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I am having problems scanning from my mfc=420cn. I don't know how to scann to file on windows vista/ or microsoft word. It only lets scann to images

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Try setting up the scanner in the scanners and camera control panel.... more than likely you are just hitting the scan button on the printer and it is using the defaults on the printer's installed software and is automatically sending it to your images folder. Maybe some clarification on exactly what you want to do?

If you have office, open microsoft document imaging and acquire the file that way ( acquire scan, and then cut and paste into word)

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How to use the scan ( Brother mfc 420cn ). Thanks!


With printer turned ON, and connected either through a USB cabe or ethernet, open the Control Center CC3. Click the SCAN button on the CC3 widow to select SCAN to Image, Scan to OCR, scan to E-mail, or scan to file. If you have not configured these options yourself, you will find the scanned documents in the user's My Pictures/ CC3/SCAN folder.So with CC3 open, the document on the glass falt bed or in the ADF, select the type of scan and press the corresponding button. A small progress window opens, etc..

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Have a brothers mfc 420cn using windows


go to printers and faxes (where the printer is displayed). make sure the printer is turned on. you should see a place which indicates some thing like get pictures from scanner. click on it to scan. additionally open my computer to see if the printer scanner image is showing. you right click and select get pictures using wizard from the right click context menu.
good luck

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Scanning to PDF format.


I know that the Brother MFC-7840W came with a program called PaperPort, which will allow you to scan 1 or more documents into a PDF file. Perhaps your scanner supplied the same program.

Apr 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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HP 1410v all-in-one scanner won't work


Please follow the steps given below to scan from other applications.

Windows XP:
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Scanning from Microsoft Paint:
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1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories,
and then click Paint.
2. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera.
If this option is not available, Please let me know.
3. If more than one image source is connected, select the
HP all-in-one product and click Next. The scanning software
will appear. Preview the image by selecting Preview,
or click "Scan" to scan the image directly into Paint.
4. The image will open in paint for editing and/or saving.

Using Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
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Verify that the all-in-one product power is turned on and the printer cable is properly connected.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control panel.
3. Click Scanner and Camera Wizard.
Follow the Scanner and Camera Wizard instructions to scan images to the computer.
If it is possible to scan from any of the above methods, try to scan from HP schortcut File and get back to me with the results.

Scan Shortcut:
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1. Search for the file hpqscnvw.exe
2. File should be available in the following location
C:/Program files/HP/Digital Imaging/Bin folder
3. Create a shortcut on the desktop and double click the same
to activate the scanner and try scanning.

Windows Vista:
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Scanning with Windows Photo Gallery
====================================
1. Click the Start ( ) icon.
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Windows Photo Gallery
4. Click File and then click Import From Scanner or Camera
5. Click Import
6. Click Scan

Scanning with Windows Fax and Scanning
=======================================
NOTE: This feature works only with Windows Vista Ultimate,
Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Enterprise.
1. Click the Start () icon.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Windows Fax and Scanning.
4. Click New Scan.
5. Click File and then click Scan.

Scanning with Paint
====================
1. Click Windows.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Click Accessories.
4. Click Paint.
5. Click File and then click From Scanner or Camera.
6. Click Scan.

Scanning from Shortcut File
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* Click on the Windows logo to access the start menu.
* Click on Computer.
* Double click on C:\drive icon.
* Double click on Program Files folder.
* Double click on Hewlett Packard or HP folder.
* Double click on Digital Imaging folder.
* Double click on the bin folder.
* Locate the hpqscnvw.exe file and double click on it.

Vishwanath V U

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I am unable to edit documents that I have scanned. I have tried to download the OCR driver but I am still having a problem. Please help


If you are scanning text as an image, the image cannot be editred, because the computer doesn't know the image is text.

You have to scan with OCR to edit text.

You can use PaperPort to add text to scanned images

May 08, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Scaning


http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000219/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf

The link above will take you to a User's Manual for your particular All-In-One. On page 1-2 INTRODUCTION, it shows the button that needs to be pressed in order to access the Scan Mode of your MFC-420CN. Installed software that came with the model should open up when the button is pressed. If not, consult the manual on how to install the software again.

Or you may want to use existing Windows software (example: in Windows Vista, you can use Windows Fax and Scan).

Hope this helps! Give me a rating if it does, thanks!

OpenSource13

Apr 18, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother 420 cn won't scan to file


scan it to the image I have the same one

Jan 12, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Not able to scan to pdf file with Brother MFC-240C


What you seem to want to do is not possible. Let me explain:
A file that has its data in the Adobe company Portable Document Format (or a pdf file) contains various objects that are described to the computer using a superset of the PostScript language, some of them can be images.

A file that comes from the scanner is first a very organized set of pixels and gets put into a more compact form by using a well known process as defined by the Joint Motion Picture Experts group. This is a roundabout way of saying that it has a format that isn't PDF.

What you CAN do:
a) open the jpeg file with a Macintosh, using the Print command from the file menu make a pdf file that has the image in it.

b) buy and install a PDF printer driver on a Windows machine, and then follow the same process as A above.

c) Use your favorite PDF creation program to make a file with the image embedded.

Carl

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Scanning into OCR using a Vista PC


Try using the WindowsXP driver directly, click on 'continue anyway' and see if that works.

Do you have more information or questions?
The more information you provide to us, the better we can help.

Thanks!

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