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Scanning more pages / Automatic every x seconds - plus custom settings for scanner

Post by apee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:24 pm

Hello everybody,

I regularly need to scan a couple of hundred pages in automatic mode (starting a new scan every x seconds). Unfortunately my scanner wants that I tweak the contrast setting in the scanner settings dialog in order to get a satisfying grey-scale image, so I ticked the "show native UI" option and set the relevant option. First scan is fine, but then, after every scan, the settings dialog pops up again, the custom settings being replaced by the default settings. Not really the idea of automatic mode when you need both hands to turn pages of a large-format book. Do I make a mistake or do I just miss a hint to keep the custom settings for the whole scan?

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Re: Scanning more pages / Automatic every x seconds - plus custom settings for scanner

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 pm

Hello Ape,

This may be a limitation to your scanner's software. What happens when you deselect 'show native UI'?

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Re: Scanning more pages / Automatic every x seconds - plus custom settings for scanner

Post by apee » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:59 pm

Hello Patrick,

When I deselect 'show native UI' everything works well: I can go ahead using the automatic mode for as many pages as I want, only that I can't use the settings I need in that mode.

I have to be more precise to describe the problem step by step: I select 'show native UI' and 'more pages' after 5 seconds, click on 'scan', the native UI pops up, I change the settings, click on the scan button of the native UI, the native UI disappears, the scan is executed, PDF-XChange editor gives me the choice between stopping the scan process or waiting for the next scan to be automatically started after 5 seconds, after 5 s the native UI pops up again with the need to click on the 'scan' button of the native UI and so on...

You are right: I found a way to tell the scanner's software to remember the settings from one scan to the next. What remains an obstacle to the automatic mode is the fact that the scan button of the native UI needs to be pressed for every new scan. I suppose there is no way to let the PDF-XChange editor's automatic mode do that for me or to bypass the native UI in a way that the settings remain valid?

In the meantime I found a surprisingly convenient workaround: I just place my logitech wireless numberpad close to the scanner. That way with the return key I have a physical 'scan' button and don't need the automatic mode anymore.

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Re: Scanning more pages / Automatic every x seconds - plus custom settings for scanner

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:52 am

Hello Apee,

Glad to hear you've found a workaround!

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