Trace and Smooth

This mode enables you to convert text and line drawings in a scanned document to scalable outline data. The smoothing process can also be applied to the text of the outline data to make it appear less jagged when viewed on a computer monitor or in print.
If you select [Trace & Smooth] as the PDF file format, [Compact] is automatically set to 'On'. You can also set [OCR (Text Searchable)]. [Trace & Smooth] cannot be set by itself.
For information on the optional products required to use this function, see "Optional Products Required for Each Function."
This mode is only available for storing files in the memory media.
PDF (Trace & Smooth) is only valid with the following settings:
Select Color: Auto (Color/Gray), Full Color, or Grayscale
Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi
Copy Ratio: 100% or Auto

Press (Main Menu) → [Scan and Store] → [Memory Media].
Select the desired memory media → select the destination directory → press [Scan].
Press [File Format] → select PDF.
Press [Trace & Smooth] → [OK].
If you want to separate a document with multiple pages into separate pages and scan them as separate files, set [Divide into Pages] to 'On'. If you want to scan the images as a single file, set this setting to 'Off'.

If you set [Trace & Smooth], the machine automatically detects which parts of the document are text or line drawings. However, the machine may be unable to recognize which parts of the scanned document are text and line drawings, depending on the scanned document.
The text and background of PDF files containing outline data may become misaligned, and text and line drawings may not be displayed, depending on the version of Adobe Illustrator used to open the PDF.
If you select [Trace & Smooth] for the PDF file format, the color mode is changed from [Auto (Color/B&W)] and [Black & White] to [Auto (Color/Gray)] and [Grayscale]. If you want to scan the document with the color mode that you specify, change the PDF file format to anything other than [Trace & Smooth], [Compact], or [Limited Color].