Most of the Visioneer and Xerox desktop scanners are bundled with the Nuance PaperPort software. This software is a document management software where all files and folders can be sorted and manipulated. The PaperPort PageView allows for some basic editing of picture files and adding notes to image files. The PaperPort Desktop is simply a way of viewing and sorting files similar to what would be seen in My Computer and My Documents in the Microsoft Windows environment. Any files added, changed or deleted in this software will have the same changes as if the modifications had been done from the My Documents browser in Microsoft Windows. See Application Links and OCR.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
The .pdf file format is an open file format created by Adobe in 1993 and has become a world-wide standard for sharing digital files on the internet. Most forms and publications that are downloadable online are in the .pdf file format. The .pdf file format is proprietary and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software must be installed on a computer to be able to open and view these files.