Canon IMAGECLASS MF6550, LASERBASE MF6580PL, IMAGECLASS MF6560, IMAGECLASS MF6580CX, LaserBase MF6560PL, IMAGECLASS MF6530, IMAGECLASS MF6580, IMAGECLASS MF6560CX User Manual

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Machine Set-Up

Software Installation

Starter Guide

Appendix

Basic Features

 

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Maintenance

Basic Guide

Machine Settings

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

Advanced Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network and Remote User Interface

Advanced Guide

 

System Monitor

 

 

 

Reports and Lists

 

 

Scanning Features

 

 

 

 

 

Scanner Driver Guide

(This Document)

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Considerable effort has been made to make sure that the manuals for the machine are free of inaccuracies and omissions. However, as we are constantly improving our products, if you need an exact specification, please contact Canon.

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Trademarks

Canon and the Canon logo are trademarks of Canon Inc.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

All other product and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Copyright

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Disclaimer

The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

CANON INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO THIS MATERIAL, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEREOF, WARRANTIES AS TO MARKETABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF USE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT. CANON INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS MATERIAL.

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How to Use This Guide................................................................................

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Using the Top Page .............................................................................

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Using the Chapter Topic List ...............................................................

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1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................

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Where to Find Help....................................................................................

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System Requirements ...............................................................................

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Checking Installation .................................................................................

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2 Scanning a Document ...................................................................................................

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Scanning with [Start] on the Machine ........................................................

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Setting the Scanning Function for [Start]...................................................

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Setting Up [Start] to Operate in a Different Way from [Save]..............

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Setting Up [Start] in the [Settings] Dialog Box.....................................

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Setting Up [Start] in the [Scanners and Cameras] Folder ...................

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Scanning with the MF Toolbox ..................................................................

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MF Toolbox Settings................................................................................

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Scanner Settings...............................................................................

2-10

Save Scanned Image to....................................................................

2-12

External Program (Mail Program)......................................................

2-14

Confirmation of the Scanned Image and Exif Settings (Confirm the

Scanned Image)................................................................................

2-14

Scanning an Image from an Application..................................................

2-16

Creating One PDF File from Two or More Pages....................................

2-17

Scanning a Large Document ...................................................................

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Switching between Simple Mode and Advanced Mode ....................

2-21

Using Simple Mode ...........................................................................

2-21

Using Advanced Mode ......................................................................

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Specifying the Parameters of a Scan................................................

2-25

Advanced Mode Settings ..................................................................

2-27

Determining Resolution.....................................................................

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Scanning with the WIA Driver (Windows XP Only)..................................

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Scanning from the [Scanner and Camera Wizard] Dialog Box .........

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Scanning from an Application ...........................................................

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3 Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................

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Scanning Problems ...................................................................................

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Installing and Uninstalling Problems..........................................................

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Displays the previous or next page.

Returns to the top page.

Displays the “How to Use This Guide” page.

Quick links to the list of things you can do, topics for each chapter, table of contents, and the index.

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Returns to the last page opened. Displays the previous or next page. Returns to the top page.

Table of contents for the chapter.

Quick links to the list of things you can do, topics for each chapter, table of contents, and the index.

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The following symbols are used throughout the manuals for the machine and indicate the warnings, cautions and notes you should keep in mind when using the machine.

WARNING

Indicates a warning that may lead to death or serious injury if not observed.

CAUTION

Explains how to avoid actions that could injure you or damage your machine.

NOTE

Explains operating restrictions and how to avoid minor difficulties.

In addition, this guide uses a distinctive notation to identify buttons:

– Menu items you select and the buttons you press on the screen appear in square brackets: [Preferences].

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When you encounter a problem during installation of the driver software or while operating your machine, consult the following:

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In This Manual

See Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting.”

In the Basic Guide

See Chapter 12, “Troubleshooting.”

In the Advanced Guide

See Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting.”

Readme.txt File

The hints, limitations, and restrictions you need to be aware of when using the ScanGear MF and MF Toolbox are included in the Readme.txt file provided with these programs.

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General

IBM or IBM-compatiblePC

PC equipped with a USB port and the USB class driver installed

Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE

CPU: Intel Pentium® processor or higher

Memory: 128 MB or more

Microsoft Windows Me

CPU: Intel Pentium® 150 MHz or higher Memory: 128 MB or more

NOTE

The USB 2.0 Hi Speed connection requires a PC equipped with a CPU faster than 300 MHz and more than 128 MB of RAM and with Windows XP SP1 installed, or with a CPU faster than 133 MHz and more than 128 MB of RAM and with Windows 2000 SP4 installed. If your PC meets all of these requirements and is preinstalled with USB 2.0 Host Controller, the USB 2.0 connection will be guaranteed.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

CPU: Intel Pentium® 130 MHz or higher (USB 1.1),

Intel Pentium® II or higher (USB 2.0)

Memory: 128 MB or more

Microsoft Windows XP (32-bitversion)

CPU: Intel Pentium® 233 MHz or higher (USB 1.1),

Intel Pentium® II or higher (USB 2.0)

Memory: 128 MB or more

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Check if the driver is installed successfully.

1. Open the [Scanners and Cameras] folder (Windows 98/2000: the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] dialog box).

Click [start] on the Windows task bar → select [Control Panel] → [Scanners and Cameras] (Windows 98/Me/2000: [Start] → [Settings] → [Control Panel] → double-click[Scanners and Cameras]).

Make sure the corresponding scanner driver icon is displayed.

2. If the [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon is displayed on the Windows desktop, installation of the MF Toolbox 4.9 has been successful.

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...................................................Scanning with [Start] on the Machine

2-4

Setting the Scanning Function for [Start] .............................................

2-5

Setting Up [Start] to Operate in a Different Way from

[Save]......................................................................

2-5

Setting Up [Start] in the [Settings] Dialog Box ........

2-6

Setting Up [Start] in the [Scanners and Cameras]

 

Folder .....................................................................

2-6

Scanning with the MF Toolbox ...............................................................

2-8

MF Toolbox Settings..............................................................................

2-10

Scanner Settings ..................................................

2-10

Save Scanned Image to .......................................

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External Program (Mail Program).........................

2-14

Confirmation of the Scanned Image and Exif Settings

(Confirm the Scanned Image) ..............................

2-14

Scanning an Image from an Application .............................................

2-16

Creating One PDF File from Two or More Pages ................................

2-17

Scanning a Large Document ................................................................

2-19

Setting Preferences and Scanning with ScanGear MF ......................

2-21

Switching between Simple Mode and Advanced

 

Mode .................................................................

2-21

Using Simple Mode ..............................................

2-21

Using Advanced Mode .........................................

2-24

Specifying the Parameters of a Scan ...................

2-25

Advanced Mode Settings......................................

2-27

Determining Resolution ........................................

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Scanning with the WIA Driver (Windows XP Only).............................

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Scanning from the [Scanner and Camera Wizard]

 

Dialog Box ............................................................

2-43

Scanning from an Application...............................

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You can scan documents and transmit the scanned data to your computer using the operation panel of the machine.

NOTE

Your machine must be connected via USB and the USB scanner driver must be loaded to scan. This machine does not support network scanning.

1. Set documents.

2.

3.

Press [SCAN] on the machine.

Press [Start] on the machine.

If you are asked to select a program to launch, select “MF Toolbox Ver4.9.” The scanned document will be processed according to your settings.

When scanning is completed, a folder with the scanning date will be created in the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be saved in this folder.

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When you scan for the first time using [Start] on the machine, scanning will occur in the same way as when you click [Save] in the MF Toolbox. You can change the scanning function set for [Start] on the machine.

Setting Up [Start] to Operate in a Different Way from [Save]

1. On the Windows desktop,double-clickthe [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon to open the MF Toolbox.

You can also open the MF Toolbox by clicking [start] on the Windows task bar → [(All) Programs] → [Canon] → [MF Toolbox 4.9] → [Toolbox 4.9].

2. Drag themark over the button you want to select.

The mark will be displayed above the button you select.

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In the MF Toolbox, click [Settings] to open the [Settings] dialog

 

box. From the drop-downlist, select the scanning function you

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want to link [Start] to, then click [OK].

 

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3. Select [Properties] from the [File] menu. (Windows 98/2000: Click [Properties].)

Setting Up [Start] in the [Scanners and Cameras] Folder

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1. Open the [Scanners and Cameras] folder (Windows 98/2000: the [Scanners and Cameras Properties] dialog box).

