How to Transfer a Document From a Scanner to a Computer

By TS Jordan

Scanners are built to work in tandem with computers. Moving images from the scanner's memory to the computer's hard drive will allow you to manipulate and view files with the help of the additional software installed on your PC. Your computer is built to recognize and install most scanner drivers without a problem, so all you need to do is make the proper connections to transfer documents.

Step 1

Insert the scanner driver CD into the computer and press the "Install" button.

Step 2

Connect one end of the USB cable to the scanner and the other to an available USB port on your computer.

Step 3

Restart your PC. The scanner will auto-detect as your computer begins.

Step 4

Open the "Start" menu then the "All Programs" list.

Step 5

Click on the scanner software.

Step 6

Select "File," press "Load," and select the document to be transferred.

Step 7

Choose the "Save As" option and select a location on your computer's hard drive to complete the transfer process.