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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.

  1. Load your document.

  2. Press Scan(Scan).

  3. Press the Left or Right arrow key to display to OCR(to OCR).

  4. Press to OCR(to OCR).

  5. (For network users)

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

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

    2. Press the destination computer name.

    3. If the LCD prompts you to enter a PIN, enter the 4-digit PIN for the destination computer on the control panel, and press OK.


  6. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to use the default settings, go to Step 12.

    • If you want to change the default settings, go to Step 7.


  7. Press Options.

  8. Press Set with Touch Panel.

  9. Press ON.

    To use Set with Touch Panel, the ControlCenter software must be installed on a computer that is connected to the machine.


  10. Choose the settings for Scan Type, Resolution, Scan Size and File Type as needed.

  11. Press OK.

  12. Press Start. The machine starts scanning the document.

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

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