Canon MX860 – getting a normal scan
Following a bit more troubleshooting, I’ve found that opting to use the full drivers will work.
– In your chosen Imaging app, choose to Open Drivers once scanning starts
– Let the driver open – choose Advanced mode
– Choose Document (ADF Duplex) as the document source.
Now – as for the rest of the settings, the defaults seemed to work OK – even though some, like Auto Tone, were defaulted to ON. It seems that just using the driver overrides the autocorrection options that were causing the problem. Note that selecting the paper source as Document (ADF Duplex), seems to be different to doing the same on the printer itself, where that profile also contains the autocorrection.
So – I’m limited to scanning via USB, as before, and I’m not really getting a lot more for my money than I was with my £10 third-hand HP Officejet V40. In fact, with the V40, the straight scan path meant I could scan stapled documents – something I’m not going to try here.