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PaperPort Deluxe™
User’s Guide
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Chapter 1: Welcome to the PaperPort Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
View items in a variety of ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Capture Web pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Organize all your items in folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Scan items with your scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Combine items into stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Improve image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Add notes, highlight areas, and mark up a page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Link to many other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Fax it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
E-mail it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Convert image text to text that you can edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Fill in a preprinted form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Use SimpleSearch to find an item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Import items from other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Export items in other formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
View PaperPort items on other computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Use right mouse button shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Visit Visioneer’s Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 2: Viewing Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing items in Desktop View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Desktop View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Command Bar in Desktop View . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing items in Page View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Page View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Command Bar in Page View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zooming in or out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing between Desktop View and Page View . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing items by using the application that created them . . . . .
Setting the Double-Click Action preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quitting Desktop View or Page View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3: Filing Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PaperPort’s filing system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying folders and items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and removing folders from Folder View . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a folder to Folder View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing folders from Folder View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arranging folders in Folder View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with folders and items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dragging and dropping items into folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filing items in multiple locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplicating items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating new folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Giving folders new titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dragging and dropping folders into folders . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating new items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Windows Explorer to manage items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using SimpleSearch to find an item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4: Stacking PaperPort Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combining items into stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using drag and drop to create stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting and deselecting items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Giving titles to items and stacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving between stacked pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unstacking items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tiling items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5: Capturing Web Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a supported browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capturing Web pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating captured Web pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing captured Web pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching Web pages using SimpleSearch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6: Using Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The basic steps for using links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a link’s preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing the Link Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing how links appear on the Link Bar . . . . . . . . . . . .
Showing and hiding the Link Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing a link from the Link Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reordering links on the Link Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7: Sending a Fax or E-Mail Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending an item as a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending an item with an e-mail message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending a self-viewing file using an e-mail link . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 8: Converting Items to Text With OCR. . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is OCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting an item to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting part of a page to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting a scanned spreadsheet to text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting an item using another OCR application . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Visioneer OCR preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9: Using ScanDirect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting ScanDirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The ScanDirect control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running PaperPort and ScanDirect together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using ScanDirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a TWAIN scanner with ScanDirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the source scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10: Filling In Preprinted Forms With FormTyper . . . . 99
Filling in a form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
FormTyper tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Printing a filled-in form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Chapter 11: Annotating a Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the annotation tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pointer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eraser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Straighten Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mark-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Highlighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying and hiding annotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 12: Editing Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the image editing tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotate right or left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AutoFix Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Picture Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharpen Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Red Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crop Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Invert Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Stray Dots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhance Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatically starting an image’s application . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating wallpaper from an item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 13: Importing, Exporting, and Printing. . . . . . . . . . . .
Importing files created in other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting PaperPort items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting with compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening an item in Page View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving an item in a different format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing items to the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing from other applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A: PaperPort Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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CHAPTER 1
Welcome to the
PaperPort Software
Welcome to the PaperPort software. This guide explains how to use the
main features of your PaperPort software. In addition to this guide, you
can get more information from a variety of sources:
Web. Visit Visioneer’s Web site at www.visioneer.com where you can
find Technical Notes, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), software
updates, and more. For a quick way to access information on the Web
site, use the Internet menu.
Getting Started Guide. Review this printed guide to quickly get
started using PaperPort.
CD. Access the Visioneer CD, your source for installing additional
software that works with the Visioneer software and for viewing the
online documentation.
Help. Get help fast. Everything you want to know about PaperPort—
how-to procedures, dialog box reference, and troubleshooting advice.
For a quick overview of PaperPort features, see the rest of this chapter.
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VIEW ITEMS IN A VARIETY OF WAYS
PaperPort provides several ways to view items: Desktop View displays a
thumbnail, a small graphic that represents each item in a Desktop or
folder. You can see PaperPort items (MAX files) and non-PaperPort
items (files created using other applications, such as Microsoft Word).
Both types of items appear; no extra steps are necessary to see nonPaperPort items. Page View displays a close-up of a single page. You can
open both PaperPort items and non-PaperPort items in Page View.
Desktop View and Page View are separate applications that you can run
independently or at the same time. You can also display a non-PaperPort
item in the application that created it.
Desktop View displays
items as thumbnails.
Page View displays each
item as a full page.
CAPTURE WEB PAGES
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CAPTURE WEB PAGES
With PaperPort’s Web Capture, you can easily add Web pages as
PaperPort items directly to the Desktop View and update the captured
page the next time you connect to the Internet. You have the option of
capturing only the visible portion of a page or an entire page.
Capture the visible
portion of a Web page
or the entire page.
ORGANIZE ALL YOUR ITEMS IN FOLDERS
PaperPort has an easy-to-use filing system for organizing your items.
The filing system consists of folders and items that you select to view in
Desktop View. A folder can be located any where on your computer or
on a device attached to your computer, such as an external drive or Zip
disk. (You cannot view items on a network.) An item can be a PaperPort
item or non-PaperPort item (a file created using another application,
such as Word). You decide which folders to show in the Folder View.
• Folders are arranged in a “tree” structure in the Folder View. You use
this pane to select folders and view their items in Desktop View.
• You can simply drag and drop an item onto a folder. When the folder
is highlighted, release the mouse button and the item is stored in that
folder.
• Folders can be “nested”—that is, stored in other folders.
• When you double-click a folder, its items (both PaperPort (MAX)
files and other files) appear on the Desktop.
• You can also use Windows Explorer to manage the folders and items
shown in Desktop View.
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Folder View.
A folder added to
the Folder View.
Items in the selected
folder appear on the
Desktop.
SCAN ITEMS WITH YOUR SCANNER
The PaperPort software works with a variety of scanners. Depending on
the scanner you’re using, you can scan small items, such as business cards,
or larger items up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) long. Typical items include
newspaper clippings, reports, magazine articles, brochures, letters,
memos, receipts, canceled checks, business cards, and color photos.
MEMO
SALES
REPORT
FAX
For more information about scanning items, see the Installation Guide
that came with your scanner.
COMBINE ITEMS INTO STACKS
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COMBINE ITEMS INTO STACKS
Many items that you place on the PaperPort Desktop will probably be
more than one page. You can combine individual PaperPort items into a
multipage item, called a stack. For example, you could save all of your
medical claims in one stack or combine the pages of an article.
