Scan Using the Scan Button on Your Brother Machine
Scan to an Editable Text File (OCR)
Your machine can convert characters in a scanned document to text using optical character recognition (OCR)
technology. You can edit this text using your preferred text-editing application.
The Scan to OCR feature is available for certain languages.
Use the Scan button on the machine to make temporary changes to the scan settings. To make permanent
changes, use Brother's ControlCenter software.
1. Load your document.
3. Press a or b to select the [Scan to PC] option, and then press OK.
4. Press a or b to select the [OCR] option, and then press OK.
5. If the machine is connected over the network, press a or b to select the destination computer.
6. Press OK.
If the LCD prompts you to enter a PIN, enter the four digit PIN for the destination computer on the LCD and
then press OK.
7. Do one of the following:
To change the scan settings for this document, press Options or Copy/Scan Options and then go to the
To use the default scan settings, press Start.
The machine starts scanning. If you are using the machine's scanner glass, follow the LCD instructions to
complete the scanning job.
In order to change scan settings, Brother's ControlCenter software must be installed on a computer
connected to the machine.
8. Select the scan settings you want to change:
[ADF Auto Deskew] (available for certain models)
[Remove Bkg. Clr]
(available only for the [Colour] and [Grey] options.)
9. Press OK.
10. Press Start.
> Scan to an Editable Text File