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Does the mfc 7420 scan legal size docs? the largest size in the document dropdown is letter.

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    thanks for the input, but i do not see anywhere that the max size of the paper it will scan. in the drop down for the paper size when in scan mode, letter is the largest option, and i can not find any way to increase to legal. any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    according to the manual, the maximum page length is 297mm, or 11.7 inches.

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Yes. You could look at the printer specifications.

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