FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Scan to an Editable Text File (OCR) Using ControlCenter4 Home Mode (Windows)

Your machine can convert characters in a scanned document to text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. You can edit this text using your preferred text-editing application.


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


  1. Load your document.
  2. Click the ControlCenter4(ControlCenter4) icon in the task tray, and then click Open.
  3. Click the Scan tab.
    Home Mode
  4. Choose the Document Type.
  5. Change the document's Scan Size, if needed.
  6. Click Scan(Scan).
    The machine starts scanning, and the scanned image appears in the image viewer.
  7. Click the left or right arrow buttons to preview each scanned page.
  8. Crop the scanned image, if needed.
  9. Click OCR(OCR).
  10. The OCR dialog will appear. Configure the OCR settings, and click OK. The application you have chosen will open and display the converted text data.

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