Nuance PaperPort

Nuance PaperPort
1.8 / 5 (30 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Convert paper-based documents to searchable PDF files
  • Securely store documents in the cloud with PaperPort Anywhere
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology
  • Document organization and search capabilities
  • Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET)
  • Save scanner profiles

2. Software Overview

Nuance PaperPort is a Windows document management program used for scanning, organizing, and searching documents. PaperPort allows users to eliminate paper and store important documents in an electronic format. Nuance sold PaperPort to Kofax.

PaperPort can create searchable .PDF documents from paper copies. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, PaperPort can import a scanned image, intelligently recognize its text, and generate a new document with the resulting text. This allows users to import and search digital copies of paper documents, such as letters, school assignments, tax forms, legal documents, receipts, and bills. PaperPort includes PaperPort Anywhere, a cloud service for securely storing scanned documents over the Internet. The service integrates directly with PaperPort and allows users to view their documents anywhere. PaperPort also includes iPhone, iPad, and Android support for viewing documents in the cloud.

The PaperPort workspace offers multiple perspectives, including a navigation feature for previewing and browsing documents. The scanning perspective allows users to adjust scan settings and create document images, which are saved as .MAX files. The software supports many types of scanners, such as all-in-one printers, mobile scanners, and desktop scanners. PaperPort allows users to save profile settings for each scanner to ensure consistency between scans. Users can also save Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) options to straighten, crop, rotate, and enhance documents for optimal quality.

PaperPort assists home office and small business users in consolidating and organizing their paper documents. It helps users reduce paper clutter, lower costs, and locate important information quicker. While there are various avenues a user can choose to go paperless, PaperPort makes it a smoother process.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.MAX - PaperPort Scanned Document
Other file extensions used by Nuance PaperPort:
# File Extension Name
1 .MAX PaperPort Scanned Document
2 .PTN PaperPort Thumbnail File

Updated: July 31, 2020

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