Document preparation and settings
High level preparation includes removing paper clips and staples, unfolding, arrangement into defined batches. Depending on the documents and scanners to be used, header or separator sheets may be necessary and double-sided documents may need to be separated from single-sided.
The output should be a standard recognisable text or image file format, such as PDF, TIFF or JPEG. Compression (if used at all) should always be lossless, never lossy – otherwise information is lost and the image is no longer an exact copy.