Wouldn't you just love to have all the toys and whistles that come along? <smile>> One would need to win the lotto though.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 6:51 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Almost on topic, DocuPen
That is quite nifty. How much would one of those buggers cost I wonder?
Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Advisory Council www.guidedogs.com
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
-- Vance Havner ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna Smith" <donnafsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 7:14 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Almost on topic, DocuPen
The DocuPen is a handheld scanner that looks kind of like a windshield
wiper. It's not as big around as a disposable lighter, is about 9 inches
long and has a flat edge with tiny rollers to help it move along. You start
at the top of a page and manually run it down the page, taking about 4-5
seconds to clear the page and it then retains the scan in its memory. It
will hold about 50 pages of text according to its literature. You then
connect it to your PC via a USB cable and download the scanned material.
You can then use any OCR software to convert the images to text. It's
software comes with OmniPage, but you can use Openbook, Kurzweil FineReader,
etc. as you wish.
I bought it so I could have access to scanning on the road. Of course, I
almost always travel with a laptop for handling the download and conversion
part, so this will work for me once I figure out how to use the initial
Someone has discovered that you can use it to scan labels on cans if you
hold it and roll the can under the camera. I think many uses will be found
for this little cutey.
Peace and Hope,