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Configure the Scanner Using the Harmony Configuration Editor

Once you have recorded information about the scanner attached to your computer, you are ready to configure your scanner to communicate with Harmony. Use the Harmony Configuration Editor to configure your scanner.

To launch the Toon Boom Harmony Configuration Editor:

1. From the Start menu, select All Programs >Toon Boom Harmony 10.0 >Tools > Configuration Editor.

The Configuration Editor dialog box opens.

To configure your scanners:

1. In the Configuration Editor dialog box, select the Scan.conf tab.

2. Scroll down the text until you reach the Examples for Windows 7section.

3. Using the list, locate the model of scanner connected to your computer.
When you find the models that matches, edit the file to remove the pound signs (#) in front of each lines of that example.

If none of the models match the scanner connected to your computer, highlight all the lines of the example that is the closest to your scanner model and paste them below that example. Once the lines are pasted, edit the file by removing the pound signs (#) in front of each line of that new example.

 

Make sure that a pound sign (#) separates the pasted example from the one above and below it.
4. Edit the following lines of the example:

host: Enter the hostname of the computer the scanner is connected to.

 

If you don't know the hostname of the computer, open a Command Prompt window, type the "hostname" command and press the Enter key. This will give you the name of the computer.

name: Enter a name for the scanner configuration that will appear in the Scan module.

device: Enter the information returned by the Find Scanner utility. Ex.: a6;p0;t5;l0

If the example you just edited matches the scanner model connected to your computer, read the information entered for the host, name and device and decide if you want to continue.
If the configuration is accurate, then go to the File menu, save the changes made and close the Configuration Editor.
If the example you've just edited did not match the scanner model connected to your computer, you will need to edit the following lines as well:

model: Enter the model of the scanner connected to the computer.

 

Make sure that the scanner model is included in the supported scanner list found at the beginning of the Scan.conf document and that the syntax is identical as well.

descr: Enter a short, but meaningful description of the scanner. Ex: B&W Ricoh or Colour Fujitsu.

5. If the information entered for the host, name, device, model and descr entry are accurate, then go to the File menu, save the changes made to the file and close the Configuration Editor.

 

Other configurations, like the default Threshold, Gamma, Black&White point and Resolution can also be edited later if need to.