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Brother Image Viewer Guide

for Android

Version 0
ENG

Definitions of notes
We use the following icon throughout this users guide:

NOTE

Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give
tips about how the operation works with other features.

Trademarks
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Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License Agreement specific
to its proprietary programs.
Any trade names and product names of companies appearing on Brother products, related
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companies.

2012 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents
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Introduction

Overview....................................................................................................................................................1
Supported operating systems ....................................................................................................................1
Downloading Brother Image Viewer from the Google Play (Android Market) ........................................1
Scanning to your mobile device.................................................................................................................2
Supported file formats................................................................................................................................3

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

List of documents.......................................................................................................................................4
Opening the list of documents .............................................................................................................4
Editing documents .....................................................................................................................................5
Renaming documents..........................................................................................................................5
Deleting documents.............................................................................................................................5
Rotating documents.............................................................................................................................5
Combining documents.........................................................................................................................6
Sharing documents with other applications ...............................................................................................7
Viewing pages of documents.....................................................................................................................8
Opening a document to view each page .............................................................................................8
Changing the page display settings.....................................................................................................9
Editing pages of documents ....................................................................................................................10
Dividing a document ..........................................................................................................................10
Deleting a page .................................................................................................................................10
Rotating a page .................................................................................................................................10
Sharing a page with other applications....................................................................................................11

Troubleshooting

12

Error messages .......................................................................................................................................12

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Introduction

Overview

Brother Image Viewer allows you to use your Android mobile device to view and edit documents that were
scanned by a Brother machine.
Brother Image Viewer supports the following functions:
Categorizing and organizing documents.
Editing documents and pages.

Supported operating systems

Brother Image Viewer is compatible with mobile devices running Android 2.1 or later.

Downloading Brother Image Viewer from the Google Play


(Android Market)

You can download and install Brother Image Viewer from the Google Play (Android Market). To take
advantage of all the features supported by Brother Image Viewer, make sure you are using the latest version.
To download, install, or uninstall Brother Image Viewer, please refer to the users guide for your mobile
device.

Introduction

Scanning to your mobile device

You can use Brother Image Viewer to view and edit documents that were scanned using the following
methods:
Using Brother iPrint&Scan application
Brother iPrint&Scan is an application for Android mobile devices. You can use this application to save
documents that were scanned using a Brother machine directly to your mobile device.
For details about Brother iPrint&Scan, please visit the Brother web site at
http://www.brother.com/apps/android/.
2

3
4

1 Mobile device
2 Wireless access point/router
3 Wired or wireless network connection
4 Network machine (your Brother machine)
Connecting your Android mobile device directly to a Brother machine for scanning
If your Brother machine can save scanned documents directly to a USB flash memory drive, you can
connect your mobile device to the machine and save the documents directly to the device.
This feature can be used with mobile devices that use the USB mass storage mode as standard.
1

1 Mobile device
2 USB cable
3 Your Brother machine

Introduction

Supported file formats

Brother Image Viewer supports the following file formats:


JPEG
PDF 1
1

Secure PDF files, signed PDF files, and the PDF/A file format are not supported.

Viewing and editing documents using


Brother Image Viewer

List of documents

Opening the list of documents

You can easily access the desired document from the documents list. You can also access the editing menu
from this list.

a
b

Open the Launcher on your mobile device.


Tap the Brother Image Viewer icon.

NOTE
When the license agreement screen appears, carefully read and accept the terms of the agreement.

The list of documents will be displayed.

1
4
2

1 Category of the document


2 Title of the document
3 Latest sort / Title sort selection buttons
Tap Latest or Title to select the desired sorting method.
4 Edit menu icon (See Editing documents on page 5.)

NOTE
JPEG files, which were scanned by connecting your Android mobile device to a Brother machine, are
grouped and displayed as a single document for each scan date.
You can update the list of documents by pressing the Menu key, and then tapping Refresh.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Editing documents

You can access the following editing menu from the documents list.

Renaming documents

You can change the title and category.

When the list of documents is displayed, tap

b
c
d

Tap Edit Data Profile.

for the document that you want to edit.

Enter the desired name.


Tap OK.

