Re: Scanning with XP?

  • From: "curmudgeon" <one2three4five6@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 07:36:29 -0800

to use Omnipage,
first, open word
try  this
alt f then up arrow to aquire text
after it scans i just hit escape when it starts its spell check
i am just starting to experiment with omni page
at home and work
one of the things i like is that it keeps the scanned image in the format it 
it is scanned
so you get a copy of what is scanned,
cause, i can't use my cannon scanner software to scan anything
and sometimes omnipage scans a better and cleaner copy  than openbook,

and when it is scanned into microsoft word then jaws reads it better than 
openbook
only i have not figured out, how to scan more than one page at a time

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sharon S" <koala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?


Hi, I use to be able to scan straight into word when I was using my 98
computer but now I am using xp I haven't been able to do it. I have
installed the same version of word and the same version of Omnipage but it
doesn't want to work for me. I can scan into note pad but then I have to
copy the document into word. My Uncle has tried helping me over the phone,
he's a computer programmer but he hasn't been able to help. I was wondering
if anyone here has any ideas?

Thanks for any help,
From Shaz and lick from Lena.

"I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it!"
koala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Daou" <adam.daou@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?


Hey Chevelle,
In our local terminology, we call Omnipage Pro a mainstream OCR. It's a good
product and Jaws has a config file for it. I know many people who are using
it and you can launch it from within Microsoft Word, which is good. I forgot
to mention it to Cait. Some scanners include Omnipage in their package.
Usually, people with limited vision tend to like it because it's not
expensive, and often they use it with Zoomtext, Magic, or other magnifiers.
>From what I know, visually challenged persons prefer to use Kurzweil 1000
>or
Openbook because of their many features such as Brailing, etc. With K1000,
you can scan many pages, and quickly save them using various format
including wav and mp3. Kurzweil 3000 is good for students who have limited
vision. VIP is a wonderful OCR and it is designed for low vision only since
one has to be able to see the screen, and it has a lot of magnification and
voice output, plus incredible features ranging from scanning, CCTV like
mode, email to Internet browsing. I had a chance once to test all these
products, VIP not included, using a document that has a big letter sitting
on 2 lines of text, and believe it or not, only Omnipage Pro and the
software that came with my. Epson 1670 passed the test. I was not surprised
because I know the kind of algorithm used by programmers when they design
OCR software. Anyway, they are all good, and things change so quickly,
thanks to competition, They all improve their product and they become better
and better every year. So, why don't you give it a shot and assess how far
you can go with it. Please keep us posted.
Adam

----- Original Message -----
From: "chevelle" <chevelle33@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?


Hey Adam, what do you think of Omni page pro? I hear that Omni page is
really good and pretty accurate. In fact in the jaws help menu there is a
topic on using jaws with omni page pro. I have it I just haven't installed
it yet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Daou" <adam.daou@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?


> Hi Cait,
> I hope you'll find your Kurzweil because it's a good product. I use it
> almost every day. If you could retrieve the Serial Number or the Invoice,
> I'm sure Kurzweil Educational Systems will assist you in getting another
> installation CD, or better, an update. Now, regarding Jaws and non
> conventional OCRs for Windows 98 and XP, there's a good one, quite
> accessible, and maybe the cheapest on earth. It's called cuneiform Pro
> 6.0.
> It scans and recognize in seconds if you have a good scanner. I did
> install
> it last year in someone's computer running 98 and I've provided full
> instructions for access with Jaws. Right now, they have a special rate,
> $69
> until December 15 2004. Normally the real price is $129. So $69 is a good
> price compared to several hundreds. This is the kind of product I would
> include in my Adaptive Survival Kit. You can download a demo from the same
> web page, and try it with your combo scanner. It works fine and fast with
> Epson flatbed scanners. And you can also buy it online. Her is the web
> address: http://www.ocr.com/index.shtml. You can send them an email on the
> fly if you select the Contact link and navigate to the Sales one.
> Their location and phone:
> Address
> OCR.COM / Cognitive Enterprises
> 9 El Camino Dr.
> Corte Madera, CA 94925
>
> Telephone
> Tel: +1 (415) 945-0700
> Fax: +1 (415) 329-3333
>
> Take care.
> Adam
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Caitlyn McFarland" <ladylavendar@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 4:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?
>
>
> Adam,
>
> do you know if this works with windows 98?
>
> I can't find my kurzweil cd to reinstall version 7, and I have an hp all
> in
> one scanner/coper/printer.  I am hoping to be able to use this for
> scanning,
> but every time I've tried it doesn't come out, I get an image file.  It
> does
> have an ocr with it.
>
> Thanks,
> Cait
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Daou" <adam.daou@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 10:50 AM
> Subject: Re: Scanning with XP?
>
>
>> Hi Azhar,
>> I don't know what you plan to scan, picture or text? I normally rely on
>> my
>> OCR or the scanning program that came with my scanner. Anyway, there is
> link
>> on how to scan using Office 2003 and Office XP dealing with pictures and
>> plain text documents. Step by step instructions are provided. I'm off
> today,
>> so I can't assess its accessibility with Jaws. Please try it and let us
>> know. Here it is:
>> http://www.csbsju.edu/itservices/guides/Scanning/XPScanning_xp.htm
>> Take care.
>> Adam
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "." <khanair75@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 10:00 AM
>> Subject: Scanning with XP?
>>
>>
>> Hi everyone, I heard something about  Office Xp having the power to scan
>> the text documents and I looked for it every where in MS word without any
>> luck if it is true what I heard then can anyone tell me how can it be
> done?
>> Thanks a bunch!
>> Azhar
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