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Confused about slot in printer

What goes in the slot right above where the paper tray is? is has the two gray ends sticking out that go back and forth. what do you do with them?

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That is the manual feed slot, you can put just about anything in there (like an envelope). If you open the rear door, you will have a straight through paper path that will allow you to print on thicker stock.

You can use MS Word or Corel WP to create a template for envelopes and print them using the manual feed slot.

When you put a piece of print stock into the slot, the printer should grab it and pull it in slightly. You are ready to hit "print".

You can get a pdf owners manual at www.brother.com

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