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by Dayra Lorenzo

  1. Open the Excel template, that is attached to this guide. (Scroll down to the end of the guide to see attached files) Sheet with explanation
    • Open the Excel template, that is attached to this guide. (Scroll down to the end of the guide to see attached files)

    • Sheet with explanation

    • Actual template for the Slidescanner

    • Headers of the columns that you have in the template.

    • Example how the template should look, if there is a name and profile assigned.

    • In this example only the first two slides of tray 1 are defined.

    • The scan profile has to have the exact same name as in ZEN and they have to be available in your own scan profile folder on the slidescanner.

  2. With your naming sheet active, go to "save as" in Excel. Choose a storage location (preferably your home drive, as you will have access from the Slidescanner); Define a name. Choose CSV as the saving format.
    • With your naming sheet active, go to "save as" in Excel.

    • Choose a storage location (preferably your home drive, as you will have access from the Slidescanner); Define a name.

    • Choose CSV as the saving format.

    • Accept the warning, that it will only save the current active sheet.

    • Open the file in an editor and check, if Excel chooses Semicolon or coma as a separator (This depends on your Region settings in Windows).

    • Go to the Slidescanner, that you booked.

    • Follow the Startup Guide: Slidescanner - Zeiss Z1 - Part1: Start Up

    • Load your slides in the exact same order, as you wrote your naming list.

    • The trays have small numbers from 1 to 4 on it.

  3. This step is only needed, when you use the profile for the first time.
    • This step is only needed, when you use the profile for the first time.

    • Make sure your scan profiles, that you assigned in the csv file are in this location on the slidescanner.

    • You can copy "C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Carl Zeiss\ZEN\Documents\Scan Profiles" into the Windows file explorer to get to the location

    • These are the profiles from the example in the Excel sheet.

  4. This step is also only needed the first time ZEN is set up with a csv file. Go to "Tools" -> "Options"
    • This step is also only needed the first time ZEN is set up with a csv file.

    • Go to "Tools" -> "Options"

    • Go to " Acquisition" -> "Axio Scan"

    • Choose "Semicolon" as "Delimiter for csv import"

  5. Click on "Import Name,..." in the "Naming definition" tab of ZEN. Choose your csv file.
    • Click on "Import Name,..." in the "Naming definition" tab of ZEN.

    • Choose your csv file.

  6. ZEN gives you a feedback about the import of the settings. It skips the positions, where no slide is present.
    • ZEN gives you a feedback about the import of the settings. It skips the positions, where no slide is present.

  7. Check if your scan profiles and names were assigned correctly.
    • Check if your scan profiles and names were assigned correctly.

    • Positions that are not further defined in the Excel sheet / csv are scanned with default settings. before clicking on "Scan" the slides you did not further define should be excluded by unmarking.

  8. Choose "X:\ " as the storage location.
    • Choose "X:\ " as the storage location.

    • Make a new folder and rename it with the experiment number from the Filemaker.

    • Cick on "Start Scan"

    • Let the machine run.

  9. Once the acquisition is finished, make sure all the trays are unloaded. Then open the Slidescanner door and remove all your slides again. Then close the door, close the ZEN software and sign out your account from the computer. Go to Citrix and login with your core account.
    • Once the acquisition is finished, make sure all the trays are unloaded.

    • Then open the Slidescanner door and remove all your slides again. Then close the door, close the ZEN software and sign out your account from the computer.

    • Go to Citrix and login with your core account.

    • Click on the "CORE Datamover"

    • Choose the "Slidescanner"

    • Type in the project number of your acquisition

    • Click on "Request" to start the data transfer.

    • You will get an Email, when the data transer is finished.

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