The Basics on OmniPage Pro
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Zones allow you to tell OmniPage where on the page you want it to recognize text and
where you want it to ignore text. This process allows you to strip out headers and footers
while keeping the page numbers. It also allows you to tell the program not to look for text
You can save your zone configuration as a template, and use that template to scan a book.
Setting up a template in the first place takes a bit of time, but in the long run, it will save
you more time.
Creating a template
We start out by scanning a few test pages using the manual setting. Once the scanning is
complete, just say "No" to the save as window.
If you let OmniPage find the zones itself, it will see each block of text as a separate entity.
You want it to view the text as a continuous stream.
The template will have areas for the page number on left-hand pages, the page number on
right-hand pages, the main block of text, and the area where we tell the program to ignore
what is in that space (the header).
When you scan the rest of the book, you load the template you have created, and the text
blocks come through very cleanly with very little editing required.
OmniPage can read PDFs. It runs a virtual scan on them and recognizes the text. Once you
have the text in OmniPage, you can save it as an ASCII or Word file.