A stack.
A single page.
IMPROVE IMAGE QUALITY
PaperPort has special features to improve the quality of an image. For
example, you can lighten underexposed color photographs that are too
dark, sharpen fuzzy pictures, adjust the colors of color graphics and
photographs, straighten pages scanned in crooked, remove “dirt spots”
with a single mouse click, and enhance the lines of a form.
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Here are some “before and after” examples of images:
This picture of a flower cart is improved by clicking the AutoFix Picture
tool. The image is lightened and sharpened.
This picture of a cow was slightly blurred and out of focus. The focus
was improved by using the Sharpen Picture tool.
The original picture of the family dog had the “red eye effect” caused by
an indoor flash. The red was removed with the Remove Red Eye tool.
ADD NOTES, HIGHLIGHT AREAS, AND MARK UP A PAGE
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ADD NOTES, HIGHLIGHT AREAS, AND MARK UP A PAGE
With the annotation tools in Page View, you can add a note, highlight
text, draw lines or arrows, circle information, or paste a picture or
graphic from another application into a PaperPort item. The following
figure shows an example of how you can use the tools.
Circle information
with the Freehand tool.
Use the Highlighter
tool to highlight
an area.
Draw the reader’s
attention by adding
arrows.
Use the Note tool to
add notes to a page.
LINK TO MANY OTHER APPLICATIONS
PaperPort automatically recognizes many other applications on your
computer and creates a “working link” to them. The Link Bar at the
bottom of Desktop View shows icons of those linked applications.
To use a link, drag an item onto one of the icons to start the application
represented by the icon. A typical use of the Link Bar is to select an item
and then fax it.
This sample Link Bar shows several applications with links to PaperPort.
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If PaperPort does not automatically recognize one of the applications on
your computer, you can manually create a link using the Create New
Link command. See the PaperPort Help for more information about
creating new links.
FAX IT
If your computer has a fax modem and fax software, you can use the fax
link to quickly send an item in PaperPort as a fax. The fax link is
represented by a fax link icon on the Link Bar at the bottom of Desktop
View.
Send an item by dragging and dropping it onto a link icon. This
example shows dragging and dropping an item onto the WinFax Pro
link icon.
When the fax link icon is highlighted, release the mouse button. Your
fax application starts and you can send the item as a fax.
E-MAIL IT
If you can send e-mail from your computer, you can send any item as an
e-mail attachment, including pages, graphics, and photos. You can use
either the e-mail link icon or a convenient Send command to attach an
item to an e-mail message.
CONVERT IMAGE TEXT TO TEXT THAT YOU CAN EDIT
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The e-mail link icon
for Lotus cc:Mail.
CONVERT IMAGE TEXT TO TEXT THAT YOU CAN EDIT
PaperPort can quickly convert the text on a PaperPort item (which is
really just a picture of the text) into text that you can edit with a wordprocessing application. PaperPort converts the text using either the
optical character recognition (OCR) application that comes with
PaperPort, or your OCR application if it is already on your computer.
You can convert the entire item, or by using the Copy As Text
command, you can select only a portion of the text to convert.
Dragging an item onto a word-processing link icon starts PaperPort’s
built-in OCR application, or you can use your own OCR application.
The link icon for
Microsoft Word.
FILL IN A PREPRINTED FORM
A built-in PaperPort application named FormTyper is designed
specifically for filling in the fields on preprinted forms, such as insurance
forms, registration cards, or tax forms, which often ask you to “Please
Type the Information.” Using FormTyper, you can type the information
by using your computer keyboard (instead of a typewriter), and then
print the filled-in form. The FormTyper icon is on the Link Bar. Drag a
scanned form onto the FormTyper icon and the form’s fields will be
ready for you to begin typing.
The link icon
for Visioneer
FormTyper.
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USE SIMPLESEARCH TO FIND AN ITEM
The PaperPort software has a wide range of options for finding items. In
addition to the standard methods of searching for items by name, date,
or keywords, a powerful PaperPort feature named SimpleSearch can find
items based on the textual content.
For example, if you only remember that the item included the word
“California” or the phrase “California coastal tours,” SimpleSearch can
find the item containing that word or phrase for you. SimpleSearch
finds items this way because it actually indexes all of your items (both
PaperPort and non-PaperPort items) that are included in a folder in
Folder View and remembers the textual content. You simply enter a
word or phrase, and SimpleSearch finds the items that have it.
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IMPORT ITEMS FROM OTHER APPLICATIONS
In addition to scanning items, you can bring items into PaperPort in a
variety of ways and convert them to PaperPort (MAX) files in several
different ways:
• Print to the Desktop View from another application, such as
Microsoft Excel.
• Import files saved in other file formats, such as Windows Bitmap
(BMP) or Tag Image File Format (TIFF).
• Duplicate an item as a PaperPort item.
• Capture a Web page.
EXPORT ITEMS IN OTHER FORMATS
You can export or save PaperPort items in several popular file formats,
such as BMP, JPEG, TIFF, or self-viewing. For example, to create a file
for an Internet Web site, export it as a JPEG file. Web pages often use
JPEG files for displaying images.
VIEW PAPERPORT ITEMS ON OTHER COMPUTERS
PaperPort Viewer, a separate application, comes with PaperPort and lets
others view PaperPort items without PaperPort. PaperPort Viewer is
available for free on the Visioneer Web site at www.visioneer.com. You
can also embed a mini PaperPort Viewer application with an e-mail
message or export a file as self-viewing. The recipient of a message or of
the self-viewing file simply double-clicks the attachment or file to see the
PaperPort file.
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USE RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON SHORTCUTS
Many of the tools, buttons, and icons in PaperPort have right mouse
button shortcuts. For example, select an item in Desktop View and click
the right mouse button to display a menu for the item. You can choose
commands from that menu instead of the menus in the menu bar.
The following sample shows the shortcut menu for a single item
in Desktop View. Other shortcut menus appear when you click the right
mouse button in Desktop View instead of on an item, and when you’re
viewing an item in Page View.
VISIT VISIONEER’S WEB SITE
You can use the PaperPort software to connect to different areas on
Visioneer’s Web site (www.visioneer.com) on the Internet.
