File this post under the “I will probably regret posting this” category.
I had a tip from DocumentSnap reader Hamad that was too helpful not to share.
Remember back in November 2009, Fujitsu had to release an update for Abbyy FineReader because it was having problems with Mac OSX Snow Leopard?
According to the website, it is an update for the ScanSnap S1500M and S510M.
However, it turns out that this version of FineReader works for even old-school ScanSnaps too. For example, I’ve even had reports of it working with a ScanSnap fi-5110EOXM from 2005!
It seems that, as long as the PDF is created by a ScanSnap (any Mac ScanSnap), it will work.
So, if you are running Snow Leopard and have an older ScanSnap, give it a try. It will probably work for you too. If you’re using something other than an S1500M or S510M and it works, drop us a comment and let us know.
I'll give you one better for the Mac, BrooksD!
Install current ScanSnap Manager 2.x for ScanSnap S300M. Install current ScanSnap Manager for S1500/S1500M. Lo and behold, both ScanSnaps work on the same Mac now, using current ScanSnap Manager. Fail to install the 2.x version for the S300M first and it'll crash out with an error using the S300M. Installing the 2.x software means you need to redo the default profiles if you want them. I never did, so I don't care.