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Using the ST ViewScan Digital Microform Scanner: Save, Email, or Print

Describes the basics of using the ST ViewScan digital microform scanner located on the 4th floor, behind the elevators. Thanks to Chris Clarke, Claremont Colleges Library, for the template to this guide.

Saving, Emailing, or Printing Documents

Once you have scanned a document, it can be saved to a USB or Google Drive, emailed, or printed. 

WARNING: 

  • SAVE AS YOU GO! 
  • Your image files will be cleared out whenever a session ends (whether by choice or malfunction).
  • If you start in one mode and wish to move to another, save your files before exiting, they will not be saved across modes.
  • If the local memory (RAM) becomes full, the computer may freeze and you may not be able to save.
  • SAVE AS YOU GO! 

 

Saving Documents to a USB

1. Once you have scanned all of the images you need, you can save them to a USB. You will first need to insert your USB into an available port.  In addition to the USB ports on the computer, there are two ports available on the ViewScan reader. NOTE: The USB must be inserted after you have started the ViewScan software.

ST ViewScan

 

2. To save your images, you will first need to click on the File tab in the upper left portion of the toolbar. 

3. Once you have selected the File tab, a screen will appear showing all the images that have been scanned. Select the images you want to save by clicking on the box next to each image. A check should appear in each box selected.

Select the File tab and select File Save 

4. Once you have selected the images you want, you will need to tell the computer where to save the image files. To do this, click on the folder icon below and to the right of "Save to local PC." 

5. In the window that appears, click on the triangle to the left of "Computer."

Select the Computer Option 

6. You can now select the drive where you want the image files saved. 

7. Once the drive is selected, you can now save your file by clicking on the Save icon.

 

Saving Documents to Google Drive

1. Once you have scanned all of the images you need, you can save them to your Google Drive.  

2. To save images to your Google Drive, you will first need to click on the File tab in the upper left portion of the toolbar. 

3. Once you have selected the File tab, a screen will appear showing all of the images that have been scanned. Select the images you want to save by clicking on the box next to each image.  A check should appear in each box selected.

When File Save tab is selected history of what has been scanned appears 

4. Once you have selected the images you want, you will need to tell the computer where to save the image files. To do this, select the circle next to "Save to Google Drive." Then, enter your Username and Password and save to Google Drive as usual.

Emailing Documents

1. Once you have scanned all of the images you need, you can email them as attachments.  

2. To email images, you will first need to click on the File tab in the upper left portion of the toolbar and then select Email from the left hand menu. 

3. Once you have selected Email, choose the images you want to send by clicking on the box next to each image.  A check should appear in each box selected.

Select the File tab and choose File Save 

4. Once you have selected the images you want, fill in the To, Subject, and Message (optional) fields. Then press the Email button.

Printing Documents

1. Once you have scanned all of the images you need, you can print them from Printer 3 on the 1st floor at the Research Assistance Desk.  

2. To print images, you will first need to click on the File tab on the upper left portion of the toolbar and then select Print from the left hand menu (if not already selected). 

3. Now, choose the images you want to print by clicking on the box next to each image.  A check should appear in each box selected.

Select the File tab and choose File Save 

4. Once you have selected the images you want, press the Print button.

5. Use your Coyote OneCard or guest card to pay for the prints from Printer 3 on the 1st floor at the Research Assistance Desk. It costs 15 cents per page.