What does the 'Optimize Document for Text' option mean?

The 'Optimize Document for Text' feature is specifically designed for documents that have been scanned with shadows, enhancing the quality and visibility of text. This option processes your documents on advanced servers, specifically improving text clarity in scanned images where shadows may affect readability. 

Key Points to Consider:

  • Ideal for Scanned Documents: This feature significantly enhances text legibility in documents with shadow effects. Importantly, this shadow removal will result in faster fax transmission and higher success rates.
  • Preserving Original Appearance: If your document is predominantly image-based or if maintaining its original look is important, choose the ‘Optimize for Image’ setting. This ensures your documents are sent as-is, without any modifications, although it might lead to longer transmission times.

The 'Optimize for Text' option is your go-to choice for scanned documents where text clarity is paramount.

Note: For documents where an exact visual match to the original is essential, especially with images, opting for the 'Optimize for Image' setting is advisable (i.e. switching off 'Optimize for Text' in the settings).


Follow these steps to enable Optimize Document for Text:

  1. Login to your Fax.Plus account, and go to the Send Fax section on your Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Gear ⚙️ icon.
  3. Once the popup window for Settings is revealed, check the box for Optimize Document for Text.
  4. Click on Save.
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