Click [start] on the Windows task bar → select [Control Panel] → [Scanners and Cameras] (Windows 98/Me/2000: [Start] → [Settings] → [Control Panel] → double-click[Scanners and Cameras]).

2. Click the corresponding scanner driver icon.

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4. Specify an action for [Start].

On Windows XP:

Select the [Events] tab → select the option corresponding to your machine from [Select an event] → select the operation for [Start] in [Actions] → click [OK].

On Windows 98/Me/2000:

Select the [Events] tab → select the option corresponding to your machine from [Scanner events] → select the operation for [Start] in [Send to this application] → click [OK].

NOTE

If the settings you specified in the scanner property dialog box do not work immediately, disconnect and reconnect the USB cable, or restart your computer.

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You can scan a document using the buttons on the MF Toolbox.

1. Set documents.

2. On the Windows desktop,double-clickthe [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon to open the MF Toolbox.

You can also open the MF Toolbox by clicking [start] on the Windows task bar → [(All) Programs] → [Canon] → [MF Toolbox 4.9] → [Toolbox 4.9].

A dialog box appears for each of the buttons.

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3. Click one of the scanning buttons.

[Mail]: The document will be scanned and attached to an e-mailmessage in youre-mailapplication.

[OCR]: The text will be scanned and read by the OCR software.

[Save]: The document will be scanned and saved.

[PDF]: The text will be scanned and saved as a PDF file.

[Scan-1],[Scan-2]:The text will be scanned and appear in the registered application. You can change the button name by directly entering a new name (up to 8 characters long) over the button name.

Example: [Mail] dialog box

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Specify the required settings.

For details, see “MF Toolbox Settings,” on p. 2-10.

If you want to keep the same settings for future scans, click [Apply] before clicking [Start].

Click [Start].

If you select [Display the Scanner Driver] in step 4, the [ScanGear MF] dialog box will appear.

7. Click [Scan].

When scanning is completed, a folder with the scanning date will be created in the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be saved in this folder.

If you have applications registered to the [Mail], [OCR], [PDF], [Scan-1],or[Scan-2]buttons, the scanned image will be displayed in the application or attached to ane-mailmessage after scanning. For details,see “External Program (Mail Program),” on p. 2-14.

For some models, the CD-ROMprovided with the machine contains the following applications which can be used with the MF Toolbox. They will be registered in the MF Toolbox buttons at the time of installation.

[OCR]: OmniPage SE

[PDF]: Presto! PageManager

6. Specify the required settings.

For details, see “Setting Preferences and Scanning with

ScanGear MF,” on p. 2-21.

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Scanner Settings

You can specify the scanning mode, resolution, document size, and file size of the scanned image.

[Select Source]

Selects where the document is placed

 

([Platen Glass], [ADF], or [Auto Mode]).

NOTE

When [Auto Mode] is selected, the document in the ADF is automatically scanned. If there is no document in the ADF, the document on the platen glass will be scanned.

[Input Method]

Specifies if the document to be scanned is

 

1-sidedor2-sided.You cannot select this

 

item when [Platen Glass] is selected in

 

[Select Source].

Example: [Mail] dialog box

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[Paper Size]

Selects the size of the document to be

[Scan Mode]

Selects the scan mode. The scan modes

 

 

scanned. Selecting [Custom] opens the

 

you can select differ depending on the MF

 

 

[Paper Size Settings] dialog box which

 

Toolbox button you press.

 

 

enables you to set the custom paper size.

 

[Black and White]:

 

 

When scanning using the [Save], [PDF],

 

 

 

 

Scans document as a black and white

 

 

[Scan-1]or[Scan-2]buttons and [Platen

 

 

 

 

image.

 

 

Glass] is selected in [Select Source], you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

can also scan large size documents by

 

[Black and White (OCR)]:

 

 

selecting [Stitch-assist(11"x17")], [Stitch-

 

Scans document as a black and white image

 

 

assist (A3)] or [Stitch-assist(Platen x 2)]

 

for OCR software.

 

 

(see “Scanning a Large Document,” on

 

[Grayscale]:

 

 

p. 2-19).

 

 

 

 

Scans document as a grayscale image

 

 

 

 

[Orientation]

Opens the [Orientation] dialog box. This

 

(similar to a monochrome picture).

 

 

dialog box enables you to specify the

 

[Color]:

 

 

orientation of the document. When [2-sided]

 

 

 

 

Scans document as a color image.

 

 

is selected in [Input Method], select also the

 

 

 

 

[Color (Magazine)]:

 

 

binding location of the document.

 

 

 

This button is disabled when [Platen Glass]

 

Scans document as a color image with the

 

 

is selected in [Select Source].

 

Descreen function, which enables you to

 

(Original

Shows the direction of scanning paper. The

 

reduce the moire when scanning printed

 

 

photographs and pictures.

Orientation)

icon display varies depending on the

 

 

 

 

 

settings for [Select Source], [Paper Size],

 

 

 

 

and [Orientation].

 

 

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[Upper Limit of

Selects an approximate upper size limit

[Save as Type]

Specifies the file type to save the scanned

Attached File]

(after compression) for the image you will

 

image.

 

send. For an ordinary mail message,

 

[BMP]:

 

[150 KB] is recommended.

 

 

 

Bitmap format.

 

You can specify this item when scanning

 

 

 

 

 

using the [Mail] button and [JPEG/Exif] is

 

[JPEG/Exif]:

 

selected in [Save as Type].

 

JPEG/Exif format. This option is available

[Image Quality]

Selects the scan quality (resolution).

 

when [Grayscale], [Color] or [Color

 

(Magazine)] is selected in [Scan Mode].

 

When scanning using the [Mail] button, the

 

 

 

 

 

resolution you can select depends on the

 

[TIFF]:

 

setting in [Upper Limit of Attached File].

 

TIFF format.

[Display the

If you select this check box, all items in the

 

[PDF]:

Scanner Driver]

[Scanner Settings] become invalid, and

 

PDF format.

 

when [Start] is clicked the [ScanGear MF]

 

[PDF (Multiple Pages)]:

 

dialog box appears and enables you to make

 

 

 

Creates one PDF file from two or more

 

advanced settings for scanning.

 

 

 

scanned pages (see “Creating One PDF File

 

This check box is not available when

 

 

 

from Two or More Pages,” on p. 2-17).

 

scanning using the [OCR] button.

 

 

 

[PDF (Add Page)]:

 

 

 

Save Scanned Image to

 

Adds the scanned image to the last page of

 

an existing PDF file that was created with

 

 

 

You can specify the file name, file format, and location to save

 

the MF Toolbox.

the scanned image. If you select PDF as a file format, you can

 

 

also specify the detailed settings for the PDF file.

 

 

[File Name]

Enter a file name for the scanned image.

 

If you save another file with the same name,

 

four digits starting from 0001 will be attached

 

after the file name.

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The type of file which can be saved with each button is shown below.

 

 

JPEG/

 

 

PDF

PDF

 

BMP

TIFF

PDF

(Multiple

(Add

 

Exif

 

 

 

 

Pages)

Page)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Mail]

[OCR]

[Save]

[PDF]

[Scan-1],

[Scan-2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When [PDF], [PDF (Multiple Pages)], or [PDF (Add Page)] is selected and if an error message appears indicating that the image size is too large, reduce the data size of the scanned image. For details, see “Output Settings,” on p. 2-29.

[PDF Settings]

Opens the [PDF Settings] dialog box which

 

enables you to make advanced settings of

 

the PDF file (see “Creating One PDF File

 

from Two or More Pages,” on p. 2-17).

[Save Scanned

Shows the location to save the scanned

Image to]

images. To change the location, click

 

[Browse] select a folderclick [OK].

[Add Scanned

This item appears instead of [Save Scanned

Image to]

Image to] when [PDF (Add Page)] is

 

selected in [Save as Type]. You can select

 

the PDF file to which you want to add the

 

scanned image.

[Save Pictures to

Select this check box to create a folder with

a Subfolder with

current date (e.g. 2006-12-31)in the

Current Date]

specified location and save the scanned

 

images in this folder.

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External Program (Mail Program)

When scanning using the [OCR], [PDF], [Scan-1]or[Scan-2]buttons, you can specify an application to be used to display the scanned image. Click [Set]select the application to useclick [Open]. You can also specify an application by dragging and dropping the application icon onto the dialog box.

When scanning using the [Mail] button, you can specify an e-mailsoftware to which you want to attach the scanned image. The MF Toolbox is compatible withe-mailsoftware such as Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, EUDORA and Netscape Messenger. Click [Set]select the application to useclick [OK].

