Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to konagal)
I'm not familiar with HP printers exactly, but try this (which works for my Epson printer):
Go to System Preferences (in the Menu bar under the Apple logo). Click "Print & Scan". Hopefully your HP printer appears on the left (it may appear twice ... if so, try this with each occurrence). Click on it on the left side. Then you will hopefully see two tabs on the top right: a "Print" tab and a "Scan" tab. Clicking on "Scan" gives you everything you need.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to sberman)
Thank you. At least I figured out how to scan a document into the computer. But, I did not get so far as to see if I could edit it. I would seem that Apple would make this easier or come up with software. Anyway, I have an idea on how to do it now. Would it make a difference if I HARD WIRED the printer to the computer??Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to konagal)
Scanning OCR is not supported via Image Capture.
Download and install the full feature HP software below:
Be sure to select HP Recommended Software during the installation.
Now open the HP Scan application (located under Applications\Hewlett-Packard) and compelte the scan, from the save dialog select any editable file as TXT or RTF.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to ShlomiL)
My HP printer is functioning wireless. Should connect the USB cable? Is this necessary? I already downloaded this
http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Appl e_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-7032.20121011.Gnrsy/HewlettPackardPrin t2.12.dmg, http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907
Is this not the appropriate download? Should I delete this?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to konagal)
Mac's Preview app can do some (limited) editing on your scanned PDF or JPEG. It can crop, annotate, rotate, etc.
It's almost certainly on your dock, and is certainly in your applications folder.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 11:21 PM (in response to sberman)
The drivers installed from Apple provide you basic scan capabilities, it does not provide this kind of capabilities as text recognision.
Follow the steps listed in my previous post and use the HP Scan for such a purpose, there is no need to remove any previous software prior installing the HP software.
There is no need to switch to USB connection, it will work over the network connection as well.