When to use OmniPage

Your Power PDF program offers a powerful built-in OCR function, similar to the capabilities that are available with Kofax OmniPage.

There may be advantages in using the Kofax OmniPage OCR program if you want more control over the OCR process.

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

  • Gain 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

  • Scan new pages into the converted document.

  • Add new pages from fax, image files or digital cameras.

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

The four formatting levels offered for saving in OmniPage:

  • Flowing Page: 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. Power PDF offers this under the name Flowing Column. See Standard Document.
  • True Page: The pages retain the layout of the originals, but all elements are placed in text boxes, including text in columns. Power PDF offers this formatting. See Standard Document.
  • Formatted Text: Text is decolumnized, but text attributes, graphics and tables are retained.
  • 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.