Scan a PDF for reading using Read&Write

If you’ve scanned a document from a scanner to a PDF, it may produce an image that will need to be OCR’d (Optical Character Recognition) in order to be readable by Read&Write. Read&Write already has an option to OCR PDF's so they can be read back with our PDF Reader.

To scan a file:-

 

1     Click the Scan button on the Read&Write toolbar.

 

 

2     The Scanning Options page will appear below, if you do not have a scanner attached the Scan from file checkbox will be automatically ticked and greyed out.

 

Scanning Option Window

 

3     Select Scan to PDF and either Single Page or Multi Page and select Scan.

 

4      The window will now appear to save your new PDF and where you wish to save it to.

 

Save As Window

 

5     After you click Save the window will appear for you to browse to the PDF you wish to scan into Read&Write. Browse to it and select Open

 

Window to browse to PDF

 

6     You will now get a Scan in progress window, the process will be dependent on the size of the PDF you are trying to scan in.

 

Scan in progress window

 

7     The new PDF you have scanned through Read&Write should now appear.