Removing text boxes in scenario "Scan to Word" with FineReader for ScanSnap


When opening documents scanned to Word, all text throughout the entire document is scanned into text boxes on each page.

How do I remove text from the text boxes without losing formatting?


Saving settings available in ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap do not allow to change the document layout for documents, which are converted to Word:

You can only remove frames in MS Word after conversion.

To Remove a Frame From a Text Word Document:

  1. Select the frame you want to remove.
  2. Right-click, and select Format Frame from the context menu. 
  3. In the popping-out Frame dialog, please click the Remove Frame button. 

    FineReader PDF 15 - the latest full version of our product - allows to save documents to different layouts and to prevent the appearance of frames in the saved document. You can find more information on our website and try a free trial.


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    The program does not recognize the ScanSnap iX1600 scanner. In windows, the scanner is recognized in the device manager.
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    Halyna Zernova

    Thank you for your comment. 

    Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners do not support TWAIN or WIA drivers, that is why such scanners are supplied with a special version of product - ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap.

    I created a ticket to our support team based on your question. Please wait for a response to your email.

    Kind regards,

    Halyna Zernova

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    Ralf Reifferscheid


    Gibt es für den Mac auch eine Version mit Hot Folder? Wenn ja, welche. Nutze gerade die Testversion, die mir aber nicht weiterhilft ...

    Wie lautet die neueste Version für den Windows Rechner mit Hot Folder?

    Ich möchte in meiner Ordnerhierarchie in der Dropbox den obersten Ordner anwählen und dann vom System alle PDF’s in den Unterordnern (ohne auszuwählen) per OCR bearbeiten lassen und die neuen Dateien unter den alten Namen abspeichern lassen. Geht das?

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen

    Ralf Reifferscheid
    Alteburger Straße 367
    50968 Köln

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hello Ralf Reifferscheid,

    At the moment the latest version of FineReader PDF for Mac does not support batch processing. I have forwarded your comment to the Research and Development department of our company. Please subscribe to the Release Notes section to be notified about the latest updates.


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