FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Scan a text document and convert it into a text file using the Scan button on my Brother machine

You can scan a text document and convert it into a text file by pressing the Scan button on the control panel of your Brother machine, and then edit it in your favorite word processing software.

Follow the steps listed below to scan a text document and convert it into a text file.

  1. Load your document.

    • For the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), place the document face up top edge first.

    • For the scanner glass, place the document face down.

  2. Press Scan(Scan).

  3. Swipe left or right to display OCR(to OCR).

  4. Press OCR(to OCR).

  5. Press OK.

  6. (For network users)

    • Press the Up or Down arrow key to display the destination computer you want to send to.

      If the computer is not displayed, click here to see how to solve the issue.

    • Press the destination computer name.

    • If the machine's display prompts you to enter a PIN number, enter the 4-digit PIN number for the destination computer, and press OK.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To start scanning with the existing settings, go to Step 8.

    • To change the settings,

      • Press Options.

      • Press the Set with Touch Panel option, and then press On.

      • Select the scan setting you want to change.

      • After making changes to settings, press OK and go to Step 8.
        (These changes are only temporary. If you want to make permanent changes, use the ControlCenter software.)

  8. Press Start. The machine starts scanning.

You can scan from your computer with the useful application as ControlCenter. See the related FAQ's about how to use the ControlCenter with Windows/ Macintosh.

If your question was not answered, have you checked other FAQs?

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If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

Related Models

MFC-9140CDN, MFC-9330CDW

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