Last Reviewed:  April 13, 2023

Use Separators with a ScanSnap

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: Set Up an OCR Profile

First, you need to set up an OCR profile:

  1. Go to 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 if you want (not required)
  7. On the Separate tab, select Process Separators
  8. Click OK
  9. Click Close

Step 2: 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 examined for separators and made searchable (if you selected that option).

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