Converting an Image to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint File

By using ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, you can convert a scanned image to an editable file as a Word file, Excel file, or PowerPoint file.

Only the images in the PDF format of documents scanned with the ScanSnap can be converted.

If you take the contents in an image into consideration when selecting a format for the file to which the image is converted, considering the contents in the image, reproducibility of the image after it is converted becomes higher.

For details, refer to OCR Function of ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap.

Windows

HINT
  • Even an image of a document scanned with the ScanSnap cannot be converted to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file if a security setting other than the permissions password such as the document open password is set on the image.

  • A file to which an image is converted is saved in the following file formats:

    • Scan to Word: DOCX format (.docx)

    • Scan to Excel: XLSX format (.xlsx)

    • Scan to PowerPoint(R): PPTX format (.pptx)

  • To view and check the converted Word/Excel/PowerPoint file, your user registration and license authentication for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint must be complete so that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be used.

    For the versions of the applications that are supported by ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, refer to the ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap User's Guide.

  • Do not use this function while you are using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. In addition, do not use Word, Excel, or PowerPoint while this function is being executed. Otherwise, a message such as "Call is rejected by callee" may appear and the conversion result may not be displayed.

  • The settings for converting an image to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file can be changed with ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap.

    To start up ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, select [Scan to Word], [Scan to Excel], or [Scan to PowerPoint(R)] in the [Application list] under the [Application] tab of the preferences window, and click the [Set] button.

    For details about the settings, refer to the ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap User's Guide.

  • If you specify [Scan to Word], [Scan to Excel], or [Scan to PowerPoint(R)] for an application that you want to run in the settings for a profile, simply scanning a document can convert an image of the scanned document to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file.

  1. Display the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

    For details, refer to To Display the Main Window.

  2. From the Content Data Record List View, select a content data record with an image to be converted to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file.

    If you convert multiple images in content data records to Word/Excel/PowerPoint files, select the content data records while holding down the [Ctrl] key or [Shift] key.

  3. Select a format of the files to which images are converted.

    From the menu that appears when you right-click the content data record, click [Send to] and select one of the following:

    • Scan to Word

    • Scan to Excel

    • Scan to PowerPoint(R)

When the conversion is complete, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint is started and the conversion results are displayed.

Mac OS

HINT
  • Even an image of a document scanned with the ScanSnap cannot be converted to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file if a security setting other than the permissions password such as the document open password is set on the image.

  • A file to which an image is converted is saved in the following file formats:

    • Scan to Word: DOCX format (.docx)

    • Scan to Excel: XLSX format (.xlsx)

    • Scan to PowerPoint(R): PPTX format (.pptx)

  • To view and check the converted Word/Excel/PowerPoint file, your user registration and license authentication for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint must be complete so that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be used.

    For the versions of the applications that are supported by ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, refer to the ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap User's Guide.

  • Do not use this function while you are using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. In addition, do not use Word, Excel, or PowerPoint while this function is being executed. Otherwise, a message such as "Call is rejected by callee" may appear and the conversion result may not be displayed.

  • The settings for converting an image to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file can be changed with ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap.

    To start up ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap, select [Scan to Word], [Scan to Excel], or [Scan to PowerPoint(R)] in the [Application list] under the [Application] tab of the preferences window, and click the [Set] button.

    For details about the settings, refer to the ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap User's Guide.

  • If you specify [Scan to Word], [Scan to Excel], or [Scan to PowerPoint(R)] for an application that you want to run in the settings for a profile, simply scanning a document can convert an image of the scanned document to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file.

  1. Display the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

    Click the [ScanSnap Home] icon ScanSnap Home Icon in the application list that appears when you click Launchpad in the Dock.

  2. From the Content Data Record List View, select a content data record with an image to be converted to a Word/Excel/PowerPoint file.

    If you convert multiple images in content data records to Word/Excel/PowerPoint files, select the content data records while holding down the [command command] key or [Shift] key.

  3. Select a format of the files to which images are converted.

    In the menu that appears when you click the content data record while holding down the [control] key on the keyboard, click [Send to] and select one of the following:

    • Scan to Word

    • Scan to Excel

    • Scan to PowerPoint(R)

When the conversion is complete, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint is started and the conversion results are displayed.