The PaperPort software starts your Internet browser software and
displays the selected area on Visioneer’s Web site. (If you do not have a
direct Internet connection, you might have to connect to your Internet
provider before choosing an Internet menu command.)
CHAPTER 2
Viewing Items
PaperPort provides several ways to view items: Desktop View displays a
thumbnail, a small graphic that represents each item in a selected folder.
You can see PaperPort items (MAX files) and non-PaperPort items
(items created using other applications, such as Microsoft Word) located
anywhere on your computer.
Page View displays a close-up of a single page. You can view both
PaperPort items and non-PaperPort items in Page View. Desktop View
and Page View are separate applications that you can run independently
or at the same time.
You can also start and use other applications directly from Desktop
View to view non-PaperPort items created in those applications.
This chapter tells you about:
• Viewing items in Desktop View
• Viewing items in Page View
• Viewing items by using the application that created them
• Changing between Desktop View and Page View
• Setting the Double-Click Action preference
• Quitting Desktop View or Page View
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VIEWING ITEMS IN DESKTOP VIEW
Desktop View shows thumbnails of items and stacks of items. When
you first start Desktop View, the items in the default folder appear. You
can select a different folder to see its items.
To view items in Desktop View:
• Double-click the PaperPort icon on the Windows desktop.
or
• In Page View, click the Desktop button.
Thumbnail of
a PaperPort item.
Thumbnail of non-PaperPort
item (for example, a Word file).
The Command Bar has
shortcuts for choosing
menu commands, such
as changing views.
Use the Folder View
to navigate between
different folders
and to file and
organize items.
Stacks are PaperPort
items that have been
combined. Stack
titles appear in bold
type above the
page titles.
Use the scroll arrow
to view other links on
the Link Bar.
The status bar shows
information about the
selected item, link,
or button.
The Link Bar has icons that represent other applications and functions
that work with PaperPort. The icons vary, depending on the applications
installed on your computer.
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Tip: By default, the Desktop background is gray. If you prefer to use
the system default background color, deselect the gray option in the
Desktop Preferences. To display the preferences, choose Preferences
from the Edit menu, and then click the Desktop tab.
USING DESKTOP VIEW
Desktop View contains many features that help you to easily navigate
between folders and display items to perform a variety of actions.
Command Bar. The buttons on the Command Bar are shortcuts for
commands on the menus. For example, clicking the Find button is the
same as choosing Find from the Search menu. The Command Bar
appears in both Desktop View and Page View, but most of the buttons
are different.
Folder View. The Folder View is the left pane shown in Desktop View.
It contains the default folder (Visioneer Documents, unless you chose a
different folder at installation) and any other folders that you add to it.
The folders that you add to the Folder View can be located anywhere on
your computer or located on any device connected to your computer,
such as folders on an external hard drive, Zip drive, or CD. After you
add a folder to the Folder View, you can see all of its subfolders and
items (both PaperPort and non-PaperPort) in Desktop View. You can
also work with the folders and items, such as moving, copying, and
renaming items in Desktop View. For more information about using the
Folder View to manage your items, see Chapter 3, “Filing Items.”
Thumbnails of PaperPort items. PaperPort thumbnails are small
representations of PaperPort items so that you can see the items at a
glance. To see an item at full size, use Page View.
Thumbnails of non-PaperPort items. If an item is a non-PaperPort
item, such as a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel file, the item also
appears as a thumbnail. In addition, a small icon representing the
application that was used to create the item appears at the corner of the
thumbnail.
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A stack. After scanning or importing multiple pages to Desktop View,
you can combine the thumbnails of those pages into a stack. For
example, if you scan a 10-page report, 10 individual pages appear on the
PaperPort Desktop. By combining the pages into a stack, you can work
with the report as a single item. Stack titles appear in bold type above
the page titles. You cannot stack non-PaperPort items; however, you can
change non-PaperPort items into a PaperPort items and then stack them
together. (For more information, see Chapter 13, “Importing,
Exporting, and Printing.”)
Link Bar. The icons on the Link Bar represent other applications and
functions that work with PaperPort. The icons include links for sending
a scanned item as a fax or an e-mail attachment, reading text from a
scanned item into a word-processing program, entering data into a
preprinted form, and so on. The icons that appear depend on the
applications installed on your computer. Use the scroll arrows on the
Link Bar to see the other icons.
Status Bar. The Status Bar shows information about the selected
items, the links, or the buttons on the Command Bar.
USING THE COMMAND BAR IN DESKTOP VIEW
To use a button on the Command Bar, click it. If a button does not
apply to a selected item, the button will be gray, and clicking it will not
have any effect.
Page. Change from Desktop View to Page View. To use this button,
you must first select an item.
Twain. Acquire an item using a Twain device, such as a scanner. For
example, if you have a flatbed scanner attached to your computer, click
this button to start scanning. (This button appears only if you have a
TWAIN device connected to your computer.)
Copy. Copy an item shown in Desktop View.
Paste. Paste an item into the currently selected folder in Desktop View.
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Find. Find an item in Desktop View.
Rotate. Rotate the selected items or stacks. Rotating a stack rotates
every page in the stack. Click the arrow next to the button to see
different options for rotating items, such as to the right, left, or flipped.
Duplicate. Make a copy of the selected items.
Stack. Combine selected items into one stack.
Unstack. Unstack the pages of the selected stack. Click the arrow next
to the button to see different options for unstacking items, such as
unstacking all pages or unstacking only the current page in a stack.
Arrange. Arrange the items on the PaperPort Desktop. Click the arrow
next to the button to see different options for arranging items, such as
by position, name, date, size, or type.
Explorer. Change to Windows Explorer. You can drag and drop items
between Desktop View and a Windows Explorer folder or location.
Note: Two other buttons might appear on the Command Bar.
A Settings button appears if you are using the PaperPort software with
a PaperPort sheet-fed scanner. Click this button to display the
PaperPort Preferences dialog box where you can set scan settings and
options. The other button that can appear on the Command Bar is
labeled OLE Return. It appears when you are using Windows Object
Linking and Embedding (OLE).
