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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Combine multiple scanned documents into a single file with PaperPort™

PaperPort™ has the stack feature. The stack feature allows you to combine multiple scanned documents into a single file with multiple pages. PaperPort™ only supports stacking of .pdf or .max (PaperPort) file formats. All items to be stacked must be of the same file format. (.pdf or .max).

The PaperPort™ is not available in some regions.

Follow the steps below to combine scanned documents:

NOTE: Illustrations shown below are from a representative product and operating system, and may differ from your Brother machine and operating system.


  1. Open PaperPort™ by clicking Start-> (All) Programs -> Nuance PaperPort -> PaperPort.
    Scanned documents are displayed on the right side of the screen.

    Open PaperPort™


  2. Single left-click on the first file to be stacked. A red border will surround the file indicating that it has been chosen.

    Choose the first file to be stacked


  3. Hold down the Ctrl key and single left-click on each additional file to be stacked.

    Choose additional file to be stacked
    • You must choose the same file format(.pdf or .max) You can check the format at the bottom right of the file.
    • You can also drag and drop files on top of each other to stack them.
  4. Once all files have been chosen, release the Ctrl key. A red border will now surround all files to be stacked.

    A red border will now surround all files to be stacked


  5. Right-click on one of the chosen files and left click Stack.The group of items will now be combined into a single file.

    Choose Stack

    If the Stack menu is grayout, make sure all chosen files are in the same format. (.pdf or .max)

  6. If you want to unstack a document, right-click on it and choose Unstack. Then choose one of the following options:


    • Current Page
    • All Pages
    Choose Unstack
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