Scanning with the MF Toolbox (D480) (Windows)

Article ID: ART114831 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


You can scan a document using the buttons on the MF Toolbox.


1. Place documents.


2. On the Windows desktop, double-click the [Canon MF Toolbox 4.9] icon to open the MF Toolbox.

You can also open the MF Toolbox by clicking [Start] on the Windows task bar ? [(All) Programs] ? [Canon] ? [MF Toolbox 4.9] ? [Toolbox 4.9].


3. Click one of the scanning buttons.

  • [Mail]: The document will be scanned and attached to an e-mail message in your e-mail application.
  • [OCR]: The text will be scanned and read by the OCR software.
  • [Save]: The document will be scanned and saved.
  • [PDF]: The text will be scanned and saved as a PDF file.
  • [Scan-1], [Scan-2]: The text will be scanned and appear in the registered application. You can change the button name by directly entering a new name (up to 8 characters long) over the button name.

A dialog box appears for each of the buttons.

Example: [Mail] dialog box


4. Specify the required settings.

  • If you want to keep the same settings for future scans, click [Apply] before clicking [Start].
  • With [Scan-1] and [Scan-2] buttons, you can set the different settings for each. If you save the settings by clicking [Apply], the settings will be effective next time.

5. Click [Start].

If you select [Display the Scanner Driver] in step 4, the [ScanGear MF] dialog box will appear.


6. Specify the required settings.


7. Click [Scan].

  • When scanning is complete, a folder with the scanning date will be created in the [My Pictures] folder in the [My Documents] folder, and your document will be saved in this folder.(In VISTA, the folder will be created in the [Pictures] folder.)
  • If you have applications registered to the [Mail], [OCR], [PDF], [Scan-1], or [Scan-2] buttons, the scanned image will be displayed in the application or attached to an e-mail message after scanning. 
  • For some models, the CD-ROM provided with the machine contains the following applications which can be used with the MF Toolbox. They will be registered in the MF Toolbox buttons at the time of installation.
  • [OCR]: ScanSoft OmniPage SE
  • [PDF]: Presto! PageManager
  • ScanSoft OmniPage and Presto! PageManager are not supported on Windows XP 64-bit version.

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