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SOFTWARE
USER'S GUIDE
For DCP users; This documentation is for
both MFC and DCP models. Where it
says 'MFC' in this user's guide, please
read 'MFC' as 'DCP'.
Version C
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  • Page 1

    SOFTWARE USER’S GUIDE For DCP users; This documentation is for both MFC and DCP models. Where it says 'MFC' in this user's guide, please read 'MFC' as 'DCP'. Version C...

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Other Print Options..........................17 Support ..............................26 Using FaceFilter Studio for photo printing by REALLUSION..............28 Starting FaceFilter Studio with your Brother machine turned On ............29 Starting FaceFilter Studio when your Brother machine is turned Off ..........30 Printing an image..........................31 Smart Portrait ............................33 Red-eye Reduction..........................33 Print Expression List..........................34...

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    Viewing items ............................64 Organizing your items in folders ......................65 Quick links to other applications ......................65 ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE with OCR lets you convert image text into text you can edit....65 Importing items from other applications.....................66 Exporting items into other formats.....................66 Uninstalling ScanSoft™...

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    Scan to Image ..........................101 Scan to OCR ...........................102 Scan to File............................103 How to set a new default for Scan to E-mail (E-mail Server, MFC-6490CW only) ......105 Scan to FTP (For MFC-5890CN and MFC-6490CW)................106 Pre-configuring your FTP profiles....................106 Creating a user defined File Name....................108 Scan to FTP using FTP Server Profiles...................108...

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    ® PhotoCapture Center ® Using PhotoCapture Center ........................136 For Network Users (For models with built-in network support)..............138 Firewall settings (For Network users) Before using the Brother software ......................139 ® For Windows XP SP2 users ......................139 ® For Windows Vista users.......................141 ®...

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    Using the Scan key (For USB cable users) ...................168 Scan to E-mail ..........................168 Scan to Image ..........................169 Scan to OCR ...........................170 Scan to File............................171 Scan to Media..........................172 How to set a new default for Scan to Media ..................176 ® ® Using Presto! PageManager ......................179 Features ............................179...

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    Scan to Image ..........................206 Scan to OCR ...........................207 Scan to File............................208 How to set a new default for Scan to E-mail (E-mail Server, MFC-6490CW only) ......210 Scan to FTP (For MFC-5890CN and MFC-6490CW)................211 Pre-configuring your FTP profiles....................211 Creating a user defined File Name....................213 Scan to FTP using FTP Server Profiles...................213...

  • Page 9

    Section I ® Windows Printing Scanning ControlCenter3 Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Remote Setup (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) Brother PC-FAX Software (MFC models only) ® PhotoCapture Center Firewall settings (For Network users)

  • Page 10: Printing

    XP. Screens on your PC may vary depending on your operating system. • If your PC is protected by a firewall, and you are unable to network print, network scan or PC Fax, you may ® need to configure the firewall settings. If you are using the Windows Firewall and you installed MFL-Pro Suite from the CD-ROM, the necessary Firewall settings have already been made.

  • Page 11: Choosing The Right Type Of Paper

    Printing Choosing the right type of paper For high quality printing, it is important to choose the right type of paper. Be sure to read About paper in the User’s Guide before buying paper. Simultaneous printing, scanning and faxing Your machine can print from your computer while sending or receiving a fax in memory, or while scanning a document into the computer.

  • Page 12: Status Monitor

    A green icon indicates the normal stand-by condition. A yellow icon indicates a warning. A red icon indicates an error has occurred. There are two locations where you can display the Status Monitor on your PC—in the tasktray or on the desktop.

  • Page 13: Turning Off The Status Monitor

    Right-click the Status Monitor icon or window and click Load Status Monitor on Startup to clear the check mark. Right-click again then click Exit. Note Even if the Status Monitor is off, you can check the machine’s status at any time by clicking Status Monitor from the Start menu on your PC.

  • Page 14: Printer Driver Settings

    Printing Printer driver settings You can change the following printer settings when you print from your PC: Media Type/Quality (Speed) Paper Size Page Layout Color Settings Scaling Use Watermark Print Date & Time Quick Print Setup Accessing the printer driver settings Click File, then Print in your application.

  • Page 15: Basic Tab

    Choose your setting for Slow Drying Paper, Media Type and Quality (1). Note Check Slow Drying Paper when printing with plain paper on which ink dries slowly. This setting may cause some slight blurring of text. Choose Borderless, Paper Size, Color Mode, Orientation, number of Copies and the page order, Reverse Order, Page Layout, Page Order, Border Line (if any) (2).

  • Page 16: Media Type

    Printing Media Type To achieve the best print results, the media being printed on should be selected in the driver. The machine changes the way it prints depending on the selected media type. Plain Paper Inkjet Paper Brother BP71 Photo Paper...

  • Page 17: Paper Size

    The Paper Size selection includes a large selection of standard paper sizes. If you want, you can create a custom size ranging from 3.5 × 5 in. (88.9 × 127.0 mm) to 8.5 × 14 in. (215.9 × 355.6 mm) or 11.3 x 17 in (287 x 431.8 mm) (Available on 11 x 17 models).

  • Page 18: Color Mode

    Page Layout The Page Layout option lets you choose the N in 1 options or the 1 in N options. The N in 1 options print 2, 4, 9 or 16 pages of a document on 1 sheet of paper. The 1 in N options enlarges your print size and prints the document in poster print mode.

  • Page 19: Copies

    With Collate checked, one complete copy of your document will be printed and then reprinted according to the number of copies you choose. If Collate is unchecked, then each page will be printed according to the number of copies chosen before the next page of the document is printed.

  • Page 20: Advanced Tab

    Mirror Printing is not available when you choose Transparencies as the Media Type. You can print a logo or text onto your document as a Watermark (4). You can choose one of the preset Watermarks, or you can use a bitmap file or text file that you have created.

  • Page 21: Color/grayscale

    Printing Color/Grayscale This selection allows a color document to be printed in black and white using grayscale. Color Settings Click the Color Settings button to see options for enhanced print settings.

  • Page 22: Use Watermark

    PC. Color Density Adjusts the total amount of color in the image. You can increase or decrease the amount of color in an image to improve a washed out or weak looking picture.

  • Page 23: Watermark Settings

    Click the Watermark Settings button to change the watermark settings. You can choose a watermark and change its size and position on the page. If you want to add a new watermark, click the New button, and then choose Use Text or Use Bitmap File.

  • Page 24

    Enter your watermark text into the Text Box, and then choose Font, Style, Size and Color. Bitmap Enter the file name and location of your bitmap image in the file box, or click Browse to search for the file. You can also set the Scaling or Transparency of the image.

  • Page 25: Other Print Options

    Printing Other Print Options Click the Other Print Options button to set more Printer functions:...

  • Page 26

    Printing Print Date & Time When the Print Date & Time feature is enabled, the date and time will print on your document from your PC’s system clock. Check Print Date & Time check box to change the Date, Time, Font and position. To include a background with the Date and Time, choose Opaque.

