Upgrade to OmniPage Professional 18

Upgrade to the latest version of the world’s #1 scanning and OCR software

With OmniPage 18, the best just got even better. Better OCR speed, better accuracy, better performance. With new improvements and added functionality, OmniPage 18 is still the market’s leading OCR and scanning solution—and one that saves you time and money while increasing overall productivity.

Windows 10 compatible
OmniPage 18

Better performance


improved layout accuracy


improved word accuracy


more compressed searchable PDF-MRC files


faster processing on multipage PDF documents

Powerful advantages
  • Take advantage of superior word accuracy to re-create documents quickly
  • Maintain formatting so a converted document looks exactly like the original
  • Make documents completely searchable while preserving existing text
  • Batch-convert paper and PDF files to documents you can edit and archive
  • Automate the collection and conversion of forms and data
  • Connect with leading cloud storage services and convert documents in them
  • Redact and highlight automatically with workflows



Maximize productivity with the eDiscovery Assistant for searchable PDF

PDF files are everywhere and can come from a variety of sources. They can include scanned pages, embedded images and other types of information. Yet many of these elements don’t include searchable text. The new eDiscovery Assistant for searchable PDF is a revolution in safely converting a single PDF or batches of PDFs of all types to completely searchable documents. Now you don’t have to open PDF files individually or use an OCR process that may unintentionally wipe out valuable information.

Access and convert documents in the cloud

Storing, sharing and archiving documents using cloud storage services is a fast and convenient option today. OmniPage is designed to easily connect to a variety of cloud storage and online document websites. Now you can access and convert documents stored in Windows® Live SkyDrive, GoogleDocs, Evernote, Dropbox and many other storage options. You can even open documents directly from one cloud service, convert them and store them in a different cloud service—all in one convenient step.

Take advantage of the most accurate OCR solution

PC Magazine’s independent tests confirmed that OmniPage is the most accurate OCR solution. Now it’s easier than ever to re-use content from existing documents. A 27% increase in accuracy translates directly to fewer word errors and less editing. With accuracy levels up to 50% greater than most alternatives, you’ll spend dramatically less time converting documents. And since electronic archiving and retrieval depends heavily on OCR accuracy, accurate conversions mean more accurate document retrieval. OmniPage’s increased accuracy also helps reduce the time required for proofreading.

The most accurate conversion in over 120 languages: OmniPage delivers unprecedented accuracy at a level greater than 99% for over 120 different languages.

Financial, legal and medical recognition: Recognition dictionaries for financial, legal and medical specialties ensure the most accurate conversion of important industry-specific terms.

Despeckle: OmniPage helps reduce background noise, enabling better conversions of colored, shaded and previously unrecognizable documents with less human intervention.

Breakthrough PDF conversion: OmniPage Professional 18 helps you easily repurpose information trapped in PDF files by instantly converting them to editable word processing and spreadsheet documents—complete with layout, text, graphics and tables. Our PDF Overlay Matching technology provides greater accuracy than competing solutions.

  • Word accuracy
  • Improved character attributes/font matching
  • 3DC digital camera correction technology
  • Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) tools
  • Despeckle/deskew/auto-rotation
  • Legal/medical/financial dictionaries
  • IntellTrain proofing


Stop wasting time reformatting OCR results—especially when there are columns, tables or graphics. OmniPage Professional 18 includes superior page layout algorithms to ensure converted documents are as faithful as possible to the originals. In addition, OmniPage Professional 18’s precision maintains the look and flow of your original page format. Whether you’ve got a single-page document or a 1,000-page report, OmniPage Professional 18 handles them with speed and accuracy.

Flowing page output: Enjoy a unique combination of page fidelity and editability that has higher levels of formatting fidelity than competing OCR products. OmniPage keeps columns, tables, lists and graphics in place, while text flows naturally around these objects.

Superior character matching: Font matching, font-consolidation, size, bold, italics and color-background matching accuracy keep your editing time to a minimum. Matching the individual character attributes ensures your converted documents look as close to the original as possible.

Superior page analysis: Before recomposing the layout, the OCR software must first understand all objects on the page and their relationships to one another. OmniPage Professional 18 improves detection of individual page objects, ensuring tables and spreadsheets, with or without gridlines, are formatted correctly.

Superior speed: Accomplish more in less time. OmniPage Professional 18’s improved hyper-threading speeds through OCR tasks 20% faster than before, making it the fastest, most accurate time-saving way to automatically convert documents to dozens of different formats.

Multicore parallel processing: Using today’s popular multicore computer processors, you can be even more productive with a dramatic 46%+ boost in speed and less wasted time.