If [None (Attach Manually)] is displayed, you have to attach the image file manually.

Select [Confirmation of the Scanned Image and Exif Settings] (for the [PDF] button, [Confirm the Scanned Image]) click [Start]. When the scanning is complete, the thumbnail of the scanned image is displayed.

Confirm the thumbnail image specify the file type and locationpress [Save] or [Forward].

[Save as Type]

Specifies the file type to save the scanned

 

image. The available file types are the same

 

as those listed in “Save Scanned Image to,”

 

on p. 2-12.

[Exif Settings]

Opens the [Exif Settings] dialog box which

 

enables you to set the Exif information when

 

[JPEG/EXIF] is selected in [Save as Type]

 

(see “Exif Settings,” on p. 2-15).

Confirmation of the Scanned Image and Exif Settings (Confirm the Scanned Image)

You can preview the scanned images as thumbnail images, and specify the file type and location to save them.

NOTE

You cannot use this function when scanning with the [OCR] button.

For the [PDF] button, you can only confirm the scanned image and specify the location to save the image.

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[PDF Settings]

Opens the [PDF Settings] dialog box which

 

enables you to make advanced settings of

 

the PDF file (see “Creating One PDF File

 

from Two or More Pages,” on p. 2-17).This

 

button appears when [PDF], [PDF (Multiple

 

Pages)] or [PDF (Add Page)] is selected in

 

[Save as Type].

[Save Scanned

Specifies the location to save the scanned

Image to]

image.

[Add Scanned

This item appears instead of [Save Scanned

Image to]

Image to] when [PDF (Add Page)] is

 

selected in [Save as Type]. You can select

 

the PDF file to which you want to add the

 

scanned image.

[Save Pictures to

Select this check box to create a folder with

a Subfolder with

current date in the specified location and

Current Date]

save the scanned images in this folder.

 

This check box is not available when [PDF

 

(Add Page)] is selected in [Save as Type].

[Save]

Press to save the scanned images in the

 

specified location.

[Forward]

This button appears instead of [Save] when

 

an application is specified in the [Mail

 

Program] or the [External Program] setting.

 

You can forward the scanned images to the

 

application.

[Cancel]

Cancels the operation and returns to the

 

previous window. Deletes all the images

 

scanned in the operation.

Exif Settings

You can attach extra information in the EXIF format, such as the description of the image, the date when the image was scanned, etc., to the JPEG files. Select a scanned image from the drop-downlist to view and add information for the image.

[Basic

Displays the information automatically

Information]

acquired by scanning.

[Advanced

Displays the extra information you enter.

Information]

 

[Apply the Same

Select this check box to use the same values

Setting of

you have specified in the previous scanning

Input Items

operation.

Automatically]

 

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You can scan an image from a TWAINor WIA- (Windows XP only) compliant application and use the image in that application. The following is an example of the procedure.

1. Set documents.

2. Open the application you want to use.

3. Select the command to scan.

4. Select the scanner driver to be used.

With Windows XP, you can use the ScanGear MF or the WIA driver as the scanner driver.

5. Specify the scanner settingsclick [Scan].

For details, see “Setting Preferences and Scanning with ScanGear MF,” on p. 2-21, or“Scanning with the WIA Driver (Windows XP Only),” on p. 2-43.

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You can scan two or more pages and make them into one PDF file.

1. Set documents.

2. Double-clickthe [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon on the Windows desktop to open the MF Toolbox.

You can also open the MF Toolbox by clicking [start] on the Windows task bar → [(All) Programs] → [Canon] → [MF Toolbox 4.9] → [Toolbox 4.9].

3. Click [PDF].

4. Select [PDF (Multiple Pages)] in [Save as

Type].

5. Specify other required settingsclick [PDF

Settings].

The [PDF Settings] dialog box appears.

6. Specify the required settingsclick [OK].

[Create Searchable PDF]: Converts the characters in the document to text data and makes the PDF document searchable with keywords.

[Text Language]: Select the language of the text to be scanned. The characters may be recognized more accurately if you select [English] from this drop-downlist and set [Image Quality] to [300 dpi] or higher in [Scanner Settings](see p. 2-12).

[PDF Compression]: Select [High] for color images such as photos or illustrations to be further compressed, reducing the file size.

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7. Click [Start].

When you set the document on the platen glass, the following dialog box appears as each page is scanned.

To continue to scan, place the next page and click [Next]. When scanning is completed, click [Finish].

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You can scan a document larger than the platen glass by combining pieces scanned separately.

NOTE

This feature is available only when scanning using the [Save], [PDF], [Scan-1]or[Scan-2]buttons, and [Platen Grass] is selected in [Select Source].

1. Set a document on the platen glass.

2. Double-clickthe [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon on the Windows desktop to open the MF Toolbox.

You can also open the MF Toolbox by clicking [start] on the Windows task bar → [(All) Programs] → [Canon] → [MF Toolbox 4.9] → [Toolbox 4.9].

3. Click [Save], [PDF],[Scan-1]or[Scan-2].

4. Select[Stitch-assist(11"x17")],[Stitch-assist

(A3)] or [Stitch-assist(Platen x 2)] in [Paper

Size].

5. Specify other required settingsclick

[Start].

The [Stitch-assist]wizard dialog box appears.

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6. Follow theon-screeninstructions to scan the left side and the right side of the document separately.

7. Adjust the position of the right side of the scanned image for synthesisclick [Next].

To make adjustment, click the image and move it using the arrow keys on the keyboard. You can also move the image by dragging it.

8. Specify the scan area with a cropping frame.

Any blank areas inside the cropping frame will be saved as white background.

9. Click [OK], [Save] or [Forward].

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The ScanGear MF enables you to preview the image to be scanned and make detailed adjustments for the image. To use the ScanGear MF, select [Display the Scanner Driver] in the MF Toolbox, or scan from an application.

NOTE

You cannot preview the image when using the ADF.

Switching between Simple Mode and Advanced Mode

The ScanGear MF has two modes: [Simple Mode] and [Advanced Mode]. With [Advanced Mode] you can perform detailed settings such as resolution and contrast.

To switch between two modes, click the corresponding tab.

NOTE

2-sidedscanning is available with [Advanced Mode] only.

Using Simple Mode

1. Set documents.

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2. Select the document type in [Select Source].

 

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[Photo (Color)]: To scan color photos.

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[Magazine (Color)]: To scan color magazines with the Descreen

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[Newspaper (B&W)]: To scan text and line drawings.

[Document (Grayscale)]: To scan color images or text in monochrome. Appropriate for scanning high-resolutionmonochrome images.

[Document (Color) ADF]: To scan color documents on the ADF.

4

[Document (Grayscale) ADF]: To scan Grayscale documents on

the ADF.

 

If you select [Document (Color) ADF] or [Document (Grayscale)

 

ADF], skip to step 4.

 

 

 

NOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On how to turn off the automatic color correction for the

 

document type other than [Newspaper (B&W)], see “[Color

 

Settings] Tab,” on p. 2-40.

3.

Click [Preview].

 

A preview of the scanned image appears in the preview window.

4. Select the use for the scanned image in [Select Purpose].

You can select from [Print (300dpi)], [Image display (150dpi)], or [OCR (300dpi)], depending on the document type you selected in step 2. For details,see “Determining Resolution,” on p. 2-42.

5. Select the output size of the scanned image in [Output Size].

The options you can select vary depending on what you selected in step 4.

Click to switch the orientation of the output size (landscape or portrait).

6. Adjust the cropping frame and select the [Fading Correction] check box as needed.

To adjust the cropping frame, click (Auto Crop) or drag the corner or edge of the frame. For details,see “Specifying the Parameters of a Scan,” on p. 2-25.

NOTE

The [Fading Correction] check box can be selected only when scanning color documents.

When the preview image is not displayed, the [Fading Correction] check box is disabled.

7.Click [Scan].

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Add/Delete the Output Size

Selecting [Add/Delete] for [Output Size] opens the [Add/Delete the Output Size] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to add and delete the custom output size.

[Add]

Adds the specified output size to the [Output

 

Size List].

[Delete]

Deletes the selected output size from the

 

[Output Size List].

Simple Mode Toolbar

[Purpose]

Selects the use for the scanned image from

 

[Print] or [Image Display]. This setting is

 

available with [Advanced Mode] only.

[Output Size

Specifies the output size name you want to

Name]

register.

[Width]

Specifies the width of the output size.

[Height]

Specifies the height of the output size.

