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Mindy

Changing Resolution When Scanning?

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OK, I'm feeling very blonde now (yes, I really am blonde!), but how do I change the resolution (or even find out what it's set at) on my scanner? I have a fairly new (within past year) Canon Pixma MP 600 printer/scanner. I'm sure it's obvious, because it's pretty user friendly, but I sure can't seem to find where to change the resolution. My dh stashed the instruction manual somewhere & he can't remember where!!! TIA!

 

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Know what i would do? I would go to the companys site, look in their support department for the documentation. Most often they have a digital version of the manual. OR even... use ask.com and say ... oh i just found it.. so here you go...

 

http://alpha03.c-wss.com/inc/ApplServlet?R...MA&TRF=MAIN

 

 

Use that link and you can download the manual :)

 

hope that helps

 

angela

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OK, I'm feeling very blonde now (yes, I really am blonde!), but how do I change the resolution (or even find out what it's set at) on my scanner? I have a fairly new (within past year) Canon Pixma MP 600 printer/scanner. I'm sure it's obvious, because it's pretty user friendly, but I sure can't seem to find where to change the resolution. My dh stashed the instruction manual somewhere & he can't remember where!!! TIA!

 

:blondmoment:

 

 

You need to open your cannon scanner software and view all menus.

The resolution may be on menu that is hidden.

If you scanner program has a help menu look thier.

Many programs put the program help right on your computer

with the actual program.

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Angela - what did you search for to get that link? It wouldn't work for me - said I needed to try another region? Strange, huh?

 

I'll go look for a hidden menu. I tried all of the obvious ones, but it's gotta be there somewhere!

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okay...

 

www.usa.canon.com

select support, consumer

 

then in 1 - multifunction

2 - inkjet

3- pixma mx600

 

it will open up a page that looks like a store, but if you scroll down, it should be on a support tab. Next to that tab you will see Drivers and Downloads click on it

you should now see a link for product manuals click on it... a window will pop up (make sure your program doesnt block it) then follow the directions for downloading it.

 

let me know if it helped you!!

 

angela

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LOL.. just saw this..

 

n-screen Manual for Windows [ HTML Help ]

This is the same electronic manual in the CD enclosed with the printer.

It explains how to operate the printer software in detail.

 

do you have your cd?

 

angela

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Found the manual - thanks!

 

However, after reading the manual, it doesn't have anything about how to change the resolution (just basically says put the pics on the scanner & press OK!). I knew that much! Determined to figure this out, I started playing & woo hoo, I figured it out!!!

:dancingelephant::dancingelephant::dancingelephant::dancingelephant::dancingelephant:

 

I discovered that you don't set anything on the scanner itself - have to do it on the computer. Guess I assumed that you changed the settings right on the scanner itself somehow.

 

Here's how it works for me (in case anyone is in the same bind!):

 

-make sure printer/scanner is on and set to "scan"

-bring up "My Pictures" on your pc and click "Get pictures from printer or scanner"

-click on "Custom Settings" - that brings up a menu that I can change Brightness, Contrast, Picture Type (color picture, greyscale, etc.) and

ta da......RESOLUTION!

-click on "Next" and then choose all of the normal stuff (name of file, where you want to save it)

 

Worked dandy! Now I can cross that off of my long list - figure out how to scan and save paper prints to use for digi scrapping! THANKS!!!

 

:penguins:

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