A few years ago I purchased a Fujitsu fi-7160 document scanner for home use. Occasionally I use it to scan a few pages at home and I only use very basic function. The scanner is used much often in the past few weeks since I start working from home.
The scanner itself is excellent, however the software coming with it and instructions are horrible. Yesterday I spent a few hours trying to figure out the software. The Fijitsu website has a list of drivers and applications to download. Here is a screenshot of the list.
My computer still has very old version of software that was installed from a CD in the original package. The last item on the above list “fi Series Online Update 1.2.23” will automatically update several software to latest version and updated firmware of the scanner. After trying out items on the list and doing some Google searches, here are my understanding on how they work.
I found a youtube video on how to configure ABBYY FineReader with ScanSnap Manager and use the OCR function. You can configure the scan button to automatically scan the document, perform OCR, and save it to a specified folder.
The tricky part is that the ScanSnap Manager software is disabled if PaperStream Capture is open. You need to exit PaperStream Capture before enable Scansnap Manager. It takes me sometime to figure that out.