  • Page 27

    Printing Quick Print Setup The Quick Print Setup feature lets you quickly choose driver settings. Set Quick Print Setup to On and choose the function which should be displayed in the Quick Print Setup icon. To view and change settings,...

  • Page 28

    Printing Photo Bypass Tray Help Set the Photo Bypass Tray Help to On to display help instructions on how to use the photo paper tray when you select Photo or Photo L paper. (Available on Photo Bypass Tray models)

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    Printing Change Data Transfer Mode The Change Data Transfer Mode feature lets you choose print data transfer mode to improve print quality or print speed. Recommended Setting Choose Recommended Setting for general use. Improved Print Quality Choose Improved Print Quality for better print quality. Print speed may be reduced slightly, depending on the print data.

  • Page 30

    You can set the Halftone Pattern and Match Monitor for more color adjustment. Halftone Pattern The machine can use two methods (Diffusion or Dither) to arrange dots to express halftones. There are some predefined patterns and you can choose which one to use for your document.

  • Page 31

    Lets you print the even-numbered pages only. Note • The print speed of the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings is slower than the other printer driver settings. • When you choose the Print Odd Pages and Print Even Pages settings, you may see a printing error message on your computer, as the machine pauses during the printing process.

  • Page 32

    Print Even Pages settings. If you want to print a 10 pages file on 5 sheets of paper, you must set the printer driver options to print all odd- numbered pages in reverse order (page 9, 7, 5, 3, 1) first and then even-numbered pages in normal order (page 2, 4, 6, 8, 10).

  • Page 33

    If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle. If the paper is curled, flatten it and then put it back in the paper tray. If the paper is not feeding properly, it may be curled. Remove the paper and straighten it.

  • Page 34: Support

    Printing Support The Support window shows the driver version and settings information. There are also links to the Brother Solutions Center and Genuine Supplies Websites. Click the Support button to display the Support window:...

  • Page 35

    Printing Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center is a website offering information about your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and tips for using your machine. Genuine Supplies Website The Genuine Supplies Website offers information about your Brother genuine supplies.

  • Page 36: Using Facefilter Studio For Photo Printing By Reallusion

    ControlCenter3. (See PHOTOCAPTURE on page 82.) Before you start FaceFilter Studio for the first time, you must make sure your Brother machine is turned On, and connected to your computer. This will allow you to access all the functions of FaceFilter Studio.

  • Page 37: Starting Facefilter Studio With Your Brother Machine Turned On

    When you launch FaceFilter Studio for the first time, this screen will appear, if your Brother machine is turned On, and connected to your computer, the FaceFilter Studio will detect your Brother machine. After you click Continue in step a, this screen will appear. FaceFilter Studio is ready to use with full functionality.

  • Page 38: Starting Facefilter Studio When Your Brother Machine Is Turned Off

    Printing Starting FaceFilter Studio when your Brother machine is turned Off When you launch FaceFilter Studio for the first time, if your Brother machine is turned Off or not connected to your computer, this screen will appear. Click Detect in step a, and this screen will appear.

  • Page 39: Printing An Image

    Printing After you click the check mark in step d, FaceFilter Studio will start with limited functionality. The Print icon on the top menu will be grayed out and you will not be able to use the Print function. Note •...

  • Page 40

    The Print settings dialog will appear. Choose Paper Size, Paper Source, Orientation, number of Copies, Scaling and Printing Area. Note If you want to print a borderless photo, choose Full Page Photo in Scaling and borderless paper in Paper Size.

  • Page 41: Smart Portrait

    Click Print Setting and choose your Brother machine. Click OK. Note If you want to use photo paper, click Properties and set the Media Type and Quality in the printer driver dialog. Click Print in the Print settings dialog box and your photo will print.

  • Page 42: Print Expression List

    Print Expression List FaceFilter Studio lets you modify a facial expression by applying an expression template or by manual adjustment. In the Select Expression step, you can preview or print the expression list of your choice. Uninstalling FaceFilter Studio To uninstall FaceFilter Studio, choose...

  • Page 43: Scanning

    • For ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE, see Using ScanSoft™ PaperPort™ 11SE with OCR by NUANCE™ on page 63. • If your PC is protected by a firewall and is unable to network scan, you may need to configure the firewall ®...

  • Page 44

    When scanning is finished, click Cancel to return to the PaperPort™ 11SE window. Note After you select a document size, you can adjust the scanning area further by clicking the left mouse button and dragging it. This is required when you want to crop an image when scanning.

  • Page 45: Pre-scanning To Crop A Portion You Want To Scan

    You can preview your image and crop unwanted portions before scanning by using the PreScan button. When you are satisfied with the preview, click the Start button in the Scanner Setup dialog box to scan the image. Follow the steps from a to g of Scanning a document into the PC on page 35.

  • Page 46: Settings In The Scanner Setup Dialog Box

    Skip this step if you loaded the document on the scanner glass in step a. Click Start. This time only the chosen area of the document appears in the PaperPort™ 11SE window (or your application window). In the PaperPort™ 11SE window, use the options available to refine the image.

  • Page 47

    You can set the Brightness level by dragging the slide bar to the right or left to lighten or darken the image. You can also enter a value in the box to set the level.

  • Page 48: Document Size

    Custom For Models without a scanner ADF User adjustable from 0.35 × 0.35 in. (8.9 × 8.9 mm) to 8.5 × 11.7 in. (215.9 × 297 mm) For Letter scanning models with ADF User adjustable from 0.35 × 0.35 in. (8.9 × 8.9 mm) to 8.5 × 14 in. (215.9 × 355.6 mm) For 11 ×...

  • Page 49

    • Width: shows the width of scanning area. • Height: shows the height of scanning area. • Data Size: shows the approximate data size in Bitmap format. The size will vary depending on the type of file, resolution and number of colors used.

  • Page 50: Scanning A Document Using The Wia Driver (for Windows ® Xp/windows Vista ® )

    Flatbed scanner glass. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, you must scan using the scanner glass (Flatbed). (See Pre-Scanning and cropping a portion using the scanner glass on page 44.) Load your document.

  • Page 51

    Choose the picture type (2). Choose the Page size from the drop-down list (4). If you want to change some advanced settings, click Adjust the quality of the scanned picture (3). You can choose Brightness, Contrast, Resolution and Picture Type from Advanced Properties.

  • Page 52: Pre-scanning And Cropping A Portion Using The Scanner Glass

    The Preview button is used to preview an image for cropping any unwanted portions from the image. When you are satisfied with the preview, click the Scan button in the Scan dialog box to scan the image. Put the document face down on the scanner glass.

  • Page 53

    Scanning Press and hold down the left mouse button and drag it over the portion you want to scan. If you need to access advanced settings, click Adjust the quality of the scanned picture (3). You can choose Brightness, Contrast, Resolution and Picture Type from Advanced Properties. Click OK after you choose settings.

  • Page 54: Brother Scanner Utility

    If you scan the document at a resolution of greater than 1200 dpi, the file size may be very large. Make sure that you have enough memory and hard disk space for the size of the file you are trying to scan. If you do not have enough memory or hard disk space then your PC may freeze and you could lose your file.