VIEWING ITEMS IN PAGE VIEW
Page View displays a close-up view of one page so that it is readable on
the screen. In Page View, you can view PaperPort items and nonPaperPort items created using other applications. You can also adjust
and edit the quality, color, and other aspects of a PaperPort image using
the Image Editing toolbar. With PaperPort items and the annotation
tools, you can add comments, highlight or circle information, or add a
picture to a page. Any changes you make in Page View are automatically
saved when you close Page View or view a different item in Page View.
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To view a PaperPort item in Page View:
• In Desktop View, double-click the item that you want to see in
Page View, such as a scanned business card.
or
• Click an item in Desktop View, and then click the Page button.
Tip: You can also double-click a PaperPort item in Windows Explorer
to view it in Page View.
Note: If you start Page View from Desktop View, Page View replaces
the Desktop View window. If you prefer, you can open Page View in a
separate window. To set this option, select Launch Page View in a
Separate Window, in the Desktop preference.
To view a non-PaperPort item in Page View:
• In Desktop View, Shift-double-click a non-PaperPort item, or click
the non-PaperPort item, and then click the Page icon on the
Command Bar.
Note: If you double-click a non-PaperPort item, it appears in the
application used to create it. For more information about viewing a
non-PaperPort item in its application, see “Viewing items by using the
application that created them.” For information about changing the
preference that controls the double-click action, see “Setting the
Double-Click Action preference.”
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Image Editing toolbar
Command Bar
Annotation toolbar
Status bar
-
Note: To open multiple Page View windows at the same time, choose
Open New Viewer for Each Document in Page View, Viewer
Preferences. To display Page View preferences, choose Preferences
from the Edit menu.
USING PAGE VIEW
Page View provides many useful features for viewing an item, adding
annotations, and editing an image.
Command Bar. The buttons on the Command Bar are shortcuts for
commands on the menus. Notice that most of the buttons in the Page
View Command Bar are different from those in Desktop View.
Annotation toolbar. These tools are for adding notes to a page,
highlighting areas on it, cutting and pasting sections, drawing on the
page, adding a picture to the page, and so forth. See Chapter 11,
“Annotating a Page,” for examples of annotations and how to use the
tools.
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Image Editing toolbar. These tools are for editing the scanned
images, including adjusting an image’s colors, rotating an image,
removing the “red eye” effect from a color snapshots, sharpening fuzzy
images, and so on. See Chapter 12, “Editing Images,” for more
information.
Status bar. The status bar shows information about the page being
displayed.
USING THE COMMAND BAR IN PAGE VIEW
The buttons on the Command Bar help you view a page. For example,
you can view different pages, zoom in and zoom out, and enhance an
image.
Desktop. Change from Page View to Desktop View.
Twain. Acquire an item using a TWAIN device, such as a scanner. For
example, if you have a flatbed scanner attached to your computer, click
this button to start scanning. (This button appears only if you have a
TWAIN device connected to your computer.)
Copy. Copy an item.
Paste. Paste a copied item.
<< Page. Displays the previous page in a stack.
Page >>. Displays the next page in a stack.
Zoom Out. Reduces the size of the page in Page View.
Actual Size. Returns the page to its original (100%) size.
Zoom In. Magnifies the size of the page in Page View.
WWW. Connects to the Internet Web page shown in Page View.
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Note: Several other buttons might appear on the Command Bar.
A Settings button appears if you are using the PaperPort software with
a PaperPort sheet-fed scanner. Click this button to display the
PaperPort Preferences dialog box where you can set scan settings and
options. The OLE Return button appears when you are using
Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). The << Item and
Item >> buttons appear if you replace the Desktop View window with
the Page View window when you view an item in Page View. Click
these buttons to see the previous and next item on the Desktop.
In addition to the Command Bar, you can use the keyboard to move
between pages in a stack or to the top or bottom of a page, as described
in the following table.
Key
Action
Page Down
Scrolls down several lines through the
document each time you press the key. If
you press the key at the end of a page in a
stack, the next page appears.
Page Up
Scrolls up several lines through the
document each time you press the key.
Cursor Down
Scrolls down one line at a time through the
document each time you press the key.
Cursor Up
Scrolls up one line at a time through the
document each time you press the key. If
you press the key at the beginning of a page
in a stack, the previous page appears.
Home
Positions the cursor at the upper left corner
of the current page.
End
Positions the cursor at the lower right corner
of the current page.
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ZOOMING IN OR OUT
In Page View, you can zoom in to display the details of a page, or zoom
out to make the page smaller on the screen.
To zoom in or out on a page:
1. Display the page in Page View.
2. To zoom in, either choose Zoom In from the View menu, click the
Zoom In button, or press the plus (+) key on the numeric keypad.
3. To zoom out, either choose Zoom Out from the View menu, click
the Zoom Out button, or press the minus (-) key on the numeric
key pad.
4. To display the page at its actual size (100%), choose Actual Size
from the View menu or click the Actual Size button.
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CHANGING BETWEEN DESKTOP VIEW AND PAGE VIEW
After starting Desktop View and Page View, you can use the Windows
taskbar or the Page and Desktop icons to quickly change between the
two applications.
To change between Desktop View and Page View:
1. In Desktop View, select the item you want.
2. Click the Page button.
3. To return to Desktop View, click the Desktop button.
or
• Click the Visioneer PaperPort button (Desktop View) or the button
representing the opened item (Page View) on the Windows taskbar
Changes to Page View
Changes to Desktop View
VIEWING ITEMS BY USING THE APPLICATION THAT
CREATED THEM
From Desktop View you can start a non-PaperPort item’s application
and use it to view the item.
To view a non-PaperPort item in its application:
• In Desktop View, double-click a non-PaperPort item. The application
that created the item starts and the item appears.
If you want, you can change the Double-Click Action preference so
that the item appears in Page View when you double-click it. For
more information, see the next section.
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SETTING THE DOUBLE-CLICK ACTION PREFERENCE
Desktop View shows both PaperPort items and non-PaperPort items. By
default, when you double-click a non-PaperPort item in Desktop View,
it appears in the application used to create it. For example, a thumbnail
of an item with a small Microsoft Word icon in the lower left corner
would open in Word. If you prefer, you can change the Double-Click
Action preference so that a non-PaperPort item opens in Page View.
Tip: To override the preference setting, Shift-double-click an item.
To set the Double-Click Action preference:
1. From the Edit menu, choose Preference. The PaperPort Preference
dialog box appears.