  • Advanced flowing page output
  • TruePage output
  • ExactWord output for improved editing
  • Improved table conversion
  • Better processing of similar pages (layout learning)
  • Color recognition and retention
  • Header and footer maintenance
  • Titles/large-font recognition
  • Legal (pleading) documents
  • Redact (black-out), highlight and strikethrough
  • Vertical text recognition
  • Recognition of Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters
  • Auto-detection of Asian language characters within Western text


Document management

  • Free PaperPort 11 included
  • Free PDF Create with PDF Create Assistant
  • Customizable open dialogs with PaperPort 11 folders
  • Customizable save dialogs with PaperPort 11 folders
  • Apply PaperPort 11 folder notes to PDF and Word files
  • Open and view with PaperPort 11


Document input

OmniPage Professional 18 is not just a paper-to-digital conversion solution. It also lets you unlock the information trapped in static images and PDF files. OmniPage can convert almost all image formats to editable files for your existing PC applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Better still, OmniPage can convert documents from one format to another (such as TIF to PDF) and make static image documents searchable on your PC and within content management applications.

Form recognition and export: OmniPage uses Logical Form Recognition technology to process forms. Bring both paper and electronic forms (typically distributed as PDF files in office environments) into OmniPage, recognize them and edit their content and/or layout. View and produce a fillable form that can be saved in PDF, RTF, HTML or XSN (Microsoft Office InfoPath format).

Digital-to-digital document conversion: OmniPage can now open not only image files, but also documents created in personal productivity applications, such as .doc, .xls, .pptx, .rtf, .wpd and others. Text, tables and graphics: Most people think OCR is simply a way to extract text and spreadsheet data from existing documents. With its advanced page segmentation capabilities, OmniPage is also a powerful way to re-use pictures, clip art, graphics and charts within documents. Simply zone-over the area you want to extract, and OmniPage lets you save the content of that area in a wide range of image formats.

Image format conversion: OmniPage converts static images to documents that can be edited and searched. Support for all popular image formats includes: TIF, JPG, BMP, PCX, GIF, PDF, MAX and more.

  • Document-to-document conversion (text input)
  • Digital-camera-captured documents (.jpg)
  • Convert paper and image forms
  • PDF or printed forms with data
  • PDF conversion with overlay matching
  • Paper/image file conversion including JPEG and TIFF
  • XPS conversion


Document output

OmniPage Professional 18 turns paper or PDF documents into files you can use with your favorite programs. Whether you want to edit a document, create a searchable archive, share information on the web or integrate information into other applications, OmniPage lets you make the conversion quickly and accurately.

With WYSIWYG HTML, you can turn documents directly into web pages with just a click of a button. Converted web pages include graphics and pictures while you maintain the precise look and feel of the original document.

Output formats

  • Amazon® Kindle®
  • Microsoft® Word (.doc)
  • Microsoft® WordML (.xml)
  • Microsoft® Word 2007 (.docx)
  • Microsoft® Excel (.xls)
  • Microsoft® Excel 2007 (.xlsx)
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx)
  • Text
  • Form data export (.csv)
  • Corel® WordPerfect®
  • Fillable WordML, InfoPath® and PDF forms
  • PDF—image, searchable image, normal and edited
  • PDF append—attach content to existing PDF
  • PDF with digital signatures
  • 128-bit encrypted PDF files
  • Tagged PDF files
  • XPS—image, searchable image and normal HTML
  • XML and open eBook
  • Audio file output
  • Concurrent file saving


Advanced productivity

A host of adjustable controls let you to transform documents with speed, formatting and output styles that are specifically tailored to the way you work.

Improved multiple-document support: Save time by working on multiple documents at once. OmniPage can now open, process, correct and save multiple documents simultaneously.

Integrated document management tools: OmniPage Professional includes PaperPort, the world’s most popular desktop document management software, and PDF Create software that lets you create a 100% industry-standard PDF file from any application.

Direct connection to PaperPort: OmniPage now automatically links to PaperPort so you can bring color images from PaperPort directly into OmniPage to speed up your workflows.

Digital camera 3DC technology: Use your digital camera to capture text anywhere. Advanced technology automatically corrects for three-dimensional distortion to ensure the best OCR results possible.

Automatic data collection from forms: Electronic forms are easier to distribute, fill and process than paper forms. But how do you get paper forms into electronic formats? OmniPage incorporates the best of the award-winning OmniForm® so you can quickly turn paper forms into editable electronic PDF, XML or Microsoft InfoPath forms.

Manual speed zoning: Accelerate the manual zoning process by viewing auto-detect zones and double-clicking to select the one you want.

Concurrent file saving: Archiving and editing now co-exist in a single step. Save to multiple file formats at the same time. For example, save a searchable PDF file to your archive, a Word document for editing and the original image for verification simultaneously.

Resolution control: Choose a desired resolution for saved images and for images embedded in recognized pages.

Adjustable speed control: Customize recognition performance by selecting the speed and accuracy settings that are optimized for your needs.

OPD files: OmniPage files contain training files, user dictionary and zone information to make follow-up OCR sessions faster and easier.

