FineReader offers superior accuracy, an important consideration when you try to use your digitized documents. If that sounds like your preferred workflow, choose the Append option. Reflow allows the text on the page to be enlarged without displaying horizontal scroll bars. Slow Scaning Solutions: Buy a Faster Scanner If you are using a scanner that is more than three years old, it may be time to upgrade. This means the content is not accessible to users who rely on assistive technology. Discounting compression, doubling the number of dots per inch quadruples the file size—plus scanning at higher resolutions can take much longer.
Acrobat analyzes the document and replaces portions of the file, which the scanner had previously recognized as an image, with text. Scanning transparencies A flatbed scanner is designed for reflective source material, that is, a document that bounces light back to the scanner sensors. Acrobat Pro has yet another option—a feature called that replaces all the bitmapped text with a custom font which takes up much less space , and then swaps out the original image for one with a much lower resolution. Or how about a document where you want both perfect text and a perfect image without compromising either? First, the best appearance came from working with the correction and adjustment tools in Photoshop. I used an InDesign file as the text source, with the page size and text location matching the layout of the document Figure 9.
Make sure you save the file into the appropriate folder-e. Likewise, increasing resolution always increases file size, while increasing compression decreases file size. This solution only works if the Headers and Footers or Bates Numbers were stamped using Acrobat. Solutions: Install the Acrobat 8. Some attorneys like to create one large case file and continually add to it by scanning.
I counted errors as best I could; in many cases, such as when only spacing was different or when many words were run together, the number of errors was largely a matter of interpretation. This scanner may be used directly from Acrobat and works particularly well with Acrobat 8. Specify whether you want to capture the current page, an entire document, or specified pages in a multipage document. See the next section for details on handling suspect content. Acrobat will remember the choices you make in the Scan Settings window , which is a great convenience.
Avoid scanning in black and white, even if your documents are plain text on white paper. You want the work done now, with perfect results. You might want to try to improve the source image in Photoshop using filters such as Unsharp Mask, Despeckle, and so on, as well as correcting features like contrast and levels. Accuracy generally improved with increased resolution, but not linearly. Another option is to use the Redaction Tools in Acrobat 8 Professional to remove them. Depending on your scanner, you may see some slightly different messages at this time.
The Adobe Help article , section Recognize Text - General Settings dialog box, defines the scan modes as : Searchable Image Ensures that text is searchable and selectable. Note that compressing affects the image quality. Baker notes, but Acrobat can save you a significant number of keystrokes that you would otherwise spend in retyping content. It probably goes without saying that black-and-white images are smallest and color images largest, with grayscale in between. Even though Acrobat Pro was capable of producing the smallest files, I felt the amount of editing required on its output offset the value of the file size.
It is a relatively slower option. All options keep the image, which is probably a large object. Although the ScanSnap includes a full version of Acrobat 8. Files with the lightest compression tended to be about three to five times larger than those with the heaviest compression. Downsampling reduces file size, but also can result in unusable images. Searchable Image rotates the image, which might change its size making it larger or smaller, depending on the image re-encoding method used internally by Adobe Downsample To can reduce the image resolution and so reduce its size, but the amount of space gained or lost depends on the re-sample method used internally by Adobe. Figure 2: The century-old original.
Do not use the Retain Existing option: I have found that the Adobe Acrobat 7. Acrobat interpreted the content on Page 1, but on page 2, only the text above the cabinet image and the label below were captured Figure 4. Any help would be appreciated. Click Options to open the Optimization Options dialog box, choose Lossless compression, and turn off the filters Figure 1. The input bin can hold 50 pages.
In Acrobat, open the Layers panel, and click Import as Layer to open the dialog box. With grayscale and color images, the results were inconsistent; some files grew while others shrank. For example, my Canon scanner always alerts me when the document feeder is empty. Did you scan in color or greyscale? If you have non-English documents — like French or Spanish — make sure you choose the appropriate language to improve accuracy. This option keeps the original image, deskews it as needed, and places an invisible text layer over it.