Basic steps of OCR

These are the basic steps of the OmniPage OCR process.

  1. Bring a document image into OmniPage.

    You can scan a paper document with or without an ADF or load one or more image files. The resulting images can appear as thumbnails along with the image of the first page entered. The document pages are summarized in the Document Manager.

  2. Perform OCR to convert the images of text into editable text characters.

    During OCR, OmniPage creates zones around all elements found on a page, providing no zones have been drawn manually or loaded from a template. The program performs OCR on the contents of text and table zones and passes the results to the Text Editor. The contents of graphics zones are transferred to the Text Editor as embedded images. After OCR, you can check and correct errors in the document using the OCR Proofreader or the verifier in the Text Editor.

  3. Export the document to the desired location.

    You can save your document to a specified file name, file type and formatting level, place it on the Clipboard, send it as a mail attachment or publish it. You can save it as an OmniPage Document. You can save the same document repeatedly to different destinations, different file types, with different settings and levels of formatting.

  4. These basic steps are valid for all processing. The way you move through the steps differs, depending on the processing method. See Different ways to process documents for more information.


Basic steps of OCR