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Brother MF-8440 scanner driver and document manager for Mac OS X

I am in process of migrating from Widows XP Pro to a Mac. I scan lots of documents. Have been using Nuance Paperport 11.0 on Windows.  I need a comparable document scanning and management tool for Mac environment.   The Mac automatically recognized the printer side of the MFC, but not the scanner.  And I'm having trouble finding a document management tool comparable to Paperport for the Mac

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I'm trying to scan 3 pages document but they are scanning as pictures instead of documents. I need to email these pages. Pleade help/

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Open preview and go to file and then scroll down to "import from scanner" MFC should show up as a choice and then when the window appears, go ahead and pick your preferences and scan

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Can I scan a document to PDF?


any scanner, indeed any document, picture format can be saved as pdf. i would suggest first scanning the document as text (for example to words, or openoffice or indeed whatever you use as your document management program) and then port it (sort of print operation) to any free available "translator" program which allow you to save file as pdf. alternatively you can scan your document as jpeg and then save it as pdf, but this tend to produce very messy outlook and results are usually horrible.

Jul 27, 2010 | Brother MFC 8440 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Canon image CLASS MF5700 Series Scanning


Scanning with [Start] on the Machine
By pressing [SCAN] [Start] on the operation panel of the machine, you can scan
documents to your computer.
Pressing [SCAN] [Start] has the same effect as clicking [Save] in the MF Toolbox.
You can change the settings for [Save], or set up a button other than [Save] to
perform the same operation. (See “Setting the Scanning Function for [Start],” on p.
3-3.)
NOTE
You can use the machine for only a local scanner (connected directly to your computer).
1 Place the document face-down on the platen glass or load it
face-up in the ADF
2 Press [SCAN] [Start] on the machine.
If you are asked to select a program to launch, select “MF Toolbox Ver4.7.”
Scanning starts.
The MF Toolbox and the [Save] dialog box will open, but the document will be
scanned without pressing [Start] in the [Save] dialog box.
The scanned document will be processed according to your settings.
When you use [Start] for the first time, a folder with the scanning date will be created in
the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be
saved in this folder. If there is no [My Pictures] folder, the folder with the scanning date
will be created in the [My Documents] folder and your document will be saved in this
folder2 Press [SCAN] [Start] on the machine.
If you are asked to select a program to launch, select “MF Toolbox Ver4.7.”
Scanning starts.
The MF Toolbox and the [Save] dialog box will open, but the document will be
scanned without pressing [Start] in the [Save] dialog box.
The scanned document will be processed according to your settings.
When you use [Start] for the first time, a folder with the scanning date will be created in
the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be
saved in this folder. If there is no [My Pictures] folder, the folder with the scanning date
will be created in the [My Documents] folder and your document will be saved in this
folder2 Press [SCAN] [Start] on the machine.
If you are asked to select a program to launch, select “MF Toolbox Ver4.7.”
Scanning starts.
The MF Toolbox and the [Save] dialog box will open, but the document will be
scanned without pressing [Start] in the [Save] dialog box.
The scanned document will be processed according to your settings.
When you use [Start] for the first time, a folder with the scanning date will be created in
the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be
saved in this folder. If there is no [My Pictures] folder, the folder with the scanning date
will be created in the [My Documents] folder and your document will be saved in this
folder

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I have a cannon MP 160 printer/scanner. It does not work on a Mac


Uninstall all your drivers (and delete the preferences) and download the Mac drivers from this link. The drivers that came with your printer were developed before Snow Leopard came out.

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Wont scan to my mac


The scanner will not scan to a Mac but Mac will have to scan a document on this scanner and save it wherever it wants. So open your Mac word processor and from it access the scanner and scan a document.

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Brother MFC 8440 Automatic Document Feeder doesent feed


Could be a sensor in the ADF, or the hinge on the left rear of the scanner cover is broken.

Jul 21, 2009 | Brother MFC-8440 All-In-One Laser Printer

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HP PSC 1315, scanner and Mac os


To scan documents on Mac OS X using your HP PSC 1315, you need to download HP's "Device Manager" software which is available here : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-41992-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=374572&os=219&lang=en

I just installed the software and am now scanning problem-free.



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Brother MFC 8440 Scanner has a line


Whoaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No need to da all that. Lift up the Doc feeder and look at the SMALL strip of glass, you will see a dot or something on it, clean w/alcohol. Voila taken care of. the dot ( pen mark, white out, etc...) makes a line because the document is Moving and that dot now looks like a line to the copier. :)

Sep 26, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Won't recognize legal size paper


I have a Brother MFC-8840Dn (full legal-size flatbed as well as document feeder). I use Windows XP Pro and a USB connection. I'm not sure my fix works with other Brother models or different Windows operating systems, but it's a way to start troubleshooting at least.

I've always been able to print legal-sized pages from word processing or spreadsheet programs and receive legal-sized faxes. But I never could make legal-sized photocopies or PDF scans. The image was always cut off at Letter size. The fix is a Brother Utility set-up setting:

*** Go to Start / All Programs / Brother / MFL-Pro Suite MFC 8840Dn / Scanner Utility. (This link may also be called something like Scanner Settings.)
*** At the "Maximum Scanning Size", select "Legal" instead of "Letter/A4".
*** Click OK and restart your PC for the new setting to take effect.

It's like magic -- I can now scan a full legal-sized PDF, whether on the flatbed or through the ADF. I also tried a compressed TIFF scan and it came out fine.

**** Make sure your software and/or Brother Control Center scanning configurations are set to Legal if that's what you want for the particular image scan. The Brother Utility setting simply enables the option of choosing the larger legal-sized paper, which then allows the full legal-sized image scan, You always have to set your software to make that choice, just as you would to make and print smaller images on Letter, A4, envelopes, etc. (NOTE: I always start scans through software on my PC, like Adobe Acrobat or PaperPort, and the Utility Setting fix is working fine. However, I just tried pressing the SCAN button on the front panel of the MFC itself with a legal-sized document on the flatbed and through the document feeder. I still got Letter-sized image scans. So, there must be another setting somewhere for starting scans directly from the MFC that I'll locate later.)

I was about to buy a different brand of scanner because of the frustration with legal-sized images. It's like having a new scanner now :) I hope this Utility Setting info helps you troubleshoot your legal-sized image problem.

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Scanner not found


Macintosh: Scanning Software Does Not Open or Stops Responding in Mac OS X V10.4
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01396146&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1138342&rule=15414&lang=en



The link will take you to the HP page where the handle for this problem is detailed. I did every step as listed and downloaded updated driver / software for the 4315. It works!



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MFC-8440 PRINTER DRIVER


Go to:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc8440_all
Follow steps below :

Step 1: Select Type
Drivers Utilities (ALL) common_012.gif Step 2: Select OS Windows98 WindowsMe Windows NT4.0 Windows2000 WindowsXP Home/Professional WindowsXP Professional x64 Edition Windows Vista Windows Vista x64 Edition Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition Mac OS 8.x-9.x Mac OS X (10.1) Mac OS X (10.2) Mac OS X (10.3) Mac OS X (10.4) Mac OS X (10.5) Step 3: Select Language Good luck!

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