2. Click the Desktop tab. The Desktop preferences appear.
Double-Click Action
preferences
3. To open and display the item in its application, select Launch
Native Application as the Default Double-Click Action.
To open and display the item in Page View, select Launch Page
View as the Default Double-Click Action.
4. Click OK.
QUITTING DESKTOP VIEW OR PAGE VIEW
QUITTING DESKTOP VIEW OR PAGE VIEW
Quit Desktop View or Page View in the same way that you exit from
other Windows applications.
To quit:
• From the File menu, choose Exit.
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CHAPTER 3
Filing Items
In PaperPort’s Desktop View, you can easily file and manage items. This
chapter tells you about:
• PaperPort’s filing system
• Displaying folders and items
• Adding and removing folders from Folder View
• Working with folders and items
• Using Windows Explorer to manage items
• Using SimpleSearch to find an item
PAPERPORT’S FILING SYSTEM
An efficient way to file and manage items in PaperPort is to use Desktop
View. This view includes Folder View (showing folders that you have
added to Folder View) and the Desktop (showing items contained in a
selected folder).
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A PaperPort item.
A non-PaperPort item.
Folder View.
This icon identifies
the folder as one that
was added to Folder
View.
Items in a selected
folder appear on the
Desktop.
DISPLAYING FOLDERS AND ITEMS
When you start PaperPort, the Visioneer Documents folder (or the one
that you chose when you installed PaperPort) is selected in Folder View
and the items it contains appear on the Desktop. Its subfolders appear
below the folder in Folder View. PaperPort comes with a set of
predefined folders, but you can delete and move the folders, and change
the color and titles if you want.
You decide which additional folders to add to Folder View. A folder can
be located anywhere on your computer, or located on a device attached
to your computer, such as an Iomega Zip disk. An added folder is
identified with an icon, as shown in the previous figure.
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After you add a folder to Folder View, you can see all of its subfolders
and its items in Desktop View. Items can include PaperPort items as well
as non-PaperPort items (files that were created using other applications,
such as Word). For more information about adding folders, see “Adding
a folder to Folder View,” later in this chapter.
Each item appears in Desktop View represented by a thumbnail.
Non-PaperPort items include a small icon representing the application
used to create the item. This makes it easy and convenient to quickly see
all different types of items.
To see the contents of a folder:
1. In Folder View, double-click the folder that you want to view or
click the plus sign (+) if one appears.
If the selected folder includes items not contained in a subfolder,
the items appear on the Desktop; any subfolders appear below the
added folder in Folder View.
2. Double-click a folder to display its contents. Any items in the folder
appear on the Desktop.
Note: If a folder contains other folders, a plus sign (+) appears to the
left of the Folder name. You can click the plus sign to display the list
of folders. A minus (-) sign indicates that all subfolders are displayed.
You can click the minus sign to collapse a folder.
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Items in the selected
folder appear on
the Desktop.
This example shows four items in the Newsletter folder, which is located
in the Adventure Travel folder.
Note: When you place items in Desktop View, such as by scanning,
capturing Web pages, and importing items, the items appear in the
location that is currently selected in Folder View. For example, if the
Newsletter folder is selected and its items appear on the Desktop, then
a scanned item is placed in the Newsletter folder.
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ADDING AND REMOVING FOLDERS FROM FOLDER VIEW
To see a folder already located on your computer or on an external
device, such as an external hard drive or Iomega Zip drive, you add the
folder to Folder View. The folder can contain many subfolders or can be
simply a single folder.
This section tells you about:
• Adding a folder to Folder View
• Removing folders from Folder View
• Arranging folders in Folder View
ADDING A FOLDER TO FOLDER VIEW
When you add a folder to Folder View, it is identified with an icon in
Folder View. After you add a folder, you can view any of its subfolders or
items in Desktop View.
To add a folder to Folder View:
1. In Desktop View, choose Add to Folder View from the File menu.
The Add to Folder View dialog box appears. It shows you the same
device and folder information that you see in Windows Explorer
(except for network devices).
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2. Select the folder that you want to add and click OK. The folder
appears in Folder View and its items appear on the Desktop. Any
subfolders are automatically included and shown in Folder View
below the added folder. The following example shows that the
Adventure Travel folder was added.
Added folder
located on the
C drive.
In addition to the icon that identifies a folder as an added folder, the
folder title indicates the actual location of the folder on your
computer. For example, in the previous figure, the folder Adventure
Travel is located on the C drive.
Note: You can also add folders by choosing Arrange Folder View
from the File menu, and then clicking the Add button.
REMOVING FOLDERS FROM FOLDER VIEW
If you no longer want a folder to appear in PaperPort, remove it from
Folder View. When you remove a folder it does not delete it from your
computer.
To remove a folder:
1. In Folder View, select the folder you want to remove.
2. From the File menu, choose Remove From Folder View. The
folder is removed from Folder View.
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Note: You can also remove a folder by choosing Arrange Folder View
from the File menu, selecting a folder in the dialog box that appears,
and then clicking the Close button.
ARRANGING FOLDERS IN FOLDER VIEW
Use the Arrange Folder View dialog box to change the order in which
added folders appear in Folder View. You can also use this dialog box as
another way to add and remove folders.
To arrange the folders:
1. From the File menu, choose Arrange Folder View. The Arrange
Folder View dialog box appears.
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2. To move a folder up in the list, select the folder and click the Move
Up button. To move a folder down in the list, select the folder and
click the Move Down button. The following example shows that
the My Documents folder was moved down.
3. Click OK.
Note: You cannot change the position of the top folder, in this
example Visioneer Documents, by using the Arrange Folder View
dialog box. To change the position of this folder, click the Change
Default Desktop Folder button in the Desktop Preferences.
WORKING WITH FOLDERS AND ITEMS
Often the folders you add contain subfolders to help organize your
items. This section tells you about:
• Dragging and dropping items into folders
• Filing items in multiple locations
• Duplicating items
• Creating new folders
• Giving folders new titles
• Dragging and dropping folders into folders
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Note: The following procedures tell you how to work with folders
and items from Desktop View. You can also use Windows Explorer to
complete changes, such as retitling a folder and filing items in
different folders. For more information, see “Using Windows
Explorer to manage items,” later in this chapter.
