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I recently replace my HP Officejet Pro 6978 with a new one. I previously used HP Printer Assistant to print and scan. It won't work for me anymore, and I do not like the HP Smart app. Did HP Smart take its place?

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Full Driver / Full Feature Software is still available.

Both HP Smart and Full Driver can be installed on the system at the same time.

 

 

Preparation

 

If you have not done so, download-save-install the Full Feature Software / Full Driver for the printer

If using USB cable between the printer and the computer, disconnect the cable.

  HP Easy Start Printer Setup Software

 

  • Download-and-Save the printer software (Full Feature Software / HP Smart / Easy Start)
  • Right-Click on the downloaded package and "Run as Administrator" to start the installation
  • Reminder:  If using Easy Start, select the Full Driver

 

  About 2/3 of the way through the setup, you will be given the opportunity to select the software - select the "Full" driver set (as opposed to the basic driver).

 

If using USB:  Connect the cable when instructed to do so (near the last part of the driver installation)

 

After the software is installed, Restart the computer and log in.

 

Full driver provides print and scan functions (even if HP Smart proves to be stubborn).

 

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Thank you but that did not work.  Any other suggestions?  

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OK.

Full Feature / Full Driver did not install?

Does not scan?

Don't like?

 

Doesn't matter, I guess.

You know what you mean and it won't change the answer for "any other suggestions?"

 

What else?

There are scan options.

 

Caveats

  • HP Scan Extended does presume (and likely requires) that the Full Driver is already installed.
  • Similarly, Irfanview might require the printer software to be installed - I've never tried it without any driver support.

 

Various Software / Applications for Scan

 

Windows Scan – Microsoft Store (formally Windows Store) - Requires Windows 8 or higher

and...

Programs / Software like  Paint (mspaint) can be used to scan.

 

and...

NAPS2 – “Not Another PDF Scanner”

  • Download-Save-Install >  NAPS2 
  • Not another PDF Scanner – free program scans PDF files and image(s) as .jpeg or PDF file(s).
  • Includes an OCR feature – may need Ghostscript add-on (See NAPS2 forum entry)
  • Read the Support pages for information
  • Download, save, and install the NAPS2 software to use.

 

and...

HP Scan and Capture - Microsoft Store (formally Windows Store) - Requires Windows 8 or higher

 

Example

Scan_and_Capture_Document-Photo_Settings_1.jpg

 

 

 

What else?

 

Very Nice features and worth a try...

 

HP Scan Extended

  • Download-Save-Install >  HP Scan Extended 
  • HPSE is a subset an older Full Feature Software suite. 
  • HPSE features are very similar to the HP Scan Software released after 2015.
  • Although HPSE appears to be a separate software, HPSE is dependent on the infrastructure provided by the Full Feature Software.  The Full Feature Software for your printer should be installed before installing and using HPSE.
  • OPTIONAL:  Add HP Scan Extended shortcut to Taskbar / Send to Desktop / Pin to Start
    • Open File Explorer > Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Scan Extended\bin
    • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Pin to Taskbar
    • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Send to Desktop (Create a Shortcut)
    • Right-Click HPScan.exe > Select Pin to Start

 

  • HP Scan Extended features include (and are not limited to): Single, Multiple scans, Image and PDF scans, Email as PDF / JPEG, Source selection, Page Size choices include Auto-Detect (extracts image / document boundary).  Might include OCR (Save as Editable Text).

 

Example

NOTE:  Setup is similar for both Image JPEG and PDF scanning

Some options are model dependent.

>>>> Be sure to check / adjust the settings in More >

HPSE_Scan-to-PDF_1.jpg

 

HPSE_Scan-to-PDF_1E.jpg

 

What else?

Irfanview requires installation of third party software

Irfanview > Brilliant Free Photo Viewing and Print Software

 

 Irfanview provides an exceptional software experience that can be used for a variety of scan and print tasks, including the “Mirror” or horizontal flip function plus several other options not found elsewhere.

 

  • Create a Restore Point (optional, recommended)
  • Download the appropriate version (32bit or 64bit) of the program from the Website and install the program
  • Additional information at the website, including:  FAQ

 

NOTES

  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions for Windows are available.
  • Irfanview is also available as an Windows 10 Application from the Microsoft Store

 

For example,

Irfanview 64bit version – Information and Download

Software and All Plugins for 64bit version:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html

 

 

Includes Plugin for creating Multiple-page PDF files for images (Poster or large paper printing)

 

Includes access (where available) to Scan with HP Twain > Adjust settings > Save

 

How to find Help within the Irfanview software

 

Once installed, open the software > tab Help

 

Example help entry:

Vertical/Horizontal Flip

  • Click on the Image Menu, then Vertical Flip. The image will turn upside-down. The left/right orientation will stay the same.
  • Click on the Image Menu, then Horizontal Flip. The image will turn side-to-side, as in a mirror.

 

Note: The effect can be used on a smaller portion (rectangle selection) of an image, as well as the entire image.

 

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General Example - Irfanview - Scan Setup

Acquire / Batch Scanning

Irfanview_Scan_Images_1.JPG

 

Irfanview can be used for printing images / photos.

Example - Simple Print

Irfanview_Print_to_Size_2.JPG

 

Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Support Home

Enter the name of your HP device

 

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I just restarted my computer and I think it works!  Thank you so much!

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You are welcome.

 

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