Basic Flow of the ScanSnap Operations

This section explains the basic operation procedure to scan a document with the ScanSnap.

The procedure to check an image created from a document that you scanned in ScanSnap Home is described as an example below.

The operation after scanning varies depending on the scan settings in a profile for the ScanSnap.

  1. Turn on the ScanSnap.

    Open the ADF paper chute (cover) to turn the power on.

    Hold the right side of the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap then open it or press the [Scan] button to turn it on.

    Open the ADF paper chute (cover) fully so that the [Scan] button lights up in blue.

    When the ADF paper chute (cover) is opened, the extension will rise automatically.

    Open the feed guide to turn the power on.

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the Feed Guide

    Press the [Scan] button or [Stop] button to turn the power on.

    Turning On
  2. Selecting a profile in which the scan settings are configured for the ScanSnap

    In the home screen on the touch panel, select [ScanSnap Home].

    Select [ScanSnap Home] in the Scan Window of ScanSnap Home.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to change the profile settings, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
    Selecting a Profile
  3. Select a feeding method.

    Select a feeding method in accordance with the document to be scanned.

    Selecting a Feeding Method
    Selecting a Feeding Method
    The feeding methods are the following three modes:
    • Normal scan Normal scan

      Scanning automatically finishes when all of the documents loaded in the ScanSnap are scanned.

    • Continuous scan Continuous scan

      Scanning documents continues until the [Finish] button is pressed.

      Select this mode when you scan a large number of documents in one go.

    • Manual scan Manual scan

      Automatically scans documents loaded one sheet at a time in the ScanSnap until the [Finish] button is pressed.

      Select this mode when you scan documents that have overlapping areas, long page documents, or thick documents.

  4. Load a document in the ScanSnap.

    In the ADF paper chute (cover), load a document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top).

    Insert a document straight into the feeding section of the ScanSnap, with the scanning side facing up.

    Place a document with the scanning side facing up on the Background Pad.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    Loading a Document
    Loading a Document
    Loading a Document
    Inserting a Document
    Loading a Document
    Inserting a Document
    Placing a Document
  5. Load or insert a document in the ScanSnap.

    For details about how to scan a document, refer to Scanning a Document.

    • When scanning documents all at once (U-turn Scan)

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

      Loading the Documents
    • When scanning documents one by one (Return Scan)

      Insert a document into the manual feeder.

      Face the front side of a document upwards and insert the top end of the document straight into the middle of the manual feeder.

      Inserting a Document
  6. Scan the document.

    Press the [Scan] button to start scanning the document.

    Press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap to start scanning the document.

    Press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap to start scanning the document.

    After scanning is complete, if the message "Load the next document." is displayed, you can continue scanning.

    When the scanning of documents is complete, press the [Scan] button to finish scanning documents.

    Press the [Scan/Stop] button on the ScanSnap to start scanning the document.

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

    When the scanning of documents is complete, press the [Scan/Stop] button to finish scanning documents.

    Starting the Scan
    Starting the Scan

    When Continuous scan or Manual scan is selected for the feeding method setting, the screen for checking whether to continue scanning documents is displayed after the scanning of documents loaded in the ScanSnap is complete. Press the [Finish] button to finish scanning.

    The image created from the document that you scanned is saved in the folder which is specified for [Save to] in the profile.

    To continue scanning, place the next document to be scanned and press the [Scan] button.

    When the scanning of documents is complete, press the [Stop] button to finish scanning documents.

  7. Select a method to save an image.

    In the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window, select a method to save a document according to the document type, and then click the [Save this image] button.

    To check or correct the result for the cropping of an image or the result for the correction of a distorted image, which is displayed in Preview, click the [Check/Correct] button.

    The image created from the document that you scanned is saved in the folder which is specified for [Save to] in the profile.

  8. Check the content data record.

    In the content data record list view in the Main Window of ScanSnap Home, check the content data record created from the document that you scanned.

    ScanSnap Home enables users to manage, search, edit, and use content data records for a variety of purposes.

    Main Window