Describing the layout of the document
Before starting recognition you are requested to describe the layout of the incoming pages to assist the auto-zoning process. When you do automatic processing, auto-zoning always runs unless you specify a template that does not contain a process zone or background. When you do manual processing, auto-zoning sometimes runs. See online Help: When does auto-zoning run? Here are your input description choices:
Choose this to let the program make all auto-zoning decisions. It decides whether text is in columns or not, whether an item is a graphic or text to be recognized and whether to place tables or not.
Single column, no table
Choose this setting if your pages contain only one column of text and no table. Business letters or pages from a book are normally like this.
Multiple columns, no table
Choose this if some of your pages contain text in columns and you want this decolumnized or kept in separate columns, similar to the original layout.
Single column with table
Choose this if your page contains only one column of text and a table.
Choose this if your whole page consists of a table which you want to export to a spreadsheet program, or have treated as single table.
Choose this if your whole page consists of a form and you want form elements auto recognized. After recognition, you can modify form element properties, create new ones, or edit form layout. This option is available in OmniPage Professional 16 only.
Choose this to recognize legal documents. Legal headers are detected and removed. Choose to have pleading numbers retained or dropped.
Choose this for maximum control over auto-zoning. You can prevent or encourage the detection of columns, graphics and tables. Make your settings in the OCR panel of the Options dialog box.
Choose a zone template file if you wish to have its background value, zones and properties applied to all acquired pages from now on. The template zones are also applied to the current page, replacing any existing zones.
If auto-zoning yielded unexpected recognition results, use manual processing to rezone individual pages and re-recognize them.