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I have been trying to setup ScanImage to scan legal size paper via the ADF without success. I thought I could just change the X and Y coordinates of the ScanImage command, however that does not work. I have tried other settings all with no success. What I am missing?

The command I'm using is:

 scanimage -d $SCANBD_DEVICE -y 355.6 -x 215.9 --batch --format=tiff --mode Lineart --resolution 300 --source="ADF Duplex"

Syslog reports accurate settings, but shows that scanimage changes the scan area

Nov 27 20:03:33 PiScanner scanbd: /usr/local/etc/scanbd/scan.sh: ************* Now Scanning LEGAL Size (Option 3 )on device fujitsu:fi-4220C2dj:100742 ***************
Nov 27 20:03:33 PiScanner scan.sh: scanimage: rounded value of br-x from 215.9 to 215.872
Nov 27 20:03:33 PiScanner scan.sh: scanimage: rounded value of br-y from 355.6 to 279.364
Nov 27 20:03:33 PiScanner scan.sh: Scanning -1 pages, incrementing by 1, numbering from 1
  • check with scanimage --help -d $SCANBD_DEVICE the range of values allowed. eg it might say -y 0..279mm which limits you to 279 mm. – meuh Nov 28 '17 at 14:03
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    Find it hard to believe there is limitation on page length with the utility, especially with all know paper sizes in the world, Letter, Legal, A, Etc..... – user68650 Nov 28 '17 at 15:26
  • The limit is imposed by the backend, ie the scanner. See the man scanimage part beginning To see the options for a device named dev..., and the man page for the type of scanner you have, eg man sane-hp for hp. – meuh Nov 28 '17 at 15:31
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I finally got to the bottom of this! - it appears that the order of options on the command line matter. the --source="ADF Duplex" option MUST appear first on the line as this is the first option listed.

this in turns enables --Page-with and --Page Height options allowing one to set legal size paper for scanning. the correct command line sintax is

scanimage --source="ADF Duplex" -d $SCANBD_DEVICE --page-width 215.9 --page-height 355.6 -y 355.6 -x 215.9 --batch --format=tiff --mode Lineart --resolution 300 

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