How to Scan With an HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro
By Jason Artman
The HP Officejet Pro 8500 is a multi-function business printer with the ability to print documents and photos, scan, make photocopies and operate as a fax machine. If you have the Officejet Pro 8500, it is likely that you will eventually need to use it to scan a document or photo, perhaps to be sent to a client. The process of scanning a document on the Officejet Pro 8500 is user-friendly and requires only a few steps.
Insert a CompactFlash, Secure Digital or MultiMedia Card into the appropriate memory card slot on the front of the Officejet Pro 8500 if you want to save the completed document scan to a memory card rather than a computer. If you are using a computer, skip this step.
Open the top lid of the Officejet Pro 8500, and place the original document face-down on the glass so that it lines up with the arrow in the corner of the scanner bed. Close the lid. For multi-page documents, use the automatic document feeder on the top of the printer instead.
Push the "Scan" button on the printer control panel.
Use the arrow buttons to choose the destination for the completed image file. You may select a memory card, a computer on the network or a program on the computer that the Officejet Pro 8500 is connected directly to. Push the "OK" button after making your selection.
Press the "Start Scan" button to scan the document.
Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.