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OCR with Brother MFC 5440CN

I'm trying to OCR with my Brother MFC printer (5440CN). The printer responds with a "No OCR program installed" message, while ReadIris is installed on my winxp pro system.
How can I set my printer to recognize my OCR program?

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  • chermesh Apr 11, 2008

    Thanks Mix-it-up,

    When I hit the OCR on the CC2 all I get is the following error message:

    This feature is not available because there is no OCR software installed. Please install the OCR software.

    At present, two, and not solely ReadIris, programs are installed. I added Omnipage, and still get the same error message.

    As to PaperPort, I've uninstalled since it is a much too much heavy application for my purposes.

  • chermesh Apr 12, 2008

    The Brother Control Center doesn't allow me to set ReadIris as my OCR program. When I look for a list of optional programs, the list is empty.

    Any idea why?

  • chermesh Apr 12, 2008

    Mix-it-up, your suggestion looked like THE most effective one. I checked the Brother KB and reached http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC... (When scanning to OCR from Brother Control Center 2.0, the OCR application doesn't launch. I have Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. What should I do? ). This document deals EXACTLY with my problem. I followed the instructions, but the problem is still unsolved. (One minor difference between my system and the one referred to in the documents is that my is the beta version of SP3 while the document deals with SP2).

  • chermesh Apr 13, 2008

    Well, I'm still stuck. I checked the documentation on the installation cd, but found no useful reference to OCR. I called the Brother -Israel support, and was told that OCR service is quite meager on MFC-5440CN and that it's tuned towards the Omnipage driver which is part of the PaperPort package. I'm not sure the information is dependeble, but if it is, then it's almost a cheat!

    Could you offer any further ideas?

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    "this feature is not available because there is no OCR software installed. Please install the OCR software first. (CC3-108-00031109)"



    I am running Vista Home edition and my printer is a Brother MFC - 240C.

    I get the same message above. I visited http://solutions.brother.com to search for the software but did not find it. Where can I download this OCR software. Or is it that MFC 240C was not built to run on Vista?.



  • walayoade Dec 02, 2008

    I cannot scan to OCR, the message is install OCR software first, how can I install OCR software, I use Brother MFC-5440CN with windows XP

  • henrycole Mar 08, 2009

    I am having the same problem plus I can't open CP2

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You can program by help of the brother control center. open cc and set readiris as the ocr prog. (actually the paperport prog has a built-in ocr engine)

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    Mix-it-up Apr 12, 2008

    do run the cc2 update and read the software manual which is part of the installation cd! And have a look at the faq, too:
    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc...

  • pamela00 Dec 13, 2010

    There is no ability to choose software from the drop-down list in the control center: OCR options. I go to 'configuration', then OCR, then to the drop-down menu, and even though I installed Readiris as you recommended, I am unable to select it, it is not there. I will restart everything, but please do send me better instructions, thanks! Pamela

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