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How can I scan a page so that it prints to it's exact same size?

I want to be able to reproduce a set of addresses that are on a page of labels so that when I print them they will be exact copies.  My problem is my HP Scanjet 5p reduces the size and the new labels won't correspond on the sheets.  Does anyone know how I can adjust the size of the scan so that it prints out exactly the same size as the original?
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What scan software are you using?
If you have Microsoft Office, then you can use Excel, which features a plug-in from the Office CD called Avery label maker...easy to use and gets it right every  time, as you can do a preview of the exact printout.  If you don't have Office, you might be able to get a copy of "Ultimate Label Maker" from download.com.
If you have a good set of labels, would it be be more feasable to do OCR on the whole batch and load the results into a file you can use with your software?
Make sure that your scan resolution and your print resolution are exactly the same. This should give you 1:1 reproduction. You may find, however, that due to the printers dead zone (typically 1/4" around all four edges) that you have to trim a corresponding amount from your scan. If your scan is a full 8-1/2 x 11 and the dead zone is 1/4" all round then your scan needs to be sized to 8x10-1/2

Really though better results will be obtained if you key the data.

Of course the simplest way to do this is to not use a computer and just use a copier.


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