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KIC Book Edge Scanner

KIC scanner software functions

KIC Bookedge Scanner

The KIC Bookedge Scanner workstation is located next to the Writing Studio in the Library. The KIC software can scan text to searchable PDF or read outloud text-to-speech audio files for web accessible documents. 


Scanning Defaults and Settings

KIC Scan Screen - The bookedge scanner is defaulted to scan at normal quality 200 dpi, color, auto rotation, and single images. To begin scanning, click on the scan button. If you would like to change the default settings, click on the Change Settings button to expand the settings:  

  • Scan Single Images - Options include Single Image, Auto Split, or Split in Half
  • Resolution - Options include High Quality 300 dpi, Normal Quality 200 dpi, or Web Quality 100 dpi
  • Color Mode - Options include Color, Shades of Gray, or Black & White
  • Orientation - Options include Auto Rotation, Flat Mode, or Left Page and Right Page
  • Brightness - Set to 0 and can be adjusted in the Modify tab
  • Contrast - Set to 0 and can be adjusted in the Modify tab

* If your images are mainly text, the recommended setting would be to scan in Shades of Gray, and set the Resolution to Normal Quality

Continuous Scans

Scanning multiple pages only requires continuous use of the Scan button. When you continuously scan multiple images, you will be able to preview each scan. You can also select individual pages to delete (red button on the lower left-hand corner) if the scan is no longer needed or if you scanned two pages and only needed one. 

Modify Images

Modifying and Editing Scans

Images can be cropped and adjusted before saving. In the Modify Image(s) tab, you can adjust the brightness and contract levels, rotate the image orientation, and lower the resolution quality before saving the file. Once the settings have been adjusted, click on Apply to All Images. To crop the image, drag the blue arrow corners to adjust to the size of the image. Once you have made the adjustments, click the Clip button on top. Making these adjustments can lower the file size fore easier downloads and quicker page loads to websites. 


Saving to Different File Formats (Blue Buttons)

Once you're done scanning, you can save it to the defaulted Quick PDF file format. Files can be saved to a USB drive or can be emailed to any email address. Scanned imaged can be saved in the following formats:

  • Searchable PDF (.pdf) - Search functionality enabled. Creating the searchable document will take more time than a non-searchable PDF.
  • Quick PDF (.pdf) - Default setting to create non-searchable PDF files and can be open using Adobe Reader or Preview.
  • JPEG (.jpg)- Files can be inserted into Word documents and electronic presentations. Good for higher resolution photo images. 
  • PNG (.png)- Files can be inserted into Word documents and electronic presentations. A separate file will be created for each of the selected images. Also good for photo images. 
  • Rich Text/DOC (.rtf or .doc) - Creates  a RTF file that can be opened in word processing programs like MS Word or Pages. 
  • Audio (.mp3) - Creates editable MP3 audio files that can be played on iTunes, Quicktime video player or Windows Media Player. Creating MP3 files will take more time than other file formats. 

Save to USB or Send via E-mail (Green Buttons)

We recommend saving your files to a USB drive. File sizes can be too large to send over email depending on the file size limits. The Save/Send options allows you to change the file name other than the generic "KIC document" name. If you want to send the document via e-mail, you can enter any email address for the file to be delivered to.