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Scanning A PDF For Reading Using Read&Write For Mac

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.

Scan button

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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