How to Use NeatWorks Receipt Scanner

by Linda Cheshire

NeatWorks is a software package used to scan documents, such as receipts, letters and business cards. It can also be used to create PDF files for easy viewing. The NeatWorks software was developed by the Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts. The company specializes in the scanning and organizing of receipt paperwork and expense reports. Over the years they have broadened the scope of the NeatWorks software to encompass other document scanning and organizing. The Quick Scan Center functionality of the NeatWorks software can help make receipt scanning and storage a more straightforward process.

Step 1

Launch the Quick Scan Center. Left-click the mouse pointer on the "Start" icon in the lower left of the display screen. Left-click "All Programs." Left-click "NeatWorks." Left-click "Neat Quick Scan Center." Once launched, the Quick Scan Center will display a small icon in the taskbar, along the bottom of the display screen. Double-clicking the left mouse button on the Quick Scan Center icon in the task bar is a shortcut to access the Neat Quick Scan center.

Step 2

Wait for the Quick Scan Center window to appear. The software will automatically detect the document type loaded in the scanner. Alternatively, select the document type in the "Document Type" field.

Step 3

Select either black-and-white or color scanning. These options are available in the "Color Options" area. Black-and-white scanned files are generally smaller than a color version, requiring less computer disk space.

Step 4

Left-click the "Open when done" option in the "PDF Options" area. This will automatically open the PDF document after scanning. This will require a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader.

Left-click the "Scan" button after the appropriate options are determined. Scanned items will appear in the software "Inbox." These scanned items will be available for viewing and modifying the next time NeatWorks is opened.


About the Author

Linda Cheshire began writing professionally in 2005, as a freelance contributor covering music, culture and politics. Her work has appeared in such publications as the "Weekly Volcano" and "Los Angeles Free Press." Cheshire graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in American literature and culture.

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