Scan Documents With IJ Scan Utility - PIXMA MG3222, MG3520, ...

Article ID: ART137970 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 02/19/2020
 

Description

Learn how to scan documents with the IJ Scan Utility for Windows using your PIXMA MG3222, MG3520, MG3220, or MG3522 printer.

Solution

Watch the video or follow the written instructions below.


Video How to scan - Video

 

Written  instructions

Note If you have a Mac® computer and need instructions for downloading and installing the IJ Scan Utility, please click here.


How to scan documents

You can scan items placed on the scanner (also called platen) glass with settings suitable for documents. Make sure to click on the recommended links below for more details.

  1. Place the item on the scanner glass.

     How to place items when scanning from a computer

  2. Start IJ Scan Utility.

     Download and run the IJ Scan Utility

  3. Access Document Scan settings:

    1. Click Settings... on the IJ Scan Utility window.

    2. Click Document Scan on the Scanning from computer tab icon (Scanning from a Computer) tab to display the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box.

    3. In the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box, you can make advanced scan settings, then set the item size, resolution, etc., as required.

    4. When setting is completed, click OK.

Settings (Document Scan) Dialog Box

  1. Click Document, then scanning starts.

    Image: IJ Scan Utility screen with Document selected


Good to know

  • Click Cancel to cancel the scan.

  • After a page has scanned, the screen to continue or end scanning appears.  If you have more pages to scan (for example, when scanning a multi-page document to save as a multiple page PDF), place the next page on the scanner and click Scan. Do this each time a page has completed scanning. After the last page has been scanned, click Exit.

    Image: Scan status screen and includes Scan and Exit buttons

    Note The Data Format under Save Settings must be set to PDF (Multiple Pages) in order to receive this prompt. If Data Format is set to PDF, you will not receive the prompt above.

    Image: Settings - Document Scan screen with PDF - Multiple Pages highlighted

  • Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in in the Settings (Document Scan) dialog box displayed by clicking Settings....


Windows 10 Users - Error

If you receive an error similar to this when attempting to scan with the IJ Scan Utility:

Image: Canon IJ Scan Utility screen reads as, you do not have the required privileges to access the specified folder. Code: 9, 244, 3

OR

Image: Canon IJ Scan Utility screen reads as, you do not have the required privileges to access the specified folder. Code: 11, 244, 0

This may be caused by a setting in Windows Defender called Controlled folder access. If this is enabled, it will prevent you from being able to scan with IJ Scan Utility.
Note If you're using a Mac® and experiencing an error similar to this when attempting to scan with IJ Scan Utility, please click here.


 


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