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Scanning from Canon MP530 to Mac Powerbook

Hi, I am trying to sc an a document (1 page) from teh Canon MP530 to my mac. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: scanning from Canon MP530 to Mac Powerbook

If you;ve installed the MP Navigator software from the CD, then you should be able to press the scan button on the printer with your Mac connected and the MP navigator will open automatically on your Mac ready to scan. You can also try going into Preview (the Mac app) and from the file menu select Import... and it should open a scan window.  Hope this helps!

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Re: scanning from Canon MP530 to Mac Powerbook

We are having a dog of a time!!! Now that we have scanned 300 photos we can not get them anywhere to burn onto a single disc. Help!!!(Canon MP610)

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Can you do macs? how do i print duplex with this printer, duplex is suported by my mac

The Canon-supplied MP530 driver doesn't have duplex printing as a print option. Mac OS 10.5 has Gutenprint drivers built-in for a number of popular printers, including the Canon MP500 which is a near match for the MP530 and includes the two-sided option for printing.

With the MP530 plugged into your Mac (or, presumably, available over the network) go to the Add Printer wizard ( System Preferences > Print & Fax > + ). Pick MP530, name the printer something like "MP530 Gutenprint" and under "Print Using:" choose "Select a driver to use...", select "Canon PIXMA MP500 - Gutenprint v5.1.3" and then Add the printer.

The MP500 Gutenprint driver isn't a perfect substitute for the MP530 one, however, so you should do this in addition to installing the proper MP530 driver from the Canon website and adding the printer using that driver with a name like just "MP530" or "MP530 Canon". In a year or two of using the Gutenprint driver I've only once had a print job that wouldn't render correctly (some missing lines on the printout), and for that one time I had to switch to the Canon-supplied driver to get it to work. All the other times I find it very convenient to have two-sided printing available as an option.

The two sided printing isn't particularly fast, but it's a whole lot more convenient than manually printing the odd pages and then the even pages.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

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Snow Leopard and MP530 Scanner Driver- the Apple site shows Print compatibility but not for the scanning there a fix

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How do I add multiple pages to one scanned doucment?

Open your Adobe Acrobat (e.g., 9.0 Pro), load your pages into the document feeder (fewer than 30 at a time), then ask Adobe Acrobat to create PDF from scanner (File/Create PDF/From Scanner). Canon MP530 as the scanner and click OK. Works like a charm!

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Canon mp530 issues with printing

Use scaled printing (Mac OS X) Instructions to use scaled printing. You can manually select the scaling ratio you wish to use to print images and documents. scaling_sample.jpg Note: The Scaled Printing function is not available when Borderless Printing is selected (OS X.version 10.2.1 or higher).
  1. Open the Page Setup dialog box.


  2. Specify the Scaled Printing settings.


    Note: For a reduced scale printing, enter a value smaller than 100 %. For an enlarged scale printing, enter a value greater than 100 %.

  3. Click 'OK'.


  4. Open the Print dialog box.


  5. Click 'Print'.

Printing will now begin.

I hope it helps!!!

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