottom of monitor. When in doubt, ask for support from a Fabrication Lab staff member.

Step 5: 

Select the color, page layout (turn-off the glossy paper) and output format and output destination to be only Save Disc/LAN

Step 6: 

Once you see your document on screen, you can change settings such as Brightness, Rotation, Crop, Auto etc. on the left and bottom side. You may have to try out a few different option here to see what will make you document look best. Once you are satisfied with the preview, you can press "capture".

Step 7: 

Turning an auto-capture mode on will automatically save the scanned pages to your cart on right hand side of screen. If you are scanning a book, you will have to flip through the pages as they are captured. 

Step 8: 

Once you have all your pages scanned. Select the pages you would like from those saved in the cart.

Step 9: 

Click "destination" and make sure your destination is Save Disc/LAN. Selecting an another destination may result in unexpected closure of software.

Step 10:

Click "Save Disc/LAN" on right side of destination and you will see a pop-up asking save path, output file type etc. make sure multiple pages box is checked-off. Ensure that the path is in a location accessible to you after closing the program. 


Last modified on April 20, 2024 15:11