How to use Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner with FineReader PDF 15?

Question

FineReader PDF 15 does not recognize a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. How to use the scanner with FineReader PDF 15?

Answer

Scanning with a ScanSnap scanner directly in FineReader PDF 15 is not supported due to specific ScanSnap scanner drivers.

However, there is a way to scan documents using ScanSnap Manager with the subsequent sending them to the PDF-Editor or OCR-Editor of FineReader PDF 15. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Start ScanSnap Manager > go to the system tray and right-click the ScanSnap button mceclip2.png
  2. Select Scan Button Settings;
  3. Uncheck the option Use Quick Menu in the top left corner of the ScanSnap Manager window;
  4. Create a profile or select an existing one;
  5. Open the Application tab;
  6. Click on Add or Remove... button > Add;
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  7. Click the Browse... button in the opened window > specify the application path
    (C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15\FineReader.exe or FineReaderOCR.exe) > click Open;
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  8. Write the application name (e.g. FineReader PDF 15);
  9. Click OK;
  10. Select FineReader PDF 15 in the drop-down menu of the Application tab;
  11. Click Apply button.
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  12. Scan a document with the profile by pressing the Scan button on your ScanSnap scanner.

The document will be scanned and opened in the PDF-Editor (if on step 7 you specified the path C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15\FineReader.exe) or in the OCR-Editor (if you specified the path C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader 15\FineReaderOCR.exe).

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