A reader (hi Matt!) wrote in because he was having trouble getting his ScanSnap S500 to work seamlessly with Microsoft OneNote 2007.
Previously what he had to do was scan to a folder, then go into OneNote and manually import the file in. Needless to say if you do this a lot, it gets to be a pain.
We eventually figured it out so I thought I would share it with you here. Here is the workflow:
- OneNote 2007 (not sure about earlier versions) installs a printer driver called “Send to OneNote 2007” (as referenced here).
- Go into ScanSnap Manager and create a profile with your desired settings, and for Application choose Scan To Print. Choose the Send To OneNote 2007 printer as your printer
- Scan a page and ScanSnap Manager should send it straight into OneNote 2007
I Don’t Have Scan To Print!
There was one small snag with the plan that we came up with. Matt did not have the “Scan To Print” option in ScanSnap Manager.
His model of ScanSnap, the S500, is an older model and the version of ScanSnap Manager that shipped with it did not have the Scan To Print option.
We thought we were toast until we found that Fujitsu has released updated versions of ScanSnap Manager. The list of them for the different models is here: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/computing/peripheral/scanners/drivers/scansnap.html
The link for the S500 specifically is here: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/support/computing/peripheral/scanners/drivers/s500.html
After installing the new software, he was able to Scan to Print straight into OneNote.
Any Better Ideas?
This is the solution that we came up with. Do you have any other ways of using the ScanSnap to automatically scan into Microsoft OneNote? Let us know in the comments.