How to use Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner with FineReader PDF


FineReader PDF does not recognize a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. How to use the scanner with FineReader PDF for Windows?


Scanning with a ScanSnap scanner directly in FineReader PDF for Windows is not supported due to specific ScanSnap scanner drivers.

However, there is a way to scan documents using the Fujitsu ScanSnap Home program with subsequently sending them to the PDF Editor or OCR Editor of FineReader PDF. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Start ScanSnap Home. 
  2. Click button > select Add profiles button or edit an existing profile.
  3. Define the scan settings.
  4. In the Application field click the Send to drop-down list > select the Add or Remove... button.
  5. Click the Add... button > specify the path to FineReader PDF by clicking the Browse... button > specify the desired Display name (e.g. Scan to FineReader OCR Editor).
    FineReader PDF 16 application path: C:\Program Files\ABBYY FineReader 16
    FineReader PDF 15 application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15
  6. Select FineReaderOCR.exe or FineReader.exe. 

    The document will be scanned and opened in the OCR-Editor if FineReaderOCR.exe is selected or in the PDF Editor if FineReader.exe is selected.

  7. In the Application settings window, click OK to save the changes.
  8. In the Send to list, select Scan to FineReader OCR Editor (the Display name specified in step 5).
  9. Click Save to save the profile.
  10. Scan the document with the profile by pressing the Scan button on the ScanSnap scanner.
    The document will be opened in the OCR Editor or PDF Editor depending on the application selected in step 6.


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