  • Page 55

    Note ® For Windows Vista when the User Account Control screen appears, do the following. • For users who have administrator rights: Click Allow. • For users who do not have administrator rights: Enter the administrator password and click OK.

  • Page 56: Scanning A Document Using The Wia Driver (for Windows Photo Gallery And Windows Fax And Scan Users)

    Flatbed scanner glass. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, you must scan using the scanner glass (Flatbed). (See Pre-Scanning and cropping a portion using the scanner glass on page 50.) Load your document.

  • Page 57

    Note By default, the scanner resolution can be set to a maximum of 1200 dpi. If you want to scan at higher resolutions, use the Brother Scanner Utility. (See Brother Scanner Utility on page 46.) Click the Scan button in the Scan dialog box.

  • Page 58: Pre-scanning And Cropping A Portion Using The Scanner Glass

    The Preview button is used to preview an image for cropping any unwanted portions from the image. When you are satisfied with the preview, click the Scan button in the Scan dialog box to scan the image. Follow the step from a to e of Scanning a document into the PC on page 48.

  • Page 59

    Scanning Press and hold down the left mouse button and drag it over the portion you want to scan. Click the Scan button in the Scan dialog box. The machine starts scanning the document. This time only the chosen area of the document appears in your application window.

  • Page 60: Using The Scan Key (for Usb Cable Users)

    ROM, then the correct drivers and the ControlCenter3 software are installed. Scanning using the (Scan) key uses the configuration of the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter3 software. (See SCAN on page 70.) For details about how to configure the scan settings and to launch the application of your choice using the (Scan) key, see Using ControlCenter3 on page 67.

  • Page 61: Scan To Image

    Scanning Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter3 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 70.) •...

  • Page 62: Scan To Ocr

    The machine starts the scanning process. Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter3 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 70.)

  • Page 63: Scan To File

    Scan to File You can scan a black and white or a color document into your PC and save it as a file in the folder you choose. The file type and specific folder are based on the settings you have chosen in the Scan to File configuration screen of ControlCenter3.

  • Page 64: Scan To Media

    Black and white documents will be stored in the PDF (*.PDF) or TIFF file formats (*.TIF). Color documents may be stored in PDF (*.PDF) or JPEG (*.JPG) file formats. File names are based on the current date. For example, the fifth image scanned on July 1, 2009 would be named 07010905.PDF. You can change the color, quality and file name.

  • Page 65

    Press Black Start or Color Start to start scanning. If you are using the scanner glass, the LCD displays Next Page?. Press 1 for Yes or press 2 for No. After you finish scanning, make sure you choose No before removing the USB Flash memory drive or memory card from the machine.

  • Page 66

    ® MagicGate Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro™ can be used, but any music data that is stored on the stick cannot be read. This product supports SecureDigital High Capacity. This product supports xD-Picture Card™ Type M / Type M / Type H (Large Capacity).

  • Page 67

    The file name is set automatically. However, you can create a name of your choice using the character keys on the control panel. Press File Name and then enter the file name. You can only change the first 6 digits of the file name.

  • Page 68: How To Set A New Default For Scan To Media

    Scanning How to set a new default for Scan to Media You can set your own default settings. For 1 or 2 Line LCD models Changing the default quality Press Menu. Press a or b to choose PhotoCapture. Press OK.

  • Page 69

    Press a or b to choose Scan to Media. Press OK. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press a or b to choose Set New Default.

  • Page 70

    Setting the new default Press the (Scan) key. Press Scan to Media. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press Set New Default. Press Yes to confirm. Press Stop/Exit.

  • Page 71: Using Scansoft™ Paperport™ 11se With Ocr By Nuance

    PaperPort™ 11SE has a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use filing system that will help you organize your graphics and text documents. It allows you to mix or ‘stack’ documents of different formats for printing, faxing or filing. This chapter only introduces the basic functions of the software. For more details, see the ScanSoft™...

  • Page 72: Viewing Items

    Page View displays a close-up of a single page. You can open a PaperPort™ 11SE item by double-clicking its icon or the thumbnail in Desktop view. As long as you have the appropriate application on your PC to display it, you can also open a non- PaperPort™ SE item by double-clicking it.

  • Page 73: Organizing Your Items In Folders

    PaperPort™ 11SE has an easy-to-use filing system for organizing your items. The filing system consists of folders and items that you choose to view in Desktop view. An item can be a PaperPort™ 11SE item or a non-PaperPort™ 11SE item: Folders are arranged in a ‘tree’...

  • Page 74: Importing Items From Other Applications

    Scanning Importing items from other applications As well as scanning items, you can bring items into PaperPort™ 11SE in a variety of ways and convert them to PaperPort™ 11SE (MAX) files in several different ways: ® Print to the Desktop view from another application, such as Microsoft Excel.

  • Page 75: Controlcenter3

    • The features available to you in ControlCenter3 may vary depending on the model number of your machine. • If your PC is protected by a firewall, and is unable to use ControlCenter3 functions, you may need to ® configure the firewall settings. If you are using Windows Firewall and you installed MFL-Pro Suite from the CD-ROM, the necessary Firewall settings have already been made.

  • Page 76

    ControlCenter3 Modern Classic Note • To be able to choose another connected model from the Model drop-down list, you must have the MFL-Pro Suite Software installed on your PC for that model. ® ® • For the Modern user interface, you need to install Adobe Flash Player 8 or greater.

  • Page 77: Switching The User Interface

    From the SKIN SELECT dialog, you can choose your preferred user interface. Turning the AutoLoad feature off Once you start ControlCenter3 from the Start menu, the icon will appear on the tasktray. You can open the ControlCenter3 window by double-clicking the icon.

  • Page 78: Scan

    ControlCenter3 SCAN There are four scan options: Scan to Image, Scan to OCR, Scan to E-mail and Scan to File applications. ® Image (Default: Microsoft Paint) Lets you scan a page directly into any graphic viewer/editor application. You can choose the destination ®...

  • Page 79: File Type

    To change the default settings, right-click the Image button, click ControlCenter Configuration and click the Software Button tab. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, check the Show Scanner Interface box.

  • Page 80

    Choose File Type from the drop-down list. You can delete an application that you have added by clicking the Delete button in the Software Button tab. Note This function is also available for Scan to E-mail and Scan to OCR. The window may vary depending on...

  • Page 81: Ocr (word Processing Program)

    ControlCenter3 OCR (Word Processing program) Scan to OCR scans a document and converts it into text. This text can be edited using your favorite word processing software. To configure Scan to OCR, right-click the OCR button, click ControlCenter Configuration and click the Software Button tab.

  • Page 82: E-mail

    Delete button. When you first start ControlCenter3 a default list of compatible E-mail applications will appear in the drop-down list. If you are having trouble using a custom application with ControlCenter3 you should choose an application from the list.

  • Page 83: File

    File The Scan to File button lets you scan an image to a folder on your hard disk in one of the file types shown in the file attachment list. To configure the file type and folder, right-click the File button, click ControlCenter Configuration and click the Software Button tab.

  • Page 84: Custom Scan

    E-mail addresses chosen from your E-mail address book. Scan to File Lets you save a scanned image to any folder on a local or network hard disk. You can also choose the file type to be used.

