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ScanSnap S1500 / S1500M FAQ


  Before you buy   When setting up your scanner
  Once you have started   Scan to Office applications (For Windows®)
  Cloud linkage function   ScanSnap Carrier Sheet
  Linking to mobile devices (the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android™ devices)
  ScanSnap Organizer   CardMinder
  Others

Before you buy

  1. Why do I need a computer with a DVD drive?
  2. Where can I purchase ScanSnap?
  3. Can I use my ScanSnap with software other than the software that it comes bundled with?
  4. Do you make any scanners that support TWAIN / ISIS™?
  5. What document sizes can I scan with ScanSnap?
  6. Can ScanSnap scan newspaper or magazine articles?
  7. Can ScanSnap scan photographs?
  8. Can I select / search the text in the PDF that is created by ScanSnap?
  9. Where can I purchase consumables?
  10. Can I install the software which comes bundled with ScanSnap onto several computers?

When setting up your scanner

  1. I can't install the software.
  2. What should I be careful when I connect the USB cable?
  3. Why is ScanSnap not listed as a TWAIN or ISIS™ source in the application software that I use?
  4. What happens to the file(s) when I scan multi-page documents in ScanSnap's ADF?
  5. Is there anything that I should be aware of when using [Correct skewed character strings automatically] functions?
  6. My document was upside-down when I scanned it.
  7. ScanSnap Manager does not appear on the taskbar.
  8. Text recognition rate decreases depending on the scanned document.
  9. The image data from the scanned document disappeared.
  10. Is there anything that I should be aware of, in order to archieve the scanning speed as stated in the catalogue?
  11. Why does my scanner stop in the middle of scanning?
  12. The ScanSnap icon status in a taskbar indicates "Not Communicating" even when I have the ADF paper chute open, so I can't make any scans. (Windows® users only)
  13. Scanning operation is sometimes stopped due to "Undefined error".
  14. The following message popped up during scanning operation, and then ScanSnap Manager terminated suddenly. What should I do?

Once you have started

  1. What compression formats and compression rates does ScanSnap offer?
  2. What scanning resolutinons can I choose form?
  3. Which document sizes can I choose from?
  4. How large are ScanSnap created image files?
  5. How does ScanSnap attach names to files? Can this process be customized?
  6. Can I darken the color of scanned images?
  7. Why do the black parts of my image turn out lighter than normal? (Windows®)
  8. Why are ruled lines distorted in ScanSnap created images?
  9. Whtat file formats can I save my images in? (Can I save thme as JPEG files?)
  10. Why do I fail to launch ScanSnap Manager with Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)?
  11. I cannot install the software downloaded from the web site onto OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion).

Scan to Office applications (For Windows®)

  1. Why does it fail to OCR some of the documents when I use "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint"? Also, the layouts and texts are sometimes displayed incorrectly.
    What type of documents can it convert without any problems?
  2. I am not getting better results in "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint" even though I changed the [Image quality] to "Excellent".
  3. The quality of the conversion (text recognition) changes depending on the settings in color mode (B&W/Color/Gray) and image quality. What is the best setting?
  4. Why do I get an error message saying "Not enough memory!" while performing "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint"?
  5. Why wasn't my work file deleted when "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint" was executed?
  6. I accidentally closed "Scan to Word" / "Scan to Excel" / "Scan to PowerPoint" without saving the file. Isn't it saved anywhere? Is it possible to display the file again?
  7. Why is there very little space left in my HDD after executing "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint" several times?
  8. Why can't I use the numeric value from "Scan to Excel" conversion for Excel calculations?
  9. When I execute "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint", a message such as "Call is rejected by callee." pops up and it does not display the result of OCR. Is there anything that I can do about it?
  10. [Save] dialog is displayed when "Scan to Word", "Scan to Excel" or "Scan to PowerPoint" is executed. Why is Word/Excel/PowerPoint not started up?

