Last Reviewed:  April 19, 2023

OCR ScanSnap Scans

It is possible to use separators when you scan with a ScanSnap. To do it, you need to have FileCenter run OCR on ScanSnap scans. This article will describe how to set it up.

Step 1: Disable OCR in the ScanSnap Manager

The ScanSnap may try to OCR its own scans. This doesn't work when scanning to FileCenter, so you should turn it off:

  1. Right-click on the ScanSnap's icon down in the bottom right-hand corner of your desktop
  2. Select Scan Button Settings
  3. Select the File Option tab (if you don't see it, click the Detail button)
  4. De-select Convert to Searchable PDF
  5. Click OK

Step 2: Set Up an OCR Profile in FileCenter

Next you need to set up an OCR profile:

  1. Go to FileCenter's Settings
  2. Select Scan & OCR on the left
  3. You'll see a "..." button to the right of the Default OCR Profile; click it
  4. Click the Add button
  5. Call your profile "ScanSnap"
  6. On the OCR tab, select Make Searchable PDF
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Close

Step 3: Enable OCR for ScanSnap Scans

Now back in the Scan & OCR settings, do this:

  1. In the ScanSnap section, select Run this OCR Profile on ScanSnap Scans
  2. Select the ScanSnap profile you just created
  3. Click OK

Now all scans coming in from the ScanSnap will be OCRed.

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