Creating a Searchable PDF File

Text in the scanned image can be automatically recognized, and a searchable PDF file can be created.
  1. Tap Navigation Menu on the main screen.

    A navigation bar appears.

  2. Tap [Settings].

    The [Settings] screen appears.

  3. Tap [Scan settings].

    The [Scan settings] screen appears.

  4. Tap as follows.
    When [Save by document type] is specified on the [Select cloud storage services] screen:

    Document type to be scanned as a searchable PDF

    When [Always save to same service] is specified on the [Select cloud storage services] screen:

    [Detailed setting]

    The detailed setting screen appears.

  5. Tap [File format].

    The [File format] screen appears.

  6. Set [Convert to Searchable PDF] to on.
  7. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap to turn it on.
    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
  8. Pull out the extension and the stacker on the ADF paper chute (cover).
    Pulling Out the Extension
  9. On the home screen on the touch panel, select [Scan to Cloud] from the profile list.

    If a user icon is displayed in the upper left of the touch panel, press the user icon to display the [Selecting a User] screen and select [All cloud users].

  10. Load the document in the ADF paper chute (cover).

    Load the document face-down and head-first with the back facing you (when loading multiple documents, the last page is on the top). Adjust the number of documents so that they do not go beyond Mark That Indicates the Maximum Number of Documents to Be Loaded within the side guides when they are loaded.

    Loading the Document
  11. Align the side guides with both ends of the document.

    Hold each side guide in the middle to adjust them. Otherwise, the documents may be fed skewed.

    Adjusting the Side Guides
  12. Press the [Scan] button on the home screen on the touch panel to scan the document.

    A new scan history is added to the scan history list of the ScanSnap Cloud application by updating the list. For details about the scan history list, refer to Main Screen.


    When a scanned image is sent to the ScanSnap Cloud service or saved in a cloud storage service, a push notification is sent to your mobile device.

  13. On a cloud storage service that supports the scanned document type, check the scanned image to make sure the document was scanned properly.

    Scanned images can be checked on the Detail View Screen of the ScanSnap Cloud application.


    If the scanned image is not saved in a specified cloud storage service, the document type for the scanned document may have been detected incorrectly. In such a case, the scanned image can be transferred to another cloud storage service. For details, refer to Transferring a Scanned Image to Another Cloud Storage Service.

    If it is difficult to do so, disable the detection of the document type and specify one cloud storage service. Scanned images will always be saved in the specified cloud storage service, regardless of the document type. For details, refer to [Select cloud storage services] Screen.