Scanning Magazines to Read in PDF

Scan the pages of a magazine in color and save the scanned images as PDF files. There is no need to correct the orientation of a specific page or change the color mode after scanning.

Overview Image

Overview Image

This section explains how to scan pages by pulling each page out one by one from an adhesively bound magazine.

This section explains how to scan multiple pages continuously by turning the pages of a magazine.

ATTENTION
  • Scanning copyrighted works, such as newspapers, magazines, and books, without permission from the right holder is banned by law, except when its intended use is within the individual or domestic range or equivalent ranges.

  • An image created from the document that you scanned can be used only for private use.

  • The magazine that is taken apart into pages cannot be restored. It is the responsibility of the customer to perform this scan.

HINT
  • When scanning pages in a saddle stitched magazine, refer to Scanning Manuals or Catalogs to Do Away with Them.

    • Adhesive binding

      The way in which the back of a book is bound adhesively with glue

    • Saddle stitch binding

      The way in which documents are stitched in the middle with staples

  1. Prepare documents to be scanned with the ScanSnap.
    1. Remove all of the covers that are bound adhesively with glue, including the spine of a magazine and the back cover.
    2. Take the spine that is glued apart by removing pages one by one.
    3. Put the pages on top of each other and align the pages in the order you want to scan them.
    ATTENTION
    • Do not leave glue on the front cover and pages. If there is any glue on a document to be scanned, the documents may be fed skewed during scanning, so that part of the image appears missing.

    HINT
    • If you use a cutting machine, you can prepare the pages without removing them one by one.

  2. Prepare a book to be scanned with the ScanSnap.
    Obtain a magazine which you want to create into a PDF file.
  3. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap to turn the power on. Open the feed guide of the ScanSnap to turn the power on.

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)

  4. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap to turn the power on. Open the feed guide of the ScanSnap to turn the power on.

    Opening the Feed Guide

    Opening the Feed Guide

    HINT
    • If you want the documents to be ejected from the front of the ScanSnap or when there is not enough space where the documents exit the ScanSnap, open the output guide.

      Opening the Output Guide
      Opening the Output Guide
    • How the documents are ejected differs as below depending on whether the output guide is open or closed.

      • When the output guide is closed

        When the Output Guide Is Closed
        When the Output Guide Is Closed
      • When the output guide is open

        When the Output Guide Is Open
        When the Output Guide Is Open
  5. Press the [Scan] or [Stop] button on the ScanSnap to turn the power on.

    Pressing the Button

  6. Prepare a profile in ScanSnap Home.
    1. Click the [Scan] button in the upper left of the Main Window of ScanSnap Home to display the Scan Window.
      Windows

      If the main window is not already displayed, refer to To Display the Main Window.

      Mac OS

      If the main window is not already displayed, click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

       

    2. Click Profile Adding Icon to display the [Add new profile] Window.
    3. Select [Magazine in PDF] from the template list on the left side of the window.
      Windows

      By default, the images created from the document that you scanned are saved in the [Magazine] folder.

      If you change the save destination for scanned images to a new save destination, specify the new save destination in [Save to] under [Managing options].

      If necessary, change other scan settings.

      Mac OS

      By default, the images created from the document that you scanned are saved in the [ScanSnap Home] folder.

      If you change the save destination for scanned images to a new save destination, specify the new save destination in [Save to] under [Managing options].

      If necessary, change other scan settings.

       

    4. Click the [Add] button to add this profile to the profile list in the scan window.
  7. In the home screen on the touch panel, select the profile that you added in step 3 from the profile list.
  8. Check that the profile that you added in step 3 is selected in the profile list in the scan window.
  9. Scan a document with the ScanSnap.
    1. Pull out the extension and the stacker on the ADF paper chute (cover).

      Pulling Out the Extension

    2. Pull the stacker towards you.

      Pulling the Stacker towards You

    3. Pull out the extension.

      Pulling Out the Extension

    4. Load a document in the ADF paper chute (cover).

      Load the document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top).

      Adjust the number of documents so that they do not go beyond Mark That Indicates the Maximum Number of Documents to Be Loaded within the side guides when they are loaded.

      Loading Documents

      HINT
      • To scan the number of documents which cannot be loaded in the ADF paper chute (cover) in order to save them as a single file, change the feed mode setting in ScanSnap Home to [Continuous scan].

    5. Align the side guides with both ends of the document.

      Hold each side guide in the middle to adjust them. Otherwise, the document may be fed skewed during scanning.

      Adjusting the Side Guides

    6. Press the [Scan] button.
    7. Pull out the extension on the ADF paper chute (cover) and open the stacker.

      Opening the Stacker

    8. Load a document in the ADF paper chute (cover).

      Load the document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top).

      Adjust the number of documents so that they do not go beyond the reference marks and are kept within the side guides when they are loaded.

      Loading Documents

      HINT
      • To scan the number of documents which cannot be loaded in the ADF paper chute (cover) in order to save them as a single file, change the feed mode setting in ScanSnap Home to [Continuous scan].

    9. Align the side guides with both ends of the document.

      Hold each side guide in the middle to adjust them. Otherwise, the document may be fed skewed during scanning.

      Adjusting the Side Guides

      Adjusting the Side Guides

    10. Load a document in the ADF paper chute (cover).

      Load the document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top). Adjust the number of documents so that they do not go beyond the reference marks and are kept within the side guides when they are loaded.

      Loading a Document Head-First

      HINT
      • To scan the number of documents which cannot be loaded in the ADF paper chute (cover) in order to save them as a single file, change the feed mode setting in ScanSnap Home to [Continuous scan].

    11. Align the side guides with both ends of the document.

      Hold each side guide in the middle to adjust them. Otherwise, the document may be fed skewed during scanning.

      Holding Each Side Guide in the Middle to Adjust Them
    12. Insert the document straight into the feeding section of the ScanSnap, with the scanning side facing up.
      Make sure that the document is fed into the ScanSnap and is held firmly.

      Inserting a Document with the Scanning Side Facing Up

      Inserting a Document with the Scanning Side Facing Up

      HINT
      • When you perform a scan with the output guide closed, leave enough space at the back of the ScanSnap to allow the document to be completely ejected.

        Make sure that the area where the document exits the scanner is clear of any obstacles. Otherwise, a paper jam may occur.

        Closing the Output Guide
        Closing the Output Guide
    13. Press the [Scan] button.
    14. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to start scanning the document.

      To continue scanning, insert the next document to be scanned. When the document is inserted, scanning starts automatically.

    15. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to finish scanning documents.

When the folder that you specified for the save destination is selected in the folder list view in the main window of ScanSnap Home, the content data records created from a magazine that you scanned are displayed in the content data record list view.