  • Page 85: File Type

    ControlCenter3 File Type You can choose from the following list of file types when saving to a folder. Windows Bitmap (*.bmp) JPEG (*.jpg) TIFF (*.tif) TIFF Multi-Page (*.tif) Portable Network Graphics (*.png) PDF (*.pdf)

  • Page 86: Customizing A User-defined Button

    Scan to Image General tab To create the button name, enter a name in the Please enter a name for the Custom Button text field (up to 30 characters). Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field. Settings tab Choose the Target Application, File Type, Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Show Scanner Interface, Brightness and Contrast settings.

  • Page 87

    ControlCenter3 Scan to OCR General tab To create the button name, enter a name in the Please enter a name for the Custom Button text field (up to 30 characters). Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field.

  • Page 88

    ControlCenter3 Scan to E-mail General tab To create the button name, enter a name in the Please enter a name for the Custom Button text field (up to 30 characters). Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field.

  • Page 89

    ControlCenter3 Scan to File General tab To create the button name, enter a name in the Please enter a name for the Custom Button text field (up to 30 characters). Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field.

  • Page 90: Photocapture

    ControlCenter3 PHOTOCAPTURE These buttons can be used to open or copy files and folders from a USB Flash memory drive or a memory card installed in the machine. Open PCC Folder Lets you see the files and folders that are on the USB Flash memory drive or the memory card. (See Using ®...

  • Page 91: Copy From Pcc

    Copy From PCC The Copy From PCC button lets you copy files on a USB Flash memory drive or memory card to a folder on your hard disk. To change the destination folder or other settings, right-click the button, click ControlCenter Configuration and choose your preferred settings for file copying.

  • Page 92: Facefilter Studio

    Create a new folder based on the PCC files Date or Month The default setting is Date. A copy folder is created with a name based on the date that the original file was created. The copy is then saved into this folder. For example, the copy of an original file created on Oct.8, 2007 will be saved into a folder named 10082007.

  • Page 93

    Create a new folder based on the PCC files Date or Month The default setting is Date. A copy folder is created with a name based on the date that the original file was created. The copy is then saved into this folder. For example, the copy of an original file created on Oct.8, 2007 will be saved into a folder named 10082007.

  • Page 94: Copy

    COPY Lets you use the PC and any printer driver for enhanced copy operations. You can scan a page on the machine and print copies using any of the features of the machine’s printer driver, or you can direct the copy output to any standard printer driver installed on the PC including network printers.

  • Page 95

    In the printer driver settings dialog box, you can choose advanced settings for printing. Note • You must configure each of the copy buttons before they can be used. • The Print Options screen will vary depending on the model of printer you have chosen.

  • Page 96: Pc-fax (mfc Models Only)

    These buttons are for sending or receiving faxes using the Brother PC-FAX application. Send Lets you scan a page or document and automatically send the image as a fax from the PC using the Brother PC-FAX software. (See PC-FAX sending on page 117.)

  • Page 97: Send

    ControlCenter3 Send The Send button lets you scan a document and automatically send the image as a fax from the PC using the Brother PC-FAX software. (See PC-FAX sending on page 117.) To change the Send settings, right-click the Send button and click ControlCenter Configuration. You can change the Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Show Scanner Interface, Brightness and Contrast settings.

  • Page 98: Address Book

    Receiving software on your PC on page 132.) Address Book The Address Book button lets you add, amend or delete contacts from your address book. To edit the Address Book, click the Address Book button to open the dialog box. (See Brother Address Book on page 124.)

  • Page 99: Device Setting

    Lets you open the Remote Setup Program. (See Remote Setup on page 115.) Quick-Dial (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) Lets you open the Set Quick-Dial window of Remote Setup. (See Remote Setup on page 115.) Ink Level Lets you check the ink status.

  • Page 100: Remote Setup (not Available For Dcp Models, Mfc-250c And Mfc-290c)

    For details, see Remote Setup on page 115. Quick-Dial (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) The Quick-Dial button lets you open the Set Quick-Dial window in the Remote Setup Program. You can then easily register or change the Quick-Dial numbers from your PC.

  • Page 101: Ink Level

    Ink Level The Ink Level button opens the Status Monitor window, which displays the ink level for each cartridge. User’s Guide The User’s Guide button lets you view the Software User’s Guide and the Network User’s Guide in HTML format.

  • Page 102: Network Scanning (for Models With Built-in Network Support)

    30 clients try to connect at a time, 5 of those clients will not be shown on the LCD. • If your PC is protected by a firewall, and is unable to network scan, you may need to configure the firewall ®...

  • Page 103: Configuring Network Scanning

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Configuring Network Scanning If you are using a different machine than the one that was originally registered to your PC during the installation of MFL-Pro Suite software (see the Quick Setup Guide), follow the steps below.

  • Page 104

    User Account Control screen appears, do the following: • For users who have administrator rights: Click Continue. • For users who do not have administrator rights: Enter the administrator password and click OK. Click the Network Setting tab and choose the appropriate connection method.

  • Page 105

    Click the Scan To Button tab and enter your PC name in the Display Name field. The machine’s LCD displays the name you enter. The default setting is your PC name. You can enter any name that you like. If you want to avoid receiving unwanted documents, enter a 4-digit PIN number in the Pin number and Retype Pin number field.

  • Page 106: Using The Scan Key

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 107: Scan To E-mail (e-mail Server, Mfc-6490cw Only)

    The machine starts the scanning process. Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter3 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 70.)

  • Page 108

    Press a or b to choose Quality. If you don't want to change the quality or file type, press a and then enter destination address. Go to h. Press d or c to choose Color 150 dpi, Color 300 dpi, Color 600 dpi, B/W 200 dpi or B/W 200x100 dpi.

  • Page 109: Scan To Image

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 110

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 111: Scan To File

    Scan to File When you choose Scan to File, you can scan a black and white or color document and send it directly to a PC you designate on your network. The file will be saved in the folder and file format that you have configured in ControlCenter3.

  • Page 112

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter3 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 70.)

  • Page 113: How To Set A New Default For Scan To E-mail (e-mail Server, Mfc-6490cw Only)

    Press a or b to choose E-mail Server. Press OK. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press a or b to choose Set New Default.

  • Page 114: Scan To Ftp (for Mfc-5890cn And Mfc-6490cw)

    Press a or b to choose Profile Name. Press OK. Enter the name that you want to use for the profile of the FTP server. This name will be displayed on the LCD of the machine and can be up to 30 characters.

  • Page 115

    Choose the file type for the document. Press a or b to choose File Type. Press OK. Press a or b to choose PDF or JPEG for color or gray scale documents and PDF or TIFF for B/W document. Press OK.

  • Page 116: Creating A User Defined File Name

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Creating a user defined File Name In addition to the seven present file names you can store two user defined file names that can be used for creating an FTP Server Profile.

  • Page 117

    The LCD shows Connecting. When the connection to the FTP server is successful the machine starts the scanning process. If you are using the scanner glass, the LCD displays Next Page?. Press 1 for Yes or press 2 for No.

