20 Most Recent Canon CanoScan 4200F Flatbed Scanner Questions & Answers

Are you using CS toolbox?
I f so go into the preferences and choose it to print for copy.
Make sure your network printer is set to the default.
Find toolbox here after choosing your OS

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Jan 20, 2016

OCR software is usually a third-party program. Sometimes it is available on the original driver CD but it isn't included in the downloaded driver software. In the case of the CanoScan 4200F, the CD included the OmniPage SE OCR program. The SE indicates a Special Edition only bundled with the scanner and was only available for the OS versions that had been released when the scanner was first available. If you have the original CD (for Win98-XP), try to install the program using the Custom install option. (Check your current OS version. A 32-bit OS is more likely to support the OmniPage SE. With Windows Vista and 7, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System to determine the version. x64 indicates a 64-bit OS. ) If your current computer doesn't have an optical drive, use an external optical drive to install the program.If you do not have the CD or your OS is incompatible with the Omnipage version on the CD, you will need to either purchase OmnuPage ($99 with a rebate from many vendors), AbbySoft's OCR program or one of the other OCR programs. SimpleOCR is free for personal use, http://www.simpleocr.com/Info.asp . The biggest problem with the free OCR programs is that they do not handle documents with columns properly. I wish that I had better news for you.Cindy Wells

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Dec 05, 2015

You don't. Scanners save everything as a Picture. Test is not text, it is a combination of thousands of dots that make up a picture. It takes an OCR and very complicated software to read text from a picture.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Dec 05, 2015

If you do not have the CD, then you need to download the software from one of the following locations:

Official Canon Drivers and Software


After downloading is complete, unplug the scanner USB from computer and run the software that you downloaded.
The software installer will tell you when to connect USB.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Aug 11, 2015

take a glasses towell
use it
other than that u can use a glass cleaner

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on May 05, 2015

i wonder if you would mind copying me the install cd for the 4200f
as i have had a computer crash, and have mislaid my software. i have tried downloading from the canon site but that does not open correctly.i will repay you for the disc plus postage.
kind regards Andy.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on May 05, 2015

Hi, I have a Canon 4200F, and you can refer to this one I have already answered: http://www.fixya.com/support/t19119519-clean_inside_glass Have a good day GB

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on May 05, 2015

You wish to clean inside (under) the platen glass of your Canon 4200F Scanner; first I have to tell you that this is a pretty delicate operation. Make sure you see real dust with the help of a flashlight. Consider there could be another cause for a poor quality scan. So why fix it if you don't have to? Maybe you should have it serviced by a Canon technician. But if you're too far away and concerned to ship it, here is how I just did a few days ago. You shall need the following tools Safety glass Safety gloves (optional) 2 flat screwdrivers (small) 1 Phillip screwdriver (#2) 1 Smaller Phillip screwdriver Tweezers 1 flashlight 1 sheet of paper (to be recycled) cut into small folds (8 or less) A clean cotton rag Window cleaner (your favorite) I highly recommend you first put your safety glasses and gloves! Make sure you have all your time. It may take a good hour to get through. Read all of these instruction before so you have a better understanding of how this works. A good tip is to remove any part slowly enough to notice and remember how they held together. In doubt use a camera or your phone and take pictures before you start. 1. Unplug both cables. 2. Bring your scanner into a well lit area. Place it horizontally (as in a landscape pictures) the hinge cover side being on your right. 3. Pull the cover up. It should stay open. There are 2 screws (Philips) on top hinge side, between right end of glass and hinge. Unscrew both. No need to pull them out. 4. Unscrew the third screw (center) with smaller screwdriver and pull up a tiny cover. There is a fragile flat ribbon cable (1/4 in). Pull it out gently. Close the top cover. 5. Let it rest flat. Now you are in the delicate part of this operation! :-) There is no other screw than these 3 ones you'll need to touch. 6. Since all (3) screws are completely loose, you shall feel the top is showing a slight «will» to lift. Using your two small flat screwdriver GENTLY pry OUT the BOTTOM part of this «oyster shell» starting UNDER the HINGE side, alternating with both screwdrivers, one the edge facing you. Keep it open with folded piece of paper or anything else so it does not clamp back. Do the same on the opposite side. In other words, the top parts is now held to the bottom part with nothing else than these fragile minuscule edge claws. GENTLY slide off RIGHT the cover and the glass together, looking how the glass is inserted under on the left side. If there is a too much resistance, one of the screws may not be loosen enough or there may be a claw still pulling. Now you do your cleaning. But you are not over yet! PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER: You should be able to reverse the operation that you just did. Slide left together the glass and top, carefully clamping down the top to the bottom from left to right, exactly as it was. Check so you don't see any open space in between. If not: go back. Using your tweezers gently connect down you flat ribbon cable into its connector. Place the small cover and the only small screw. Put back the 2 screws next. Bring back your scanner to your computer. Reconnect your 2 cables. IF, you get an error message, first check your USB cable, then the flat cable connection! It worked just fine for me.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Apr 28, 2015

check the lenght of the cable

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Mar 23, 2015

I had the same problem. My solution is: "Just go to settings on Canoscan Toolbox. Then go to copy button, drop down and select scan2. This comes "Copy" as default setting. Change it to scan2. Click ok. On Canoscan toolbox main interface click scan2 and bingo, you'll see film option on select source . Hope this works

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Feb 06, 2015

Start by replacing power cable. Sometimes cables seem to be ok and they are not.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Feb 02, 2015

First, try unplugging and re-seating the USB cable in your computer. I am assuming your scanner is not making any noise when you first turn on the computer. If that is not the case, respond back with more information. This is the most common solution to this problem with these scanners though.

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Mar 31, 2014

Hi there If you want to get a twain scanner,you can just refer to this program,which i have used for a long time.It offers a free trial for new users.You can have a try.Hope to help you. TWAIN TWAIN Scanning in Overview

Canon CanoScan... • Answered on Jan 10, 2014

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