Summary: I have had the displeasure of working with this machine for over 4 years. Its incompetent feeder is only matched by the uselessness of the software it comes with. Save yourself the frustration and buy another scanner.
Summary: I bought this scanner in 2006 and its 2012. It still works. I bought to use instead of a fax machine. With efax you have the option to email or fax the document from your computer. This is hands down the best office equipment I've ever bought.
This is the best addition to my desk since my cross pen.
Joe Zao "Mother Sprockets Studio", Amazon
10 December 2010
Summary: This item is terrific! I have been using scanners since 1983 and this one is the nicest. I do not have a degree in Computer Science, my degree is in English and History. Read the directions and use the telephone once or twice with Xerox. After that, it fits.
Summary: American Electronics Mart sold me a "refurbished" Xerox documate 510 scanner that did not work from the start. I spent two weeks trying to troubleshoot to find out whether the problem was on my end. Then, because I missed the return deadline, they would not take the scanner back.
Summary: Apparently my boss doesn't read reviews. I requested a new scanner after my ancient Visioneer 9450 started eating paper for breakfast. I wanted a new brand and found one at a different website for a decent price. Instead, this one was ordered.
Great scanner, in spite of what you may read elsewhere
Matthew Petty, Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: I purchased this scanner for home use after using an identical one at the office for several months. The main thing that I intend to use it for is document scanning-I don't really need to digitize photos or anything like that.
Second 510 purchased in two years; both are excellent
S. Lundy "insurance agent", Amazon
13 September 2009
Summary: I bought my first Xerox DocuMate 510 in mid-2008. It works so well that when I wanted to replace an aging scanner for another office machine, I simply bought it again. I am running Win XP (paid extra not to get VISTA when I bought new machines) and find this scanner, combined with PaperPort 11,...
Summary: This scanner is great for scanning in books. I love the 50-sheet ADF feature. It can also scan in color and as a flatbed scanner. I scanned in a lot of books and threw them away. Have them all on my computer in electronic format, anytime, anywhere I need them!
Summary: I don't know how I lived before I received my Xerox Documate 510!!! Absolutely, the easiest, no hassle way of being able to email copies of originals. EVERY office needs A FEW OF of these!! You won't be sorry!! I am not a computer pro either....it took, maybe, 15 min to set up..