Scanning a Book Using Page Turning Detection

Scan a book using the page turning detection, which automatically starts a scan when a page in a book is turned.

This scanning method is very useful when you scan multiple pages in a book continuously.

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  • When the installation environment of the ScanSnap or the specification of the book encounters any of the following, use timed mode to scan a book.

    For details, refer to Scanning Documents Using Timed Mode.

    • Installation environment of the ScanSnap

      • The ScanSnap is installed under direct sunlight

      • The ScanSnap is installed under lighting that emits a lot of infrared rays such as incandescent lamps

      • The ScanSnap is under uneven lighting caused by some environmental factors such as the use of a spotlight

      • An object other than the book to be scanned is placed on the Background Pad

      • A device that emits infrared light such as a heater is placed near the ScanSnap

      • Movement of shadow such as a person appears on the Background Pad

    • Book specifications

      Books such as comics and paperback books, which are smaller than A4 (210 × 297 mm)/Letter (8.5 × 11 in. (216 × 279.4 mm)) when opened in a double-page spread

  • When scanning a book, you can also enable page turning detection by holding down the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap for 2 seconds or longer. When this is the case, after you finish scanning the documents, page turning detection becomes disabled again.

  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. Place the Background Pad on the front side of the ScanSnap.

    Place the Background Pad so that it is in contact with the ScanSnap.

    Placing the Background Pad
  3. 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.
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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 [All sheets will be scanned as documents] for [Document type detection].
    5. Click the [Option] button in [Feed] to display the [Feed option] Window.
    6. Select [Automatic detection (Maximum)] for [Document size].
    7. Select the [Configure settings for starting the next scan] checkbox and then [Page turning detection mode] for [Condition].
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      • You can specify a time period between the time when the ScanSnap starts to scan a page and the time when page turning is detected.

        Select the [Specify the waiting time to start scanning after pressing the [Scan] button] checkbox, and then specify a time period for [Waiting time].

    8. Click the [OK] button to close the [Feed option] window.
    9. Click the [Save] button to close the [Edit profiles] window.
    10. From the profile list in the scan window, select a profile that you have configured.
  4. Place a book in the scan area of the ScanSnap.
    Placing a Book
  5. Press the [Scan] button to start scanning the book.
  6. Open the next page to be scanned.

    Turn the pages at a constant speed. The recommended page turning speed is approximately 1 to 2 seconds per page.

    To make page turning easy to detect, hold the bottom part of the page and keep the page straight when turning it.

    To continue scanning pages in the book, turn to the next page after a scan is complete.

    Turning a Page
    ATTENTION
    • Do not cover the white sheets on the ScanSnap with your hands or with something else while scanning a book. The color reproducibility of the scanned image will be affected.

    • Do not shake the table or desk when the ScanSnap is being used or move the book while it is being scanned. Doing so may distort the scanned image or blur the color.

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    • When [Turn the page.] message appears on the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window, if you hold or move your hand over the Background Pad, such motion may be incorrectly detected as page turning.

    • If continuous scanning does not start after a page is turned, click the [Continue Scanning] button in the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window or press the [Scan] button on the ScanSnap.

  7. Press the [Stop] button to finish scanning the book.
  8. Select a method to save scanned images in the [ScanSnap Home - Image scanning and file saving] window of ScanSnap Home.
    Windows

    Select [Correct and save double-page spread document images (book/magazine)], and then click the [Save this image] button.

    Mac OS

    Select [Double-page spread (Book/Magazine)] and then click the [Save this image] button.

     

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The image created from the book 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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