DRAGGING AND DROPPING ITEMS INTO FOLDERS
The easiest way to move an item into a folder is by dragging and
dropping the item. You can file items one at a time, or you can file
multiple selected items all at the same time.
To drag and drop an item into a folder:
1. Click an item shown on the Desktop.
2. Drag the selected item into another a folder.
3. When the folder is highlighted, release the mouse button.
You can also put the selected item into a folder by using the Move to
Folder command in the Desktop menu.
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FILING ITEMS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
To file the same item in multiple locations, such as in different folders,
you can either create a copy of the item or create a shortcut for the item.
(A shortcut is a great way to file an item in different places, without
taking up the extra disk space required by a copied item.)
To create a copy of the item:
1. On the Desktop, select the item.
2. From the Desktop menu, choose Copy to Folder. The Copy To
Folder dialog box appears.
3. Select the folder in which you want to place the copied item, and
then click OK. The Copy to Folder command creates a copy of the
item and puts it into the new folder, but leaves the original item in
its original folder.
To create a shortcut:
1. On the Desktop, right-click the item, and then while holding down
the right mouse button, drag the item to the folder in which you
want to file it. A short cut menu appears.
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2. Choose Create Shortcut(s) Here. The item remains in the original
location, and a thumbnail representing the item appears in the
other location. (The new thumbnail is really just a shortcut; the file
has not been copied to the new location.)
Note: You can also create shortcuts for items by using
Windows Explorer.
DUPLICATING ITEMS
Another way to file an item in multiple locations is to create a duplicate
of the item in Desktop View. You can duplicate both PaperPort and
non-PaperPort items. You can also use the Duplicate As PaperPort Item
command to create a converted copy of a non-PaperPort item. For
example, you can duplicate a Word file to create a copy of the Word file,
or duplicate the Word file as a PaperPort item to convert the Word file to
the PaperPort format.
After you convert a non-PaperPort item to PaperPort, you can take
advantage of other features available only to PaperPort items, such as the
annotation tools and the ability to create stacks.
To create a duplicate of an item:
1. On the Desktop, select the item.
2. From the Desktop menu, choose Duplicate Item. The duplicated
item appears on the Desktop, with the title, Copy title.
To duplicate an item as a PaperPort item:
1. On the Desktop, right-click the non-PaperPort item, such as a
Word document. A short cut menu appears.
2. Choose Duplicate as PaperPort Item.
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3. The duplicated item appears as a PaperPort item with the title Copy
of title. For example, if you duplicate the Flowers item, the
duplicated item is titled Copy of Flowers.
CREATING NEW FOLDERS
You can use PaperPort to create new subfolders for any of the folders you
add to Folder View. For example, you could create a folder named
Business and another one named Vacation as subfolders to your Travel
folder. Then you could keep all your business travel receipts in one, and
vacation travel receipts in the other. (You can also create folders using
Windows Explorer. For more information, see “Using Windows
Explorer to manage items,” later in this chapter.)
To create a folder:
1. Open the folder in which you want to create a new folder. For
example, the following figure shows the Adventure Travel folder.
2. From the File menu, choose New, and then Folder. The New
Folder dialog box appears.
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3. Type the new folder’s title, choose a folder color, and then click OK.
The following shows a new folder named Web Capture.
Tip: Use the Folder Preferences in the PaperPort Preferences dialog
box to set up your preferred folder title and color. For more
information about preferences, see the PaperPort Help.
GIVING FOLDERS NEW TITLES
It is a good idea to use descriptive titles to name each folder. You can retitle any folder, including the basic set of folders that you receive with
PaperPort.
To give a folder a new title:
1. Click a folder to select it.
2. Click the folder’s title to see the text box for editing the title.
3. Type the new title and press the Enter key or just click elsewhere on
the Desktop.
You can also select the folder and choose Change Title from the File
menu.
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DRAGGING AND DROPPING FOLDERS INTO FOLDERS
Folders can be stored in other folders by dragging and dropping one
folder into another.
Tip: Holding down the Ctrl key while dragging a folder into another
folder creates a duplicate of the one you’re dragging. This is a quick
way to create a new folder, and can save time when you’re creating a
batch of new folders. When you’re finished creating the folders, you
can give each new one its own title. If the folder being duplicated
already contains items, they are duplicated too.
To drag and drop one folder into another:
1. In Folder View, click a folder to select it.
2. Drag the selected folder onto another folder.
3. When the folder is highlighted, release the mouse button.
CREATING NEW ITEMS
In addition to creating new folders in Desktop View, you can create new
items including PaperPort items and non-PaperPort items, such as Word
or Excel files.
To create a new PaperPort item:
1. From the File menu, choose New, and then Item. The Create New
Item dialog box appears.
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2. Type the width and height of the image that you want to create.
3. Select the image type and a resolution, and then click OK. The new
PaperPort item appears in Desktop View.
To create a non-PaperPort item:
1. From the File menu, choose New, and then the application of the
item that you want to create, such as Word.
PaperPort starts the application.
2. Create the file, such as by typing in a Word document, and then
save the file. The item appears in Desktop View.
USING WINDOWS EXPLORER TO MANAGE ITEMS
The previous procedures tell you how to work with folders and items
from Desktop View. You can also use Windows Explorer to complete
changes, such as retitling a folder and filing items in different folders.
The changes you make in Windows Explorer are directly reflected in
Desktop View. Likewise, any changes you make in Desktop View are
implemented in Windows Explorer.
To launch Windows Explorer and make changes:
1. In Desktop View, click the Explorer button on the Command Bar.
or
From the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, and then
Windows Explorer.
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2. Using Windows Explorer, make changes to folders or items that are
part of a folder added to Folder View. For example, you can create a
new folder, retitle a folder, and drag and drop items into different
folders.
You can also drag folders and items from Windows Explorer directly
to PaperPort.
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3. If Desktop View is currently active, switch to the PaperPort
Desktop View and refresh the information by choosing Refresh
from the View menu. The changes you make in Windows Explorer
are directly reflected in Desktop View. If you don’t choose Refresh
now, Desktop View is updated the next time SimpleSearch indexes
information.
USING SIMPLESEARCH TO FIND AN ITEM
PaperPort’s SimpleSearch features help you find items. SimpleSearch
searches all the items–both PaperPort items and items created using
other applications–that are in a folder listed in Folder View.
