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Learning to use Pixma scanner (with an iMac)

Canon Pixma scanning Mac PIXMA scanning tutorial

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I have just set up a new AIO Canon Pixma MX475. This is the fourth or fifth scanning set-up I've had over twenty years (I've had a couple of dedicated scanners) and I am finding it very difficult to work out how to do the basics.

 

My immediately previous scanner was within the Kodak Hero 7.1 AIO. With that I could go to System Preferences> Printers and Scanners, open the scanner and then get a scanning window where I could do a scanning overview and then adjust the area to be scanned, set the resolution, colour/mono, file format, file name and destination.

 

With this machine when I go to Printers and Scanners, although "Canon MX470 series" appears there, there is no option to open the scanner and I cannot find out how to generate the kind of dialogue I used with the Kodak (and earlier with HP scanners or AIOs).

 

I have done a minute amount of elementary printing and scanning but I really want to be able to use this tool intelligently and in a sophisticated way.

 

The machine came with nothing in the way of an user manual. After a lot of googling I found this: 

http://ugp01.c-ij.co.../SU/su-001.html

 

This is not only just web-based, it is in itself very unfriendly to the user. I think I read on it somewhere that you could print it but I don't think there is a download facility. It certainly doesn't bear any resemblance to the PDF user manuals I keep for so many items (from mobile phones to dishwashers) on my computer. These vary in how good they are, but usually they have some resemblance to a print book and you can get some feel for how the functions fit together from the table of contents. With this so-called manual provided by Canon I feel as if I'm groping about in the dark, grabbing anything that looks as if it could be relevant and just proceeding by trial and error.

 

Is there a way of getting a dialogue of the sort I had with the Kodak (preferably to guide me through the use of three functions)?

 

Is there anything approaching a conventional user manual available anywhere? 


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It's been a long day and I'm closing down for the night and I've just found various bits and pieces on the Desktop that look as if they might be what I'm looking for. :yeah:

When I'm fresh and lively tomorrow ( I hope!) maybe I'll be able to answer some of my questions myself. But I stick with my opinion that Canon don't make it easy.


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