You can bring a page into OmniPage by loading an image file or scanning an image. You can load multiple pages into a single document by selecting a number of image files (these can be single-page or multi-page files), or by scanning a set of pages, with or without and ADF.
The Get Page drop-down list contains the following options:
Load Image File
Select Load Image File to load existing image files such as TIFF, PCX or PDF files into OmniPage. The files enter the program as they are stored: black-and-white, grayscale or color. See Loading image files. You can load files more conveniently from different folders using Easy Loader.
Scan Black and White
Select Scan B&W to scan pages in black and white. This is not suitable if you want color in your output document, nor if you want so-called ‘black-and-white’ photographs: they need grayscale scanning. For best OCR accuracy, use this for crisp black texts on a white or light background. Black-and-white images can be scanned and handled quicker than others and occupy less disk space.
Select Scan Grayscale to scan a grayscale paper document into OmniPage. Choose this to keep ‘black-and-white’ photographs in the output document. For best OCR accuracy, use this for pages with varying or low contrast (not much difference between light and dark) and with text on colored or shaded backgrounds.
Select Scan Color to scan a color paper document into OmniPage. Available only with color scanners. Choose this if you want colored graphics, texts or backgrounds in the output document. For OCR accuracy, it offers no more benefit than grayscale scanning (for a given resolution), but will require much more time, memory resources and disk space.
The three scanning commands are available only if you have a scanner installed with OmniPage. See Setting up your scanner for more information.
The image made by the scanner or stored in an image file is the original image. When it enters OmniPage (maybe with pre-processing changes) it becomes the primary image. A black-and-white OCR image is also created.
Getting successful OCR from a scanner depends highly on image quality. It’s worth examining the quality of images being generated to decide which settings for brightness and contrast give best OCR results for different types of documents. If you scan in grayscale or color, you can improve brightness for the OCR image using the SET tools, without needing to re-scan images.
When placing pages in your scanner, try to ensure they are not sloped at an angle. Try to ensure pages pass evenly through a sheetfed scanner, without being skewed or creased. Sometimes it is difficult to get the pages straight, for instance when scanning a heavy book. This may not matter too much, OmniPage examines every incoming image and will automatically straighten the text on the page. Books can be scanned two pages at a time, see Process settings.
Scanning longer documents can be a time consuming task. Check out the following topics for advice:
Load from the Nuance Cloud Connector
The Nuance Cloud Connector provides a set of links from web-based storage sites and FTP sites, if it was installed with OmniPage and correctly configured. Some direct links from web storage sites are also provided. When using these links, you may be required to supply login information and a password.
In OmniPage Professional, files can also be imported from ODMA sources or from Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems: Microsoft SharePoint, Hummingbird or iManage.
Load from ODMA
Select Load from ODMA to load image files from an ODMA-compliant Document Management System. See ODMA support for more information.
Load from SharePoint
Select Load from SharePoint to load image files from the Microsoft SharePoint portal server.
When saving to SharePoint, the server, login and password information must be provided only once per session, and it is offered in each subsequent session.
Load from Hummingbird
Select Load from Hummingbird to load files from the Hummingbird (Open Text) ECM.
Load from i
Select Load from iManage to load files from the iManage (Interwoven) ECM.
These items appear in the Getting Pages drop-down list only if the systems are detected as deployed on your computer.