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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise, HP OfficeJet Enterprise - Use Prompt for additional pages for scan and copy jobs

Overview

Prompt for additional pages option is a feature replacing the "Job Build" feature and is available on an HP Enterprise printer with a FutureSmart firmware bundle version 4.5.5 or newer. Use this feature to perform the following tasks:
  • to copy or scan an original document that has more pages than the document feeder can accommodate at one time.
  • to scan originals of different sizes that cannot be scanned together, and then combine these separate scan jobs into a single job.

Preview the requirements

  • Install the printer firmware FutureSmart bundle version 4.5.5 or newer.
  • When using the "Scan to Email" or "Save to Network Folder" feature, make sure that the printer and computer are connected to the same network, and to configure the required scan settings.
    For example, configure the network settings, SMTP server name and SMTP port number to scan to an email.
 
To watch a tutorial to copy multiple documents to a single document, go to:
How to Combine Multiple Documents to a Single Scan Job on HP Enterprise MFPs
How to Combine Multiple Documents to a Single Scan Job on HP Enterprise MFPs
Learn how to combine multiple documents to a single copy using the Prompt for additional pages feature on HP Enterprise MFPs. Prompt for additional pages is the replacement feature for Job Build on previous versions of FutureSmart.
To watch a tutorial to copy ID cards, go to:
How to Copy ID Cards on HP LaserJet Pro MFP M329, M428, M429 and Color MFP M479 Printers
How to Copy ID Cards on HP LaserJet Pro MFP M329, M428, M429 and Color MFP M479 Printers
Learn how to copy ID cards on HP LaserJet Pro MFP M329, M428, M429 and Color MFP M479 printers.

Using the "Prompt for additional pages" option

Use one of the following methods to use the "Prompt for additional pages" feature when scanning:
  • Method one: Scan using the control panel
  • Method two: Scan using the HP Embedded Web Server (HP EWS)

Method one: Scan using the control panel

  1. Place the page on the scanner glass or in the automatic document feeder and adjust the paper guides to fit the size of the document.
  2. From the Home screen of the printer control panel, select the Scan menu icon, and then touch one of the following features:
    • Scan to Email
    • Scan to Network Folder
    • Scan to Job Storage
  3. On the left pane of the control panel screen, enter the required information.
    Touch the text box field, and then use the touchscreen keyboard to type any information. Touch OK or tap the left screen on the keyboard to exit the keyboard screen.
    • Scan to Email: Specify the recipient name, and then complete the Subject File, Name, and Message text fields.
    • Scan to Network Folder: Specify the folder name, and then either load the folder under Quick Set or specify a new folder location.
      To select a folder location set up by the administrator, select Load under Quick Sets and Defaults, select the folder, and then select Load.
      To specify a new folder location, touch the plus icon under Folder Paths, type the path in Folder Path, and then select Save to save the path.
    • Scan to Job Storage: Specify the Job Name, and then select Save.
  4. Touch the Options button located in the lower left corner.
  5. Modify the default settings, if required.
  6. On the left pane of the screen, select the Scan Mode option.
  7. Touch the Prompt for additional pages check box to enable this feature.
  8. Touch the Done button.
    Figure : Prompt for additional pages in Scan Mode option
    Prompt for additional pages in Scan Mode option
  9. Review the scan settings, and then touch Send.

Method two: Scan using the HP Embedded Web Server (HP EWS)

  1. Obtain the printer’s IP address on the printer control panel.
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Information icon.
    2. Touch the Network icon to view the IP address or host name.
  2. Open a Web browser, and in the address line, type the IP address or host name of the printer exactly as it displays on the printer control panel. Press the Enter key on the computer keyboard. The EWS opens.
    note:
    If the Web browser displays a message indicating that it might not be safe to access the website, select the option to continue. Accessing this website will not harm the computer.
  3. Click the Copy/Print tab.
  4. In the left navigation pane, expand Copy Settings, and then select Default Job Options.
  5. Under the Copy Settings section, select the Scan Mode option.
  6. Under Scan Mode, select the Prompt for additional pages check box to enable this option when scanning.
  7. Click the Apply button to save this setting on the printer control panel.
    Figure : Prompt for additional pages in Scan Mode option
    Prompt for additional pages in Scan Mode option