Originally the software worked (about 4 times) then it showed a warning which basically said that there was an application problem. I have installed then uninstalled the software several times, but every time the 'load up'
works fine until I actually attempt to scan some text. At that point everything stops and I get the above warning notice.
As a silver surfer I 'm beginning to think that I cannot grasp what to do any more, but the OCR product is becoming a more essential tool in my life style.
The printer/scanner is an Epson RX640 and therefore does not contain it's own OCR tools.
Any help or advice would be gratefully received.
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This printer originally came with ScanSoft®, PaperPort®, and OmniPage® OCR software for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® software for Macintosh® environments.You'll need to check these software packages to see if they will save the scanned image as a pdf file.
The Lexmark OCR scan software is available in the installation disk that came with the printer. You can explore the installation disk and look for the Abby setup application in the OCR folder (for Windows). For Mac OS, right-click on the Install icon and choose Show Package Contents. Open Contents folder > open Package folder and manually install the Abby Finereader application.
However, if you don't have the installation disk, contact Lexmark technical support. Thanks.
It depends on if you have the full software installed. The MP160 documentation indicates it came wth ScanSoft OmniPage SE. Open MP Navigator and choose this program, you can output the scan as a text file. If you did a custom install, you may or may not have installed the program. If you omitted the program, do a new custom install. OmniPage is an OCR program and will output to a number of formats (you will choose File, Save as) after scanning. Word can import RTF and most other choices as well as .doc files.
If you don't have the software disc, the software can be obtained from this URL: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=13368
Alternatively, there is a free OCR program (simpleOCR.com) that will do the same thing. However it doesn't handle text in columns (newspaper or magazines) very well.
You must use an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program
Run the "ScanSoft OmniPage" software that came with your printer.
Load the document into the scanner and "acquire" the document through OmniPage.
The pictures will not show up and the text may not be 100% accurate.
Run the resulting document into your wordprocessor (MS Word? or Works?), and run spellcheck.
You might need to higher the resolution at which your scanner runs the document. The word detection might also not be sensitive enough for your tastes so you would have to tweak that around. We can be more helpful if you detail the scanner type and program being used.