When to Use OmniPage

Your PDF Professional program offers a powerful built-in OCR, similar to that in OmniPage 17.

However, there can be advantages in using this Nuance® OmniPage® Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program if you want more control over the OCR process.

  • Convert selected page areas

  • Choose from four formatting levels instead of two (see below)

  • Win full control over the OCR process, including:

    • The ability to manually zone pages

    • Access to multi-lingual spell checking and proofing

    • Dynamic verifier image display to speed up editing

    • Voice readback facility

    • And much more.

  • Scan new pages into the converted document

  • Add new pages from fax or image files

  • Save to other formats, including OmniPage’s internal format for document sharing with other OmniPage users.

The four formatting levels offered for saving in OmniPage are:


1. Flowing Page

The pages retain the layout of the originals. Graphics and framed elements are placed in text boxes. Whenever possible, other text is transferred without using text boxes. PDF Professional offers this under the name Flowing Column. See Standard Document.


2. True Page

The pages retain the layout of the originals, but all elements are placed in text boxes, including text in columns. PDF Professional offers this formatting. See Standard Document.


3. Formatted Text

Text is decolumnized, but text attributes, graphics and tables are retained.


4. Plain Text

Text is decolumnized and rendered as plain text. Graphics and tables are retained, but not in their original locations. This option is convenient for users who want to reformat the content.


When to Use OmniPage