  • Page 118: Scan To Ftp Manual Method

    Press d or c to choose Color 150 dpi, Color 300 dpi, Color 600 dpi, B/W 200 dpi or B/W 200x100 dpi. Press OK. Press a or b to choose File Type. Press d or c to choose PDF or JPEG for color or gray scale documents and PDF or TIFF for B/W document. Press OK. Note For MFC-6490CW If you use the scanner glass of the machine, choose documents size.

  • Page 119

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Press a or b to choose File Name. Press OK. Press a or b to choose a file name you want to use and press OK. Press Black Start or Color Start and go to n. Note If you want to change the file name manually, go to m.

  • Page 120: How To Set A New Default For Scan To Ftp

    Press OK. Note If there is no FTP Profile configured, skip c and go to d. Enter the FTP host address (for example ftp.example.com up to 60 characters) or the IP address (for example 192.23.56.189). Press OK. Enter the destination folder (for example /brother/abc/, up to 60 characters).

  • Page 121

    Press OK. Note If there is no FTP Profile configured, skip c and go to d. Enter the FTP host address (for example ftp.example.com up to 60 characters) or the IP address (for example 192.23.56.189). Press OK. Enter the destination folder (for example /brother/abc/, up to 60 characters).

  • Page 122: Entering Text

    Clear/Back. Re-enter the correct character. You can also back up and insert letters. Repeating letters If you need to enter a letter that is on the same key as the letter before, press c to move the cursor to the right before you press the key again.

  • Page 123: Remote Setup

    Lets you upload data to the machine without exiting the Remote Setup application. Print Lets you print the chosen items on the machine. You cannot print the data until it is uploaded to the machine. Click Apply to upload the new data to the machine and then click Print.

  • Page 124: Remote Setup (not Available For Dcp Models, Mfc-250c And Mfc-290c)

    • You can use the Export and Import buttons to save Quick-Dial or all your settings for your machine. • If your PC is protected by a firewall, and is unable to use Remote Setup, you may need to configure the firewall settings to allow communication through port number 137.

  • Page 125: Pc-fax Sending

    The Brother PC-FAX feature lets you use your PC to send a document file from an application as a standard fax. You can send a file created in any application on your PC as a PC-FAX. You can even attach a cover page.

  • Page 126: Brother Pc-fax Software (mfc Models Only)

    (for example, dialling 9 to get an outside line in your office). Include header To add the header information you entered in the User Information tab to the top of your sent faxes, check the Include header box. See Setting up user information on page 117.

  • Page 127: Setting Up A Cover

    The Brother PC-FAX Cover Page Setup dialog box appears: Entering cover page information Note If you are sending a fax to more than one recipient, the recipient information will not be printed on the cover page. Choose the recipient information you want to add to the cover page.

  • Page 128: Sending A File As A Pc-fax Using The Facsimile Style User Interface

    Choose Brother PC-FAX as your printer, and then click Print. The Facsimile style user interface appears: Note If the Simple style user interface appears, change the user interface selection setting. (See Sending setup on page 118.) Enter a fax number using any of the following methods: Use the dial pad to enter the number.

  • Page 129: Sending A File As A Pc-fax Using The Simple Style User Interface

    Note • If you want to cancel the fax, click Stop. • If you want to redial a number, click Redial to scroll through the last five fax numbers, choose a number, and then click Start. Sending a file as a PC-FAX using the Simple style user interface Create a file in any application on your PC.

  • Page 130

    Enter the fax number using any of the following methods: Enter the fax number in the To: field. Click the To: button, and then choose destination fax numbers from the Address Book. If you make a mistake, click Clear to delete all the entries.

  • Page 131: Address Book

    Select Address Book pull-down which address book to use for PC-FAX sending. There are four types: Brother Address Book, Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail Address. For the address book file, you must enter the path and file name of the database file which contains the address book information.

  • Page 132: Brother Address Book

    In the Address Book dialog box, click the icon to add a member. The Brother Address Book Member Setup dialog box appears: In the Member Setup dialog box, enter the member’s information. Name is a required field. Click OK to save the information.

  • Page 133: Speed Dial Setup

    Brother PC-FAX Software (MFC models only) Speed Dial setup From the Brother PC-FAX Setup dialog box, click the Speed Dial tab. (To use this feature, you must choose the Facsimile style user interface.) You can register a member or group on each of the ten Speed Dial buttons.

  • Page 134: Setting Up A Group For Broadcasting

    Enter the name of the new group in the Group Name field. In the Available Names box, choose each member to be included in the group, and then click Add >>. Members added to the group appear in the Group Members box.

  • Page 135: Deleting A Member Or Group

    Exporting the Address Book You can export the whole Address Book to an ASCII text file (*.csv). You can also choose and create a vCard that can be attached to a member’s outgoing E-mail, (A vCard is an electronic business card that contains the sender’s contact information.) or Remote Setup Dial Data for Remote Setup application of your...

  • Page 136

    Brother PC-FAX Software (MFC models only) Click OK to save the data. Enter the name of the file, and then click Save.

  • Page 137: Importing To The Address Book

    From the Available Items column choose the data fields you want to import, and click Add >>. Note From the Available Items list choose the fields in the same order they are listed in the import text file. Choose Tab or Comma based on the file format you are importing from Divide Character.

  • Page 138

    Brother PC-FAX Software (MFC models only) Enter the name of the file, and then click Open. Note If you chose Text in a, Files of type: will be Text file (*.csv).

  • Page 139: Pc-fax Receiving (not Available For Mfc-250c And Mfc-290c)

    When enabled, your machine will receive faxes in its memory. Once it has received the fax, it will automatically be sent to your PC. If you turn your PC off, your machine will continue to receive and store your faxes in its memory. The machine LCD will display the number of stored faxes received, for example: PC Fax Msg:001 When you switch your PC on, the PC-FAX Receive Software automatically transfers your faxes to your PC.

  • Page 140: Enabling The Pc-fax Receiving Software On Your Machine

    Note If you select Backup Print:On, the machine will print the fax, so you will have a copy if there is a power failure before it is sent to the PC. The fax messages are automatically erased from your machine’s memory when they have been successfully printed and sent to your PC.

  • Page 141: Setting Up Your Pc

    The PC-Fax RX Setup dialog box appears: In Save file to, click the Browse button if you want to change the path where PC-FAX files are saved. In File Format, choose .tif or .max as the received document format. The default format is .tif.

  • Page 142: Configuring The Network Pc-fax Receiving Settings

    The settings to send received faxes to your computer were automatically configured during the installation of MFL-Pro Suite. (See the Quick Setup Guide.) If you are using a different machine than the one that was registered to your PC during the installation of the MFL-Pro Suite software, follow the steps below.

  • Page 143: Viewing New Pc-fax Messages

    Double-click any new faxes to open and view them. Note The name of your unread PC message will be based on the date and time that the messages were received until you assign a file name. For example ‘Fax 2-20-2007 16;40;21.tif’.

  • Page 144: Photocapture Center

    ® PhotoCapture Center CAUTION DO NOT start your PC with a memory card installed in the media drive of the machine. You could lose your data or damage the card. Note ® • The PhotoCapture Center will read only the media that was put in first.

