Summary: I had to buy another separate program called VueScan to get this scanner to work with Mac OS X. And VueScan is a nasty little piece of software in itself but it will have to do since there is nothing else. The built in Mac OS X Image Capture program does not detect this scanner. Just an FYI. I would not buy this canner if you need to use it with Mac OS X. Look elsewhere.
Summary: I forked over 'real' money for this scanner because I didn't want something that was mickey mouse. I also thought that it would be better to get a product that just claims to do one thing - scan - instead of a multifunction print/copy/fax/scan. I was willing to pay an extra $150 to get duplexing so that I wouldn't have to cobble together documents that were printed on both sides. Makes sense so far, and it is probably why you are looking into this scanner.
Summary: The scanner is perfectly capable and in fact does a very good job on 20 or fewer pages per set. However, there is a wear item that they don't warn you about. It's called a ADF Pad assembly. They provide an extra one "Free" with every scanner. The wear part is a little silicone rubber pad smaller than a postage stamp. To get a replacement from Xerox will cost you $99.99 for a "cleaning kit, that has two pads and some alcohol pads and swabs.
Summary: I have used the DocuMate 152 scanner on some thousands of pages and the ADF pad has worn out. When I contacted our Office Supply store about this, they began to search for a replacement. After waiting some time, I called them back. They told me that none of their suppliers have a replacement ADF pad. I had no idea that it would be so expensive to use this scanner.
Summary: This scanner for me has been nothing but problems. A seemingly good idea (making the scanner like a fax machine so it can scan multiple pages) is muddled by bad software and shoddy construction. The scanner constantly jams, cannot handle anything on paper thicker than printer paper (i.e. photos), and the scanner software frequently looses contact with the scanner. Do you self a favor and don't buy this product.
Summary: I actually thought I was smart when I checked the Xerox site to see if the product was Vista compatible before purchasing. Sure enough, they had a driver update box which included a selection for Vista and English. Stupidly, I didn't actually press the button to get the driver since I didn't yet have the product.
Windows XP won't accept Documate as a second scanner.
Eileen Phelps, Amazon
4 January 2007
Summary: This is not Xerox' fault, apparently. I have been unable to use this scanner because I need to continue to use the scanner I've already got. The Documate does not handle scanning pages from books or photo albums. I wouldn't want to sheetfeed any antique photos even if they are loose. My HP 4670 handles those things just fine and I do a lot of this kind of scanning.