For example, if you recall the item’s title or keywords, PaperPort can find
the item based on that information. However, PaperPort also reads the
entire text content of each item and can find items based on any words
and phrases in the content. To use this powerful search feature, make
sure that the Content check box is selected in the Find Item dialog box.
To use SimpleSearch to find an item in a folder:
1. In Desktop View, choose Find Item from the Search menu.
2. Type the text to identify the item.
3. Select one or more check boxes to identify where to search for the
text.
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4. Select the buttons to find just the first, or all items that have that
text. Click Find.
In the SimpleSearch dialog box, you can:
• Click the Options tab to display several options for using
SimpleSearch, including whether you want PaperPort to match the
exact phrase you’re looking for or to find text that closely matches.
You can also indicate whether you want to search all folders, the
current folder, or the current folder and its subfolders.
• Click the Update SimpleSearch button to read any items that haven’t
been read yet. This adds the items’ text to the SimpleSearch database
(which is similar to the index of this guide).
You can add specific items to the SimpleSearch database. Right-click an
item, and then choose Add to SimpleSearch from the shortcut menu.
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This is particularly useful when you’ve scanned a number of items and
filed them in a new folder. Right-click the folder and PaperPort begins
adding the items’ content to the SimpleSearch database.
Note: SimpleSearch works in the background, which means that
PaperPort periodically indexes items’ textual content even while you’re
working on other tasks.
For more information about SimpleSearch and using Summary
Information in a search, see the PaperPort Help.
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CHAPTER 4
Stacking PaperPort
Items
Like many other busy people, you might sometimes put items on your
desk without organizing them. When you finally do put them in order,
you might stack the items by project, contact, or department. You use a
method that helps you to quickly find the right stack.
With PaperPort you can electronically organize PaperPort items into
stacks in much the same way that you do with paper documents. A stack
is a PaperPort item with multiple pages. Expense reports, contracts,
memos, letters, presentations, and other business materials are often two
or more pages. You can stack and unstack these items electronically on
the PaperPort Desktop. You cannot stack non-PaperPort items, such as
Word or Excel thumbnails that appear in Desktop View.
This chapter tells you about:
• Combining items into stacks
• Giving titles to items and stacks
• Moving between stacked pages
• Unstacking items
• Tiling items
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COMBINING ITEMS INTO STACKS
To stack pages, you can:
• Drag one page on top of the other
• Click the Stack button on the Command Bar
• Use the stack commands in the Desktop menu
You can also add stacks to other stacks. You cannot stack non-PaperPort
items, such as Word or Excel thumbnail that appear in Desktop View.
USING DRAG AND DROP TO CREATE STACKS
1. In the Desktop View, select the item that you want to stack.
This example shows stacking a cover letter on a newsletter.
Cover Letter
Spring Vol 42
2. Drag the selected item onto the item on which you want to stack it.
3. When the second item is highlighted, release the mouse button.
Cover Letter
Spring Vol 42
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The stack is created.
Spring Vol 42
Cover Letter
4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until you finish creating the stack.
A new stack receives the title of the item on the bottom of the stack.
The stack title (“Spring Vol 42” in this case) is shown in boldface type.
Each page title is shown in normal typeface (“Cover Letter” in the
previous example).
Any PaperPort item on the PaperPort Desktop can be stacked onto any
other PaperPort item. You can use drag and drop to stack pages onto
other pages, stacks onto other stacks, pages onto stacks, and stacks onto
pages. You can also use the Stack button on the Command Bar to stack
items. Select them in the order that you want them stacked and click the
Stack button.
SELECTING AND DESELECTING ITEMS
When stacking items, you need to select them. You can select one item
at a time, or several items together.
To select or deselect a single item:
• To select the item, click its thumbnail in Desktop View. A red (or
dark) line around an item indicates that it is selected.
• To deselect the item, click another item, or click anywhere else in
Desktop View.
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To select multiple items:
• Click each thumbnail while holding down the Shift key or the
Ctrl key.
or
• Click an empty space on the PaperPort Desktop; then drag the mouse
around the items that you want to select. Any item that is partially
enclosed in the box, or that the box even touches, will be selected.
Release the mouse button when the items you want are selected.
GIVING TITLES TO ITEMS AND STACKS
When you first scan or create a new item on the PaperPort Desktop, its
title is the current date. If you prefer, you can change the format of the
predefined date title, or define a custom title to use for all new items.
You can also change an individual title to something more descriptive,
such as “Smithers Contract” or “Letter to Dr. Adams.” You can use as
many as 30 characters for a title. The more descriptive the title, the
easier it is to quickly find the item you want.
In addition to item titles, each page in a stack can have a title. You can
choose to display the title of only the stack or the title of the stack and
each page title in the stack.
The stack title and page titles both appear above the stack so that as you
flip through the pages of a stack you can see each page’s title as well as
the stack title.
The stack title is
in boldface type.
The page title is
in normal type.
As you flip through
the pages, each
page’s title appears.
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If you don’t want to see page titles with the stack titles, choose Per-Page
Titles from the View menu to remove the check mark from the
command. Or, from the Edit menu, choose Preferences, and then click
the Desktop tab; uncheck the Show Stack Page Titles option.
To change the default date title for new items:
1. Choose Preferences from the Edit menu, and click the Item
Names tab. The Item Names preferences appear. The Default title
drop-down list shows the choices for a predefined date title.
2. Select the one you want and click OK.
To use a custom title:
1. Choose Preferences from the Edit menu, and click the Item
Names tab.
2. Select the Custom option, type a title, and then click OK. You can
type as many as 256 characters for the title.
To change a title in Desktop View:
1. Select the item or stack.
2. Click its title, or choose Change Title from the File menu.
3. Type the new title and press Enter.
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To change a title in Page View:
• Choose Change Title from the File menu.
Duplicated items receive titles based on the original item. For example,
the duplicate of a single-page item named “Invoice” will be “Copy of
Invoice.” The duplicate of a page in a stack has the same name as the
original page and it will not be part of the stack. This is an easy way to
create a copy of a page while keeping the original stack intact. To create
duplicates, select the item(s) and then from the Desktop menu choose
Duplicate Item or Duplicate Current Page.
MOVING BETWEEN STACKED PAGES
Use the Page Navigators to move through the pages of a stack. You can
also use the commands on the Page menu to move from page to page in
a stack.
