How to Scan a Document on a Canon Printer



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How to Scan a Document on a Canon Printer

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This wikiHow teaches you how to scan a digital version of a physical document into your computer using a Canon all-in-one printer. You can do this on both Windows and Mac computers.

Quick Summary

1. Connect the Canon to the computer.
2. Place the document face-down on the scanner.
3. OpenWindows Fax and Scan.
4. ClickNew Scan.
5. Set the Canon as the scanner.
6. Select color and file type settings.
7. ClickPreview.
8. ClickScan.

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Steps

Preparing to Scan

  1. Make sure that your Canon printer can scan.If your printer is an "all-in-one" model, it can scan. Some other printer models can scan as well, though you'll need to check the printer's documentation or product page to ensure that this is the case.
  2. Connect your printer to your computer.Most Canon printers that can scan will also be able to connect wirelessly via a touch-screen panel, but you may need to connect your printer to your computer via USB cable.
    • Most printers include a USB cable that you can use in case the wireless feature doesn't work.
  3. Turn on your printer if necessary.Press the printer's "On" button. If the printer won't turn on, make sure that it's connected to a working power source.
  4. Open the scanner.Lift up the scanner's lid so that you can see the glass bottom of the scanner.
    • If your Canon printer has an all-in-one paper feeder, insert your document into the tray instead. You can look at the symbol on the tray to see how to insert the paper.
    • Consult your Canon's instruction manual if you can't figure out how to use the built-in scanner.
  5. Place your document face-down in the scanner.You should see markings next to the glass bottom; these usually indicate how the document should be oriented in the scanner.
  6. Close the scanner lid.Make sure that it is firmly shut before you scan your document.

Scanning on Windows

  1. Open Start .Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Typewindows fax and scaninto Start.Doing so will search for the Windows Fax and Scan app.
  3. ClickWindows Fax and Scan.It's at the top of the Start window. The Fax and Scan app will open.
  4. ClickNew Scan.This is in the upper-left side of the Fax and Scan window. Clicking it opens a new window.
  5. Make sure that your scanner is correct.You should see the word "Canon" and your printer's model number. If you see something else here, clickChange...and select your Canon printer.
  6. Select a type of document.Click the "Profile" drop-down box, then select the type of document (e.g.,Photo) in the drop-down box.
  7. Decide on your document's color.Click the "Color format" drop-down box, then select eitherColororBlack and White.
    • Your scanner may have additional (or limited) options for color formatting.
  8. Select a file type.Click the "File type" drop-down box, then click the file type (e.g.,PDForJPG) that you want to use to store the scanned document on your computer.
    • Since you're scanning a document, you'll usually selectPDFhere.
  9. Change any other options on the page.Depending on your scanner, you may have other options (e.g., "Resolution") that you can modify prior to scanning your document.
  10. ClickPreview.It's at the bottom of the window. Doing so will bring up a preview of your document in the scanner.
    • If your document appears crooked, uneven, or chopped-off, you can readjust the document in your scanner and then clickPreviewagain to see if your adjustment fixed the problem.
  11. Click .It's at the bottom of the window. Your document will begin scanning into your computer. To find the scanned file later, do the following:
    • OpenStart
    • OpenFile Explorer
    • ClickDocumentson the left side of the window.
    • Double-click theScanned Documentsfolder.

Scanning on Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu .Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
  2. ClickSystem Preferences….It's at the top of the drop-down menu.
  3. ClickPrinters & Scanners.This printer-shaped icon is on the right side of the System Preferences window.
  4. Select your Canon printer.Click the "Canon" option in the upper-left side of the window.
  5. Click the tab.It's at the top of the window.
  6. ClickOpen Scanner….This option is near the top of theScantab window.
  7. ClickShow Details.It's in the lower-right side of the window.
  8. Select a file type.Click the "Format" drop-down box, then click a file type (e.g.,PDForJPEG) that you want to use to save your file.
    • When scanning anything other than a photo, it's best to selectPDF.
  9. Decide on a color.Click the "Kind" drop-down box at the top of the page, then select a color option (e.g.,Black and White).
    • Your scanner may have limited options here.
  10. Select a storage location.Click the "Save To" drop-down box, then click a folder in which you want to save your scanned document (e.g.,Desktop).
  11. Change other options on the page.Depending on the type of file that you're scanning, you may want to change the "Resolution" value or the "Orientation" value here.
  12. Click .It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your document will begin scanning into your computer. When it finishes, you'll be able to find it in your selected save location.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How can I increase the size of the document before printing it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    When you start the scanner wizard, or whatever you choose to use, you will notice the resolution set to a number (ie: 300pixel/inch). Increase that for a better resolution and size. Keep in mind that this will also increase the scanning time.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Does the printer need ink in order for the scanner to scan?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, it does not, but some printers will show error message that could prevent the scanner programs from working.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I get a document on my computer without a scanner?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you have a smartphone you can download the Genius Scan app. It allows you take a picture of a piece of paper and then it converts it to a .jpg that looks like a scan. From there you can send it to your computer through email or dropbox.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer scans to a photo book?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You could either print the scans out and put them in a book yourself, or you could order a book from a service like Shutterfly. You can upload your photos to their website and then have them print a book for you.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I send a document via email after scanning it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Once you have scanned the document and saved it to your computer, open up a blank email and use the attachment icon to attach the document file to the email.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I scan a document without using windows or mac?
  • How do I scan a PDF file on my Canon printer?
  • I keep getting the message that there is a "problem connecting to scanner." It worked the other day. What could be wrong?
  • Can I scan a photo on my Canon printer and save it to a memory card without being connected to a computer?
  • How do I scan two documents into one file?
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  • You can usually find an online copy of the manual for your printer on the Canon website.

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