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Registered: ‎05-07-2014

Scan document on Canon MX450 printer

How do you scan a document on the Canon MX450 printer and send it to your computer?

 

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Posts: 1,989
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Scan document on Canon MX450 printer

Hi Theresa13,

 

There is a program that comes with the printer called the IJ Scan Utility that can assist you with scanning.  To scan using the IJ Scan Utlity, please follow these steps:

1.  Place the documents on the platen glass of the printer.

2.  Start IJ Scan Utility.

     2-1.  If using a Mac: Go to the Go menu of Finder, select Applications, then double-click the Canon Utilities folder, IJ Scan Utility folder, then Canon IJ Scan Utility icon to start IJ Scan Utility.

     2-2.  If using a Windows computer:  Go to your Start menu, then select All Programs, then Canon Utilities, then  IJ Scan Utility (folder), then IJ Scan Utility (program).

3.  In the Canon IJ Scan Utility window that opens, click SETTINGS.... in the bottom right of the window.  The Settings dialog box appears.

4.  Click the DOCUMENT SCAN option on the left pane of the window, then set the item size, resolution, etc. as required.  

5.  In the SAVE SETTINGS section of the window, you will select the save format and location of the document you are about to scan.

    a.)  In the FILE NAME field, specify the name you would like to give the file.  By default the filename will begin with IMG; you can remove IMG and change it to whatever you would like to name the file.

    b.)  In the DATA FORMAT field, use the drop-down arrow to select the option that is relevant to the type of document you want to scan.  

    c.)  In the SAVE IN field, please navigate to the area where you would like the file to be saved once it is scanned in.  By default, the file will be saved in the DOCUMENTS folder.

6.  Once all settings have been selected, click the OK button at the bottom of the SETTINGS (DOCUMENT SCAN) window.  The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears.

7.  Click the DOCUMENT button.  Scanning starts.  Click the CANCEL button to cancel scanning if needed.  Scanned images are saved in previously selected folder location specified in the SETTINGS... window.

Hope this helps!

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Registered: ‎04-05-2015

Re: Scan document on Canon MX450 printer

Ramona, your instructions do not help. On my Mac, when I click Go -> Applications and run the scanner, it simply doesn't work. I've deleted the printer from my machine and re-installed the software multiple times. It's no longer recognized on my wife's iMac. Now, all I get is a message saying, "Select Area To Scan". I can't find any record or solution of this message anywhere on your website. Can you offer a solution on what this means and how to actually get this MX450 to work? The next time it works properly will be the first. thanks.
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Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Scan document on Canon MX450 printer

Hi andyodom7,

 

Since reinstalling the drivers and software for the printer have not resulted in the scanner being recognized, we ask that you please call or email us using one of the methods on the Contact Us page so that in-depth troubleshooting can be performed.

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