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Scanning Legal Sized Documents

I can't scan legal size documents using the ADF. In settings, there is not option for 8 1/2" x 14". This seems odd, I should be able to scan this size document, I can receive legal sized faxes! Please help, I need this to work for me, I use this unit for work and 99% of my documentation is legal size and I'm 99% paperless!! Thanks!!

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  • LoanChick May 01, 2008

    I forgot to say that this is a Canon MP830 Multifunction Inkjet. Sorry.

  • LoanChick May 13, 2008

    It worked! Thanks a bunch!!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the paper sizes are preset for each tray. Somehow the paper size for tray one reset to legal size paper instead of 8 1/2 x 11 size that it is supposed to be. I need to reset the paper size for tray one back to the correct size

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1. From the MP Navigator screen, select "Scan with Scanner Driver" in lower left corner.
2. When in ScanGear MP, select the Advanced Mode tab
3. At Input Settings, select Document (ADF) for document type
4. Set paper size in next window
5. Click Scan button at bottom

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