How to Change Scanner Settings

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There are lots of reasons why you need to reset the settings to your scanner.

As a South African, during your registration for SARS eFiling, one is required to upload necessary supporting documents. To do this, there are specifications on how your scanner should be set up to achieve the required size of the needed documents.

Tips on How to Change Settings on Your Scanner

It’s easy to change the scanner default settings, here’s how to.

Step 1

Go to Start and then Control Panel, type in ‘scanners’ in the search field and press Enter, and the Control Panel window appears.

Step 2

Click on ‘View Scanners’ and Cameras or Devices and Printers

You will see a list of installed scanners (or printers that are also scanners, copiers etc) in the window.

Step 3

Click on the scanner and then click the ‘Scan Profiles’ (or change settings) button.

The Profiles dialogue box appears.

Step 4

Select a scanner and click ‘Edit’.

The Edit Default Profile dialogue box appears.

Step 5

Review the settings.

Depending on your scanner model, these settings may include colour management for fine-tuning the way colours are scanned and resolution settings that control how detailed a scan is performed.

The higher the resolution, the crisper and cleaner your electronic document, but the more time it may take to scan.

For SARS Supporting Documents:

  • Change the Resolution (DPI) to 300;
  • Set the Colour format to ‘Black and White’ (not colour).
  • The file type may be .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg and .gif.

READ: How to Upload Supporting Documents on SARS eFiling Website

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