HL-3180CDW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Change the scan settings for scanning from ControlCenter2 or the SCAN key (For Macintosh)

This FAQ explains how to change the settings (such as Resolution, File Type) used for scanning from ControlCenter2 or when using the SCAN key on your Brother machine.

NOTE: Illustrations shown below are from a representative product and operating system and may differ from your Brother machine and operating system.


<How to change the settings for scanning from ControlCenter2>

There are four scan options: Scan to File, Scan to E-mail, Scan to OCR and Scan to Image.

ControlCenter2

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to File:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose File.

    Scan to File
  2. The settings window for Scan to File will appear. Choose Software Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can set the prefix text used for the file name of the scanned data in the File Name box. You can also set the folder to save the scanned data in the Destination Folder.

    The settings window for Scan to File

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to E-mail:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose E-mail.

    Scan to Email
  2. The settings window for Scan to E-mail will appear. Choose Software Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the default E-mail application from the E-mail Application drop-down list. You can also choose the file format of attachment from the File Type drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to E-mail

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to OCR:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose OCR.

    Scan to OCR
  2. The settings window for Scan to OCR will appear. Choose Software Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the word processing application where the converted text data will be displayed from the Target Application drop-down list. You can also choose the language you want to convert into from the OCR Language drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to OCR

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to Image:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose Image.

    Scan to Image
  2. The settings window for Scan to Image will appear. Choose Software Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the graphics application where the scanned image will be open from the Target Application drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to Image

 

 

<How to change the settings for scanning by pressing your Brother machine's SCAN key>

In ControlCenter2, you can configure the settings for scanning by pressing the SCAN key on the control panel of your Brother machine. There are four scan options: Scan to File, Scan to E-mail, Scan to OCR and Scan to Image.

ControlCenter2
 

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to File:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose File.

    Scan to File
  2. The settings window for Scan to File will appear. Choose Device Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can set the prefix text used for the file name of the scanned data in the File Name box. You can also set the folder to save the scanned data in the Destination Folder.

    The settings window for Scan to File

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to E-mail:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose E-mail.

    Scan to Email
  2. The settings window for Scan to E-mail will appear. Choose Device Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the default E-mail application from the E-mail Application drop-down list. You can also choose the file format of attachment from the File Type drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to E-mail

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to OCR:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose OCR.

    Scan to OCR
  2. The settings window for Scan to OCR will appear. Choose Device Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the word processing application where the converted text data will be displayed from the Target Application drop-down list. You can also choose the language you want to convert into from the OCR Language drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to OCR

 

 

How to change settings for Scan to Image:

  1. Click Configuration => Scan and choose Image.

    Scan to Image
  2. The settings window for Scan to Image will appear. Choose Device Button tab.
  3. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can choose the graphics application where the scanned image will be open from the Target Application drop-down list.

    The settings window for Scan to Image

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

Have you checked the manuals?

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

Related Models

ADS-1000W, ADS-1500W, DCP-1512, DCP-1612W, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DW, HL-2280DW, HL-3180CDW, HL-L2380DW, MFC-7240, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW, MFC-9130CW, MFC-9330CDW, MFC-9340CDW, MFC-9460CDN, MFC-9560CDW, MFC-9970CDW, MFC-J280W, MFC-J285DW, MFC-J425W, MFC-J430W, MFC-J4310DW, MFC-J4320DW, MFC-J435W, MFC-J4410DW, MFC-J4420DW, MFC-J450DW, MFC-J4510DW, MFC-J4610DW, MFC-J4620DW, MFC-J470DW, MFC-J4710DW, MFC-J475DW, MFC-J480DW, MFC-J485DW, MFC-J5330DW, MFC-J5620DW, MFC-J5830DW(XL), MFC-J5910DW, MFC-J625DW, MFC-J650DW, MFC-J6510DW, MFC-J6520DW, MFC-J6530DW, MFC-J6535DW(XL), MFC-J6710DW, MFC-J6720DW, MFC-J680DW, MFC-J6910DW, MFC-J6920DW, MFC-J6930DW, MFC-J825DW, MFC-J835DW, MFC-J870DW, MFC-J875DW, MFC-J885DW, MFC-J985DW(XL), MFC-L2700DW, MFC-L2720DW, MFC-L2740DW, MFC-L5700DW, MFC-L5800DW, MFC-L5900DW, MFC-L6700DW, MFC-L6900DW, MFC-L8600CDW, MFC-L8610CDW, MFC-L8850CDW, MFC-L8900CDW, MFC-L9550CDW, MFC-L9570CDW

Content Feedback

To help us improve our support, please provide your feedback below.

Step 1: How does the information on this page help you?

Step 2: €Are there any comments you would like to add?

Please note this form is used for feedback only.