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Microfilm & Fiche Readers

Microfilm/Microfiche Scanning

This guide is also available as a PDF.

image properly positioned on microform scanner screen 1) Position the text/image you wish to scan inside the microform reader's on-screen brackets.
Adobe Acrobat file, import, scan menus 2) On the computer, open Adobe Acrobat (from the Desktop), then select File -> Import -> Scan
Adobe Acrobat scan settings dialog box 3) Set to scan at 300 DPI (higher DPI = more detailed image). If the film is white, set Film Type to positive. If the film is black, set it to negative.
screenshot of scanned image in Adobe Acrobat 4) Click the 'Scan' button to scan the microform page into Acrobat. Repeat steps 1-3 until end of document. Then you may print or email the file.
desktop icons on microform scanner screen 5) You may also save the PDF to your network folder. To access your network folder, double-click on My Computer on the Desktop.
network drives displayed on microfilm/microfiche scanner 6) Student network folders are stored on the Y: drive, while faculty network folders are stored on the T: drive. Both drives are organized by last name.