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Scanning problem I can only scan letter size. There is no option to scan legal.

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If your legal paper fits in this area or, at least the text printed on it fits well within the borders of platten, then you can scan it.

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Launch scanning utility from computer instead of using the scan button on the Brother. Tha will give you more options. You also may need to configure the Brother software settings.

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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:

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*** Click OK and restart your PC for the new setting to take effect.

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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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