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SOURCE: Scanning Legal Sized Documents

1. From the MP Navigator screen, select "Scan with Scanner Driver" in lower left corner.
2. When in ScanGear MP, select the Advanced Mode tab
3. At Input Settings, select Document (ADF) for document type
4. Set paper size in next window
5. Click Scan button at bottom

Posted on May 08, 2008

SOURCE: Won't scan legal documents properly

Make sure that you set the paper size in the setup menu for legal - 8.5 x 14 for the manual paper feed.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: how to scan legal documents on Canon MF5770?

This information is available on CANON WEBSITE

Unfortunately, they imbed the text in javascript, and there is no way to link or c/p the information here. Try THIS HYPERLINK to take you to the exact page.

Enter your model # in "search knowledgebase" at the above link.
.
Type PAPER SIZE

You will have a clickable link that says How do I specify paper Size and Type.

Instructions will appear.... starting like this... (i used C/P, and it may not come out slearly after I submit this answer)


Issue: How do I specify the paper size and type?
Solution: Specifying the Paper Size and Type

Specifying the Paper Size and Type note_white.gif

  • When making copies on LTR-size paper after having continuously copied on paper smaller than LTR-size paper, the copies may be dirty. To prevent copies from being dirty, wait about 1 minute before making copies.
  • The paper in the multi-purpose feeder is fed prior to the paper in the cassette.
  • The settings changed in the Menu do not return automatically to the settings you set previously. Change to the previous settings again if necessary.
  • When making copies of a small size or heavy paper*, etc., the copy speed may be slightly slower than usual.
    *The paper type should be selected in the Menu.
  • If you intend to make a copy and print with a thermal transfer printer using the same sheet of paper, make the copy first. Failure to do so may make copies dirty or cause a paper jam.
  • When copying onto transparencies, remove each transparency from the output tray as it is output.

Specifying the Paper Size At the factory, the paper size has already been set to [LTR]. Normally, you can make copies in this setting. When making copies on other sizes of paper, you need to specify the paper size according to the following.

  1. Press <Menu>.


  2. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [COMMON SETTINGS], then press <Set>.
  3. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [PAPER SETTINGS], then press <Set>.


  4. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [PAPER SIZE], then press <Set>.


  5. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select the appropriate paper size (LTR, LGL, EXECUTIV, A4, B5, ENVELOPE, or FREE SIZE), then press <Set>.
    paper_settings_1_paper_size.gif

    black_dot.gif When [ENVELOPE] is selected: white_square.gif Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select the type of envelopes (COM10, MONARCH, DL, or ISO-C5), then press <Set>.
    black_dot.gif When [FREE SIZE] is selected: white_square.gif Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [VERTICAL SIZE] or [HORIZONTAL SIZE], then press <Set>. white_square.gif Use the numeric keys, or press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to specify vertical and horizontal sizes of the paper in millimeters (mm).
    Available range in [VERTICAL SIZE]: 127 mm to 356 mm (5" to 14")
    Available range in [HORIZONTAL SIZE]: 76 mm to 216 mm (3" to 8 1/2") white_square.gif Press <Set>. Repeat the steps above to specify both vertical and horizontal sizes of the paper.

  6. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to the standby display.


Specifying the Paper Type [PLAIN PAPER] is selected as the default paper type. When making copies on paper other than plain paper, you can specify the paper type according to the following. Specifying the paper type can prevent poor copy quality, or the printout not being printed correctly.

  1. Press <Menu>.


  2. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [COMMON SETTINGS], then press <Set>.


  3. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [PAPER SETTINGS], then press <Set>.


  4. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select [PAPER TYPE], then press <Set>.


  5. Press <la.gif> or <ra.gif> to select the appropriate paper type, then press <Set>.
    paper_settings_2_paper_type.gif

    You can select from the following paper types: - Plain paper (17 lb to 24 lb (64 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 )): [PLAIN PAPER] - Heavy paper (25 lb to 34 lb (91 g/m2 to 128 g/m2 )): [HEAVY PAPER], [HEAVY PAPER H]*1 - Transparency: [TRANSPARENCY] - Label*2 : [HEAVY PAPER], [HEAVY PAPER H]*1 - Envelope: [HEAVY PAPER], [HEAVY PAPER H]*1*1 If print fixing is not sufficient when printed with [HEAVY PAPER] selected, select [HEAVY PAPER H].
    *2 A label that can be loaded in the cassette is a standard type (label standard card) only.


  6. Press <Stop/Reset> to return to the standby display.


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Posted on Feb 13, 2009

alfi819
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SOURCE: does the mfc 7420 scan legal size docs?

Yes. You could look at the printer specifications.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot scan legal size document

You likely need to install the Brother Scanner Resolution Improvement Tool. The description of the download states:

"This tool will expand the maximum scanning resolution capability and allow you to scan legal size documents."


Here is a link for the Windows Vista download

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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