Text Editor

The Text Editor is one of the main working areas in OmniPage. It displays the recognition results from the current page. This may include recognized text, tables, graphics and forms. The pages can be displayed in any of three levels of formatting. You can change freely between these levels using the buttons to the left of the scroll bar at the base of the Text Editor:

The three formatting levels are (from left-to-right): Omnipage icon tp Text Editor True Page, Omnipage icon rfp Text Editor Formatted Text and Omnipage icon nf%20 Text Editor Plain Text.

Proofreading and verifying text are done in the Text Editor.

This is a WYSIWYG Text Editor. It has a Formatting toolbar along the top, a horizontal ruler which displays in True Page and Formatted Text,  and a vertical ruler which displays only in True Page.

You can format fonts and paragraphs by using the Formatting toolbar, or the Format menu. Numbered and bulleted paragraphs can be detected and edited. You can place and modify tab positions with the markers on the horizontal ruler. You can define or modify hyperlinks in recognized texts. The Find, Replace and Mark Text dialog box is offered from the Edit menu in OmniPage Professional.

Recognized texts can include the marking of words that were suspected during recognition. These markers can be shown or hidden as selected in the Text Editor panel of the Options dialog box. Non-dictionary words can be separately shown or hidden in the Proofing panel.

In that panel you can also choose whether to have non-printing characters (end-of-paragraph and end-of-cell signs, right-arrow tabs indicators, spacing dots, soft-hyphens and forced new line signs) shown or hidden. The same is true for header / footer indicators and for reading order. The panel also lets you define a unit of measurement for the program and a word wrap setting for use in all formatting levels except Plain Text. These editor settings apply immediately to all pages in the document.

The Text Editor can display texts in Japanese, Korean and Chinese, provided that your operating system was set up to support East Asian languages. Texts are always displayed horizontally and are best viewed and verified in Plain Text or Formatted Text formatting levels. Proofing and training are not available for these languages and major editing or spell checking should be done in the target application after export. If text was detected as vertical during recognition, it will appear that way (including any minor editing done in the Text Editor) in the output document, so long as the True Page or Flowing Page formatting level is set and the output file type and target application support vertical text.

Click a topic for more information on using the Text Editor:

Proofreading recognized texts

Verifying and correcting recognized texts

About marking and redacting

Applying font formatting

Applying paragraph formatting

Formatting tabulator stops

Using paragraph styles

Reading text aloud

Defining hyperlinks

True Page

Text Editor settings

Handling pleading numbers in legal documents

About form processing


Text Editor