Custom converters: Create custom documents according to your business standards. Document output can be tailored with specific attributes so that, with each conversion to a specific program, the document has specific pre-selected properties to work in the target application.

Direct OCR: Perform OCR directly from within your favorite program. Use OmniPage to place fully formatted text within Word, Excel and many other popular word processing programs—without launching OmniPage.

  • Faster OCR engines
  • Multi-threading
  • Parallel multicore processing (Intel and AMD supported)
  • Fast launching
  • Parallel multi-document batch processing for quad-core processors
  • Amazon® Kindle® Assistant
  • Customizable right-click workflow automation on Windows Explorer
  • Convert Now Wizard with right-click in Windows Explorer
  • How-to guides
  • Easy loader
  • Quick convert view
  • Flexible view
  • Dockable and moveable function windows
  • Custom views
  • Open multiple documents at once with parallel processing
  • Improved single-screen workflow manager
  • File-It Assistant with barcode-driven workflows
  • Automatically redact (black-out), highlight and strikethrough text using keywords and phrases
  • Form drawing and arrangement (e-form creation)
  • Workflow/batch manager—jobs (scheduled workflows)
  • Workflow/batch manager—folder watching
  • Workflow/batch manager—mailbox watching
  • Scanner button (programmable) workflows
  • Integration with SharePoint 2003
  • Integration with SharePoint 2007
  • Integration with Open Text Hummingbird
  • Integration with Autonomy-Interwoven iManage
  • ODMA and FTP integration
  • Direct OCR from applications
  • One-click direct OCR buttons for Microsoft Office
  • Two-page scanning


Proofing and training

Proofreading your converted documents ensures the highest accuracy possible. OmniPage Professional 18’s proofreader offers increased speed and flexibility to make the proofing process easier, faster and more intuitive.

Automatic redaction: Keep important information confidential by blacking out sensitive words with automatic redaction. It saves times and money and greatly reduces the chances of errors.

Automatic highlights and strikethroughs: Electronic collaboration is now a breeze. Quickly locate information with applied highlights or communicate an important revision with strikethrough text—just like marking up a paper document with a pen.

IntelliTrain proofing system: OmniPage learns your editing style by recording your previous text corrections to generate better OCR results in successive documents. These superior proofing algorithms result in better correction suggestions, improved hyphenation and fewer keystrokes.

Context-specific correction: Confirming the accuracy of questionable words is much easier because suspect words are displayed within a wider context of the document's text to facilitate more accurate corrections.

Dynamic verification: OmniPage provides a more dynamic view of the original document's text image—so you don‘t have to second-guess your corrections.

Individual character training: IntelliTrain proofing also allows specific individual characters or symbols to be learned, ensuring better accuracy in subsequent conversions.

RealSpeakvoice readback: As the world’s leading provider of speech technology, Nuance realizes that text-to-speech functionality can greatly enhance productivity. OmniPage Professional 18 benefits from this leadership through audio book publishing.

Audio book publishing: Take documents with you wherever you go with OmniPage's audio book publishing. Paper and electronic documents can now be converted to natural sounding audio files for playback or burning to CD. This .wav file output allows you to convert any document to an audio book.

Create audio documents from paper and digital documents: OmniPage lets you turn scanned paper, PDF files and even electronic documents into human-sounding audio-documents. Using Nuance RealSpeak®, the world’s best text-to-speech technology, you can listen to documents on your PC, from a CD or even on digital music devices.

  • Context correction
  • Individual character training
  • Dynamic verification
  • IntelliTrain proofing—smart automatic correction

Document control

  • Manual speed zoning
  • Selectable picture editor
  • Image resolution control
  • On-the-fly zoning
  • Vertical text zoning


  • Network installable
  • Section 508 compliant
  • 123 languages recognized

System requirements

  • Windows® 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit with Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32-bit with Service Pack 3
  • A computer with a 1GHz Intel® Pentium® or higher or equivalent processor. Multicore processor recommended for advanced performance.
  • 512MB of memory (RAM), 1GB recommended for advanced performance
  • 250MB of free hard disk space for the application files and sample images, plus 100MB working space during installation. An additional 230MB for RealSpeak® Solo speech modules. 150MB for PDF Create and 500MB for PaperPort. 30MB for Nuance Cloud Connector.
  • 1024x768 pixel color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card
  • CD-ROM drive for installation
  • WIA, TWAIN or ISIS scanner driver
  • 2-megapixel digital camera with auto-focus or higher for digital camera text capture
  • Web access needed for online activation, registration, live update and Nuance Cloud Connector
  • Microsoft SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 and 2007
  • Open Text Hummingbird Enterprise 2005
  • Autonomy-Interwoven (iManage) WorkSite 8.2
  • ODMA link supporting a broad range of document management systems. Check with the vendor of your specific service to see if it works with ODMA.


Note: Performance and speed will be enhanced if your computer’s processor, memory and available disk space exceed minimum requirements. This is especially true when converting very large color PDF files.