PaperPort is commercial document management software published by Nuance Communications, used for working with scanned documents,
Depending on the version, PaperPort can use its built-in optical character recognition to create files in searchable Portable Document Format (PDF); text in these files is indexed and can be searched for with appropriate software, such as Microsoft's Windows Search. Earlier versions of PaperPort used Nuance's OmniPage to provide this function. It provides image editing tools for these files.
PaperPort allows scanned documents to be separated into individual pages, and reassembled into new PDF files.
Originally, PaperPort created files in .MAX file format natively, but later versions use PDF. Versions of PaperPort from V14 cannot edit .MAX files, but they can be converted to PDF, which can be edited.