[Unit]

Selects the unit of measurement for the

 

output size.

 

 

(Auto Crop)

Crops the image automatically. For details,

 

 

 

see “Specifying the Parameters of a Scan”

 

 

 

on p. 2-25.

 

 

(Remove

Removes the selected cropping frames.

 

 

 

 

Cropping

 

 

 

Frame)

 

 

 

(Left Rotate)

Rotates the image 90 degrees left.

 

 

 

 

(Right Rotate)

Rotates the image 90 degrees right.

 

 

 

 

(Information)

Lists the scanning information.

 

 

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1. Set documents.

2. Select settings for [Favorite Settings], [Input Settings], [Output Settings] and [Image Settings], and adjust the color settings.

For details on the settings, see “Advanced Mode Settings,” on p. 2-27.

If you select [ADF (1-sided)]or [ADF(2-sided)]in [Original Input Method], skip to step4.

3. Click [Preview].

NOTE

Selecting the range in the preview window and clicking [Zoom] reloads the selected image to be enlarged.

To delete the displayed preview image, click .

4.If you want to scan only part of the document, specify the parameters.

For details, see “Specifying the Parameters of a Scan,” on

p. 2-25.

5.Click [Scan].

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Advanced Mode Toolbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Clear)

Deletes the preview image from the preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

area. It also resets the toolbar settings and

 

 

 

 

color settings.

 

 

 

(Crop)

Specifies the parameter of a scan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Move)

Moves the enlarged image on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Zoom)

Enlarges or reduces the preview image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image to zoom in, and right-click

 

 

 

 

on the image to zoom out.

 

 

 

(Left Rotate)

Rotates the image 90 degrees left.

 

 

 

(Right Rotate) Rotates the image 90 degrees right.

 

 

(Information)

Lists the scanning information.

 

 

(Auto Crop)

Crops the image automatically. For details,

 

 

 

 

see “Specifying the Parameters of a Scan”

 

 

 

on this page.

 

 

(Remove

Removes the selected cropping frames.

 

 

 

 

Cropping

 

 

 

Frame)

 

[Select All Crops]

When this button is used, all the cropping

 

frames reflect the settings made on the

 

[Advanced Mode] tab sheet.

[Zoom]

Click this button to rescan the focal cropping

 

area of the preview image at a higher level of

 

magnification.

 

Once clicked, this button changes into

 

[Undo]. The image retunes to its original size

 

by clicking [Undo].

Specifying the Parameters of a Scan

You can create scan areas (cropping areas) for images shown in the preview area. When you click [Scan], only the cropped area will be scanned.

NOTE

Crop feature is invalid when [ADF (2-sided)]is selected in [Original Input Method] on the [Advanced Mode] tab sheet.

Selecting the Cropping Area Automatically

After previewing, click (Auto Crop) on the toolbar. Clicking this button enables you to gradually crop off the image outside the borders detected in the preview image.

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Creating a Cropping Frame

Select (Crop) on the toolbar, click on the preview image and drag over the area you wish to select. To make further adjustments, drag the corner or edge of the selected frame or enter the desired parameter values for(Width) and(Height) in [Input Settings] on the [Advanced Mode] tab sheet. To move the cropping frame you have selected, click inside the cropping frame and drag.

NOTE

To maintain the current width and height proportion of the image, click in [Input Settings].

When using the ADF, creating a new cropping frame will erase an existing one.

Deleting Cropping Frames

If you want to remove cropping frames, select the frame or frames and do one of the following:

Click [Delete] on the keyboard.

Click (Remove Cropping Frame) on the toolbar.

Right-clickon the cropped area and select [Delete].

Hold down [Ctrl] on the keyboard, right-clickoutside the cropped area, and select [Delete].

Creating Multiple Cropping Frames (Only when

Using the Platen Glass)

You can create another cropping frame even if there is already one in the preview area. Click and drag the mouse cursor outside the existing cropping frame to create a new cropping frame in that area.

You can create up to 10 cropping areas. By clicking [Scan] once, all the cropped areas will be scanned. (Scanning will continue until all selected areas have been scanned.)

The most recently created cropping frame will become the focal point. To make adjustments to previously created cropping frames, select the frame or frames by clicking on them.

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Advanced Mode Settings

Favorite Settings

 

Favorite Settings enables you to save a set of settings (Input Settings, Output Settings, Image Settings, Color Settings and Preferences) made for the focal cropping frame. If there are no cropping frames, settings for the whole preview area are saved. You can also recall the saved settings and apply them to the selected frames or the whole preview area.

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NOTE

The following items cannot be saved in Favorite Settings:

Values of (Width) and(Height) in [Input Settings] and in [Output Settings]

Activation of button (maintaining the proportion of width and height) in [Input Settings]

Value of [%] (Scale) in [Output Settings]

[User Defined]

When this option is selected, specify a value

 

for each setting.

[Default]

Restores the default settings. The preview

 

image will be cleared.

[Add/Delete]

Opens the [Add/Delete Favorite Settings]

 

dialog box. This dialog box enables you to

 

name and register a set of settings for the

 

current preview image.

 

[Add/Delete] is not displayed when there is

 

no preview image.

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Input Settings

[Original Input

Selects where the document is placed from

Method]

[Platen Glass], [ADF (1-sided)]or [ADF (2-

 

sided)].

NOTE

If you change this setting after previewing, the preview image will be deleted.

[Original Size]

Selects the size of the original document.

NOTE

If you change this setting after previewing, the preview image will be deleted.

When the document is loaded in the ADF, select the paper size from [A5 Portrait], [A5 Landscape], [A4], [Letter] and [Legal].

When [ADF (2-sided)]is selected in [Original Input Method], if the size specified in [Original Size] is different from the actual paper size, the scanning results may differ between the two sides of the page.

 

(Original

Shows the direction of the document being

Orientation)

scanned. The icon display varies depending

 

 

on the settings for [Original Input Method],

 

 

[Original Size], and [Orientation].

[Orientation]

Opens the [Orientation] dialog box. This

 

 

dialog box enables you to specify the

 

 

orientation of the original document. When

 

 

[ADF (2-sided)]is selected in [Original Input

 

 

Method], select also the binding location of

 

 

the original document.

 

(Width)

Specifies the width of the input size.

 

(Height)

Specifies the height of the input size.

 

NOTE

Some applications have a limit to the amount of image data they can receive. If the parameters of a scan contain more than 21,000 x 30,000 pixels, the image will not be received.

When [Output Resolution] is set to [600] dpi, minimum parameters of an image are 96 x 96 pixels.

To maintain the current width and height proportions of the image, click .

[Color Mode]

Selects the type of document and the way in

 

which it is scanned.

 

[Black and White]:

 

To output documents to a monochrome

 

printer. The contrast in the image is divided

 

at certain levels (threshold values) into black

 

and white and is displayed in two colors. For

 

the threshold setting, see “Color Settings,”

 

on p. 2-32.

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[Grayscale]:

To scan black and white photos or monochrome images. The image is expressed in a 0-255scale of black and white.

[Color]:

To scan color photos. The image is expressed in 256 levels (8 bit) of R(ed), G(reen) and B(lue).

[Color (Documents)]:

To scan color documents that include texts or charts in addition to color photos. The image is expressed in 256 levels (8 bit) of R(ed), G(reen) and B(lue).

[Text Enhanced]:

To scan texts crisply, particularly to process it with OCR software. The image is displayed in black and white.

Output Settings

[Output Size]

Selects the output size of the scanned

 

image. If you select [Add/Delete], the [Add/

 

Delete the Output Size] dialog box will

 

appear and you can add and delete the

 

custom output size (see p. 2-23).

 

If [Flexible] is selected, enter values in

 

 

 

 

 

(Width),

 

 

 

 

(Height) or [%] (Scale). The

 

 

 

 

 

 

resolution when you actually scan will

 

change in accordance with the value of [%].

 

The ratio of

 

 

(Width) and

 

 

(Height) is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linked to

 

 

 

 

(Width) and

 

 

(Height) in [Input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settings]. You can enter the value for [%]

 

between 25 and 38400, but the upper limit

 

varies depending on the value of [Output

 

Resolution].

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click

 

 

to switch the orientation of the

 

 

 

output size (landscape or portrait). This

 

button is invalid when [Flexible] is selected.

[Data Size]

Shows the data size of the scanned image

 

according to your settings.

 

 

 

 

 

[Output

Specifies the resolution for the scan. You

Resolution]

can select a resolution from the drop-down

 

list, or enter any value between 25-9600dpi.

