Solved How to enlarge a scanned document

Dell / Inspiron 17r
February 20, 2019 at 06:21:24
Specs: Windows 10, 2.3/8
I scanned a document to my computer. When I printed it out, the image was too small to be legible. I tried Windows Scan; it enlarged the image on the screen but it still printed out too small to be legible.

Thank you.
Brian W


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February 21, 2019 at 03:47:13
My guess is that it is a setting in the program you are using
to print. Otherwise it might be a setting in the printer setup
software. Likely a box is checked that you should uncheck,
or vice-versa.

Does Print Preview correctly show how the image will print?

What are the pixel dimensions of the jpg image?

You can use almost any image viewer or editor, such as
Windows Paint, to view the image and find the dimensions
in pixels. The jpg should look fine in the viewer/editor, and
the dimensions should be a couple of thousand pixels in
each direction. You should be able to print correctly from
the viewer/editor.

Windows Paint can be found in the Start Menu, in All Apps,
but not under "P" where it should be. Scroll way down to
"Windows Accessories". It is there.

If you want to use Paint in the future, and get to it more
easily, you can pin it to the Start Menu or to the Taskbar.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
February 20, 2019 at 06:57:43
isnt there a way fro you to change the scan settings in the scanner itself?

i mean i can explain how to upsize the image, but if it was scanned at a lower resolution, you would be able to see the pixels haha

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#2
February 20, 2019 at 06:59:10
What file type is the scan? My printer scans as a JPG or PDF. Are you viewing the image before printing?

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#3
February 20, 2019 at 10:13:29
jpegs are one of the standard scanner saved formats; and they can be resized quite a long way under normal circumstances - and little or no loss of detail; unless you real go ape with the enlargement.

pdf gives you saved file more or less identical to the original document?

Most current scanners default to 600dpi; what is you scanner set to and do you check before scanning? Normally one can change the dpi when one wishes to.

What make/model is your scanner; and is it a stand-alone or an all-in-one printer/scanner?

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#4
February 20, 2019 at 10:17:00
As both of those other guys implied, the problem can be
caused either in scanning or in printing. Either you need
to increase the resolution (number of dots per inch or per
centimetre) while scanning, or you need to DECREASE
the resolution while printing.

If both the scan and the printout are set to 300 dpi, for
example, you should be okay. But if the scanner is set
to 96 dpi while the printer is doing 600 dpi, you will get a
teensy-weensy little image.

What are you using to print?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
February 20, 2019 at 10:39:31
Othehill,

Thank you for your response. I tried both pdf and jpg and neither worked.


Brian W


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#6
February 20, 2019 at 10:41:10
hidde663,

Thank you for your response. The scanner is part of an all-in-one printer/scanner and the dpi can not be changed.

Brian W


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#7
February 20, 2019 at 10:42:16
trvir,

Thank you for your response. It is an HP Officejet 6835 all-in-one printer/scanner.

Brian W


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#8
February 20, 2019 at 10:43:48
Jeff Root,

Thank you for your response. It is an HP Officejet Pro 6835. The dpi for the scanner is fixed; I think it is 600 dpi. The printer is set for 600 dpi.

Brian W


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#9
February 20, 2019 at 11:18:11
What format did you scan it in as? If it's pdf, then open it up in Adobe Acrobat reader and when you select print, it will give you the option to "fit to page".

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#10
February 20, 2019 at 14:12:17
As per #5 above. I wasn't telling you to use either file type but rather asking what format the file is currently in. If you don't know because there is no file type shown, then you can change the appearance by following the instructions in the link below.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...


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#11
February 20, 2019 at 14:33:36
Othehill,

The file is in jpg format.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#12
February 20, 2019 at 14:43:39
So then what program are you using to view and print the file? Also, what is the original source of the file?

Did you try #9 above?


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#13
February 20, 2019 at 16:16:17
Othehill,

I tried Windows Scan and then I used the scanning software that was installed during the all-in-one software installation; neither of them worked. I am trying to scan a printed document.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#14
February 20, 2019 at 17:45:55
Some of the specs HP Officejet 6810, 6820, 6830 Printers :
https://support.hp.com/us-en/produc...

The following specifications provide information that can help you understand the printer's scanning capability regarding optical character recognition (OCR) capability, scan speeds, Twain capability, scan resolutions, scan sizes, and color reproduction.

Integrated OCR software automatically converts scanned text to editable text
Scan speeds vary according to the complexity of the document
Twain-compliant interface (Windows only)
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 pixels per inch (ppi) optical
Maximum scan size from glass:
Scanner glass: 216 x 297 mm (8.5 x 11.7 inches)
ADF: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
Color: 24-bit color, 8-bit grayscale (256 levels of gray)


If you use the HP scan software on your PC, do you get any errors? What error?
Have you tried scanning using the web interface (browser) ??

Try some of the tools on the HP support website:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/topic/...


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#15
February 20, 2019 at 18:15:25
Sluc,

Thank you for your response. I do not get any error messages; my document does get scanned and is sent to my computer. However, I can not resize it so it prints at a legible size.

Thanks again,
Brian W


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#16
February 21, 2019 at 03:47:13
✔ Best Answer
My guess is that it is a setting in the program you are using
to print. Otherwise it might be a setting in the printer setup
software. Likely a box is checked that you should uncheck,
or vice-versa.

Does Print Preview correctly show how the image will print?

What are the pixel dimensions of the jpg image?

You can use almost any image viewer or editor, such as
Windows Paint, to view the image and find the dimensions
in pixels. The jpg should look fine in the viewer/editor, and
the dimensions should be a couple of thousand pixels in
each direction. You should be able to print correctly from
the viewer/editor.

Windows Paint can be found in the Start Menu, in All Apps,
but not under "P" where it should be. Scroll way down to
"Windows Accessories". It is there.

If you want to use Paint in the future, and get to it more
easily, you can pin it to the Start Menu or to the Taskbar.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#17
February 21, 2019 at 05:51:33
Jeff Root,

Thank you for your assistance. I used Windows Paint and my document printed out correctly.

Thanks again,
Brian W


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