Scanning Documents Larger than A4 or Letter Size

Fold documents of A3, B4, or Double Letter size in half, and scan them with the ScanSnap. The images for the left and right pages of a document folded in half are automatically merged when the document is scanned. Documents larger than A4 (such as A3, B4, and Double Letter size) can be scanned with the ScanSnap by using the Carrier Sheet. Scan the Carrier Sheet with a document folded in half placed inside to automatically merge the images for the both sides of the document. Documents larger than A4/Letter size (such as A3, 11 × 17 in. and B4) can be scanned with an optional Carrier Sheet. Scan the Carrier Sheet with a document folded in half placed inside to automatically merge the images for the both sides of the document.

Note that multiple Carrier Sheets can be loaded and scanned in one go with the ScanSnap.

  • Scanned images are automatically merged only when there is text, diagram, or a table on the fold line of the folded document.

    • Document whose scanned images are merged automatically

      Document Whose Scanned Images Are Merged Automatically
    • Document whose scanned images are not merged automatically

      Document Whose Scanned Images Are Not Merged Automatically
  • If scanned images are not merged automatically, you can merge the front side image and the back side image into a double-page spread image after a scan.

    For details, refer to Creating a Double-Page Spread Image by Merging Two Pages.

  • For a document whose scanned images are not merged automatically, you can use the optional Carrier Sheet to scan the document and merge the scanned images automatically.

  1. 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. Press the [Scan] or [Stop] button on 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)
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Turning On
  2. Pull out the extension and the stacker on the ADF paper chute (cover). Pull out the extension on the ADF paper chute (cover) and open the stacker. Pull out the extension.
    Pulling Out the Extension
    Pulling Out the Extension and Opening the Stacker
    Pulling Out the Extension
  3. 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.

     

  4. 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.

  5. Specify the feeding method.

    When the feed mode setting icon displayed on the right side of the [Scan] button on the touch panel is Normal scan or Continuous scan, select [Manual scan] in the [Feed mode setting] screen that is displayed when the icon is pressed.

  6. Load a document in the ScanSnap.
    1. Fold the document in half with the sides to be scanned facing out.
      Folding the Document in Half
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      • Fold the long side of the document in half. If the left and right areas of the folded document are different in size from each other, the scanned images may not be merged automatically.

    2. Load the document in the ADF paper chute (cover). 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.

      Loading a Document
      Loading a Document
      Loading a Document
      ATTENTION
      • If you scan a document folded in half with the output guide open, a paper jam may occur. Be sure to close the output guide when you scan a document folded in half.

        Closing the Output Guide
        Closing the Output Guide
    3. 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.

      Adjusting the Side Guides
  7. Press the [Scan] button in the home screen on the touch panel to scan the document. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to start scanning the document.
    ATTENTION
    • To continue scanning, load the next document in the ScanSnap after the "Load the next document." message is displayed on the touch panel. If you load the next document while "Scanning" is displayed on the touch panel, scanning starts immediately, which may cause the document to skew during scanning.

      If the documents are skewed during scanning, the following problems may occur:

      • Part of the scanned image appears missing

      • Slant lines appear in the scanned image

      • The size of the scanned image differs from the document size

      • The images for the left and right pages of a document folded in half are not merged.

      • The images for the left and right pages of a document folded in half are not connected well at the merged part.

      • Paper jams occur

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    • You can change the feeding method by pressing the feed mode setting icon in the lower right of the screen for checking whether to continue a scan.

      To scan multiple sheets of documents such as office paper, change the feed mode setting to [Continuous scan].

  8. Press the [Finish] button. In the window of ScanSnap Home, where the "Load the next document." message is displayed, click the [Finish Scanning] button.
  9. Turn over the document and insert it as described in step 4 (b).
    ATTENTION
    • Be sure to scan the front and back sides of the document folded in half consecutively.

  10. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to finish scanning the document.
  11. 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. Press the [Scan] or [Stop] button on 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)
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Opening the Feed Guide
    Turning On
  12. Pull the stacker towards you.
    Pulling the Stacker towards You
  13. Pull out the extension and the stacker on the ADF paper chute (cover). Pull out the extension on the ADF paper chute (cover) and open the stacker. Pull out the extension.
    Pulling Out the Extension
    Pulling Out the Extension and Opening the Stacker
    Pulling Out the Extension
  14. Configure the settings for a profile.
    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 Edit Profiles to display the [Edit profiles] Window.
    3. Select a profile for which you want to modify the settings from the profile list.
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      • When creating a new profile, click Add Profiles.

        From the template list in the [Add new profile] Window that appears when you click Add Profiles, select a template profile and modify the settings.

    4. Select [Automatically detects the document type as "Documents", "Business Cards", "Receipts", or "Photos" and scans the document with the appropriate scan settings] or [All sheets will be scanned as documents] for [Document type detection].
    5. Select [Duplex] for [Scanning side].
    6. Click the [Option] button in [Feed] to display the [Feed option] Window.
    7. Select [Automatic detection] for [Document size].
    8. Click the [Carrier sheet] button to display the [Carrier Sheet settings] window.
    9. Select [one double-page spread image] in [Save as] and click the [OK] button.
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      • If [Automatic selection] is specified for [Paper size], an optimal size will be selected automatically from the available standard sizes in [Paper size]. Note that the size of the image may become smaller than the original document depending on the document.

      • When [Automatically detects the document type as "Documents", "Business Cards", "Receipts", or "Photos" and scans the document with the appropriate scan settings] is selected for [Document type detection] in the settings for a profile, detecting a document type may fail if the size of an image to be saved is smaller than the size of the document.

        If the type of document that you scanned differs from the document type of the content data record displayed in the main window of ScanSnap Home, change the document type of the content data record.

    10. Click the [OK] button to close the [Feed option] window.
    11. Click the [Save] button to close the [Edit profiles] window.
    12. From the profile list in the scan window, select a profile that you have configured.
  15. Load a document in the ScanSnap.
    1. Fold the document in half with the side to be scanned facing out.

      Fold it tightly and smooth out any creases.

      Folding the Document
    2. Open the Carrier Sheet to bind the document.

      Note that the front side of the Carrier Sheet has a black and white pattern at the top and a thick vertical line in the upper right-hand corner.

      Align the top and the fold line of the document with the Carrier Sheet so that there is no space in the upper right-hand corner of the Carrier Sheet.

      Placing the Document inside the Carrier Sheet
    3. Load the Carrier Sheet with the end which has the black and white pattern as the leading edge into the ScanSnap. Insert the part with the black and white pattern straight into the feeding section of the ScanSnap, with the front side of the Carrier Sheet facing up.

      Align the side guides with both ends of the Carrier Sheet.

      Loading the Document in the ScanSnap

      Make sure that the Carrier Sheet is fed into the ScanSnap and is held firmly.

      Inserting the Document in the ScanSnap
      ATTENTION
      • Scanning the Carrier Sheet with the output guide of the ScanSnap open causes a paper jam. Scan the Carrier Sheet with the output guide closed.

        Closing the Output Guide
  16. Press the [Scan] button to scan the document. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to start scanning the document.
  17. Turn over the Carrier Sheet and insert it as described in step 3 (c).
    ATTENTION
    • Be sure to scan the front and back sides of the Carrier Sheet in this order.

  18. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to finish scanning the document.

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.

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

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