How Do I Merge Front and Back Pages Into One Document with My S1500?

Thursday, December 10, 2009
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If you’re scanning documents that have information on the back that refers to the front, such as bills, map brochures, instructions, etc.,  here’s a trick that will save you from having to flip back and forth through multiple PDF pages to view all the scanned documents: fold the paper in half and insert it into the Carrier Sheet; ScanSnap will merge the front and back pages into one document.

I did this with a social security statement. After using the Carrier Sheet to merge both sides of the statement into one image, it was much easier to read (see below).

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To merge documents using the Carrier Sheet, open the ScanSnap Manager by clicking on the ScanSnap icon in the system tray on your PC or in your dock on your Mac.

Go to the “Paper” tab and click on the “Carrier Sheet Settings” box.

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Choose “Create facing pages in one image” from the drop down menu under “Mode” and review the instructions in the corresponding image for inserting your document into the Carrier Sheet.

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Click “OK” in the Carrier Sheet settings, then “Apply” in the ScanSnap Manager settings.  Then, load the document into the Carrier Sheet and press the “Scan” button on the ScanSnap.

You can also use the Carrier Sheet to scan documents with front and back images separately.  One great use of scanning separately is to scan documents that are delicate or irregularly shaped, such as newspaper clippings.

*For additional information on Carrier Sheet settings, consult your ScanSnap user guide here (PDF).  See instructions for Windows (164-171), Mac (279-288), cleaning (330), and purchasing (347).

Suzanne Lord
Technical Support Engineer
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

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