Creating a Double-Page Spread Image by Merging Two Pages

Windows

Merge two pages in an image to create a single double-page spread image in the ScanSnap Home viewer window. You can only edit a multi-page image in a PDF format or JPEG format.

To create a double-page spread image, the two pages in an image that you want to merge must meet the following conditions.

  • The size and orientation of both images are the same

  • The size of each image does not exceed the criteria below

    • When merged vertically: a horizontal size of 305 mm and a vertical size of 440 mm

    • When merged horizontally: a horizontal size of 440 mm and a vertical size of 305 mm

HINT
  • To delete work data, select the [Finalize] checkbox in the window for saving or overwriting the image, and then save the image.

  • If fingers are captured in the images, fill in the captured finger areas with Book Image Viewer before you create a double-page spread image.

  • If text information is embedded in the selected image in a PDF format, the created double-page spread image will not contain the text information from the original image.

    When embedding text information onto a double-page spread image that you created for a second time, refer to Converting Content Data Records into Searchable Ones.

  • If you merge PDF file images that are compliant with PDF/A, the merged image will not be compliant with PDF/A.

  1. Display the Main Window of ScanSnap Home.

    For details, refer to To Display the Main Window.

  2. In the content data record list view, select a content data record with a multi-page image which contains two pages you want to merge and then display the viewer window.
  3. Click [Switch View] on the [Home] tab to display the submenu and select [Show all] or [Show Pages Panel] from the submenu.
  4. Select two pages to be merged.

    Select the pages while holding down the [Ctrl] key or [Shift] key.

  5. On the [Edit] tab, click Merge pages, then click [Vertically] or [Horizontally].
  6. Select the page layout after the pages are merged in the [Merging Layout] window.
  7. Click the [OK] button.
  8. Click the [File] tab and select [Save] or [Save as] from the file menu.

The image with the two pages merged into a double-spread page is saved

Mac OS

Merge two pages in a multi-page image to create a single double-page spread image in [Merge Pages] of ScanSnap Home. You can only edit PDF or JPEG images, which are created by scanning multiple documents with the ScanSnap.

To create a double-page spread image, the two pages in an image that you want to merge must meet the following conditions.

  • The size and orientation of both images are the same

  • The size of each image does not exceed the criteria below

    • When merged vertically: a horizontal size of 305 mm and a vertical size of 440 mm

    • When merged horizontally: a horizontal size of 440 mm and a vertical size of 305 mm

HINT
  • After two images are merged together, a maximum allowable size for a merged image is 440 × 602 mm.

  • You cannot merge images in PDF format which are protected with security settings such as a password even if they are scanned with the ScanSnap.

    Clear the security settings on a PDF editing software such as Kofax Power PDF Standard for Mac or Nuance Power PDF Standard for Mac.

    Clear the security settings on a PDF editing software such as Nuance Power PDF Standard for Mac.

    Clear the security settings on a PDF editing software.

  • If another software is used to edit an image in a PDF format, it might not be possible to create a double-page spread image.

  • If fingers are captured in the images, fill in the captured finger areas with Book Image Viewer before you create a double-page spread image.

  • If text information is embedded in the selected image in a PDF format, the created double-page spread image will not contain the text information from the original image.

    When embedding text information onto a double-page spread image that you created for a second time, refer to Converting Content Data Records into Searchable Ones.

  • If you merge PDF file images that are compliant with PDF/A, the merged image will not be compliant with PDF/A.

  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. In the folder list view, select the folder which the images that you want to merge are saved in.
  3. In the content data record list view, select a content data record with a multi-page image which contains two pages you want to merge.
  4. In the menu that appears when you click the content data records while holding down the [control] key, select [Tools] [Merge Pages].
  5. Select two pages to be merged in the Pages Panel displayed in the [ScanSnap Page Merger] window.

    Select the pages while holding down the [command command] key or [Shift] key.

  6. Click the [Merge Pages] button to switch Preview to a double-page spread view.

    Change the vertical/horizontal arrangement of the pages so that the merged image looks as you want.

  7. Click the [Combine] button to merge the selected pages.
  8. Click the [Save] button.
  9. Check the title name and click the [Save] button.

The image with the two pages merged into a double-spread page is saved