Proofing and editing

Recognition results are placed in the Text Editor. These can be recognized texts, tables, forms and embedded graphics. This WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor is detailed in
this chapter.

The editor display and views

The Text Editor displays recognized texts and can mark words that were suspected during recognition with red, wavy underlines. They are displayed with red characters in the OCR Proofreader.

A word may be suspect because it was not found in any active dictionary: standard, user or professional. It may also be suspect as a result of the OCR process, even if it is found in the dictionary. If the uncertainty stems from certain characters in the word, these are shown with a yellow highlight, both in the Editor and the OCR Proofreader.

Choose to have non-dictionary words marked or not in the Proofing panel of the Options dialog box. All markers can be shown or hidden as selected in the Text Editor panel of the Options dialog box. You can also show or hide non-printing characters and header/ footer indicators. The Text Editor panel also lets you define a unit of measurement for the program and a word wrap setting for use in all Text Editor views except Plain Text view.

OmniPage 16 can display pages with three levels of formatting. You can switch freely between them with the three buttons at the bottom left of the Text Editor or from the View menu.

Plain Text ViewPlain Text view

This displays plain decolumnized left-aligned text in a single font and font size, with the same line breaks as in the original document.

Formatted Text ViewFormatted Text view

This displays decolumnized text with font and paragraph styling.

True Page viewTrue Page view

True Page® view tries to conserve as much of the formatting of the original document as possible. Character and paragraph styling is retained. Reading order can be displayed by arrows.