This is a short guide to setting up the Canon ScanGear Tool to enable the Canon copiers to be able to scan directly from the copy machine to the computer.
Canon ScanGear Tool
First you will need to download the ScanGear Tool from Canon’s website. Version 2.21 will work with all the non-color copiers like Canon IR-2200. Version 2.71+ will work with all the newer Canon color copiers.
Run the EXE you just downloaded. By default the EXE unpacks the contents of the EXE to your TEMP folder.
TEMP FOLDER LOCATION on Windows 2000 through XP
C:\Documents and Settings\NameofUser\Local Settings\Temp
TEMP FOLDER LOCATION on Vista through Windows 7
Launch the setup file located within the TEMP folder and go through the prompts to install the ScanGear Tool.
Once installed, you will need to launch the ScanGear Tool and input the IP address of the copier. Make sure it connects successfully by click the “Test Connection” button.
Now you can Scan with the copier. For this example, I am going to be using the “Microsoft Office Document Scanning” tool provided within Microsoft Office 2003 through 2010.
LOCATION OF MODS in XP, Vista, & Windows 7
Start Menu -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Tools
Now walk over to your Canon copier. Press the big SCAN button to switch the copier into SCAN mode.
Select the “Online” option to force the SCAN mode on. (It will start searching for the ScanGear client on your computer)
Place the document you are wanting to scan into the feeder tray on top of the Canon Copier. (It will not start scanning until feeder tray has paper in it)
On your computer, select Scan (black and white or color) and then the computer will begin scanning your documents.