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Using Scan Profiles
PaperPort comes with scan profiles optimized for typical scanning tasks.
Choose Black and White, Grayscale or Color Document, Color
Photograph, Color Searchable PDF Document, or Color PDF-MRC High
Scan profile panels have the following tabs:
: Displays the currently used scan profile.
: Define enhancements to be run automatically.
: Set file format and automatically suffixed file names.
: Adjust scan settings: mode, resolution, size, orientation, filter
color, brightness and contrast.
In PaperPort Professional, you can add new profiles, or remove existing
ones. This edition of the program contains an extra scan profile: Color
PDF-MRC High Compression. MRC is a technology that lets you make
smaller PDF files, especially in documents with colored backgrounds.
Print to PaperPort
To bring items in from other programs, print them to the PaperPort desktop
as PDF Image or PDF Searchable. The default is PDF Image; go to
to change it. This lets you quickly import
spreadsheets, pictures, database files, word processing files, and other files
into PaperPort as PDF items on the PaperPort desktop. This works through
the File menu (or equivalent) in the source application; choose Print to
PaperPort or choose Print, then choose PaperPort Image Printer.
With PaperPort Professional, you can use PDF Create add-in buttons in
Office applications to make a PDF from the current document or
attachment in the Formatted Text & Graphics (PDF Normal) format. Do
this also by choosing Print and selecting ‘ScanSoft PDF Create!’
printer name. Choose Print in your web browser to create print-formatted
views of web pages. The printer called PaperPort Image Printer gives you
PDF Image or PDF Searchable files, the ScanSoft Printer gives you
In all cases, PaperPort is launched if not running and the PDF file is placed
on the current desktop.