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Editing Originals

You can perform many types of edits on scanned images of paper documents, such as correcting images, rotating pages, changing page size, inserting text and images, and filling in specified areas.

Additionally, the following functions allow you to perform editing more efficiently:

Page editing is done on the following screen, which you can display by clicking the [Edit Original] button on the job edit screen.

Edit Original screen

Application screen numbered callout illustration

  1. Toolbar

    This area contains the function buttons used for editing pages.

    Clicking Icon illustration , the [Undo]/Icon illustration , [Redo] button allows you to undo or redo an operation.

  2. Settings area

    When you click a function button on the toolbar, the settings for that function will appear here.

    You can use the mouse to change the position and size of an area border or reference line.

  3. Thumbnail list

    The document’s pages are displayed as a list of thumbnail images. Select the thumbnail of the page you want to edit.

    The following icons are displayed on each thumbnail:

    • Icon illustration , the [Displaying] icon: Indicates this is the current page in the View.

    • Icon illustration , the [Object PDF]/Icon illustration , [Image PDF] icon: Indicates the document type (PDF/Image).

    • Icon illustration , the [Already Changed] icon: Indicates which pages were finished using a multiple-page process.

  4. View

    This area displays the selected page.

    All editing operations are done in the View area.

  5. Page turn

    Click this or enter a page number to display a page for editing.

  6. Enlarge/Reduce

    Enlarge or reduce the display of a selected page.

  7. [Move] button

    While the page view is enlarged, you can move and change the displayed area of the page.

  8. [Merge] button

    You can confirm the result of merged images for the selected pages.

  9. Grid (edit guidelines) display

    Click Icon illustration , the [Grid] button, to enable or disable the grid display. You can also change the size and color of the grid.

Operations you can do on the [Edit Original] screen:

  • Straighten skewed pages*1

  • Remove noise (unwanted dots or marks) from a document*1

  • Remove borders around a document (Erase Border)*1

  • Remove shadows in the center of a document, caused by book binding (Erase Center)*1

  • Move a specified area*1

  • Rotate pages

  • Change page sizes

  • Fill in specified areas

  • Insert characters (Insert Text)

  • Insert images

  • Edit objects (text, images, fillings)

  • Register and edit image overlays

*1 This function is available only if the original type is Image PDF (Icon illustration ). For details about limitations of functions in regards to document types, see Limitations of Edit Functions for Document Pages.


  • Edit functions on the [Edit Original] screen can be accessed from the Toolbar and also from the [Edit] menu and the right-click menu.

Mouse operations on the [Edit Original] screen

When you use a function where you specify the edit area with a start point and an end point (in X and Y coordinates), you can specify the area also by dragging the mouse.

Additionally, you can use the mouse to perform the following operations on the specified area.

  • Move the area

    Move the mouse cursor within the area's bounds so that the cursor changes to Icon illustration . Then drag the mouse to move the area.

    When you use the Move Area function, drag Icon illustration to move the area.

Illustration of moving an area

  • Change the area’s size

    Move the mouse cursor over a point (Icon illustration ) on the selection area, and then drag Icon illustration Icon illustration Icon illustration Icon illustration to change the size.

Illustration of resizing an area