Scanning Documents Larger than A4 or Letter Size (with the Carrier Sheet)

Documents larger than A4 (such as A3, B4, and Double Letter size) can be scanned with the ScanSnap by using 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.

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  1. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap 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 feed guide of the ScanSnap to turn the power on. Press the [Scan] button or [Stop] button on the ScanSnap to turn the power on.
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)

    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.

    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
    Pulling Out the Extension and Opening the Stacker
    Pulling Out the Extension
  3. Configure the settings for a profile.
    1. Click the [Scan] button at the top 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.
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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.

    3. Select a profile for which you want to modify the settings from the profile list.
    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 for [Feed] to display the [Feed option] Window. Click the [Option] button for [Manual Feeder] in [Feed mode setting] 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.
    13. On the touch panel of the ScanSnap, select the profile that you have configured from the profile list in the home screen.
  4. 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 in the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap. Insert the part with the black and white pattern straight into the manual feeder of the ScanSnap, with the front side of the Carrier Sheet facing up. 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
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      • The document comes out from the back of the ScanSnap during the scan.

        Leave space (about the length of the Carrier Sheet) at the back of the ScanSnap.

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      • You can scan a document with the ADF paper chute (cover) closed.

      Inserting the Document in the ScanSnap
      Inserting the Document in the ScanSnap
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      • 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
        Closing the Output Guide
  5. Press the [Scan] button in the home screen on the touch panel to scan the document. Press the [Scan] button to start scanning the document. 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.

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    • To start a scan manually by pressing the [Scan] button when a document is inserted into the manual feeder, clear the [Automatically scan the second and subsequent sheets during a continuous scan] checkbox in the [Manual feeder] tab in the [Feed option] Window when you configure the settings for a profile.

      For details, refer to Modifying the Settings for a Profile.

  6. Turn over the Carrier Sheet and insert it as described in step 3 (c).
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    • Be sure to scan the front and back sides of the Carrier Sheet in this order.

  7. Press the [Scan/Stop] button to finish scanning the document. In the window of ScanSnap Home, where the "Load the next document." message is displayed, click the [Finish Scanning] button or press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap 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.

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