  • Page 145

    If you take out the media while the Photo Capture key is flashing, you must restart your PC at once before putting the same media back into the machine. If you do not restart your PC, the data on your media may...

  • Page 146: For Network Users (for Models With Built-in Network Support)

    If you take out the media while the Photo Capture key is flashing, you must restart your PC at once before putting the same media back into the machine. If you do not restart your PC, the data on your media may...

  • Page 147: Before Using The Brother Software

    Internal Port number 54925 54926 Add Port number 137 if you still have trouble with your network connection after you added port 54925 and 54926. Port number 137 also supports ® printing, PhotoCapture Center and Remote Setup over the network.

  • Page 148

    6 Click OK. If you still have trouble with your network connection, click the Add button. Add port 137 for both network scanning and Network PC-Fax receiving by entering the information below: 1 In Description of service: Enter any description, for example “Brother Network Print”.

  • Page 149: Users

    When the User Account Control screen appears, do the following: Users who have administrator rights: Click Continue. For users who do not have administrator rights: Enter the administrator password and click OK. Make sure that Windows Firewall on the General tab is set to On.

  • Page 150

    Make sure that the new setting is added and is checked, and then click OK. If you still have trouble with your network connection such as Network Scanning or Printing, check the File and Printer Sharing box in the Exceptions tab and then click OK.

  • Page 151: Apple Macintosh

    Section II ® ® Apple Macintosh Printing and Faxing Scanning ControlCenter2 Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) ® Remote Setup & PhotoCapture Center...

  • Page 152: Simultaneous Printing, Scanning And Faxing

    DO NOT connect the machine to a USB port on a keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. Choosing the right type of paper For high quality printing, it is important to choose the right type of paper. Be sure to read About paper in the User’s Guide before buying paper.

  • Page 153: Status Monitor

    Hiding or showing the window After starting the Status Monitor, you can hide or show the window. To hide the window, go to the menu bar, Brother Status Monitor and choose Hide Brother Status Monitor. To show the window, click the Status Monitor icon in the dock or click the Ink Level button in the DEVICE SETTINGS tab of ControlCenter2.

  • Page 154: Using The Brother Ink Driver

    From an application such as Apple TextEdit, click File, then Page Setup. Make sure MFC-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name) is chosen in the Format for pop-up menu. You can change the settings for Paper Size, Orientation and Scale, then click OK.

  • Page 155

    For more page setup options, click the disclosure triangle beside the Printer pop-up menu. To do borderless printing From the Paper Size pop-up menu, choose the size of paper you want to print such as Letter (Borderless) or Tabloid (Borderless) (Available on 11 × 17 models).

  • Page 156: Choosing Printing Options

    Printing and Faxing Choosing printing options To control special printing features, choose Print Settings in the Print dialog box.

  • Page 157: Basic Settings

    Media Type To achieve the best print results, the media being printed on should be selected in the driver. The machine changes the way it prints depending on the selected media type. Plain Paper...

  • Page 158: Quality

    The quality selection lets you choose the print resolution you want for your document. Print quality and speed are related. The higher the quality, the longer it will take to print the document. The quality selections that are available will vary depending on the media type you choose. (See Resolution in the Specifications of the User’s Guide.)

  • Page 159: Advanced Settings

    Printing and Faxing Advanced settings You can choose the Color/Grayscale, Mirror Printing, Reverse Printing and Bi-Directional Printing settings.

  • Page 160: Color/grayscale

    Printing and Faxing Color/Grayscale This selection allows a color document to be printed in black and white using grayscale. Color Settings Click the Color Settings button to see options for enhanced print settings.

  • Page 161

    Printing and Faxing Color Enhancement Brightness Adjusts the brightness of the whole image. To lighten or darken the image, move the scroll bar to the right or left. Contrast Adjusts the contrast of an image. This will make darker areas darker and lighter areas lighter. Increase the contrast when you want an image to be clearer.

  • Page 162: Other Print Options

    Other Print Options Click Other Print Options triangle to set more Printer functions: Data Transfer Mode The Data Transfer Mode feature lets you choose print data transfer mode to improve print quality or print speed. Recommended Setting Choose Recommended Setting for general use.

  • Page 163: Support

    Printing and Faxing Support The Support window shows links to the Brother Solutions Center and Genuine Supplies Websites. Click the Support button to display the Support window: Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center is a website offering information about your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and tips for using your machine.

  • Page 164: Sending A Fax (mfc Models Only)

    ® From an application such as Apple TextEdit, click File, then Print. ® For Mac OS X 10.2.x to 10.4.x ® For Mac OS X 10.5 For more page setup options, click the disclosure triangle beside the Printer pop-up menu.

  • Page 165

    Printing and Faxing Choose Send Fax from the pop-up menu. Choose Facsimile from the Output pop-up menu. Enter a fax number in the Input Fax Number box, and then click Print to send the fax.

  • Page 166

    Printing and Faxing Note If you want to send a fax to more than one number, click Add after entering the first fax number. The destination fax numbers will be listed in the Destination Fax Numbers field.

  • Page 167

    X Address Book application ® (For Mac OS X 10.2.x to 10.4.x) ® You can address a fax number using a vCard (an electronic business card) from the Mac OS Address Book application. Click Address Book. ® For Mac OS X 10.2.x to 10.4.x...

  • Page 168: X 10.5 Addresses Panel

    Printing and Faxing When you are finished addressing your fax, click Print to send the fax. Note The vCard used must contain a work fax or home fax number. ® Using Mac OS X 10.5 Addresses panel You can address a fax number using Addresses button.

  • Page 169

    Printing and Faxing Choose fax number from Addresses panel and then click To. When you are finished addressing your fax, click Print to send the fax.

  • Page 170: Scanning From A Macintosh

    Using the scanner glass in the User’s Guide. Note If you want to scan from a machine on a network, choose the networked machine in the Device Selector application located in Macintosh HD/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/DeviceSelector or from the Model pop-up menu of ControlCenter2.

  • Page 171: Scanning An Image Into Your Macintosh

    The PreScan button is used to preview and also lets you crop any unwanted areas from the image. When you are satisfied with the preview, click the Start button in the Scanner Setup dialog box to scan the image. Load your document.

  • Page 172: Settings In The Scanner Window

    Resolution You can change the scanning resolution from the Resolution pop-up menu. Higher resolutions take more memory and transfer time, but produce a finer scanned image. The following table shows the resolutions you can choose and the available colors. Resolution Black &...

  • Page 173

    Although using 24 Bit Color creates an image with the most accurate color reproduction, the image file size will be about three times larger than a file created using the 8 Bit Color option. It requires the most memory and has the longest transfer time.

  • Page 174

    Custom For Models without a scanner ADF User adjustable from 0.35 × 0.35 in. (8.9 × 8.9 mm) to 8.5 × 11.7 in. (215.9 × 297 mm) For Letter scanning models with ADF User adjustable from 0.35 × 0.35 in. (8.9 × 8.9 mm) to 8.5 × 14 in. (215.9 × 355.6 mm) For 11 ×...

