I have many ScanSnap generated PDF files. How do I perform OCR on all of these files at once?


You can use ScanSnap Organizer to convert them into searchable PDF files in one process.

[Making PDF searchable files]

  1. Launch ScanSnap Organizer, select the PDF file that you wish to make searchable, select [PDF file]->[Convert into searchable PDF]->[Execute]. This can also be done by clicking on the [Convert into searchable PDF] icon or by selecting [Convert into searchable PDF] from the right-click menu.
  2. Select settings such as "Pages", "Timing", "Language for conversion to searchable files" and "Error handling" in the settings window and click on [OK]. Set the following configuration if you want OCR processing to occur while your computer is idle.
    • Pages: All
    • Timing: Execute when computer is idle
    • Error handling: Ignore error and continue

[Simultaneously converting files in a specified folder into searchable PDF files]

  1. Launch ScanSnap Organizer, select the folder containing the PDF files that you wish to convert into searchable PDFs. Select [PDF file] from the ->Convert into searchable PDF]->[Execute]. This can also be done by clicking on the [Convert PDF files into searchable ones] icon or by selecting [Convert into searchable PDF] from the right-click menu.
  2. Select settings such as "Pages", "Timing" and "Language for conversion to searchable files" in the settings window and click on [OK]. Set the following configuration if you want OCR processing to occur while your computer is idle.
    • Pages: All

[Note]
ScanSnap automatically ignores and skips selected non PDF formats when performing OCR. In addition, S300 does not support OCR processing of PDF files that were generated with Acrobat® 7.0 or older versions of the Acrobat® software.


Target ScanSnap:
SV600 / iX500 / iX100 / S1100i / S1100 / S1300i / S1300 / S1500 / S300 / S510 / S500

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