Omnipage Pro Office features facilitate PDF use across the business


Omnipage Pro Office features facilitate PDF use across the business

ScanSoft's latest version of Omnipage Pro Office has added batch processing facilities to allow it to be more broadly used in corporate environments, writes Eric Doyle.

Omnipage Pro is an optical character recognition and PDF (Portable Document File) conversion program. Paper document images scanned into Omnipage are converted into a text format, such as Microsoft's Word format, allowing them to be stored in a searchable form but maintaining the layout of the original pages.

Similarly, PDF, the page rendering format popularised by Adobe's Acrobat software, can be converted into Word document format. New features allow searchable PDFs to be created from scanned documents and adds the ability to output in XML format to bring the system into line with open standards.

Support for XML also means document storage meets the browser-based Web services standard, providing a more-easily searched document and at least a first step to rendering the pages as HTML pages for Web sites.

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