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Scanning

Need to digitize an image or document? Learn which scanner is best for you and how to use it.

Getting Started

  • Create a folder in the D: Drive Storage and name it with your case ID.

  • Turn on the Plustek SmartOffice PS286 Plus feed scanner. The switch is located on the back of the scanner.

  •  Insert the document upside down and face down so that you are looking at the back of the last page.
  • Note: The document to be scanned must NOT contain any paper clips or staples. Do not insert more than 30 pages at one time.
  • Adjust the form-feed spacers on either side of the document stack.

Setting Up & Running the Scan

  • Open Adobe Acrobat DC software located in the Adobe folder.

  • Click File►Create►PDF From Scanner.

  • Click the gear icon to access additional settings.

  • Verify the following settings:
    • Ensure the correct scanner "Plustek PS286 Plus-TWAIN" is selected.
    • Sides > choose "front sides" or "both sides" depending on your document.
    • Color Mode > select option Black and White, Grayscale, or Color.
      • Black and White is best for plain text documents you may need to print.
      • Use grayscale if you only need to scan images. Note: this makes the pages themselves gray and inconvenient for printing.
      • Use Color if color is needed (ex. graphs). This takes extra time.
    • Resolution > 300 dpi.
    • Paper Size > If your document is 8.5 x 11, it is important to set the paper size to Letter for optimal scanning results.
  • NOTE: Deselect the OCR box [Recognize Text] only if the document doesn’t have searchable text (makes the scanning faster).
  • If the paper jams, ask a staff person for assistance.
  • Click Scan.
  • Once the scanning is complete, rename the file and save it in your D-User Storage folder.
  • For more information, please see User Manual.

Saving PDF

  • After you finish editing the PDF, you can save it to a new file by clicking on File in the menu bar, then go to Save As. Name the file and save it in the folder you have created that's named after your Case ID (ex - abc123) in D: Drive Storage folder.
  • If you haven't yet created the folder, in the D: Drive Storage folder, press "New Folder" in the top right and name it after your Case ID (ex - abc123).