Saving recognition results

You can save recognized text and retained graphics to disk in a variety of file types. See Supported file types for more information.

To save recognition results:

  1. Click the Export Results button Omnipage tbxb save file Saving recognition results or choose Export Results  in the File menu, with Save to File selected in the drop-down list.

  2. Select Text under Save as in the Save to File dialog box.

  3. Select a folder location and a file type for your document.

  1. Type in a file name.
    No file name is required if you select Use input file names or Use input file names with subfolders under Naming options.

  2. Select a formatting level. The levels offered depend on the file type; one or more of the following will appear: Plain Text, Formatted Text, Flowing Page, True Page or Spreadsheet.

    When saving forms in OmniPage Professional you should select True Page. To export text in vertical orientation, select True Page or Flowing Page.

  3. Select file options:

    • Select Create one file for all pages to save all the pages in your document as one file.

    • Select Create one file per page to save each page in your document as a separate file. OmniPage will append numerical suffixes to your file name to create unique file names.

    • Select Create a new file at each blank page if you want to divide large jobs into separate files by inserting blank pages as separators. All pages following a blank page will be saved as a separate file. See Loading image files for advice on placing blank image files. This option appears only when saving as Text and at least one page has been recognized. Adjust the sensitivity for blank page detection under Process options.

    • Select Create a new file for each image file if your input is coming from several image files and you want to create the same number of output files with the same names but different extensions.

  1. Select naming options.

    Choose Use input file names or Use input names with subfolders when Create a new file for each image file is selected. In all other cases, you must specify a file name. If multiple files are generated, they are distinguished by numerical suffixes.

  1. File options and Formatting level are disabled if the Multiple ‘Save as’ option is selected. These options are taken from the simple text or image converters that are included in the multiple converter.

  1. Select page range: All pages, current page or selected pages

  2. Click OK.

    The document is saved to disk as specified. If View Result is selected, the exported file will appear in its target application; that is the one associated with the selected file type in your Windows system. You can also specify a different application as a converter option for this file type. View Result is available only if Create one file for all pages is specified.

  3. Click Options... in the Save to File dialog box if you want to specify precise settings for the export. See Save Preferences for more information.


  • If in the converter options dialog box Make changes permanent is selected (it is by default), changed settings will be saved for future saving to this file type. If it is deselected, changed settings are applied to the current save, but not kept for future saves.


Saving recognition results