Using the ScanSnap in Various Ways (for Mac OS Users)
Click the [Apply] button in the ScanSnap setup window.
Click the [
] button in the upper left corner of the window or press the
[esc] key to close the ScanSnap setup window.
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.
Marked character strings are text-recognized and the PDF file with keywords is
Enabling this setting may require an extended period of processing depending on your
The ScanSnap may fail to correctly text recognize the following types of documents
(characters) as text. However, by increasing [Image quality] for scanning, such docu-
ments 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.
If the same character string is marked several times in a document, it will be set as the
same keyword several times for the PDF file.
Keywords to be added may be up to 255 characters long.
Quotation marks (") may sometimes be shown before and after the added keywords
when you check keywords using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
For Mac OS X v10.4, keywords cannot be set for PDF files that are 512 MB or larger.