MFC-L2740DW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Change the scan settings for scanning from ControlCenter4 or the SCAN key (For Windows)

This FAQ explains how to change the settings (such as Resolution, File Type) used for scanning from ControlCenter4 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 Home Mode of ControlCenter4>

In Home Mode, you can configure Document Type and Scan Size before scanning a document.

Home Mode

 

Document Type:

The following three basic settings are available:

  • Photo: Resolution: 600x600dpi, Scan Type: 24bit Color
  • Text and Graph: Resolution: 300x300dpi, Scan Type: 24bit Color
  • Monochrome Text: Resolution: 200x200dpi, Scan Type: Black and White

You can also set and store your preferred settings for Document Type.

  1. Click the Scan tab and choose Custom. Then, click Custom Settings.

    Custom Settings
  2. The Custom Scan Settings window will appear. Configure the settings and click OK.

    The Custom Scan Settings window

 

Scan Size:

Choose your document size from the Scan Size drop-down list.

Scan Size

You can choose other settings, such as File Type, File Name and Scan Location (or Destination Folder), after scanning.

 

 

<How to change the settings for scanning from Advanced Mode of ControlCenter4>

In Advanced Mode, there are four scan options: Scan to File, Scan to E-mail, Scan to OCR and Scan to Image. You can configure the advanced scan settings for each option.

Advanced Mode

 

How to change settings for Scan to File:

  1. Click the Scan tab and right-click the File button. Then, choose Button settings.

    Scan to File
  2. The settings window for Scan to File will appear. 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 or Scan Location box.

    The settings window for Scan to File

 

How to change settings for Scan to E-mail:

  1. Click the Scan tab and right-click the E-mail button. Then, choose Button settings.

    Scan to E-mail
  2. The settings window for Scan to E-mail will appear. Configure the settings and click OK. For example, you can 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 the Scan tab and right-click the OCR button. Then, choose Button settings.

    Scan to OCR
  2. The settings window for Scan to OCR will appear. 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 the Scan tab and right-click the Image button. Then, choose Button settings.

    Scan to Image
  2. The settings window for Scan to Image will appear. 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 ControlCenter4, you can configure the settings for scanning by pressing the SCAN key on the control panel of your Brother machine.

  1. 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
  2. The Device Scan Settings window will appear. There are four scan options: Scan to File, Scan to E-mail, Scan to OCR and Scan to Image. Click the tab for the scan option you want to configure and configure the scan settings. Then, click Apply => OK.

    Scan to OCR is not available for some countries.

    The Device Scan Settings window

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