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The Canon multifunction printers can be used to scan in documents using optical character recognition (OCR).  This makes the documents searchable and more accessible.

Instructions for performing an OCR scan:

  • Place the documents front-side up in the tray on top of the copier.
  • Press the power button to turn on the main menu screen.
  • From the top of the main menu screen, press the Send button.
  • Press the Address Book button.
  • Select the recipients of the scan from the list of email addresses and press OK. If you don't see the intended recipient, do the following:
    • Press the Register button from the right side of the screen.
    • Press Register Address.
    • Press Register New Address.
    • Press Email.
    • Add a name for the new recipient.
    • Add the email address.
    • Press OK.
    • Press Done.
    • Select the recipients of the scan from the list of email addresses.
    • Press OK.
  • Choose OK.
  • Press the File Format button from the right side of the screen.
  • Select OCR.
  • Press OK.
  • Press the large green Start button.
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