Deleting documents

When the list of documents is displayed, tap

b
c

Tap Delete.

for the document that you want to delete.

Tap OK to confirm.

Rotating documents

When the list of documents is displayed, tap

Tap Rotate "R" by 90 deg. or Rotate "L" by 90 deg.


All pages in the document will be rotated, and then the document will be saved.

for the document that you want to rotate.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Combining documents

You can combine multiple documents into a single document.

a
b

When the list of documents is displayed, press the Menu key.

c
d

Tap OK.

Tap Combine.
Select the documents that you want to combine. The documents will be combined in the order that they
were selected.

Tap OK to confirm.

NOTE
The title and category of the document that was selected first will be used for the combined document. If
information has not been entered for a particular item, the item from the next document that contains this
information will be used.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Sharing documents with other applications

Documents can be opened with other applications.

When the list of documents is displayed, tap

for the document that you want to share with another

application.

b
c
d

Tap Share.
Select the file format (JPEG or PDF) used by the application that will share the document.
A list of applications that can share the file will be displayed. Tap the desired application.
For information about operating the application, refer to the applications users guide.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Viewing pages of documents

Opening a document to view each page

a
b

When the list of documents is displayed, tap the document that you want to view.
Thumbnails of the pages will be displayed. Select the page that you want to view from the displayed
thumbnails.

NOTE
You can delete pages when thumbnails are displayed. Press the Menu key, tap Edit Image, then select
the pages that you want to delete. Tap Delete, and then tap OK to confirm.

The page will be displayed.

NOTE
You can view different pages in a multi-page document by flicking left or right.
You can jump to another page. Touch and hold the displayed page until the page jump screen is shown.
Slide the bar to select the page that you want to view, and then tap OK.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Changing the page display settings


Screen orientation setting

You can lock the screen in portrait or landscape orientation.

a
b
c
d

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.


Tap Advanced Settings.
Tap Screen Orientation.
Tap Fixed to Portrait, Fixed to Landscape, or Device-dependent.

Page scale setting

You can change the size of the displayed page to fit the screen.

a
b
c
d

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.


Tap Advanced Settings.
Tap Scale.
Do one of the following:
To resize the page to fit the width of the screen, tap Fit to Width.
To resize the page to fit the height of the screen, tap Fit to Height.

Page order setting

You can change the page order when you flick left or right.

a
b
c
d

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.


Tap Advanced Settings.
Tap Flick Direction.
Tap Go to Next by Left Flick or Go to Next by Right Flick.

Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Editing pages of documents

You can access the following editing menu from the page display screen.

Dividing a document

2
2

You can divide the document into two documents at the page after the displayed page.

a
b

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.

Tap

d
e

Tap Split.

Tap Edit Image.


.

The titles of the new documents created after the current document is divided will be displayed. Tap OK.
The document will be deleted after it is divided and only the new documents will remain.

Deleting a page

You can delete a page of the document.

a
b

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.

Tap

Tap OK to confirm.

Tap Edit Image.


.

Rotating a page

You can rotate the displayed page.

a
b

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.

Tap

Tap Edit Image.


or

The displayed page will be rotated 90, and then the document will be saved.

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Viewing and editing documents using Brother Image Viewer

Sharing a page with other applications

The displayed page can be opened with other applications.

a
b
c

When the page is displayed, press the Menu key.


Tap Share.
A list of applications that can share the file will be displayed. Tap the desired application. The file is
shared in the JPEG file format.
For information about operating the application, refer to the applications users guide.

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Troubleshooting

Error messages

As with any sophisticated office product, errors may occur. If an error occurs, your application will display an
error message. The most common error messages are shown below. You can correct most errors yourself.
Error Message

Cause

Action

Cannot rotate the image.

There is insufficient memory


available.

Delete any unnecessary data to


increase the amount of available
memory.

The PDF file is in an unsupported f Secure PDF files, signed PDF files,
ormat.
and the PDF/A file format are not
supported.

The PDF file cannot be opened.

"XXX" has been deleted. Press the


"Refresh" button.

Press the Menu key, and then tap


Refresh to update the list of
documents to show the currently
available documents.

The data may have been deleted


using an application other than
Brother Image Viewer.

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