Solved How do I make a scanned document larger?

October 26, 2019 at 02:22:39
Specs: Windows 10
I scanned a bingo card and want to enlarge it to
8 1/2 x 11 Howdo I do this? It scanned perfectly, but I can't get it to enlarge

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October 28, 2019 at 08:40:39
Most scanners come with some form of scanning to a PDF format. Scan your document with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (600 DPI would be better), then save it as a PDF file. Now open it up in Adobe Acrobat reader. Acrobat reader has the ability to "fit to page" when printing. Choose this option when printing and it should fill the 8 1/2 x 11 size.


#1
October 26, 2019 at 03:31:36
Save scan and save
as jpeg. Import image into a blank page. Use the corner “handles” to drag image to size you want. Remember page margins may interfere but can be reduces or overridden. .

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October 26, 2019 at 04:55:10
If you want to keep the same quality then rather than using automatic scan settings see if there are any more advanced settings to allow you to scan to a larger size.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
October 26, 2019 at 16:11:30
If you scan it in as a jpeg then use Windows Picture Viewer to reopen it (right click>open with). From there you can print it as a picture to all standard pictures sizes including 8x10 on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
If you just want to view it larger then just expand the window on your screen and enlarge or zoom to fill the screen.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 27, 2019 at 00:55:32
trvlr,

What do you mean by "Import image into a blank page" ?

I haven't had a scanner since 2015, and forget exactly what
functions it supported, but if it did anything like what you say,
I'd expect it to export, not import . But it still isn't clear to me
what "exporting into a blank page" would mean. Were you
talking about using an image editing program, but forgot to
say so?

I've been using Paint Shop Pro for image editing since 1996,
the most recent time being about 15 minutes ago. But even
MS Paint does what you suggest. I used that about 6 hours
ago on someone else's computer to do exactly what the OP
wants: change the size of an image when printed. Actually,
I made the adjustments in Printer Settings, which are part of
the printer software, accessed via MS Paint

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
October 27, 2019 at 02:55:03
Open a Word with a new/blank page.

Then insert (used the term import incorrectly) an image by using the inserrt from file option.

https://www.wikihow.com/Add-Images-...

outline it more clearly


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#6
October 27, 2019 at 11:02:31
Okay, so you had MS Word in mind, either guessing or
knowing or assuming that the poster has MS Word, and
you were telling the poster to insert the JPEG image into
a new Word document, in which it can be resized.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
October 27, 2019 at 11:46:38
yes... perhaps a reasonable presumption; but perhaps not..

I also have Libre Office installed; and the same process works there.

So presumably this method works with most current word processors/document creators?


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#8
October 28, 2019 at 08:39:57
Another thought, by raising the scan resolution, saving it as jpeg, then when it is opened even in paint the image will be larger as well as more clear in programs like Windows Picture Viewer, Photoshop, etc. It will also make the larger printed image clearer. The only negatives are the scan time and the file size.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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October 28, 2019 at 08:40:39
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Most scanners come with some form of scanning to a PDF format. Scan your document with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (600 DPI would be better), then save it as a PDF file. Now open it up in Adobe Acrobat reader. Acrobat reader has the ability to "fit to page" when printing. Choose this option when printing and it should fill the 8 1/2 x 11 size.

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