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Legal Sized 2-sided Copies through Automatic Feed

Trying to make legal sized copies w/2 sides, but when I run through the top it only prints about half the page, like it thinks it's letter sized, but it's spitting out legal paper. Maybe I just can't do legal sized and 2 sided at the same time? Thanks.

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Re: Legal Sized 2-sided Copies through Automatic Feed

Does the copier print correctly when copying off the glass? I suspect that the document feeder has been set up to feed other paper sizes eg A4, A4R. Because of the conflict between sizes the copier adjust the image.

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We bought a canon pixma MX870 printer because it was supposed to be able to copy legal sized documents. The cassette on the one we received will not extend to handle Legal Sized paper, and the scanner bed...

Some info from Canon's site in the specs:

Max. Document SizeFlatbed:8.5" x 11.7"
ADF: 8.5" x 14"

This machine can only copy legal documents if you put them in the sheet feeder, not on the flatbed.

As for the paper supply, the cassette is indeed too small for legal paper. The automatic sheet feeder, however, will handle legal paper. That's the tray in the rear that you use for specialty paper; see page 17 of the Getting Started manual.

If you use the ADF and the rear tray, you can copy legal documents. That may not be as convenient a solution as you were hoping for, but it is better than no solution at all.

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Im trying to make legal size copies

Check your owners manual to see what the acceptable paper sizes are. Legal paper is 8.5"x14". If legal paper is listed in the acceptable paper sizes there should be a tray to handfeed this size paper. Look for the term "single sheet manual bypass" in the owners manual. I beleive this tray or slot is on the left hand side of the printer.

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HP LJ 3030 w/ USB connection to a computer with Windows Vista Home Premium Svc Pack 2. 64-bit Operating System. Problem: When I feed legal size docs through the doc feeder, the scan is letter size. I...

Hello Steve !
The only way scanning Legal documents on this HP LJ 3030 willbe using the ADF ( Automatic Document Feeder) since the size of the flatbed its only for letter.

So, after placing the document on the automatic document feeder theres a few setting you will need to change on the printer.

Number 1 : Go to Main Menu on the printer and look for System Setup, under system set up look for Paper setup,hit ok and now look for "Def. Paper Size" and set it to "Legal"

Number 2 : you should have a button on the printer control panel (Physical printer) that says " Reduce / Enlarge" , hit it and make sure the one selected is "original=100%"

Now just hit "Start Copy" and it print LEGAL ! it worked for me

Hope this help !

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Legal size copies

Your printer doesn't support Legal size to Scan and Copy, you can scan/copy it by reducing the size of the paper from the menu. 10% will fit since the actual paper size supported by your printer is 8.5X11.7inch while the legal size is 8.5X14inch. Good luck. For more info check out here :

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Prints off the paper

Check the settings on the printer itself. It may be set to legal and this might override the properties settings. It probably is not printing duplex because it is waiting for the other 3 inches of legal.

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Printing duplex and legal size.

I don't have legal size paper to test this with so it's a theoretical point but it looks like the printer will not do duplex in anything other than:
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  • Letter
  • B5 (JIS)
  • Executive
You can always print in duplex manually which is always an option regardless of paper size.

Hope that helps.

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We had problems to print legal and after 30 minutes of trying it finally printed legal. Now we cant go back to letter size so every document prints on legal paper. Can I get clear instruction on how we can...

When you say printing? Do you mean from the computer or are you making copies. If you are printing from the computer you need to change the paper size that you are printing to under the printers properties or the out put tray. If you are making copies just hit the reset button or just manually select another paper tray on the display pannel. Or if you have change a paper tray to leagal size change it back to LTR and make sure the paper is installed the correct direction.

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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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Legal paper

Legal size paper must be loaded into the automatic sheet feeder (ASF) in the rear, and the Feed Switch used to set Auto Sheet Feeder.

For printing, in the Printer Properties (or Printing Preferences) dialog box, select the Page Setup tab, and set the Paper Size to Legal.

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