[bksvol-discuss] Temporary Paralysis with ScanSoft

  • From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <k1000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:29:07 -0500

Hey Guys,

I'm currently using K1000 version 11.03. (I do plan to upgrade next month.) 
Anyway, on my Vista Home Premium machine, I usually use the FineReader engine, 
mainly out of habit I suppose. But this morning, I decided to try the ScanSoft 
engine because I was scanning a list of books in the preliminaries of a book 
I'm scanning and the titles are in all upper-case. FineReader has this strange 
bug where it often--but not always--turns text that's in all caps into 
lower-case. So I decided to try the ScanSoft engine to see how it would do. 
Well, it did fine. All the text that is in all caps came out as it should have. 
The problem is that after recognition was done, my K1000 seemed to be paralyzed 
for something close to 20 seconds. I couldn't do a thing with it. This has 
never happened with FineReader. As soon as I get the recognition complete 
signal using that recognition engine, (a bell in my case), I can move around in 
the document, access the menus, whatever. I scanned several more pages with 
ScanSoft and the recognition was great, but this temporary paralysis after the 
recognition complete message was consistent. I reloaded the program and it's 
still doing it.

Anyone else here seen this and know what's going on? It seems to be a great 
recognition engine, but I can't use it if it's going to do that. Was this fixed 
in the new version that's in K1000 version 12, assuming this is not a problem 
unique to my system?

Thanks for any feedback.


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