This tutorial is going to show you how to install VueScan on Windows 7, and show you how to scan your first document with VueScan. You may be using a different version of Windows, so the installation process might be slightly different, but once you start using VueScan it will work in the same way.
After you download VueScan. Your browser may give you an option to save or run VueScan now. Either option will work but it is preferable to run it now. This will start the installation process.
I've already downloaded VueScan and put the installation file on the desktop. You may be starting it from your browser, or from your download folder.
You may be asked if you want to allow the VueScan make changes to this computer. Press yes.
Windows may then ask you if you would like to install a device driver. This will allow you to scan from other applications. This won't conflict with any drivers you already have, includings ones from your scanner's manufactuer. Press Install to install the device driver and continue the installtion process.
When you first open VueScan it will show a tip of the day. Press 'Close' to close the tip of the day and start VueScan
Make sure you have your scanner plugged in and turned on before you open VueScan. If you don't have it turned on before you start, restart VueScan once you have it turned on.
I'm going to show you how to scan a document using a flatbed scanner. You might have a different type of scanner like a film scanner or a scanner with an automatic document feeder. The process will be similar on those scanners, but slightly different.
Put a document on to the flatbed of the scanner. Then press the 'Scan' button in VueScan. It will then take a few seconds to scan your document.
Once you are done scanning a multipage document, press the last page button at the bottom to indicate that you have scanned the last page of this document and you are ready to save the document.