Setting the Long Document Mode - R40

Article ID: ART179410 | Date published: 03/04/2021 | Date last updated: 03/04/2021


The length of documents that can be scanned with the R40 is normally 356mm (14"), but you can scan documents up to 3,000mm (118.1") long by setting the scanner to the Long Document mode.

Follow the steps below to enable Long Document mode.


By selecting the Long Document mode and setting the [Page Size] on the scanner driver settings screen to Auto-detection, documents of up to 3,000mm (118.1") in length can be scanned. Note the following when using the Long Document mode.
  • When scanning in the Long Document mode, if the document is placed on the scanner in a skewed position, it may hit the edges of the feeding area and be damaged. Be careful to place the document so that it is not skewed.
  • When scanning with the Long Document mode, paper jam detection may react slowly, resulting in damage to the document. Be careful to avoid paper jams.
  • When scanning long documents, scan the documents one at a time.
  • When scanning large-sized documents with the Long Document mode, scanning may be slower. Errors also occur due to memory shortage, and scanning may be disabled.

Log on to Windows as an Administrator.
  1. Click the Start button, and then click [Canon R40], and [Canon imageFORMULA Driver Setting Tool].
    imageFORMULA Driver Setting Tool starts.
    imageFORMULA Driver Setting Tool

    In Windows 8.1, it is registered at the following location.

  2. Click the [Control] tab.
  3. Click the [Setting] button of [Hardware].
    Click the [Setting] button.
  4. Select [Long Document mode (1000 mm)] or [Long Document mode (3000 mm)] depending on the length of the document.
    Select the Long Document mode that meets your needs.

  1. Open the scanner driver's Detail Setting screen.

  2. Click  to display the [Scanner Information] dialog box.
    The [Scanner Information] dialog box appears.
    Scanner Information dialog box
  3. Click [Maintenance].
    The [Maintenance] dialog box appears.
  4. Select [Long Document mode (1,000 mm)] or [Long Document mode (3,000 mm)] depending on the length of the document.
    Select the appropriate length for your document.
  5. Click  to close the dialog box.
That's it! Now you are ready to scan that long document.

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