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Scanning on my MF642cdw Laser Won't Save to PDF. Only saves to JPEG


I just got an MF642cdw color laserjet last month.  When I use the scanning function, it automatically saves in a JPEG format on my computer, it saves a different file per page.  I already downloaded the Scan Utility file from Canon.  I haven't been able to figure out where I can tell my printer that I want to save in PDF format so I can save multiple pages in one file.


Can anyone tell me the error of my ways?  So far, I don't see where I have a choice in file format.


Thanks so much for any help I can get.




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Thanks fo much for responding.  I was finally able to reach Customer Support at Canon.  Apparently, when I set up my printer, something did not load correctly.  Although it was printing documents correctly, there was the Scanning issue.  I downloaded the Scan Utility, but it didn't seem to make any difference.  Tech Support removed the printer from my Windows 10 computer, then re-loaded it.  That did the trick.  I now have the Scan Utility on my desktop and can determine how I want to save my files (i.e., PDF, JPEG, etc.).  My problem has been resolved.


Thanks again for responding.


Michael Navarro