Using the ScanSnap in Various Ways (for Mac OS Users)
Load the document into the ScanSnap.
For details, refer to "Paper Sizes of Documents to Be Scanned" (page 27) and "Loading
Documents" (page 29).
Press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap.
Scanning is started.
The image data is text-recognized, and a searchable PDF file is created and saved
in a folder.
Enabling this setting may require an extended period of processing depending on your
computer operating environment.
The ScanSnap may fail to correctly text recognize the following types of documents
(characters) as text. However, by changing [Color mode] and/or increasing [Image qual-
ity] for scanning, such documents may be successfully text-recognized.
- Documents with handwritten characters
- Documents scanned in low quality, including smaller characters
- Skewed documents
- Documents written in languages other than the specified language for text recogni-
- Documents including texts written in Italic characters
- Superscript/subscript letters and complex mathematical formulas
- Documents with characters on an unevenly colored background
e.g. Shaded characters
- Documents with many decorated characters
e.g. Decorated characters (embossed/outlined)
- Documents with characters on a patterned background
e.g. Characters overlapping illustrations and diagrams
- Documents with many characters contacting underlines or borders
It may take an extended period of time to scan documents with complex layouts, or
smudged documents where characters are unreadable.