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How to scan to a computer using the Push-Scan button on the control panel (Scan to PC/ PDF/ Email), when connected by a USB cable

RELATES TO:

  • Scanning via the product's control panel to a computer (when connected by a USB cable)
  • These All-In-One products:
    • Stylus SX210, Stylus SX215, Stylus SX218, Stylus SX420W, Stylus SX425W, Stylus SX510W, Stylus SX515W, Stylus SX525WD, Stylus SX600FW, Stylus SX610FW, Stylus SX620FW
    • Stylus Office BX305FW, Stylus Office BX310FN, Stylus Office BX320FW, Stylus Office BX525WD, Stylus Office BX600FW, Stylus Office BX610FW
    • Stylus Photo PX700W, Stylus Photo PX710W, Stylus Photo PX720WD, Stylus Photo PX800FW, Stylus Photo PX810FW, Stylus Photo PX820FWD

EXPLANATION:

The Push-Scan feature gives you the convenience of scanning directly from your All-In-One to a computer, without the need to go between the computer and All-In-One when you want to scan multiple pages or documents. To use this feature, the Epson All-In-One must be connected to the computer by a USB cable.

Note:

The following products also allow you to use Push-Scan over a network:

  • Stylus SX420W, Stylus SX425W, Stylus SX510W, Stylus SX515W, SX610FW, Stylus Office BX310FN, Stylus Office BX610FW, Stylus Photo PX710W, Stylus Photo PX810FW

For instructions see the following Related Article: How to scan to a network computer using the Push-Scan button on the control panel (Scan to PC/ PDF/ Email).


Before following these instructions, make sure you have installed your All-In-One using the Epson software CD-ROM. Your online User Guide also provides instructions on using this function.

Windows users: Also ensure that the  EPSON Event Manager icon is displayed in the notification area of the Windows taskbar/system tray before you press the Push-Scan button. To use the Scan to PC function(s), EPSON Event Manager needs to be ready to scan.

Performing a Push-Scan

You can start scanning by selecting the following functions on the control panel:

  • The Scan to PC function lets you automatically scan your original and save it as a JPEG file on your computer.
  • The Scan to Email function lets you scan and attach the image file to an email message.
  • The Scan to PDF function lets you automatically scan your original and save it as a PDF file on your computer.

You can also assign a program to scanner function on the control panel. See article Using the Scanner Event Buttons (Windows and Mac OS X) for instructions.

Note:

Windows 7 users:

Where available, we recommend downloading and installing the latest version of Epson Event Manager from the Epson support website. Note: This is not required for the Stylus Photo PX710W and PX810FW models.

Windows 7 does not come with preinstalled email software such as Outlook Express. You will need to install email software to use the Scan to Email feature of the scanner/All-In-One.

Windows Mail is available to download from Microsoft. For further information, please visit Microsoft's support page via the link below:

E‑mail, calendar, photo, and video programs for Windows 7

Start a scan:

  1. Place the original horizontally on the document bed.

  2. Press the Scan button on the product's control panel to enter the Scan mode.
  3. Use the Left or Right button to select an item from the menu, then press OK (SX210/SX215: press Start). The options are 'Scan to PC', 'Scan to Email', and 'Scan to PDF'.

    LCD displaying 'Scan to PC' menu item LCD display on the Stylus SX210 and SX215


  4. The computer to which your All-In-One is connected will be displayed. Press OK (SX210/SX215: press Start).
  5. Your computer's scanning software automatically starts scanning. Each scan mode opens a pre-selected program when you press it. The default settings and actions they perform are described below.
    • Scan to PC: A4, Color, 300 dpi, JPEG. Your image is saved in the specified location and displayed as a thumbnail.
    • Scan to PDF: A4, B&W, 300 dpi, PDF. Your image is saved in the specified location and displayed as a thumbnail.
    • Scan to Email: A4, Color, 150 dpi, JPEG. After you scan, the Send File Via E-mail window appears.

You can continue to scan to the computer using the Scan mode and when you have finished your scans will be ready for you on the computer.

You can customise the Push-scan button feature to open a program in the Epson Event Manager to make scanning your projects even quicker. You can make specific scan settings such as the document type, original Size, Image Type, Resolution, Target Folder, File Format and other actions. For help, see the following Related Article: How do I configure the scanner button for Epson Event Manager?

Troubleshooting

If you experience any problems using this feature, make sure that you can use EPSON Scan independent of any software. With the All-In-One powered on, open EPSON Scan from Applications (Mac OS X) or Programs (Windows).

Windows users: To use the Scan to PC function(s), EPSON Event Manager needs to be ready to scan. Check if the  Event Manager icon is showing in the notification area of the Windows taskbar/system tray.

If you experience problems using this feature, make sure that the EPSON Event Manager icon is displayed in the notification area of the Windows taskbar/system tray before you press the push-scan button.

If it is not displayed: The Windows taskbar has a setting that allows you to hide inactive icons to help keep the notification area uncluttered by hiding icons that you have not clicked recently.

  1. Open EPSON Event Manager from the shortcut icon the Desktop (or Start > Programs or All Programs > Epson Software > Event Manager).
  2. Now check if the icon is displayed in the notification area of the taskbar. If it's displayed, try using the Scan to PC feature(s) again.
  3. If it's not displayed, right-click on the notification area (near the clock) and select Properties. If Hide inactive icons is ticked, either untick it to show all icons or click on Customize and set the EPSON Event Manager icon to 'Always show'.

If you are using Windows 7 and continue to experience problems, we recommend viewing the following Related Article:
I've installed the Windows 7 driver for my printer/scanner. Every feature works except Scan to PC or Scan to Email. What should I do?

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