[bksvol-discuss] Re: Temporary Paralysis with ScanSoft

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:27:51 -0600

Dear Evan;

I cannot speak directly to the issue that you are sharing, but I can 
potentially relate to the overall issue and the dilemma I am currently debating 
within my own mind on a book I am currently working on. There is a particular 
style, and I do not know what it is called although I have seen it on my ribbon 
in Word 2007, whereby the lowercase letters look like smaller uppercase 
letters.  It is almost as if they are just a few points smaller than the true 
upper case letters.  Some of the engines in using their translation, correctly 
interpret them as lower case, and others represent them as a smaller point 

Technically the first is correct, but visually, the second seems more 
appropriate in many or most cases.  A book I am working on has this running 
throughout the book, and always in the chapter headings which look to be upper 
case, but are in fact this lower case and I cannot decide if I should have the 
word chapter in all upper or lower case.  I know neither would be wrong, and 
yet I find myself unable to choose.

Really sad, isn't it?  LOL


On Jan 22, 2010, at 9:29 AM, EVAN REESE wrote:

> 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.
> Evan

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