Smart OCR provides a convenient set of predefined operations
(Quick Tasks). You can access this
feature at any time through the Quick
Using Quick Tasks is the easiest and the fastest way to use
Smart OCR. The whole job is done with just several clicks.
Working with the Quick Tasks
When you start Smart OCR for the first time the Quick Tasks
panel will be displayed. You can choose from one of the predefined
Quick Tasks and Smart OCR will do the rest of the job. If you don't
want this panel to be displayed on program start up, you can remove
the check from the Show on Start Up check
button or from General Settings
> Show on Start Up checkbox.
You can display the panel at any time using the
from Document Panel. When you start
a Quick Task the first step is to specify input image/images.
Depending on the type of the task you can select image files, PDF
documents or scan paper documents directly to Smart OCR. When the
input is specified Smart OCR processes and recognizes the images
automatically. After that a Save File
dialog is displayed. The filters and the file type of this dialog
is synchronized with the chosen task (for example if you choose to
scan a document to PDF file, the output filter of the Save File
dialog is set to PDF) so you can directly click on
Save button of Save File dialog. If you
need to change some of the settings before the export of the output
file you can change them using the options on the Save File dialog.
For additional information about these options see Save Settings.
Quick Task types
Smart OCR supports the following predefined Quick Tasks:
- Scan to Microsoft Word - You have a
paper document and you want this document in editable DOC format -
no problem! First make sure that your scanner is turned on and
connected to your PC, after that choose the Scan to
Microsoft Word Quick Task. Smart OCR can acquire
images directly from your scanner. When the scanning is finished
the program will automatically recognize all of the pages and will
prepare all of the recognized data for exporting in DOC
- Scan to PDF Document - If you want to
scan your paper documents to searchable PDF format, this Quick Task
is for you. After you are sure that your scanner is ready, just
select this Quick Task and Smart OCR will do the rest of the
- Image to Microsoft Word - Whit this
Quick Task you can convert your image files to editable Word
Document in no time. Just select the Image to Microsoft
Word Quick Task and give the image file/files to
Smart OCR. Soon your images will be recognized and ready to be
saved as DOC file.
- Image to PDF Document - This Quick
Task is designed to quickly convert your image files to searchable
PDF Documents. Select the task and specify the image file/files
that you want to recognize. Smart OCR will process and recognize
them automatically for you.
- Open - Use this task when you need to
recognize image file/files and want to save the results to one or
more format. The task will display an Open
File dialog and after selecting the files, the
recognition and saving will be in manual mode. With this task you
have more control on recognition and export. Selecting this task is
equivalent to clicking on Open button
from Document Panel.
- Scan - If you need to scan your paper
document directly to Smart OCR this task is for you. In order to
give you more control. After scanning the recognition and saving
will be in manual mode and you will be able to save the recognition
results in one or more formats of your choice. Selecting this task
is equivalent to clicking on Scan button
from Document Panel.
Some of the Quick Tasks above require using a scanner. When you
use a scanner:
- Make sure that your scanner is connected and turned on. Also be
sure to install the software provided with your scanner.
- Place your document face down on the scanner and click on scan
button. The chosen Quick Task will start automatically when you
close the scanning dialog.
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