 

If you are using the ADF, enter a resolution

 

between 25-600dpi. For details,see

 

“Determining Resolution,” on p. 2-42.

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Image Settings

[Auto Tone]

Set to [ON] to automatically adjust the tone

 

of the image. You can apply this setting

 

when the preview image is displayed.

NOTE

This setting is available when [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode], and [Color Correction] is set to [Recommended] or [Color Matching] in the [Preferences] dialog box (see p. 2-40).

[Unsharp Mask] Set to [ON] to emphasize the outline of an image and make it sharper. It is effective for scanning photos etc., which have a soft focus.

NOTE

This setting is available when [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

[Reduce Dust

and Scratches]

NOTE

Reduces the dust and scratches on photos.

[None]:

No reduction of dust and scratches will be made.

[Low]:

Reduces only small dust and scratch marks.

[Medium]:

Normally this setting is recommended.

[High]:

Reduces large dust and scratch marks. This may remove delicate parts of the image.

This setting is available when [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

[Descreen]

Set to [ON] to reduce the distorted pattern

 

(moire) when scanning printed photographs

 

and pictures.

NOTE

This setting is available when [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

Even if [Descreen] is set to [ON], some moire effect may remain if [Unsharp Mask] is also set to [ON]. In this case, disable [Unsharp Mask].

A change in this setting is reflected after [Scan] is clicked.

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[Fading

Rebuilds the color quality that has faded

Correction]

over time. It also increases saturation of dull-

 

colored originals to reproduce a vivid image.

 

You can apply this setting when the preview

 

image is displayed.

 

[None]:

 

No fading correction will be made.

 

[Low]:

 

Corrects slightly faded images.

 

[Medium]:

 

Normally this setting is recommended.

 

[High]:

 

Corrects highly faded images. This may

 

change the tone of the image.

NOTE

This setting is available when [Color] or [Color (Documents)] is selected in [Color Mode], and [Color Correction] is set to [Recommended] in the [Preferences] dialog box (see p. 2-40).

[Grain Correction] Smoothes out the film grain of the image recorded on fast film. The result is smoother tones and higher overall quality.

[None]:

No grain correction will be made.

[Low]:

Select this setting when the grain in the picture is not so notable.

[Medium]:

Normally this setting is recommended.

[High]:

Smoothes out even very notable grain in the picture. This may lower the image sharpness and tonal quality.

NOTE

This setting is available when [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

This setting is not reflected in the preview image.

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Color Settings

Using Color Settings buttons, you can adjust the brightness and contrast of the whole image, specify highlights and shadows, and adjust the contrast and balance in an image.

The buttons displayed differ depending on your selection in [Color Mode]. When [Text Enhanced] is selected, no Color Settings button is displayed.

When [Color], [Color (Documents)] or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode]:

When [Black and White] is selected in [Color Mode]:

By selecting [Add/Delete] from the drop-downlist, you can name and save a set of color settings. For details,see “Tone Curve/ Threshold Drop-Down List,” on p. 2-37.

Clicking a button opens the dialog box for each color setting. If [Reset] is clicked, all color settings will be reset to the default values.

Brightness/Contrast

This dialog box enables you to adjust the levels of brightness and contrast of the image.

Click to adjust the brightness and contrast diagrammatically.

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[Channel]

Select a color to adjust either [Red], [Green],

 

or [Blue], or select [Master] to adjust all three

 

colors together when [Color] or [Color

 

(Documents)] is selected in [Color Mode].

 

Adjust the elements of grayscale when

 

[Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

[Brightness]

Adjust the brightness of the image by

 

moving the slider

 

or entering values

 

 

 

(–127to 127).

 

 

[Contrast]

Adjust the contrast of the image by moving

 

the slider

 

or entering values (–127to

 

 

 

127).

 

 

 

 

[Reset]

Resets all the current settings to their default

 

values.

 

 

 

 

Histogram

This dialog box enables you to see the data concentration at each brightness level in an image. You can specify the darkest and brightest levels within an image, cut the levels and expand the middle of the tonal range of the image.

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[Channel]

Select a color to adjust either [Red], [Green],

 

 

or [Blue], or select [Master] to adjust all three

 

 

colors together when [Color] or [Color

 

 

 

(Documents)] is selected in [Color Mode].

 

 

Adjust the elements of grayscale when

 

 

 

[Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

 

 

(Black-point

Click this button, then click a point in the

 

 

 

 

eyedropper

preview image (or inside the focal crop) to

 

tool)

specify the darkest point. You can also enter

 

 

a value (0 to 245) or move the slider

 

 

to

 

 

 

 

 

an appropriate level.

 

 

(Mid-point

Click this button, then click a point in the

 

 

 

 

eyedropper

preview image (or inside the focal crop) to

 

tool)

specify the midtone point. You can also enter

 

 

a value (5 to 250) or move the slider

 

 

to

 

 

 

 

 

an appropriate level.

 

 

(White-point

Click this button, then click a point in the

 

 

 

 

eyedropper

preview image (or inside the focal crop) to

 

tool)

specify the highlighted point. You can also

 

 

enter a value (10 to 255) or move the slider

 

 

 

 

to an appropriate level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Gray Balance

When adjusting a color image, click this

 

eyedropper

button, then click a point in the preview

 

tool)

image (or inside the focal crop) to specify the

 

 

point to execute gray balance adjustment.

 

 

The gray elements within a scanned image

 

 

will appear as a neutral gray, and other

 

 

elements within the image will also have true

 

 

color reproduction.

[Reset]

Resets all the current settings to their default

 

 

values.

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Tone Curve Settings

 

[Channel]

Select a color to adjust either [Red], [Green],

 

 

 

This dialog box enables you to adjust the brightness of a specific

or [Blue], or select [Master] to adjust all three

area of an image by selecting the type of the tone curve. The

colors together when [Color] or [Color

tone curve is a graph showing the balance of tone input and

(Documents)] is selected in [Color Mode].

output.

Adjust the elements of grayscale when

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Select Tone

Select the tone curve from [No Correction],

 

 

 

Curve]

[Over Exposure], [Under Exposure], [High

 

 

 

 

Contrast] or [Invert the Negative/Positive

 

 

 

 

Image].

 

 

 

[Reset]

Resets all the current settings to their default

 

 

 

 

values.

 

 

 

 

 

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This dialog box enables you to confirm the color settings.

Threshold

This dialog box enables you to adjust the threshold. By adjusting the threshold, you can sharpen characters in a text document and reduce back-printingsuch as in newspapers.

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[Threshold Level]

Adjust the threshold by moving the slider

 

 

or entering a value (0 to 255).

 

[Reset]

Resets the current setting to the default

 

 

value.

 

NOTE

The brightness of color and grayscale images are expressed as a value between 0 and 255 but the brightness of black and white images is expressed in terms of either black or white, including the parts of an image which are a color between the two. The boundary at which black and white is divided is called “threshold”.

Tone Curve/ThresholdDrop-DownList

This drop-downlist enables you to save a set of color settings made for the focal cropping frame. If there are no cropping frames, settings for the whole preview area are saved.

You can also recall the saved settings and apply them to the selected frames or the whole preview area.

[Custom]

When this option is selected, specify a value

 

for each color setting. Even after the

 

registered settings are applied, [Custom]

 

resumes automatically if you change any

 

setting or make adjustments to the selected

 

cropping frame.

[Add/Delete]

Opens the [Add/Delete Tone Curve Settings]

 

dialog box ([Add/Delete Threshold Settings]

 

dialog box, when [Black and White] is

 

selected in [Color Mode]). This dialog box

 

enables you to name and register a set of

 

color settings.

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[Preferences] Dialog Box

Clicking [Preferences] on the [Advanced Mode] tab sheet opens the [Preferences] dialog box. This dialog box enables you to adjust settings for scanning and previewing.

[Preview] Tab

[Preview at the Selects the preview operation when you Start of ScanGear] open the ScanGear MF.

[Cropping Frame on Previewed Images]

[Automatically Execute Preview]:

The preview scan starts automatically when you open the ScanGear MF.

[Display Saved Preview Image]: Displays the image last previewed.

[None]:

Nothing is displayed.

Sets how the cropping frame is displayed when you preview images.

[Execute Auto Cropping on Previewed Images]:

The image will be automatically cropped to match the document size.

[Display the Last Frame on Previewed Images]:

Displays the last frame.

[None]:

No frame will be displayed.

