wireless scanning guideOMG! Your multifunction wireless printer is awesome, especially when you learn how to scan documents with it!

Scanning Made Simple

Once upon a time, scanning was a complicated computing chore, even with a hardwired scanner. Nowadays, most types of hardware and software play nice with each other … they don’t need no stinkin’ wires to communicate!

Scanning documents from your multifunction wireless printer, differs depending on your operating system, but both MAC and PC users will find it pretty straight forward.

Look Into Windows

Microsoft makes wireless scanning easy with the “Windows Fax and Scan” application included with its operating systems.

  • Step 1. Place your document on the scanner.
  • Step 2. Click “Start,” select “All Programs,” then click “Windows Fax and Scan.”
  • Step 3. Click “Scan” at the bottom of the window, then select “New Scan.”
  • Step 4. Check your “Scanner”. Click “Change” if you have multiple scanners connected.
  • Step 5. Click “Profile,” then select a profile depending on your document. Decide whether you’re scanning a “Document” or “Photo.” Click “Preview” to see what your scanned image will look like, then select “Scan.”

Scanned documents are Automatically saved to Windows “scanned documents” folder unless you reassign it.

Bite Into Big Mac

Wirelessly scanning to a Mac is just as simple as scanning to Window thanks to an included Apple app called “Image Capture.” This program automatically finds your wireless printer and sets you up with a dialogue box allowing you to select your scan resolution, format, etc. Easy-peasy. If you can’t launch Image Capture in your apps folder, you can get to it this way:

  • Step 1. Place your document on the scanner.
  • Step 2. Open System Preferences
  • Step 3. Open Printers and Scanners
  • Step 4. Click Scan. This will open Image Capture. Your computer will warm up your printer and take a test scan.

You’re back to the Image Capture dialogue box, where you can choose your scan settings, or even rescan if needed. Decide where your scan is stored, paper size, and image resolution. We recommend a resolution of 200 dp for text, and 300 dpi for photos. You can also choose between TIFF, PDF, and PNG file formats. (Most document scans are saved as PDFs.)  

You’re An Office Superhero!

Done! Whoot-Whoot! Fist bump! Windows, Mac … you can do it all! You can scan wireless from anywhere! Today you are a Scan Master!

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