Scanning Documents by Inserting Two Documents at a Time or by Inserting the Next Document While the Current Document Is Being Scanned

When scanning small size documents such as business cards, receipts, or postcards with the ScanSnap, you can insert two documents at a time or you can insert the next document while the current document is being scanned. These scanning methods are referred to as dual scans.

Documents can be inserted in the following two methods:

  • Inserting two documents at a time in the ScanSnap

    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)
    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)
  • Inserting the next document while the current document is being scanned

    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)
    How to Insert Documents (Dual Scan)
ATTENTION
  • When you select an option other than [Automatic detection] for the paper size in the scan settings, the dual scan function is disabled.

  • Use a dual scan to scan a document within the following ranges. If one of the following ranges is exceeded, a length error occurs and part of the document may not appear in the scanned image.

    • Length of a document that can be scanned

      863 mm (34 in.) (355.6 mm (14 in.) when [Excellent] is specified for the image quality in the scan settings)

    • Number of documents that can be scanned

      20 sheets

  • When you continue scanning by inserting the next document while the current document is being scanned, the [Scan/Stop] button flashes more quickly if the scanning length exceeds 650 mm (26 in.). If this occurs, wait until scanning is complete without continuing to insert more documents. After scanning is complete, insert the next document. The next scan is started automatically.

  1. Open the feed guide of the ScanSnap to turn the power on.
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Opening the Feed Guide
  2. 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.

     

  3. In the Home screen on the touch panel, select a profile from the profile list. Select a profile from the profile list.

    You can create a new profile or modify the settings for a profile according to the purpose of scanning documents.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

    For details, refer to Configuring the Scan Settings in a Profile for the ScanSnap.

  4. Insert documents straight into the feeding section of the ScanSnap, with the scanning side facing up.

    Insert each document in the center of the left half and in the center of the right half of the feeding section at least 10 mm (0.39 in.) apart from each other. Make sure that the documents are fed into the ScanSnap and are held firmly.

    Inserting Documents (Dual Scan)
    Inserting Documents (Dual Scan)
    ATTENTION
    • If you scan the following documents with the output guide open, a paper jam may occur and damage the documents. Scan the following documents with the output guide closed.

      • Thick paper (80 g/m2 [20 lb] or heavier)

      • Postcards

      • Business cards

      Closing the Output Guide
      Closing the Output Guide
  5. 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.

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

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

The saved image can be checked on the Content Data Record List View in the main window of ScanSnap Home.

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