How do I create multi-page PDFs or single page PDFs with my ScanSnap?

Monday, April 15, 2013
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The Fujitsu ScanSnap creates both single and multi-page PDFs.  Through the ScanSnap Manager you have the ability to control the settings to create single page PDFs, multi-page PDFs or to create a multi-page PDF for every X number of documents you scan.

Let’s start by setting the ScanSnap to create single page PDFs.

First, if you look at your task bar you will see all of the applications currently running on your computer.  On the task bar you should see the ScanSnap icon,  a little blue S, if it has a red line through it, the ScanSnap is not active. Right click on the ScanSnap icon in your task bar.  A small menu should pop up.   Left click on “Scan Button Settings,” this will open your ScanSnap Manager.













Once you open ScanSnap Manager, you should see a line of tabs. Click on the “File Option” tab.  After you click on the “File Option”  tab you will see a button called ‘Option’  on the bottom – click on that button.

This will open a new window called, “PDF file format option”.  By default, the ScanSnap is set to create multi-page PDFs.  For example, if you put 10 pages into your ScanSnap and push scan, you will create a 10 page single PDF. However, if you click ‘Generate one PDF file per X,’ the ScanSnap will create one PDF for the number you choose.

If you want to create one PDF per page you scan, leave the number at one.

If you want to create a new PDF every 2 pages scanned you would enter the value “2” in the  ‘Generate one file per…’ field and your ScanSnap will scan all of the pages and create a new PDF every two pages.   Likewise, if you choose a different number, say 5, the ScanSnap will create a new PDF for every five pages scanned.

Give it a try and let us know if you have any questions!

Harman Bola
Product Marketing
Fujitsu Computer Products America

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