You can import images from the scanner into a folder on your computer using a USB cable connection, through your scanning software application. To scan documents to your computer using a USB cable connection, ensure that your system meets the following requirements:
- Your computer is connected to the printer using an A to B USB cable.
- A suitable scanning application is installed on your computer.
- Suitable scan drivers are installed on your computer:
- TWAIN/WIA for Windows users
- ICA for Macintosh users
- A compatible operating system is installed. The following operating systems are supported:
- Windows 7 or later
- Mac OS 10.8.x or later
Note: For details about meeting these requirements, contact your system administrator.
IMPORTANT: The firmware installed on the device must be at 65.31.81 or higher in order for scan to a desktop computer using a USB cable connection to function properly. If necessary, upgrade the firmware. The firmware version may be found on the Configuration Report. For additional information, refer to Print a Configuration Report.
To scan a document to your desktop computer using a USB cable connection:
- Load the original document on the document glass or in the duplex automatic document feeder.
- At your computer, open the application where you want to scan the image.
- In the application, ensure that your printer is set as the active scanning device. To acquire the image, select the appropriate menu item for initiating a new scan.
- From the scanning source menu, select an option:
- For the document glass, select Flatbed.
- For the duplex automatic document feeder, select Document Feeder.
- Select other scan driver settings as needed.
- To preview the document, or to select a portion of the document to scan, select Preview. The printer scans a preview of the image.
Note: The preview feature is available only for documents loaded on the document glass.
- To resize the frame, select the corner points, then move them.
- For most scanning applications, to begin scanning, click Scan. The printer scans your original documents and saves the images to the output destination specified in the software application.
Note: Different software applications have different default settings for the output. For details, refer to the documentation provided with your application.