Nuance OmniPage is an OCR Software for windows created by publisher Nuance Communications, Inc.
Documents Don’t Need to be a Pain in the Neck with Nuance Omnipage
Nuance Omnipage Product Summary
Nuance, the company that used to be known as Softscan, has already released the latest version of one of its more popular products, the Omnipage. Omnipage, like most products offered by Nuance, is an application that is related to documents and data, with its uniqueness being that it is an OCR, or an optical character recognition program. OCR is any device’s primary step in deciphering any digital document. The program turns the data into a format that can by edited, searched and distributed in various formats available in the program.
The Nuance Omnipage Professional 17 distinguishes itself from its predecessors by offering a number of enhancements. The question is, if these enhancements really bring additional convenience to its users?
Nuance Omnipage Features
Studies done in companies state that any office document in use is reproduced at least nineteen times. That would mean that there are so many resources being utilized - time, energy, paper, just to make one document available. With programs such as the OmniPage, these studies figured that companies can save about $20 for every document, compared to the costs of filing documents electronically. What makes these savings possible with the use of this product? Some of its features may provide the answer.
The primary feature of the Nuance Omnipage is its capacity to make documents accessible to a whole group simultaneously. The program does this without spending resources such as time and money to store, manage or transporting the documents. The entire process of managing documents is reduced to copying, printing or faxing instead of buying filing cabinets, finding pest-free office space or maintaining the proper temperature for the documents not to be spoiled.
With the application managing the entire document system of an office electronically, it mostly depends on computer speeds. However, the Nuance Omnipage does work harmoniously with dual-core processor computer as it does with multi-core computers as well.
The latest release of the Omnipage has also adapted quite well with innovations in people’s reading habits. The advent of the popularity of electronic books has given the application a new feature, the Kindle Assistant. This option aids you in setting up a macro that sends a converted document to a Kindle reader automatically.
Nuance Omnipage User Interface
Users who have grown accustomed to the looks of the Omnipage 16, will not have to prepare themselves for the initial awkwardness, as the latest Omnipage Pro version looks almost the same, with only a few tweaks. The main window of the application, called the Easy Loader resembles and is styled like Windows Explorer, so any PC users will find himself or herself easily comfortable. This interface claims to make it faster to load multiple files into the program for speedy OCR conversion.
OCR support for MS Office 2007 has also been upgraded through toolbars that can be seen on split OCR tabs within the MS programs Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
Nuance Omnipage Software Review
The most prominent feature of Omnipage is its OCR process, and thus should be central in any review of the app. The feature is close to perfect, save for a few typos that may occur sporadically. The program has a solution for that as well, as it provides a built-in proofreading and text editing tools for you to manually edit the documents. Various tests have produced results with 99.9 percent accuracy rate for scans of an entire book chapter with 11,175 characters. The price of the program is still somewhat expensive compared to other apps that also boast of OCR capabilities like the Abbyy FineReader and the Iris ReadIris12. However, since the Omnipage Pro latest release comes with two programs bundled, the Nuance PaperPort and the Nuance PDF Create, you can consider this the cost a nifty bargain.