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Using Your Copier as a Scanner

Our school photocopier, like most modern copy machines, has the ability to also act as a document scanner. Our machine was recently upgraded and our IT department enabled this functionality. This works in much the same way as feeding documents in for physical copying, except that the end product is a PDF file. The finished PDF file can then be emailed from the copier to any email address. This has proven to be quite helpful for our Special Education staff. From time to time they find themselves sending drafts of Individualized Education Plans to other staff members and parents. These documents can be quite large and the ability to scan them and then email them to recipients saves them from having to feed a fax machine, or send them via courier. Check with your IT department to see if your copier has this feature.

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