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[Scan] Tab

 

 

[Color Mode (Text and Table)]:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The document is scanned in a mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

equivalent to [Color (Documents)] of [Color

 

 

 

Mode], regardless of the application

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

[Text Enhanced]:

 

 

 

The document is scanned in a mode

 

 

 

equivalent to [Text Enhanced] of [Color

 

 

 

Mode], regardless of the application

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

[Automatically

If selected, the [ScanGear MF] dialog box

 

 

Quit ScanGear

quits automatically after the image is

 

 

after Scanning]

scanned.

 

 

 

Some applications will automatically quit

 

 

 

ScanGear MF after scanning irrespective of

 

 

 

this setting.

 

 

 

 

[Scan without

Enables you to scan in a specific color mode

 

Using ScanGear’s

when using an application that will not

 

Window]

display the [ScanGear MF] dialog box (such

 

 

as OCR software), overriding the application

 

 

settings.

 

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[Color Settings] Tab

[Color Correction] Selects the type of color correction.

[Recommended]:

Vividly reproduces the tone of a document on the screen.

 

[Color Matching]:

 

Select to automatically match the scanner,

 

monitor and color printer colors. If selected,

 

the Color Settings buttons are invalid in the

 

[Advanced Mode] tab sheet. This setting is

 

available when [Color] or [Color

 

(Documents)] is selected in [Color Mode].

 

[None]:

 

No color matching is made. This setting is

 

available when [Color], [Color (Documents)]

 

or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

[Always Execute

If selected, the image color will always be

the Auto Tone]

automatically corrected. This setting is

 

available when [Color], [Color (Documents)]

 

or [Grayscale] is selected in [Color Mode].

[Monitor Gamma]

Enables you to perform gamma correction.

 

Specify the gamma value (0.10 to 10.00) of

 

the monitor for viewing the scanned image.

 

This setting is not reflected in the scanning

 

result when [Black and White] is selected in

 

[Color Mode].

NOTE

[Monitor Gamma] value will be fixed to 2.20 when [Color Matching] is selected in [Color Correction].

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[Scanner] Tab

 

 

 

[Select Folder

Click [Browse] and specify the folder in

Where Temporary

which the files are saved.

Files are Saved]

 

 

[Sound Settings]

Sets the scanner to play music during

 

scanning or play a sound when scanning is

 

completed.

 

You can specify the following files: MIDI files

 

( .mid, .rmi, .midi), Audio files ( .wav, .aiff,

 

.aif), MP3 file ( .mp3).

 

[Play Music During Scanning]:

 

If selected, the scanner plays music during

 

scanning. Click [Browse], then specify a

 

sound file.

 

[Play Sound When Scanning is Completed]:

 

If selected, the scanner plays sound when

 

scanning is completed. Click [Browse], then

 

specify a sound file.

[Test Scanner]

Opens the [Scanner Diagnostics] dialog box,

 

which enables you to confirm normal

 

operation of the scanner. Check that the

 

power cord is plugged in, and the USB cable

 

is connected between the machine and your

 

computer, then click [Start].

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Determining Resolution

The data in the image you scan is a collection of dots carrying information about brightness and color. The density of these dots is called “resolution,” and “dpi” (dots per inch) refers to the number of dots in one inch.

You can specify a resolution in [Image Quality] in the MF Toolbox settings dialog box, or in [Output Resolution] in the ScanGear MF.

Images for Display on a Monitor

Images for display on a monitor in general should be scanned at a resolution of 75 dpi.

Images for Printing

Images to be printed should be scanned at a resolution which corresponds to the resolution of the printer.

NOTE

With a color printer, the colors are expressed as a certain percentage of ink pigment so scanning your document at half the resolution of the printer should be fine.

Printing Scale

For example, if you want to print a document which is twice the original size both vertically and horizontally, the resolution of your document will be reduced by half. In such a case, scan the original document at double the resolution so that you can print the document with sufficient quality, even if you double the size of the document. Conversely, if you want to print a document at a reduced size, it should be sufficient to scan at half the resolution.

Resolution and Data Size

If you double the resolution, the image data will be four times greater. If the data is too large, processing speed will slow down significantly, and you may experience malfunctions such as lack of memory. Make sure the resolution corresponds to the planned use of the image and set it at the lowest level possible.

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NOTE

4. Select a picture type.

The WIA driver does not support 2-sidedscanning.

Scanning from the [Scanner and Camera Wizard] Dialog Box

1. Open the [Scanners and Cameras] folder.

Click [start] on the Windows task bar → select [Control Panel] → [Scanners and Cameras].

2. Double-clickthe corresponding WIA driver icon.

3. Click [Next >].

You can select from [Color picture], [Grayscale picture], [Black and white picture or text], and [Custom].

When selecting [Custom], click [Custom settings] to make detailed settings in the [Properties] dialog box.

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You can select from [Flatbed] or [Document Feeder].

 

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6. Specify the scanned area.

If you have selected [Flatbed] as the paper source, click [Preview] → drag to specify the scanned area.

If you have selected [Document Feeder] as the paper source, select the page size from the drop-downlist.

7. Click [Next >].

8. Specify a name, a file format, and the location for saving the group of pictures.

NOTE

– When you save more than one picture in the same location, sequential numbers are automatically added at the ends of file names.

– You can select a file format from [BMP (Bitmap Image)], [JPG (JPEG Image)], [TIF (TIF Image)], and [PNG (PNG Image)].

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9. Click [Next >] to start scanning.

10.Click [Next >].

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If you want to publish these pictures to a Web site or order printouts online, select the corresponding option.

11.Click [Finish].

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Scanning from an Application

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With the WIA driver dialog box open, follow the procedure

2

below. On how to display the WIA driver, see “Scanning an

Document

Image from an Application,” on p. 2-16.

 

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3

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4

1. Select the paper source.

You can select from [Flatbed] or [Document Feeder].

2. Select the picture type.

You can select from [Color picture], [Grayscale picture], [Black and white picture or text], and [Custom Settings].

3. If necessary, click [Adjust the quality of the scanned picture].

The [Advanced Properties] dialog box appears.

4. Adjust the quality of the imageclick [OK].

For details on the settings, see “Advanced Properties,” on

p. 2-47.

5.Specify the scanned area.

If you have selected [Flatbed] as the paper source, click [Preview] → drag to specify the scanned area.

If you have selected [Document Feeder] as the paper source, select the page size in [Page size].

6. Click [Scan].

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[Picture type]

Selects the scanning color type ([Color

 

picture], [Grayscale picture], or [Black and

 

white picture or text]).

[Reset]

Resets all the current settings to their default

 

values.

NOTE

The setting items and default values in the [Advanced Properties] tab vary depending on the type of picture you select.

Appearance

Shows the preview of sample image.

[Brightness]

Specifies the brightness (–127to 127).

[Contrast]

Specifies the contrast (–127to 127) (only for

 

color or grayscale scanning).

[Resolution (DPI)] Selects the scanning resolution in dot per inch (50 to 600).

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Cannot scan a document.

 

 

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Q

Is there anything displayed in the LCD?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A

If nothing is displayed in the LCD, see Chapter 7,

 

 

 

“Troubleshooting,” in the Advanced Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

Is the Error indicator blinking?

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIf the Error indicator is blinking, see Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting,” in the Advanced Guide.

Q

Is the document placed correctly?

 

 

ARemove the document and place it on the platen glass or in the ADF correctly. (See Chapter 2, “Document Handling,” in the Basic Guide.)

Q

Is a USB hub or repeater working properly?

 

 

AWhen using a USB hub or repeater, try connecting a USB cable directly to the computer to check if it works properly. If you can scan the document successfully after connecting a USB cable directly to the computer, check your USB hub or repeater if it is working properly.

Q

Are you using a USB 2.0-compatibleUSB hub?

 

 

AIf you connect the machine to a USB 2.0-equippedcomputer using a USB2.0-compatibleUSB hub, you may not be able to scan. In this case, connect a USB cable directly to the computer.

Q

Is your computer working properly?

 

 

 

 

A

Restart your computer.

 

 

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AIf you connect the machine to a USB 2.0-equippedcomputer, you may not be able to scan. If your PC is equipped with two or more USB ports, try connecting the machine to another USB ports. If the problem persists, follow the procedure below to modify the INI file. It is recommended to make a backup copy of the file before making any changes to it.

1.Open the following file in Notepad or another text editor application.

Windows 98/Me: windows\system\CNCMFP20.ini

Windows 2000: winnt\system32\CNCMFP20.ini

Windows XP: windows\system32\CNCMFP20.ini

2.In the [ScanSize] section, change “Read512Bytes=0” to “Read512Bytes=1,” then save the file. Take care not to modify any other parts.

