[OCR] Button (OCR Window)
 
This function starts an OCR program (software that converts image data to editable text data) after the scan is complete and opens the scanned image file in it. The default program is OmniPage SE.
 
The following window will appear when the OCR button is clicked in the Toolbox main window.

Click any item within the window to display its explanation.


Scan mode
 
  This category selects the scan mode.
 
 
   
  Select from the following three options (only Black and White for Macintosh).
   
 
Black and White Scans an item as a black and white image.
Black and White (OCR) Scans an item in two colors, black and white, with enhanced crispness. (Not available for Macintosh.)
Grayscale Scans an item as a grayscale image (similar to a monochrome picture). (Not available for Macintosh.)
   
 
* Some OCR programs may not handle Grayscale images. Use Black and White or Black and White (OCR) with these programs.
   
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Image quality
 
  This category selects the scanning resolution (fineness).
 
 
   
  With Windows, the available options are 300 dpi, 400 dpi and 600 dpi.
With Macintosh, the available options are 300 dpi and 400 dpi.
   
 
* For information regarding resolutions, see Choosing an Output Resolution (Image Quality) Setting or Resolution and File Sizes.
   
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Paper size
 
  This category sets the size of the item to be scanned.
 
 
   
  Select from the following options.
   
  A4, Letter, Business Card, 4 x 6, 6 x 4, Custom
   
  If the Custom option is selected, the Paper size settings window opens. Select a [Unit] option, input [Width] and [Height] values, and click the [OK] button.
   
 
   
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File name
 
 
   
  Input a file name here for the scanned image.
   
 
* When you use the default file name to scan two or more images and store the files in a folder, a sequential four-digit number such as "0001" is appended to the end of each file name starting from the first image (i.e. OCR0001, OCR0002, OCR0003...).
When you use a file name other than the default one, that name is used without modification for the first image, but subsequent images have a sequential four-digit number, such as "0001" appended (i.e. ABC, ABC0001, ABC0002...).
* The file name extension is automatically added.
   
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Save as type
 
  This category selects the file format for saving the scanned image.
 
 
 
You can select from the BMP and TIFF options.
   
 
 
You can select from the PICT and TIFF options.
   
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Save Scanned Image To
 
  This box displays the location to which the scanned image will be saved.
 
 
   
  To change the folder in which it will be saved, for Windows, click the [Browse] button, select a folder and click the [OK] button.
For Macintosh, click the [Select] button, select a folder and click the [Choose] button.
 
* The following folder is specified as the default location for scanned images.
My Pictures folder within the My Documents folder
My Pictures folder within the Pictures folder, in the logged in user account folder in the Users folder
   
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Put pictures in a subfolder using today's date
 
  This category sets whether or not a subfolder bearing the scanning date is created in the selected folder and the image files are saved to it.
 
 
   
 
If a check mark is placed in this category, a folder bearing the scanning date (such as "2003-06-15") is automatically created within the selected folder, and the images are saved to it with numerical file name suffixes assigned in the order in which they are saved. For example, if the "2003-06-15" folder contains a file named "OCR0001.BMP," and the next file is saved the next day in the "2003-06-16" folder, this image file will be named sequentially as "OCR0002.BMP."
 
If a check mark is placed in this category, a folder bearing the scanning date (such as "2003-06-15") is automatically created within the selected folder, and the images are saved to it with numerical file name suffixes assigned sequentially within each folder. For example, even if the "2003-06-15" folder contains a file named "OCR0001.PIC," the "2003-06-16" folder created the next day may also contain one named "OCR0001.PIC."
   
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Link scanned image to
 
  This category sets the application program to which images are sent. The currently linked program is displayed in the box.
 
 
   
  OmniPage SE is linked to this button when all the application programs are installed from the CanoScan Setup Utility CD-ROM.
   
  To Link a Different Program
   
  To link a different program, click the [Set...] button (Windows) or [Select] button (Macintosh), select the program you wish to use, and click the [OK] button. The program file you choose must be an executable file. Please see below.
 
Most application programs are contained within a folder labeled with its name or the software manufacturer's name inside the [Program Files] folder. The [.exe.] file name extension is always appended to an executable file.* Double-click the file to confirm in advance that it starts the intended program.
*   If file name extensions are set not to display, open the Windows Explorer, select the [Tools] menu, followed by [Folder Options] and the [View] tab, and remove the check mark from the [Hide extensions for known file types] option.
 
Most application programs are contained within a folder labeled with its name or the software manufacturer's name inside the [Applications] folder. Since file extension names are not appended by Macintosh systems, you must find the executable file by searching for the file icon. Click or double-click the icon to confirm in advance that it starts the intended program.
*   Please note that folders may also represented by icons. Ensure that you select an executable file.
   
* Some application programs linked to the CanoScan Toolbox may not work.
* Linking a shortcut or an alias of the application program may not work in some cases.
 
  To Delete a Link to a Program
   
  To delete a link to a program, click the [Link Deletion] button. In the confirmation dialog, click the [Yes] button ([OK] button for Macintosh).
   
 
   
 
   
 
* If no program is specified in the "Link scanned images to" category, a message that asks you to link an application program will appear. Click the [OK] button and select an application program in the selection window.
   
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[Defaults] Button
 
  This button restores each setting in the window to its default setting (the original post-installation setting).
 
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[Apply] Button
 
  This button makes the selected settings take effect and display the next time the window is used.
Pressing the [Cancel] button instead of [Apply] will reset the changes to the previous state.
 
 

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The next time you press a scanner button ( COPY, SCAN, FILE or E-MAIL button) to start a function, it will use the settings saved with the Apply button. See Scanning with the Scanner Buttons in the "Initiating a Scan" section for instructions for scanning with the scanner buttons.
 
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[Cancel] Button
 
  This button cancels any settings that you have changed, closes the window that is currently open and displays the Toolbox's main window.
 
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[Scan] Button
 
  This button initiates a scan of the item using the selected settings. When the scan is complete, it automatically opens the linked OCR program and opens the scanned image file in it.
 
 
* OmniPage SE is linked to this function by default.
 
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