Text and image editing

OmniPage has a WYSIWYG Text Editor, providing many editing facilities. These work very similarly to those in leading word processors.

Editing character attributes

In all views except Plain Text view, you can change the font type, size and attributes (bold, italic, underlined) for selected text.

Editing paragraph attributes

In all views except Plain Text view, you can change the alignment of selected paragraphs and apply bulleting to paragraphs.

Paragraph styles

Paragraph styles are auto-detected during recognition. A list of styles is built up and presented in a selection box on the left of the Formatting toolbar. Use this to assign a style to selected paragraphs.


You can edit the contents of a selected graphic if you have an image editor in your computer. Click Edit Picture With in the Format menu. Here you can choose to use the image editor associated with BMP files in your Windows system, and load the graphic. Alternatively, you can use the Choose Program... item to select another program. This will replace the Default Image Editor item. Edit the graphic, then close the editor to have it re-embedded in the Text Editor. Do not change the graphic’s size, resolution or type, because this will prevent the re embedding. You can also edit images before recognition using the Image Enhancement tools.


Tables are displayed in the Text Editor in grids. Move the cursor into a table area. It changes appearance, allowing you to move gridlines. You can also use the Text Editor’s rulers to modify a table. Modify the placement of text in table cells with the alignment buttons in the Formatting toolbar and the tab controls in the ruler.


Web page and e-mail addresses can be detected and placed as links in recognized text. Choose Hyperlink... in the Format menu to edit an existing link or create a new one.

Editing in True Page

Page elements are contained in text boxes, table boxes and picture boxes. These usually correspond to text, table and graphic zones in the image. Click inside an element to see the box border; they have the same coloring as the corresponding zones. The online Help topic True Page provides details on the operations summarized here.

Frames have gray borders and enclose one or more boxes. They are placed when a visible border is detected in an image. Format frame and table borders and shading with a shortcut menu or by choosing Table... in the Format menu. Text box shading can be specified from its shortcut menu.

Multicolumn areas have orange borders and enclose one or more boxes. They are auto detected and show which text will be treated as flowing columns when exported with the Flowing Page formatting level.

Show Reading OrderReading order can be displayed and changed. Click the Show reading order tool in the Formatting toolbar to have the order shown by arrows. Click again to remove the arrows.

Change Reading Order ToolClick the Change reading order tool for a set of reordering buttons in place of the Formatting toolbar. A changed order is applied in Plain Text and Formatted Text views. It modifies the way the cursor moves through a page when it is exported as True Page.