Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top Search Question for the Brother MFC-6490?

One of the top questions we see on our cross-reference blog is regarding the Brother MFC-6490. But to our surprise the top question is how do you scan an 11 x 17 document or page using the Brother MFC-6490?

So here are the instructions on how to scan an 11 x 17 document on the Brother MFC-6490:

To scan a Legal, Ledger, A3 or A4 size document, you need to change the Glass ScanSize setting.
  • The default setting is Letter.
  • Press the (Scan) button
  • Press up arrow or down arrow to select Scan to Media
  • Press OK
  • Press up arrow or down arrow to choose Glass ScanSize
  • Press right or left arrow to choose Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3 or A4
  • Select the A4 size
  • Press OK

You can save the default scanning of the Brother MFC-6490 to what size you use most often by following the instructions on page 121 from the Brother manual.

Note - This setting is only available for scanning documents from the scanner glass.

Currently the Brother MFC-6490 is selling for $276.00 at

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