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How To

Scan Text

Improving character recognition
Potential text recognition problems

You can scan and convert documents to text, which can be saved or sent to a word processing application. The technology that allows computers to "read" text from physical objects is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This process begins with a scanned image.

The easiest way to perform OCR is by using the Edit Text feature in the EPSON Smart Panel software. See Edit Text for details.

Improving character recognition

Use the Threshold slider to change the threshold value, monitoring the results of your changes in the Preview window. Adjusting the threshold value can make it easier for OCR to recognize characters.

The Threshold setting is available only when Image Type is set to Black & White.


Potential text recognition problems

The quality of the text in your original document greatly affects OCR results.

The following types of originals can make recognition difficult and should be avoided if possible:

Remember that OCR software cannot recognize handwritten characters.



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