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Your Questions About X11

December 31, 2012

John asks…

How do I format my scanner to scan photos at their actual size?

I’m scanning a 100 pictures or so. My scanner only scans at 8.5 x11. How can I get it to scan JUST the picture size, like a 4×6, so I don’t have to crop it?

I have a Brother MFC 440.


Administrator answers:

The capture software should allow you to
1. Preview scan
2. Adjust edges
3. Maintain those adjusted edges for next scan
This should be available in the software that came with your scanner. If it is, accessing tyhat software you use when you scan should have associated help files somewhere in its menu or title bar.

These things gettricky, because each scanner has a different software interface.

*Your scanner there should have “Scansoft PaperPort® SE” with it, which claims to provide “Auto cropping” and more that could help solver your problem.

Perhaps you are using some other interface.

May I ask, how are you going about scanning your photos and what software are you using?

It may be easier to invest $100 in a new scanner, which is prevonfigured to scan photos, espescially if you plan on scanning that many or more.

Betty asks…

How do I record game volume and my voice with hypercam 2?

I want to start recording lets play for youtube but i can’t figure out how to record voice and game volume with my turtle beach x11 headsets.So if anyone can help me I would really appreciate it.

Administrator answers:

In Hypercam, go to the sounds tab. There, click the drop -down menu to select the recording device you want. If you are recording game sound too, just turn the computer volume up while you’re talking.

Thomas asks…

How do I fix this noise that I have with my headset?

I have an earforce x11 turtle beach headset and I have a noise problem. Every time I shoot or reload it makes this electric noise to other people, and it only happens when I’m playing multi-player. I’ve tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, turning my tv on and off and my xbox, I’ve tried plugging the usb into another port and the problem still consists. Any ideas?

Administrator answers:

Get a new one.

Daniel asks…

How to return something without the recipt that is broken but you have a warrenty?

Ok so I have x11‘s . They are broken I dont have the recipt I got a warrenty and I cant find it I’ve had them for about 6 months Can I do my warrenty by the day I purchused and I was the only one who payed with cash or something please help
Umm Ok but I payed in cash so I dont know if they would have my name in there.

Administrator answers:

Go talk to the store where you got it. They may be able to loo up your name and show in the system. They should track extended warranties too.

Lisa asks…

How many sheets of recycled paper does it take to make one sheet of paper?

How many sheets of recycled paper does it take to make one 8-1/2″x11” sheet of paper?

Administrator answers:

There is no simple answer to these questions, and all calculations can be no better than “ballpark estimates.”

Many people have heard the statistic that “a ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees.” The “17 trees” number was popularized by Conservatree when it was a paper distributor, based on a report to Congress in the 1970s. It was calculated for newsprint, which is made in a totally different papermaking process from office and printing papers. But it was the best number anyone had, so it became the number everyone used to calculate number of trees saved by recycled paper, or number of trees cut to make virgin paper, no matter what type of paper they were talking about.

Paper is made from a mix of types of trees. Some are hardwood, some are softwood. In addition, some are tall, some old, some wide, some young, some thin. Many of the “trees” used to make paper are just chips and sawdust.

So how can one talk about a “typical tree”? And do numbers calculated 30 years ago still apply to today’s much more efficient paper industry?

We decided it was time to update these numbers, so Conservatree has tracked down some ways to make ballpark estimates more reliable than in the past.


What kind of paper are you talking about?

Paper made in a “mechanical” or “groundwood” process (e.g. Newsprint, telephone directories, base sheet for low-cost coated magazine and catalog papers) uses trees about twice as efficiently as paper made in the “kraft” or “freesheet” process (e.g. Office and printing papers, letterhead, business cards, copy paper, base sheet for higher-quality coated magazine and catalog papers, advertising papers, offset papers).

Is the paper “coated” or “uncoated”?

The fiber in a coated paper (most often used for magazines and catalogs, with a clay coating that may be glossy or matte, or other finishes) may be only a little more than 50% of the entire sheet, because the clay coating makes up so much of the weight of the paper.

As a ballpark estimate, you can use .64 as the fiber estimate for coated papers compared to the entire weight of the sheet. (Fiber estimate calculation by Alliance for Environmental Innovation)

So how many trees would make a ton of paper?

Claudia Thompson, in her book Recycled Papers: The Essential Guide (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992), reports on an estimate calculated by Tom Soder, then a graduate student in the Pulp and Paper Technology Program at the University of Maine. He calculated that, based on a mixture of softwoods and hardwoods 40 feet tall and 6-8 inches in diameter, it would take a rough average of 24 trees to produce a ton of printing and writing paper, using the kraft chemical (freesheet) pulping process.

If we assume that the groundwood process is about twice as efficient in using trees, then we can estimate that it takes about 12 trees to make a ton of groundwood and newsprint. (The number will vary somewhat because there often is more fiber in newsprint than in office paper, and there are several different ways of making this type of paper.)


1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees

1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees

A “pallet” of copier paper (20-lb. Sheet weight, or 20#) contains 40 cartons and weighs 1 ton. Therefore,

1 carton (10 reams) of 100% virgin copier paper uses .6 trees

1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets

1 ream (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree (and those add up quickly!)

1 ton of coated, higher-end virgin magazine paper (used for magazines like National Geographic and many others) uses a little more than 15 trees (15.36)

1 ton of coated, lower-end virgin magazine paper (used for newsmagazines and most catalogs) uses nearly 8 trees (7.68)

How do you calculate how many trees are saved by using recycled paper?

(1) Multiply the number of trees needed to make a ton of the kind of paper you’re talking about (groundwood or freesheet), then

(2) multiply by the percent recycled content in the paper.

For example,

1 ton (40 cartons) of 30% postconsumer content copier paper saves 7.2 trees

1 ton of 50% postconsumer content copier paper saves 12 trees.

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Robert asks…

How to switch the sounds in a Turtle Beach Headset?

I have a Turtle Beach x11 headset. When I play the game, the left side is for the in game sounds, and the chat I’m guessing is the right. Is there any way to make both side the game sounds? Because no one talks, so I all I hear is a buzzing noise come from the chat side!

Administrator answers:

It’s supposed to play both game and chat from both ears. Yours is defective. You should send an email to and get them to help you out. There’s a one-year warranty on your headset.

David asks…

How do Turtle Beaches work with Ventrilo?

I am using the turtle beaches x11 with ventrilo and they are ultra sensitive. I know that turtle beaches work with ventrilo, but does it work well for others. If so plz tell me what settings you are using on ventrilo. Thanks!

Administrator answers:

There are many ways to get it to wpork.

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