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Impossible to scan additional pages without starting all over

I have a brand new Lide 90.
When I scan a document with OCR, save it and then click "add additonal pages", I get an error-message. The only possibility is to start the process all over again for each single page which has to be scanned. Is there a solution?

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  • petra_rebman Dec 06, 2008

    I click on OCR, make a Preview, Scan the document, then click on Finish (save as File) and get a window "Automatic Processing" What would you like to do now?

    When I click on "add more pages", I get the message "scanner error" - so my only option is to click on "Finish processing Existing Pages". Then proofreader opens (can this be bypassed if I don't want proofreading?) - I close it and click on "save as".

    Now, to scan the next document, I have to start the entire process all over again - click on OCR, scan, omipage openes etc. This takes much time if you want to scan several documents. Is there a shorter way or is there somethings wrong with my new scanner (error message?)?

  • petra_rebman Dec 08, 2008

    Apparently, there was a problem with the installation of my scanner. Repeating the installation process solved the problem. Thanks!

  • Boogerhead01 May 11, 2010

    What is the error message?

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The sole message is "Scanner error"? ... Odd.

I'm not sure what version of OmniPage you're working with. This manual's probably in the ballpark:
ftp://ftp.scansoft.com/files/support/manuals/op15guide.pdf/

It looks like they suggest a different route, a different workflow process -- scan in all your images at once, then handle processing in a batch. I think you do some processing, then try to get the next image. This may have nothing at all to do with your "scanner error," but it's worth a try (and if/when you get the error resolved, this is a smarter way to use your time).

Before you go down that road, though, look for some updates. Some errors are often fixed with updates, and it's worth a try.

Look for updates to OmniPage. I believe you can look through the program itself -- was it Help: Update? You can also look here:
http://support.nuance.com/downloads/

There may also be a somewhat newer driver for your scanner; I don't know; the only drivers there are about a year old. The link:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=119&modelid=15562
Scroll down a bit, click on the Drivers and downloads page.

Please please please let me know if this doesn't work for you. And if it doesn't, if you can write down the exact error message, we can try to find out some more answers. If you just bought it, you may also be eligible for free tech support from Canon and/or OmniPage; I don't know. They'll tell you to follow these same steps as well, I'm sure. =)


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Do you have Microsoft Office?? If you do try this:

First, gather the paper you want to scan. If your scanner has anADF, you can load a stack of pages at a time. The first time you scan,Document Imaging detects the ADF for you.For more information about the ADF and whether your scanner has one,see the documentation that came with your scanner.
You will also want to sort your paper; if you have color pages thatyou want scanned in color, sort these in a separate stack from theblack and white pages. Load your first page, or first stack of pages(with an ADF) in your scanner.
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  • On the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000), point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Document Scanning.
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  • If you want to scan pages manually, select the Prompt for additional pages check box. Office Document Imaging will pause after each page is scanned, allowing you to place the next page in your scanner.
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    • When you open the scanned document in Microsoft Office DocumentImaging, you can search for recognized text in the document, copyrecognized text in the document to another document or program, andsend recognized text in the document to Microsoft Word, withoutperforming OCR manually.
    • You can have your scanned files saved with an automatic filename based on the first words on the page (this is the default.)
    To turn off OCR during the scanning process (you can perform OCRmanually in the document in Document Imaging after scanning), do thefollowing:
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    2. Click Preset options, and then click either Create new preset (and then type a name for the preset), or click Edit selected preset.
    3. On the Processing tab in the Preset Options dialog box, clear the Use OCR to recognize the text of the scanned image check box.
Select location, name, or file type for the scanned filesPart of the scanning process is to save a scanned page to a file. Bydefault, when you scan multiple pages, the pages are saved in one file.If you want to save each scanned page as a separate file, select thenaming convention for the scanned files, or change the location or fileformat of the scanned files, do any of the following:
  1. In the Scan New Document dialog box, select the preset you want to use, such as Black and white.
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  2. When all pages, all sides have been scanned, click Done in the Microsoft Office Document Scanning dialog box.
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Organize pages in the saved file(s)Now that you've finished scanning, it's time to take a look at theresults. If your scanned pages are not open in Document Imaging, do thefollowing:
  1. On the Start menu, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000), point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Document Imaging to start Document Imaging.
  2. In Document Imaging, click Open on the File menu.
  3. Locate the file you want to open (by default, the scanned page(s)is saved to the My Documents folder with an auto filename based on thefirst words on the page, such as Page1of.tif) and then click Open.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until all of the files you need are open.
You now have an online version of your stack of paper. Here are a few tips to get you started organizing pages.
  • Rearrange pages within a document In the thumbnail pane (thumbnail pane: Presents the current scanned document as one or more small images.), select one or more pages to move. Click any selected thumbnail and drag the selection to the new location in the thumbnail pane.
  • Copy a page to a new document In the thumbnail pane, select the page you want to copy. On the Page menu, click Copy Page. Switch to the Document Imaging document into which you want to insert the copied page. In the thumbnail pane, select the page that precedes the location where you want to paste the copied page. On the Page menu, click Paste Page.
  • Delete a page In the page pane or the thumbnail pane, click the page you want to delete. On the Page menu, click Delete Page.
For more information about scanning or organizing pages, see Microsoft Office Document Imaging Help.
The papers that were once cluttering your desk have now beentransformed into electronic documents. Within these documents, you canarrange pages, move pages to different documents, delete pages, printpages, add annotations, copy text to other Office programs, or send apage to someone in email. And still have room on your desk for yourcoffee.

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