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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Scanning
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:17:18 -0700
Jaon - I sent my zip drive off to Venezuela with my husband as he has more
call to use it with his laptop than I do since I have a CD burner & he
doesn't. Personally I don't think that zip drives are all that they are
cracked up to be. The disks take up a lot of room, don't hold that much
data, and are expensive to purchase. It is well worth the cost to purchase
a burner. But I also have a lot of peripherals plugged in including a fax
machine and a docking station for my PDA. I just got my new scanner set up
yesterday so I am rearing to go. However, since it is much larger than my
old one, now I have to find room for the books and files. I got one with a
document feeder so I can just stick 25 sheets in there at a time hit scan
and do something else like mow the grass.
I think we got rid of the plotter (or else hubby has it stored some place,
but he gave me the plotter paper for crafts so I suspect we no longer have
it) but the printer for wide pinfeed greenbar is in the basement if we need
From: Joan Thomas [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Scanning
Richard and Cheri,
Thank you for the tips. Usually I scan at 300 dpi in Tiff format unless the
picture is very small (1or 2 inches in a direction), or very poor quality..
then I use 600 dpi. Have not dared try higher resolution with the current
slowness I am experiencing. I also cannot scan more than about 8 to 10
pictures before my memory is maxed and I have to transfer to a zip disk.
Granted I have a lousy set-up with too many peripherals and not enough
ports, so I have to juggle tasks by plugging and unplugging.. groan. My
inkjet printer and external zip drive work fine together in tandem on one
parallel port, but the scanner wants its own port. Right now I have a
plotter occupying the 2nd parallel port. But hey, I'm having problems with
it at the present, so maybe the scanner would like to trade places with it..
hummm. I think I'll give it a try.
You guys are great at responding to all us less apted folks. Thank you
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