I'm having trouble understanding the process of getting the scanner of my HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 running completely on Ubuntu 17.04. Here is what I have done:

I checked the hplip page for the printer. It says that Scan is supported. I installed hplip and am able to print.

Reading this question, I also ran the check-procedure. It yielded no error message.

I then read that xsane or simple-scan are tools to do the job. Both work. Both xsane and simple-page can scan the sheet that is lying face down on the glass surface of my scanner. My question is this:

How can I make the scanning of many double-sided sheets of paper available via the duplex-scan?

(Forgive my English: With duplex-scan I mean the area that sucks in many sheets of paper in a row and is able to scan both sides without having to turn the pages and scan sheets one at a time. The German word would be ›Dokumenteneinzug‹.)

My knowledge of configuring hardware drivers is very limited, so I would be grateful for any information to help me to understand the process.

  • Maybe it is possible to make a new tag with this duplex scan, as they are becoming fairly common with printers.
    – Kubo
    Sep 23, 2017 at 22:57

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Under xsane

  • tell it how many pages to scan
  • multipage (will open a "project")
  • source: Duplex (so that the pages get scanned on BOTH sides)

After done with scanning, save the "project" as pdf or have a look at the scans of the single pages in the project folder.

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