  • Page 175

    You can set the Brightness level by dragging the slide bar to the right or left to lighten or darken the image. You can also enter a value in the box to set the level.

  • Page 176: Scan To E-mail

    ControlCenter2 buttons to launch the application of your choice using the (Scan) key, see Using ControlCenter2 on page 182. Scan to E-mail You can scan either a black and white or color document into your E-mail application as a file attachment. Load your document. Press the (Scan) key.

  • Page 177: Scan To Image

    Scanning Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter2 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 184.) •...

  • Page 178: Scan To Ocr

    OCR feature to work from ® ® the Scan key or ControlCenter2. (See Using Presto! PageManager on page 179.) • You can’t choose color Scan type for this function. Black Start or Color Start do not change the settings.

  • Page 179: Scan To File

    The file type and specific folder are based on the settings you have chosen in the Scan to File screen of the Brother ControlCenter2. (See File on page 189.) Load your document.

  • Page 180: Scan To Media

    Memory Stick Pro™, SecureDigital or xD-Picture Card™ from the machine while it is reading the data (the Photo Capture key is flashing). You could lose your data or damage the media. If you take out the USB Flash memory drive or memory card while the Photo Capture key is flashing, you must ®...

  • Page 181

    Press Black Start or Color Start to start scanning. If you are using the scanner glass, the LCD displays Next Page?. Press 1 for Yes or press 2 for No. After you finish scanning, make sure you choose No before removing the USB Flash memory drive or memory card from the machine.

  • Page 182

    ® MagicGate Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro™ can be used, but any music data that is stored on the stick cannot be read. This product supports SecureDigital High Capacity. This product supports xD-Picture Card™ Type M / Type M / Type H (Large Capacity).

  • Page 183

    The file name is set automatically. However, you can create a name of your choice using the character keys on the control panel. Press File Name and then enter the file name. You can only change the first 6 digits of the file name.

  • Page 184: How To Set A New Default For Scan To Media

    Scanning How to set a new default for Scan to Media You can set your own default settings. For 1 or 2 Line LCD models Changing the default quality Press Menu. Press a or b to choose PhotoCapture. Press OK.

  • Page 185

    Press a or b to choose Scan to Media. Press OK. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press a or b to choose Set New Default.

  • Page 186

    Setting the new default Press the (Scan) key. Press Scan to Media. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press Set New Default. Press Yes to confirm. Press Stop/Exit.

  • Page 187: Features

    NewSoft Presto! PageManager Features OCR: In one step you can scan an image, recognize the text, and edit it with a word processor. Image Editing: Enhance, crop and rotate images, or open them with an image-editing program of your choice.

  • Page 188: Technical Support

    Carlstraße 50, D-52531, Übach-Palenberg, Germany Telephone: 0900 1 409640 E-mail Address: de.nsc@newsoft.eu.com URL: http://de.newsoft.eu.com Company name: Avanquest UK Postal Address: The Software Centre East Way, Lee Mill Industrial Estate Plymouth Devon. PL21 9GE Telephone: 44-01752-201148 Fax: 44-01752-894833 E-mail Address: uk.nsc@newsoft.eu.com URL: http://uk.newsoft.eu.com...

  • Page 189

    Scanning Italy Company name: Postal Address: Not Open Telephone: 0899399878 E-mail Address: it.nsc@newsoft.eu.com URL: http://it.newsoft.eu.com Spain Company name: Postal Address: Not Open Telephone: 0807505598 E-mail Address: sp.nsc@newsoft.eu.com Other countries E-mail Address: tech@newsoft.eu.com...

  • Page 190: Controlcenter2

    • The screens shown in this section are from Mac OS X 10.5. Screens on your Macintosh vary depending on your operating system and application. • The features available to you in ControlCenter2 may vary depending on the model number of your machine. Using ControlCenter2 ControlCenter2 is a software utility that lets you quickly and easily access your often used applications.

  • Page 191: Turning The Autoload Feature Off

    ControlCenter2 Turning the AutoLoad feature off ® If you do not want ControlCenter2 to run automatically each time you start your Macintosh , do the following. Click the ControlCenter2 icon in the menu bar and choose Preferences. The ControlCenter2 preference window appears.

  • Page 192: Scan

    ControlCenter2 SCAN There are four scan buttons for the Scan to Image, Scan to OCR, Scan to E-mail and Scan to File applications. ® Image (Default: Apple Preview) Lets you scan a page directly into any graphic viewer/editor application. You can choose the destination ®...

  • Page 193: File Types

    To change the default settings, click the button while holding down the Ctrl key and choose the Software Button. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, check the Show Scanner Interface box.

  • Page 194

    You can delete an application that you have added. Just choose the Application Name and click the Delete button. Note This function is also available for Scan to E-mail and Scan to OCR. The window may vary depending on the function.

  • Page 195: Ocr (word Processing Application)

    ControlCenter2 OCR (word processing application) Scan To OCR converts the graphic page image data into text which can be edited by any word processing application. You can change the default word processing application. To configure Scan To OCR, click the button while holding down the Ctrl key and choose the Software Button.

  • Page 196: E-mail

    Delete button. When you first start ControlCenter2 a default list of compatible E-mail applications will appear in the pop-up menu. If you are having trouble using a custom application with ControlCenter2 you should choose an application from the list.

  • Page 197: File

    File The Scan To File button lets you scan an image to a folder on your hard disk in any file format. This lets you easily archive your paper documents. To configure the file type and folder, click the button while holding down the Ctrl key and choose the Software Button.

  • Page 198: Custom Scan

    E-mail addresses chosen from your E-mail address book. Scan to File Lets you save a scanned image to any folder on a local or network hard disk. You can also choose the file type to be used.

  • Page 199: User-defined Button

    ControlCenter2 User-defined button To customize a button, click the button while holding down the Ctrl key, and the configuration window appears. Follow these guidelines for button configuration. Scan to Image General tab Enter a name in Name for Custom (up to 30 characters) to create the button name.

  • Page 200

    ControlCenter2 Scan to OCR General tab Enter a name in Name for Custom (up to 30 characters) to create the button name. Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field. Settings tab Choose the Target Application, File Type, OCR Software, OCR Language, Resolution, Scan Type,...

  • Page 201: Scan To E-mail

    ControlCenter2 Scan to E-mail General tab Enter a name in Name for Custom (up to 30 characters) to create the button name. Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field. Settings tab Choose the E-mail Application, File Type, Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size,...

  • Page 202: Scan To File

    Choose the type of scan from the Scan Action field. Settings tab Choose the file format from the File Type pop-up menu. Save the file to the default folder or choose your preferred folder by clicking the Browse button. Choose the Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Show Scanner Interface, Brightness and Contrast settings.

  • Page 203: Copy / Pc-fax (pc-fax Is Mfc Models Only)

    COPY - Lets you use your Macintosh and any printer driver for enhanced copy operations. You can scan a page on the machine and print the copies using any of the features of the machine’s printer driver, or you can ®...

