Tip: Follow the recommendations on positioning business
cards on the scanner displayed in the How to scan field.
To preview the image, click the Preview button. If
required, adjust the scanning area by moving its borders.
Note: Selecting the correct scanning area can greatly
reduce the scanning and capture times.
Click Scan to start scanning your cards.
Once the scanning is finished, data capture starts
While the contacts are being captured, a progress bar is
displayed, with a Stop button next to it. Clicking this
button will stop the process.
If your scanner is for some reason incompatible with ABBYY
Business Card Reader, a corresponding message will be displayed
after you click Scan on the main toolbar or on the Quick
Tasks panel. If this is the case, you can scan the business
cards with the software supplied with your scanner, save the images
in one of the supported image files, and then open them in ABBYY
Business Card Reader.
Scanning business cards with a business card scanner:
Make sure that your business card scanner is properly connected
and turn it on.
On the main toolbar, click Scan. Alternatively, on the
Quick Tasks panel, click the Scan or Scan to
In the scanning dialog box, review and, if necessary, adjust the
following scanning options:
Name (click the Change Scanner button to select a
Feed a business card into the scanner and click the Scan
button in the scanning dialog box. Once the business card is
scanned, its image will appear in the preview area.
Feed the next business cards into the scanner, click the
Scan New Card button in the scanning dialog box, and wait
until its image appears in the preview area. Repeat this step for
all of your remaining business cards to be captured. The total
number of cards scanned is displayed in the Scanned
Once all the cards are scanned, click the Process Cards
to capture the data.