Video: Batch OCR With The Mac Fujitsu ScanSnap

Video: Batch OCR With The Mac Fujitsu ScanSnap

BatchMaking your PDF documents searchable is great, but sometimes it can slow things down. One way to speed things up is to scan first and then OCR afterwards. This is referred to as “batch OCR”.

If you have a ScanSnap and a Mac, you can do this using the ABBYY FineReader software that comes with your scanner, and this video shows you how.

Note that this workflow comes from this comment by awesome DocumentSnap reader Telegard, so thanks to him or her for the suggestion.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

This video on doing batch OCR after scanning is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake)

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Nate - July 18, 2015 Reply

I can’t find ABBYY FineReader in Applications – it looks like it didn’t come with my ScanSnap software when I downloaded it from the website…

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Kim - September 12, 2012 Reply

Great video!! I followed your instructions……all the while wondering if I could just change the save to location to Evernote

Kim - September 12, 2012 Reply

Great video!! I followed your instructions……all the while wondering if I could just change the save to location to Evernote, and still have a searchable PDF??

Thank you!

Kim

    Brooks Duncan
    Brooks Duncan - September 12, 2012 Reply

    Glad it helped Kim!

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