  • Page 204

    For Mac OS X 10.2.x to 10.4.x To copy, choose Copies & Pages from the pop-up menu. To fax, choose Send Fax from the pop-up menu. (See Sending a fax (MFC models only) on page 156.) ® For Mac OS X 10.5...

  • Page 205: Device Settings

    Lets you open the Remote Setup Program. (See Remote Setup (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) on page 219.) Quick-Dial Lets you open the Set Quick-Dial window of the Remote Setup. (See Remote Setup (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) on page 219.) Ink Level...

  • Page 206: Quick-dial (not Available For Dcp Models, Mfc-250c And Mfc-290c)

    For details, see Remote Setup (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) on page 219. Quick-Dial (Not available for DCP models, MFC-250C and MFC-290C) The Quick-Dial button lets you open the Set Quick-Dial window in the Remote Setup Program, so you can ® easily register or change the dial numbers from your Macintosh...

  • Page 207: Ink Level

    ControlCenter2 Ink Level The Ink Level button opens the Brother Status Monitor window, which displays the ink level for each cartridge. Note The Brother Status Monitor application is located in Macintosh HD/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities.

  • Page 208: Configuring Network Scanning

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) If you want to scan from the machine on a network, you must choose the networked machine in the Device Selector application located in Macintosh HD/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/DeviceSelector or from the Model pop-up menu in the main screen of ControlCenter2. If you have already installed the MFL- Pro Suite Software following the network installation steps in the Quick Setup Guide then this selection should already be made.

  • Page 209: Network Scanning (for Models With Built-in Network Support)

    • You can avoid receiving unwanted documents by setting a 4-digit PIN number. Enter your PIN number in the PIN number and Retype PIN number field. To send data to a computer protected by a PIN number, the LCD prompts you to enter the PIN number before the document can be scanned and sent to the...

  • Page 210: Scan To E-mail (pc)

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 211

    The machine starts the scanning process. Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter2 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 184.)

  • Page 212: Scan To E-mail (e-mail Server, Mfc-6490cw Only)

    When you choose Scan to E-mail (E-mail Server) you can scan a black and white or color document and send it directly to an E-mail address from the machine. You can choose PDF or TIFF for Black and White and PDF or JPEG for color.

  • Page 213

    • Press a or b to choose the E-mail address you want. Press OK. Press OK again. Press Black Start or Color Start. The machine starts the scanning process. If you are using the scanner glass, the LCD displays Next Page?. Press 1 for Yes or press 2 for No.

  • Page 214: Scan To Image

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 215

    Note For DCP models, press a or b repeatedly to enter the first digit of the PIN number. Press c to move the cursor, then use a or b to enter the second digit. Repeat until you have entered all four digits of the PIN number.

  • Page 216: Scan To File

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Scan to File When you choose Scan to File, you can scan a black and white or color document and send it directly to the ® Macintosh you designate on your network. The file will be saved in the folder and file format that you have ®...

  • Page 217

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Note • If you want to change between color and black and white scanning, choose color or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter2 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 184.)

  • Page 218: How To Set A New Default For Scan To E-mail (e-mail Server, Mfc-6490cw Only)

    Press a or b to choose E-mail Server. Press OK. Press and choose your new setting. Repeat this step for each setting you want to change. After changing the last setting, press a or b to choose Set New Default.

  • Page 219: Scan To Ftp (for Mfc-5890cn And Mfc-6490cw)

    Press a or b to choose Profile Name. Press OK. Enter the name that you want to use for the profile of the FTP server. This name will be displayed on the LCD of the machine and can be up to 30 characters.

  • Page 220

    Choose the file type for the document. Press a or b to choose File Type. Press OK. Press a or b to choose PDF or JPEG for color or gray scale documents and PDF or TIFF for B/W documents. Press OK.

  • Page 221: Creating A User Defined File Name

    Network Scanning (For models with built-in network support) Creating a user defined File Name In addition to the seven present file names you can store two user defined file names that can be used for creating an FTP Server Profile.

  • Page 222: Scan To Ftp Manual Method

    The LCD shows Connecting. When the connection to the FTP server is successful the machine starts the scanning process. If you are using the scanner glass, the LCD displays Next Page?. Press 1 for Yes or press 2 for No. Scan to FTP Manual Method Load your document.

  • Page 223

    If you want to change the file name, go to l. Press a or b to choose File Name. Press OK. Press a or b to choose a file name you want to use and press OK. Press Black Start or Color Start and go to n. Note If you want to change the file name manually, go to m.

  • Page 224: How To Set A New Default For Scan To Ftp

    Press OK. Note If there is no FTP Profile configured, skip c and go to d. Enter the FTP host address (for example ftp.example.com up to 60 characters) or the IP address (for example 192.23.56.189). Press OK. Enter the destination folder (for example /brother/abc/, up to 60 characters).

  • Page 225

    Press OK. Note If there is no FTP Profile configured, skip c and go to d. Enter the FTP host address (for example ftp.example.com up to 60 characters) or the IP address (for example 192.23.56.189). Press OK. Enter the destination folder (for example /brother/abc/, up to 60 characters).

  • Page 226: Entering Text

    Clear/Back. Re-enter the correct character. You can also back up and insert letters. Repeating letters If you need to enter a letter that is on the same key as the letter before, press c to move the cursor to the right before you press the key again.

  • Page 227: Remote Setup & Photocapture Center

    Lets you upload data to the machine without exiting the Remote Setup application. Print Lets you print the chosen items on the machine. You cannot print the data until it is uploaded to the machine. Click Apply to upload the new data to the machine and then click Print.

  • Page 228

    Remote Setup & PhotoCapture Center Note • You can use the Export and Import buttons to save Quick-Dial or all your settings for your machine. ® • If you need to change the machine that was registered to your Macintosh...

  • Page 229: Photocapture Center

    ® MagicGate Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro™ can be used, but any music data that is stored on the stick cannot be read. This product supports SecureDigital High Capacity. This product supports xD-Picture Card™ Type M / Type M / Type H (Large Capacity).

  • Page 230

    (Photo Capture) key is flashing). You could lose your data or damage the data. ® If you take out the memory card while the Photo Capture key is flashing, you must restart your Macintosh ® before putting the same media back into the machine. If you do not restart your Macintosh , the data on your media may be destroyed.

  • Page 231: For Network Users (for Models With Built-in Network Support)

    ® MagicGate Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro™ can be used, but any music data that is stored on the stick cannot be read. This product supports SecureDigital High Capacity. This product supports xD-Picture Card™ Type M / Type M / Type H (Large Capacity).

  • Page 232

    ® Device Selector ........162 Macintosh Drivers Network ............. 200 ® Macintosh OCR ..............179 ® ® Brother Ink driver ..........146 Presto! PageManager ......170 TWAIN .............. 162 Resolution ............164 ® Windows Scan key ...........168 Brother printer driver .........2 TWAIN compliant ..........

  • Page 233

    These machines are made for use in the USA and CANADA only. We cannot recommend using them overseas because it may violate the Telecommunications Regulations of that country and the power requirements of your multi-function center may not be compatible with the power available in foreign countries.

This manual also for:

Mfc-290c, Mfc-5890cn, Mfc-6490cw, Dcp series

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