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Scanning text from a PC

  • To begin scanning text press the SCAN button on the scanner. At this point a dialog box will appear, giving you several options. Click on the "OmniPage Pro 11.0" option and then click "OK".

  • The OmniPage Pro 11 software will launch. You will then be prompted to select the type of document that you want to scan. You can choose from:
    • Color Picture
    • Greyscale Picture
    • Black and White Picture or Text
    • Custom Settings
  • Then click the "Scan" button to start scanning.

  • After the scanner is finished scanning the text it will be imported into OmniPage Pro 11. You then need to choose the appropriate options in order to process the imported image of your text. After the three steps are configured the way you want them, click the "Finish" button to start the processing.


  • It will then prompt you about the number of pages you want to process. Click the "Finish Processing Existing Pages" button to start the OCR (optical character recognition) process.

  • After the processing is complete it will ask you to save your newly recognized document in the format of your choice as shown below.


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM