Horland Scan2PDF is optical character recognition (OCR) software for Windows that instantly converts scanned documents into searchable PDFs.
It works with any feeder or flatbed scanner that can communicate with a computer using the TWAIN standard.
Normally costing $52, Heise.de is offering a free license for the full version of this program for a limited time.
Also, you can download the giveaway zip file from the Heise.de webpage.
Run the installer and finish the process of installing. Don’t worry about the language; you can switch from German to English.
When you install the app and open it, you will see an update. Update the app, then start it up again.
Click the “Language” menu on the app’s main screen and choose “English.” The interface of the app is now in English.
Click the “Register” menu to unlock the full version.
Click “Open key” in the next window.
Choose the “scan2PDFLight.lizenz” file from the folder where the giveaway zip file was extracted.
Click the “Activate” button.
1. Registration must be done by December 31, 2022.
2. All updates up to May 1, 2023.
About Horland Scan2PDF:
Scan2PDF can process multiple scanned files and give you some useful tools for managing the resulting PDFs right away.
Converting scanned images to PDF is recommended if you’re managing them and want to keep their print layout intact.
You can use this straightforward program to generate searchable PDF documents containing multiple pages from scanned image files.
While the default language of the user interface is German, we can change it to English via the “language” menu.
The idea behind the tool is to let you grab files directly from the scanner that is connected to your computer.
Accessing the scanner allows you to change the settings that govern how data is processed.
These settings include the colour mode, resolution (DPI), input and output sizes, and blank page tolerance. And if you need to only scan in specific areas, you can create a custom scan frame.
It’s as easy as can be to process the files; the context menu provides options to save as a PDF, multiple documents, a single PDF, print, email, copy, rearrange, and save as images. One useful function of the app is that it lets you set preferences for what to do after importing new files.
While this isn’t quite automation, you can instruct the app to launch the files in a specific program or have them printed from a networked printer.
If you need additional processing, you can enable auto bright and auto deskew, get rid of the bumper edge, or free up the Twain resources by selecting the corresponding options in the Extras tab.
Overall, Horland’s Scan2PDF simplifies the process of handling scanned images and documents before and after conversion.