Show Scanner's User Interface
Select this option only if you want to see the settings using the windows and dialog
boxes provided by the scanner manufacturer. When the option is not selected, scanning starts directly with the settings
specified in the Custom Scan or Configure Predefined Settings interface.
Specify single or double-sided scanning. If you select Both Sides and the settings of the scanner are for only one
side, the scanner setting overrides the Acrobat settings.
Note: You can scan both sides of pages even on scanners that do not themselves support two-sided scanning. When Both
Sides is selected, a dialog box appears after the first sides are scanned. You can then reverse the original paper documents
in the tray, and select the Scan Reverse Side (Put Reverse Of Sheets) option in that dialog box. This method produces a PDF
with all pages in the proper sequence.
Color Mode (Windows only)
Select a basic color mode (Autodetect, Color, Black and White, or Grayscale) that your
scanner supports. This option is enabled if your Scanner Options are set to use the Acrobat scanning dialog box instead
of the scanner application.
Resolution (Windows only)
Select a resolution that your scanner supports. This option is enabled if your Scanner
Options are set to use the Acrobat scanning dialog box instead of the scanner application.
Note: If you select a Color Mode or Resolution option not supported by your scanner, a message appears and your scanner
application window opens. Select different options in the scanner application window.
Paper Size (Windows only)
Select a paper size or specify a custom Width and Height.
Quality > Optimize Image
Select this option to run the optimization process on the PDF. This option is used to
compresses and filter the images in the scanned PDF. Click the Settings
icon to customize optimization
with specific settings for file compression and filtering.
Quality > Optimize Image > Small Size/High Quality
Drag the slider to set the balance point between file size and
Output > Append To Existing File
Adds the converted scan to an existing PDF. Select an opened file from the drop-
down, or browse and select the PDF file.
Output > Create New PDF
Creates a PDF.
Output > Save Multiple Files
Creates multiple files from multiple paper documents. Click the Settings
icon and specify whether to create a PDF Portfolio of the files, the number of pages for each file, and a filename prefix.
Recognize Text (OCR)
Select this option to convert text images in the PDF to searchable and selectable text. This option
applies optical character recognition (OCR) and font and page recognition to the text images. Click the
icon specify settings in the Recognize Text - Settings dialog box. See Recognize text in scanned
When selected, the Document Properties dialog box appears after scanning. In the Document
Properties dialog box, you can add metadata, or information about the scanned document, to the PDF file. If you are
creating multiple files, you can enter common metadata for all of the files.
Make PDF/A Compliant
Select this option to make the PDF conform to ISO standards for PDF/A-1b.
Optimize Scanned PDF dialog box
The Enhance Scanned PDF dialog box controls the image settings of how scanned images are filtered and compressed
for the PDF. Default settings are suitable for a wide range of document pages, but you may want to customize settings
for higher-quality images, smaller file sizes, or scanning issues.
Apply Adaptive Compression
Divides each page into black-and-white, grayscale, and color regions and chooses a
representation that preserves appearance while highly compressing each type of content. The recommended scanning
resolutions are 300 dots per inch (dpi) for grayscale and RGB input, or 600 dpi for black-and-white input.
Last updated 5/10/2016