How to Scan Documents with your Canon MX922 Printer?

The Canon MX922 is a feature-packed all-in-one printer and scanner device. They have been extremely popular since their launch. This printer is very user-friendly and makes it easy for users to print and scan their documents. Configuring it is also very easy. You can use it seamlessly with both Windows and Mac computers. In this post, we will inform you how to scan documents using the Canon Pixma MX922 properly.

What to do Before Scanning Documents with Canon MX922 on Windows?

Before we can begin scanning documents using the Canon MX922, you must do a few things. Here they are:

  • Install the Device Drivers on your computer. This can be done using the CD-ROM with the printer or Canon’s official website.

  • Connect your printer to your computer. You can do this via the USB cable or the wifi network.

  • Specify a location in your computer where the scanned documents will get saved. Also, you can designate a file name for that. Generally, the default location is the Documents folder. You can customize it using the Canon IJ Scan Utility tool.


How to Scan to a Windows Device with Canon MX922?

If you have a Windows computer, follow the steps below to scan documents to it.

  • Power in your printer and then press its Scan button.

  • Select the computer where all the scanned documents would get saved.

  • Use the arrow keys to select the Document Type and apply all the relevant settings accordingly.

  • Press the appropriate Function button to adjust scan settings like the scan size, resolution, or data format. You can navigate the setting item using the UPDOWN arrow buttons, specify the setting using the LEFT RIGHT arrow buttons, then press OK.

  • Next, load the original document or photo onto the scanning surface, either the platen glass or the automatic document feeder (ADF).

  • To initiate scanning, press the Color button for colored scanning and the Black button for black and white scanning. The printer will begin scanning the document or photo.

  • Once the scanning process is finished, the scanned image file(s) will be automatically saved to your computer.

  • Remove the original document or photo from the platen glass scanning surface or the document output slot to avoid any potential jams or issues.

Scanning to a Mac Computer with Canon MX922

Things to do Before Scanning on a Mac

To begin using your Canon MX922 printer and scanner, you must install the necessary drivers onto your computer. You can find these drivers on the Setup CD that came with your printer or download them from the PIXMA MX922 downloads & drivers support tab.

Once the drivers are installed, you can connect the printer to your computer using either a USB cable or via Wi-Fi® on the network. Next, specify the destination and file name for your scanned documents using the Canon IJ Scan Utility, and learn how to adjust settings as needed.

The Canon MX922 scanner can handle various items, including photos, postcards, visiting cards, magazines, newspapers, documents, and BD/DVD/CD. However, some items may not be properly scanned, such as A4-sized photos, documents smaller than 5 inches x 7 inches, originals on thin white paper, and long and narrow originals like panoramic photographs.

Note that for OSX 10.12 Sierra users, push button scanning is not supported for USB cable-connected computers. Instead, you should use the IJ Scan utility for scanning.

Steps for Scanning on Mac

  • To begin scanning with your printer, turn it on and select the Scan option.

  • Next, choose the connected computer where your scanned images will be saved. If a USB cable connects your only connected computer, you’ll see the scan standby screen and can proceed to step 3.

  • To choose the destination computer, select PC from the left or right arrow buttons, then tap OK. 

  • Next, select the document type specified in the Scan settings using the left or right arrow buttons. You can also select Auto scan when saving to a USB-connected computer, which allows the printer to automatically detect the type of originals and adjust scan settings for optimal size, resolution, and data format.

  • If the scanning result with Auto scan isn’t satisfactory, select Document or Photo. Then, press the right Function button to adjust the scan settings. Utilize the up or down arrow buttons to select the setting item or the left or right arrow buttons to specify the setting, then tap OK.

  • Load the original on the scanning glass or in the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), and select Color for color scanning or Black for black and white scanning. The printer will start scanning, and the program selection screen may display.

  • If you load the original on the glass surface and select PDF or Compact PDF format, the printer will scan the original and ask if you want to scan another document. You can load another page or select the left function button to exit.

  • Once the scan completes, the scanned image files will be saved to your computer. Remember to remove the original when finished to avoid any jams or issues.


In this post, we have shared with you in great detail the steps you need to take to scan documents on Windows and Mac computers using the Canon MX922. We hope these steps will be easy to follow for you and help you scan images and documents using your Canon printer.

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