Cloud linkage function

  1. Can ScanSnap S1500 link to Cloud services?
  2. After updating Evernote, ScanSnap cannot link with Evernote.
  3. "Scan to Google Docs(TM)" function does not work.
  4. I cannot register a file on Evernote sometimes when I am using ScanSnap on Mac.
  5. I cannot use the Evernote linkage function via ScanSnap after updating Evernote, whereby I cannot save data on Evernote for Mac even when I execute "Scan to Evernote (Note)".
  6. I see the error message "Failed to locate the Magic Briefcase folder" when saving a file to SugarSync from ScanSnap.

ScanSnap Carrier Sheet

  1. How could I learn more about “Carrier Sheets”?
  2. The size of the image created by my ScanSnap differs from that of the actual document. How can I correct this?
  3. When I scan my document with "Create front and back images separately" specified, sometimes the generated image data does not contain all of the details included in the original document. Why does this happen?
  4. How can I remove shadows appearing along the edges of scanned images?
  5. How can I remove black lines that appear along image edges when scanning in black and white?
  6. Although I have set my ScanSnap for "Automatic blank page removal", it continues to create blank images. Why does this happen?
  7. What can I do when gaps or lines appear between the two "stitched" images?

Linking to mobile devices (the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android™ devices)

  1. Can I link the S1100 / S1300i / S1300 / S1500 / S1500M to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices?
  2. Can I link the S1100 / S1300i / S1300 / S1500 / S1500M to Android™ devices?
  3. The Windows Security Alert dialog box appears when I launch the Scan to Mobile function.
  4. Why does my computer fail to connect to my mobile device?
  5. The Scan to Mobile icon on the computer taskbar is in the "Not Communicating" status, and the computer fails to establish a connection with the mobile device.
  6. The Scan to Mobile icon on the computer taskbar turns to blue, and the computer fails to establish a connection with my mobile device.
  7. I cannot open the "Scan to Mobile - Basic" dialog box. (The "Scan to Mobile" dialog box displays.)
  8. When I sync documents scanned in "Excellent mode" and other large data files with an application on my mobile Apple device, the application fails to open.
  9. When I transfer documents scanned in "Excellent mode" and other large data files to my mobile Apple device, their thumbnail and preview images appear blank.
  10. When setting up the Scan to Mobile function, the [OK] and [Cancel] buttons do not appear on the “Welcome to Scan to Mobile” dialog box.
  11. When I try to perform “Save to photo album” with ScanSnap Connect Application on iOS 6, an error message appears and I cannot save images to the photo album.

ScanSnap Organizer

  1. How can I learn more about "ScanSnap Organizer"?
  2. Where does ScanSnap save created images? Can "ScanSnap Organizer" save image files onto a network folder?
  3. Why cannot I move a file that I am currently viewing with ScanSnap's thumbnail application?
  4. An error message stating "Addition to the conversion list of PDF files to be made searchable was unsuccessful." appears when I try to scan with automatic conversion to searchable PDF files.
  5. I cannot see the libraries and folders from ScanSnap Organizer after I overwrite files on Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010.
  6. Why does a message telling me that I cannot use the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server linkage function appear whenever I try to show the contents of the server from ScanSnap Organizer?
  7. I cannot open the file that was uploaded through "Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server" linkage function of the ScanSnap Organizer.

CardMinder

  1. Why does my ScanSnap fail to recognize a business card?
  2. Why does my ScanSnap fail to recognize some text?
  3. Why didn't CardMinder Viewer start-up even when I pressed ALT + F3?

Others

  1. Why do vertical lines and small stains appear on my images?
  2. Is there any functional limitation when ScanSnap is linked with Rack2-Filer?
  3. Where can I go to ask about the software which comes bundled with the ScanSnap?
  4. How can I avoid mis-feed (multi-feed) errors?
  5. After ScanSnap Organizer overwrites a file which is stored through Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010, ScanSnap Organizer could not access to the library and folder of Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010. How can I recover this symptom?
  6. Why does a "Scan to Microsoft SharePoint" related error message appear when I turn on, or log into, my Windows® operating system running computer?
  7. Why does a message telling me that I cannot use "Scan to Microsoft SharePoint" appear whenever I try to activate "Scan to Microsoft SharePoint" with ScanSnap Manager or ScanSnap Organizer?