MFC-J775DW(XL)

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Scan and save a document in PDF format using the SCAN key on my Brother machine (Scan to File)

You can scan and save a document in PDF format to a preferred folder by pressing the SCAN key on the control panel of your Brother machine.

If you want to scan multiple pages into one file, click here to see how to scan multiple pages into one file.

Follow the instructions below to configure and use the Scan to File feature.

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

 

STEP A: Configure the Scan to File feature

 

For Windows
  1. Open the ControlCenter.
    • Brother Utilities supported models
      1. Open Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 7 / 10
          Click Start or Start(Start) > (All Programs or All apps >) Brother > Brother Utilities.
        • Windows 8
          On the Start screen, click Start.
          If  is not  on the Start screen, right-click somewhere on an empty spot, and then click, All Apps from the bar.
          Click Brother Utilities.
      2. Select Scan.
      3. Click ControlCenter4.
    • Brother Utilities unsupported models
      Click Start(Start) > All Programs > Brother > [model name] > ControlCenter4.
  2. Open Device Scan Settings window.

    In Home Mode:
    Click Device Settings tab > Device Scan Settings.

    Device Scan Settings in Home Mode

     

    In Advanced Mode:
    Click Device Settings tab > Device Scan Settings.

    Device Scan Settings in Advanced Mode

     

  3. The Device Scan Settings window will appear. Click the File tab and select PDF(*.pdf) in File Type. 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 box.

    The Device Scan Settings window

     

  4. Go to STEP B.

 

For Macintosh

 

  1. Open the ControlCenter.
    To open the ControlCenter2 application, click Go from the Finder bar, Applications > Brother > ControlCenter. Double click the ControlCenter.
    The ControlCenter will open and an icon will be placed in the dock.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on File.
  3. Click the Device Button tab and select PDF(*.pdf) in File Type. 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.

    CC2_DeviceButton

 

 

STEP B: Use the Scan to File feature from the SCAN key on my Brother machine

  1. Load your document.
  2. Press SCAN(SCAN).
  3. Press the Up or Down arrow key to select Scan to File, and then press OK.
  4. (For network users)

     

    1. Press the Up or Down arrow key to select the computer where you want to send data.
      Note:
      If the computer is not displayed, click here to see how to resolve the issue.
    2. Press OK.
    3. If the machine's display prompts you to enter a PIN, use the control panel to enter the four-digit PIN for the computer, and then press OK.
  5. Do one of the following:

     

    • If you want to use the default settings, go to STEP 9.
    • If you want to change the settings, go to STEP 6.
  6. Press the Up or Down arrow key to select Scan Settings, and then press OK.

    To use Scan Settings, a computer with the ControlCenter software installed must be connected to the machine.

  7. Press the Up or Down arrow key to select Set at Device, and then press OK.
  8. Select the scan settings for Scan Type, Resolution, File Type, Scan Size and Remove Background, and then press OK.
  9. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start.

Scan Type depends on the settings. Pressing Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start does not allow you to change the settings.

You can scan from your computer with the useful application as ControlCenter.
> Click here to see how to scan from the ControlCenter with Windows/ Macintosh.

 

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Related Models

MFC-J460DW, MFC-J480DW, MFC-J485DW, MFC-J775DW(XL)

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