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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    Just got an Epson scanner from the Apple store. It has Epson scanning software included. I was easily able to scan a sheet and save it as a .jpg. Is that the best file type to save in? I want to be able to send items to my kids. Items such as recipes, etc from books and sheets.

    I sent the .jpg to my wife who has a Dell. She has a hotmail address and the .jpg came out strange.

    First I scanned in the recipe, saved it on my hard drive and attached it from there. Second time, I just used the software's e-mail program which basically allowed me to insert the sheet into the scanner and e-mail directly from there.

    First time the sheet was so tiny you couldn't read it. Second time, it was mammoth. You could see only one huge line on the print.

    I did manage to attach the .jpg from my hard drive and e-mail it to her Yahoo account. I was able to download and use the Windows Picture Viewer/Printer feature whatever to print out the sheet. It came out perfectly. What's with this. Is it the Epson software or just Microsoft's Hotmail?? Any suggestions. And my kids have PC's so e-mailing just to Mac's isn't an option :D
    Thanks.
    Frank
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Can you save it as a PDF? That should be reliable across computers and across printed vs. onscreen....
     
  3. ShermDog macrumors regular

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    I had similar problems sending family photos using Hotmail. I think it might have something do with the way attachments are handled (e.g., virus scans, spam, etc.). I've had no such problems since I started using a Yahoo! Mail account.
     
  4. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did discover that I could save in .pdf format. I tried that and when I sent it to my wifes hotmail, it read it as having a virus. No kidding. Amazing. I sent the same file at the same time to her Yahoo account and it came through easily. I do agree that .pdf seems to be handled better in general. I'll use that. I know both kids have the capability to read .pdf files.
    I agree too that there must be something with hotmail as to how it reads these files.

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's really interesting, about hotmail and attachments....I've never really sent attachments via my hotmail account (I got it for a specific purpose, and don't use it much). That's good to know! Good luck! :)
     

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