PDF and Kurzweil
Kurzweil can handle PDF files in two ways: either through the KESI virtual printer or
change the PDF to TIFFs and use the KESI automater. You can change a PDF to a TIFF by
opening the PDF in OmniPage, not running the OCR, and saving directly to TIFF.
KESI Virtual Printer
Often the best way to handle PDF files is to use the KESI
The automater has been included with the Kurzweil 3000 Professional (formerly called
Scan & Read) stations since version 7. You must manually install the automater by
dragging it from the "Extras" folder on the installation disk to your computer. The files that
you want to copy to your hard drive are K3Automator.exe and K3Automator.chm.
The automater allows you to create a source folder of documents that the Kurzweil 3000
will convert automatically to KESI files and save into a destination folder, keeping
whatever file hierarchies you had set up intact.
Steps for converting TIFF files to KESI with the automator.
Make sure that the version of Kurzweil 3000 installed on the computer is Professional
(scan and read). To check this, open Kurzweil 3000, and in the menu bar, select "Help,"
"About." A window should pop up telling you what version of Kurzweil you have.
Step one: Create a directory called "Input Files" on your desktop and copy files to be
converted into that folder. This will help speed up the process.
Step two: Create a directory called "Output Files" on your desktop. This is where the
completed KESI files will be located.
Step three: Start the K3Automator and set the Source and Destination directories. To start
the K3Automator double click on K3Automator.exe. Then set the Source Hierarchy to the
"Input Files" directory, and set the Destination Hierarchy to the "Output Files" directory.
Step four: Click on the "OK" button on the K3Automator. This will start converting the
Step five: Wait. Once all the files have been converted, the K3Automator will stop.
Step six: Burn the file in the "KESI files" directory to a CD ROM.