QHave you specified the document source correctly with the MF Toolbox, ScanGear MF, or WIA driver?

AChoose between placing the document on the platen glass or in the ADF.

QAfter installing the software, did you install a TWAIN-compatibleapplication?

AThe TWAIN system file is replaced with something inappropriate and you will be unable to scan images. If this happens, remove the software, then reinstall it. (See “Installing/Uninstalling Software,” in the Starter Guide.)

QIs the machine recognized in [Scanners and Cameras] of the [Control Panel] folder?

AMake sure the corresponding scanner driver icon is displayed in [Scanners and Cameras] of the [Control Panel] folder.

1.Click [start] on the Windows task bar → select [Control Panel] → [Scanners and Cameras].

(Windows 98/Me/2000: Click [Start] on the Windows task bar → select [Settings] → [Control Panel] → double-click[Scanners and Cameras].)

2.If the corresponding scanner driver icon is displayed in the [Scanners and Cameras], the machine is recognized. If not, remove the software, then reinstall it. (See “Installing/ Uninstalling Software,” in the Starter Guide.)

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You tried to create a multipage PDF, but were not able to scan

 

Q

Does an error occur when scanning an image in

2

several documents.

 

 

Photoshop?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

Is the [Automatically Quit ScanGear after

 

A

Change the allocated memory. From the [Edit]

 

 

 

 

Scanning] check box in [Preferences] selected?

 

 

menu, select [Preferences] → click [Memory &

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Image Cache]. Change the [Memory Usage] in a

A

If you scan with the [Automatically Quit ScanGear

 

 

range of approximately 50% to 60%.

 

after Scanning] setting selected, only the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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documents placed at one time on the platen glass

 

Q

Is the driver installed properly?

 

will be scanned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click a button on the MF Toolbox and, in the

 

A

Remove the software, then reinstall it. (See

 

 

settings dialog box, select [Display the Scanner

 

 

“Installing/Uninstalling Software,” in the Starter

 

 

Driver] to open the ScanGear MF. In the

 

 

Guide.)

 

 

[Preferences] dialog box of Advanced Mode, clear

 

 

 

 

 

the [Automatically Quit ScanGear after Scanning]

 

 

 

 

 

check box before scanning.

 

 

 

Computer has hung up or frozen.

Q

Is enough memory loaded in your computer?

 

 

 

 

A

Quit other opened applications and try again.

 

 

 

 

Q

Is enough space available in the hard disk?

 

 

ACheck that the hard disk has enough available space, in particular when scanning large documents at a high resolution. For example, a LTR-sizedocument scanned at 600 dpi, full color requires a minimum of 300 MB of disk space.

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You installed the applications in the CD-ROMsupplied with the

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machine but they are not registered in the MF Toolbox.

2

 

 

 

 

Document

 

 

Q

Have you installed the applications with the MF

 

 

 

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3

 

Toolbox open?

 

 

 

 

A

If you install the applications with the MF Toolbox

 

 

open, the applications will not be registered in the

 

 

Appendix

4

 

MF Toolbox. On the MF Toolbox dialog box, click

 

 

[Set] to register the application manually. (See

 

 

“External Program (Mail Program),” on p. 2-14.)

Changed settings in a dialog box are not activated.

QDid you restart your computer after changing the settings?

AIf you open [Scanners and Cameras] in the [Control Panel] folder and change the settings in the [Events] tab, the changes may not be reflected. In this case, restart your computer.

When you click a button on the MF Toolbox, another application opens.

QIs the application selected correctly for that button?

AClick a button on the MF Toolbox and select the application you want to open for that button. (See “External Program (Mail Program),” on p. 2-14.)

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Scanned images look dirty.

QAre the scanning components of the machine clean?

AClean the platen glass, the platen glass cover and the ADF scanning area.

Q

Is the image size too small?

 

 

ASome applications do not display an image properly at small sizes. Try displaying the image at 100% magnification.

QDoes the monitor display color set at below 16 bits?

AIn [Display Properties], set the display colors to 16bit color, 24-bitcolor or higher.

Scanned image is displayed at a larger (smaller) size on the computer screen.

Q

Is the resolution setting correct?

 

 

ADo one of the following:

Enlarge or reduce the image display in the application. If you open the image in Paint or Imaging, it may display at a large size and you will not be able to reduce it.

Change the resolution and scan again.

The image will be large if the resolution is high. It will be small if the resolution is low. (See “Determining Resolution,” on p. 2-42.)

Cannot scan highlighted marks.

Q

Is [Color Correction] set to [Color Matching] ?

 

 

AIn [Advanced Mode] in ScanGear MF, set [Color Correction] to [Color Matching]. (See “[Color Settings] Tab,” on p. 2-40.)

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A

If you remove the MF drivers first, the [Canon]

Cannot install the software.

 

 

 

 

 

folder may remain even after the MF Toolbox is

 

 

 

 

QHave you followed the instructions to install the software?

ATry reinstalling the software. If an error occurred and installation was not complete, restart your computer and try reinstalling the software.

Q

Are any other applications open?

 

 

 

 

A

Quit all of these and try reinstalling the software.

 

 

 

 

Removal of the drivers takes too long (Windows XP).

QIs any application such as an anti-virusopen when removing the software?

uninstalled. In this case, perform the following steps to remove the folder.

In Windows XP, right-clickthe [start] menu to open the Windows Explorer → select [Start Menu] in [All Users] → [Programs] → delete the [Canon] folder. In Windows 2000, open [Settings] from the [Start] menu → click [Taskbar & Start Menu] → [Advanced] → [Advanced] → select [Start Menu] in [All Users] → [Programs] → delete the [Canon] folder.

In Windows 98/Me, open [Settings] from the [Start] menu → click [Taskbar & Start Menu] → [Start Menu Programs] → [Remove] → select the [Canon] folder → click [Remove].

AQuit any applications (including anti-virus)before removing the software.

Removal of the software was completed, but [Canon] remains.

QDid you remove the MF drivers before removing the MF Toolbox?

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The message <Version conflict> appears on your computer

 

(Windows 98).

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

 

Is Photoshop installed on your computer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

A

 

If the message <Version conflict> or <Windows 98

 

 

file language or ...> appears during installation,

 

 

 

 

click [Yes] or [No]. Whichever you click, installation

4

 

 

thereafter will continue trouble-free.

 

Cannot use the software after upgrading to Windows XP.

 

 

 

 

QHave you upgraded Windows 98/Me/2000 to Windows XP without removing the software?

ARemove the software, then reinstall it. (See “Installing/Uninstalling Software,” in the Starter Guide.)

In [Device Manager], green mark “?” is displayed (Windows Me).

QIs green mark “?” displayed on [USB Composite Device] in [USB (Universal Serial Bus) Controller] in [Device Manager] in Windows Me?

AAs this is not a problem, you can continue to use it as is.

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Type

Color scanner

Max Scanning Size

8 ½" x 14" (216 mm x 356 mm)

Scanning Resolution

25–9600dpi (ScanGear MF)

Scanning Speed

Color: 2.56 msec/line (600 dpi)

 

Grayscale: 2.56 msec/line

 

(600 dpi)

Host Interface

USB 1.1, USB 2.0

System Requirements

Windows 98/98SE/Me/

 

2000 Professional/

 

XP (32-bitversion)

Device Driver

TWAIN and WIA (Windows XP

 

only) compliant

NOTE

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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A

Application

Abbreviation of the phrase “application software.” Software designed for a specific purpose such as word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, or a combination of these.

B

Bit

An indication of the volume of data used to describe points in an image. A 1-bitimage assigns image data black or white color values depending on whether the brightness value is above or below a particular threshold value. The result is atwo-colorimage. An8-bitgrayscale image expresses an image in 256 shades of gray ranging from white to black. A24-bitcolor image assigns 8 bits to each RGB color channel, expressing each pixel in approximately 16.8 million colors.

Brightness

The relative proportion of light and dark areas. Decreasing brightness darkens the overall image; increasing brightness lightens it.

C

Color Matching

In some cases, the range of colors captured by a scanner exceeds the range that can be displayed by a particular monitor. In addition, the colors displayed for an image on the monitor may be slightly different than those output by a printer. Color Matching is the process used to make the colors captured by a scanner consistent with those shown on a display or printed on a printer.

Contrast

The degree of difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image. Decreasing contrast lightens the dark areas and darkens the light areas; increasing it darkens the dark areas and lightens the light areas.

Control Panel

The set of Windows programs you can use to change system, hardware, software, and Windows settings.

Crop

The action of selecting only part of an image for use. Using the Crop button on the ScanGear MF toolbar, a portion of the preview image can be selected and only that portion is then re-previewedor included in the final scan.

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Default setting

A setting that is automatically used if no other setting is specified.

Descreen

A function that reduces the occurrence of moire in the scan of a printed item. Moire is the patterns or stripes that are visible in a low-resolutionscan of a picture or photo in a book or magazine due to the interference patterns between the dots that comprise the image.

Desktop

The entire Windows screen that represents your work area in Windows. Icons, windows, and the taskbar are displayed on the Windows desktop.

Dot

Images are reproduced as rows and columns of dots. When an item is scanned with a scanner, the resolution, or dot density, of the scanned image is measured as the number of dots per inch (dpi).

dpi

Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a machine’s resolution.

Driver

A program that controls how the computer and an external device interact. For example, the scanner driver supplies OS with information and features of the installed scanner. See also Scanner driver.

E

Exif

The Exchangeable Image File (Exif) format is a Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA) standard used by most digital cameras to store images. The Exif compressed files use the baseline JPEG format, so they can be read by any application supporting “JPEG.” EXIF supports the storage of extra information, such as the date & time the image was taken, exposure information, etc., within the header of each JPEG file.

F

Folder

A container in which documents, program files, and other folders are stored on your disks. Formerly referred to as a directory.

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Gamma Correction

Method for changing the brightness of an image. With gamma correction, the brightness of parts of an image in the middle of the tonal range is changed without changing the lightest or darkest areas of the image, which means you can change the brightness of an image while maintaining contrast.

Grayscale image

A bitmap image that stores data for each dot as a shade of gray, rather than as black or white.

I

Install

To copy software to a designated location on a computer’s hard disk so that it can be used at any time.

Interface

The connection between two devices through which they communicate with each other. The machine features a USB interface, which makes it compatible with IBM and similar personal computers.

K

Kilobyte (KB)

A unit of measurement, representing the binary number 1024, used to describe machine or computer memory size in thousandbyte units.

L

Landscape

A horizontal scanning orientation. Documents are scanned across the longer axis of the page.

M

Megabyte (MB)

A unit of measurement, representing one million bytes, used to describe machine or computer memory size.

Multipage PDF

Several scanned documents saved as one PDF. Each document will become one page of the PDF.

My Computer

The Windows program that you can use to browse through your computer’s filing system, and to open drives, folders, and files. You can also use [My Computer] to manage your files and your filing system, by moving, copying, renaming, and deleting items.

N

Network

A group of computers connected by cables or other means and using software that enables them to share equipment (such as printers) and exchange information.

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OCR (Optical Character Reader)

Device for reading characters optically. System for extracting information in a text format from information in the form of a graphic such as hand-writtenor printed characters which have been scanned with a scanner. You cannot edit text scanned with a scanner because it is in a graphic format, but with OCR software you can convert to a text file and then edit the text with wordprocessing software.

Orientation

The direction in which a document is fed, either along the width (portrait) or length (landscape) of the page.

P

PDF

Stands for Portable Document Format. A widely used format for transmitting and viewing documents on computers. PDF documents can be read or printed out with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader program.

Pixel

Short for picture element, a pixel is the smallest unit used to measure a display image.

Platen

The document scanning unit.

Portrait

A vertical scanning orientation. Documents are scanned across the shorter axis of the page.

Preview

Provisional scanning and display of the document you are about to scan before you actually scan it. If the preview scan looks different from what you want, you can change the settings, display the preview again and confirm before scanning.

Preview area

The area at the left of the ScanGear MF main window. When the Preview button is clicked, the item(s) on the platen glass of the scanner are scanned, and the results are displayed as the preview image in this area. At this stage, the scanned image is not passed on to the host application program.

Properties dialog box

The dialog box that contains information about a particular device, such as a scanner.

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Random Access Memory (RAM)

The working memory of the computer in which programs and data are temporarily stored while you use them. Resetting or shutting off the computer clears all information from RAM. Printing very complicated documents might require closing other running programs or adding more RAM to the computer.

Reinstall

To remove installed software and install again.

Resolution

The density of dots for any given output device, expressed in terms of dots per inch (dpi). Low resolution causes font characters and graphics to have a jagged appearance, but prints faster than higher resolutions. Higher resolution provides smoother curves and angles as well as a better match to traditional typeface designs, but prints more slowly. Resolution values are represented by horizontal data and vertical data, for example, 600 x 600 dpi.

T

TWAIN (Technology Without Any Interested Name)

Industry-standardprotocol for transferring information from devices such as scanners and digital cameras to a computer.

Industry-standardprotocol for an application programming interface (API) for input devices such as scanners. If both the device and the application comply with the standard, they will be compatible regardless of differences in manufacturer or model.

For example, with TWAIN-compatibleimage-processingsoftware, you can start the scanner’s TWAIN driver from the software’s menu, scan the document and return the scanned image to its originalimage-processingsoftware.

S

Scanner driver

A program that controls how the computer and scanner interact. The scanner driver is provided with two drivers: The TWAIN and the WIA driver (for use with Windows XP).

Scanners and Cameras folder (Scanners and Cameras

Properties dialog box)

The folder or dialog box that contains information about your imaging devices, such as scanners or cameras.

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Uninstall

To remove software installed on a computer and return the computer to its condition before the software was installed.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface

These are new serial interface standards. This bus automatically recognizes connections (Plug and Play) to allow plugging and unplugging connectors with the power still turned on to the PC or peripheral equipment.

W

WIA (Windows Image Acquisition)

Standard for downloading images from scanners or digital cameras. The machine includes a TWAIN-compliantdriver and aWIA-compliantdriver. The WIA driver can only be used with Windows XP. With either driver, you can scan documents with the machine in applications which support the TWAIN interface (Photoshop etc.).

Windows Explorer

The Windows program you can use to browse through, open, and manage the disk drives, folders, and files on your computer in a network system. You can also use Windows Explorer to view and open shared folders on other computers on the network. You can use Windows Explorer to manage your files by moving, copying, renaming, and deleting files.

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Add/Delete the Output Size dialog box 2-23

Advanced Mode

settings 2-27 switching 2-21 toolbar 2-25 using 2-24

Advanced Properties dialog box 2-47

Application 2-16

Auto Tone 2-30

B

Brightness 2-32

C

Cannot install 3-7

Color Matching 2-40

Color Settings 2-32

Color Settings tab 2-40

Contrast 2-32

Crop 2-25

D

Descreen 2-30

Driver

checking installation 1-4

E

Exif settings 2-14

F

Fading Correction 2-31

Favorite Settings 2-27

Final Review 2-36

G

Gamma 2-40

Grain Correction 2-31

H

Histogram 2-33

I

Image Settings 2-30

Input Settings 2-28

Installing and uninstalling problems 3-7

M

MF Toolbox

Save Scanned Image to 2-12 scanner settings 2-10 settings 2-10

using 2-8

Multiple PDF 2-17

O

OmniPage SE 2-9

Orientation 2-11

Output Settings 2-29

P

Parameters of a scan

specifying 2-25

PDF Setting dialog box 2-17

Preferences dialog box 2-38

Presto! PageManager 2-9

Preview tab 2-38

Problems

installing and uninstalling 3-7 scanning 3-2

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Reduce Dust and Scratches 2-30

Resolution

determining 2-42 DPI 2-47

output 2-29

S

Scan tab 2-39

ScanGear MF

Advanced Mode 2-24 setting 2-21

Simple Mode 2-21

Scanner and Camera Wizard 2-43

Scanner tab 2-41

Scanning 2-1

a large document 2-19

from an application 2-16, 2-46 problems 3-2

setting 2-6

using MF Toolbox 2-8

with [Start] on the machine 2-4

Setting the scanning function for [Start]

in the [Scanners and Cameras] folder 2-6 in the [Settings] dialog box 2-6

on the MF Toolbox main window 2-5

Simple Mode

switching 2-21 toolbar 2-23 using 2-21

Software

checking installation 1-4 problems during installing and uninstalling 3-7

Specifications

scanner 4-2

Stitch-assist 2-19

System requirements 1-3

T

Threshold 2-36

Tone Curve 2-35

Tone Curve/Threshold drop-down list 2-37

Troubleshooting 3-1

TWAIN driver 2-16

U

Unsharp Mask 2-30

V

Version conflict 3-8

W

WIA driver 2-16, 2-43

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