To move between pages in a stack in Desktop View:
1. Select the stack.
2. Click the left arrow of the Page Navigator to see the previous page
in the stack.
3. Click the right arrow of the Page Navigator to see the next page in
the stack.
Previous page
Next page
You can also move between pages by choosing the Page menu
commands: First Page, Last Page, Previous Page, and Next Page. Or use
the Go To Page command from the Page menu to move directly to any
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page in the stack. Clicking the middle of the Page Navigator (it says
1 of 2 in the example above) is a shortcut for choosing the Go To Page
command.
To move between pages in a stack in Page View:
1. Display the stack in Page View.
2. Click the Page >> or << Page button.
The menu commands to move between pages in Page View are also in
the Page menu.
UNSTACKING ITEMS
You can unstack pages in a stack if, for example, you want to move those
pages to another stack, replace those pages with new ones, or delete
them from the stack without disturbing the rest of the pages.
To unstack a single page:
1. Select the stack in Desktop View.
2. Click the Page Navigator to display the page you want to unstack.
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3. Click the arrow next to the Unstack button in the Command Bar,
and then choose Unstack Current Page.
You can also choose Unstack Current Page from the Desktop
menu.
To unstack all the pages in a stack:
1. Select the stack in Desktop View.
2. Click the arrow next to the Unstack button in the Command Bar,
and then choose Unstack All Pages.
You can also choose Unstack from the Desktop.
Each page of the stack becomes a separate item on the
PaperPort Desktop.
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TILING ITEMS
For smaller items, such as business cards, articles, and receipts, you can
combine the items on the same page instead of stacking them as separate
pages. This is called tiling items because the images are arranged on the
page in a regular pattern like tiles on a floor.
For example, if you’ve scanned several small articles about a specific
subject, you can tile them onto a page to see all the articles at once.
Similarly, if you have several receipts from a business trip, you can tile
them onto one page for easier record keeping. Tiling is also useful if you
want to fax several smaller scanned items, because you can fax them all
on a single page. Pages that are tiled can include both color and
black-and-white items.
Another way to tile is by tiling thumbnails. This is similar to tiling items
except that PaperPort reduces the size of each item to ensure that the
items fit on one page. Tiling thumbnails is a great way to create a page
or index of images, such as a page of photographs, similar to a
photographer’s contact sheet. You can create a thumbnail tile that
includes both PaperPort and non-PaperPort items.
To tile items onto a single page:
1. Select the items in Desktop View.
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2. From the Desktop menu, choose Tile Items Together.
PaperPort places as many items as will fit onto a page. (The original
items still remain on the Desktop.) Images too big to fit on a single
page are placed on the next page, creating a stack of pages. The
default title used for creating stacks is applied to the page.
To tile thumbnails:
1. Select the items in Desktop View.
2. From the Desktop menu, choose Tile Thumbnails.
A new item appears with the selected items tiled together as small
thumbnails on a page, similar to a photographer’s contact sheet.
Items of different sizes are reduced relative to their original size.
(The original items still remain on the Desktop.) The default title
used for creating stacks is applied to the page.
CHAPTER 5
Capturing Web Pages
With Web Capture, you can easily add Web pages as PaperPort items
directly to the Desktop View and update them the next time you
connect to the Internet. For example, you can capture information
about your favorite stocks and then update the information to reflect the
latest numbers. A Web Capture is saved as a PaperPort item and the
Web page text is included in SimpleSearch.
This chapter tells you how to take advantage of PaperPort’s Web
capturing features. You’ll learn about:
• Using a supported browser
• Capturing Web pages
• Updating captured Web pages
• Viewing captured Web pages
• Searching Web pages using SimpleSearch
USING A SUPPORTED BROWSER
To capture Web pages, you need access to the Internet, such as through
an Internet service provider. You also need one of the following browsers
installed on your computer:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 3.0 or later)
• Netscape Navigator (Version 3.0 or later)
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CAPTURING WEB PAGES
Capture Web pages to save images of one or more Web pages to the
Desktop View as PaperPort items. You can save a portion of a Web page
or save an entire Web page that contains several screens of information.
For example, when researching the daily flights to Hawaii provided by
your favorite airline, you might want to capture just the portion of a
Web page that shows the flight time tables. However, when you want a
multi-page article or book summary for the current number one bestseller, you will want to capture the entire Web page.
Note: A captured Web page is a special PaperPort item that provides
different viewing and update options. To identify it as a special item,
your browser icon, such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer,
appears on the captured Web page thumbnail in Desktop View.
Tip: You might find it convenient to create a new folder that you can
use to store all of your captured Web page.
To capture a Web page:
1. In the Folder View, select the folder in which you want to add a
Web page.
2. Connect to the Internet and then display the Web page that you
want to capture.
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3. Right-click the Web Capture icon in the Windows taskbar. The
Web Capture menu appears.
4. To capture an entire web page or a portion of a Web page, use one
of the following:
• To capture only the visible portion of a Web page, choose
Capture Visible Portion.
• To capture a page from the visible portion to the end of the Web
page, choose Capture Entire Page.
• To capture a complete Web page, scroll to the beginning of the
Web page, and then choose Capture Entire Page.
The Web page is saved as a special PaperPort item identified by your
browser’s application icon. If you capture a portion of a Web page,
it appears as a single item. If you capture an entire page that
contains several screens of information, it appears as a stack.
A portion of a
Web page.
An entire Web page.
Tip: To set Web Capture preferences, right-click the Web Capture
icon in the taskbar, and then choose Preferences. For more
information about preferences, see the PaperPort Help.
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UPDATING CAPTURED WEB PAGES
You can update a captured Web page or choose to save a copy of an
updated Web page. If you have changed the captured Web page, such as
by editing it in Page View, you cannot automatically update it.
To update a captured Web page:
1. Connect to the Internet.
2. In Desktop View, double-click the Web page item, such as the
following example.
A view of the Web page as it currently exists on the Internet appears
in your browser.
3. To update the page, right-click the Web Capture icon. The Web
Capture menu appears.
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4. Choose Capture Visible Portion or Capture Entire Page,
depending on the currently captured Web page. For example, to
update a captured Web page stack, you choose Capture Entire Page.
A message appears asking if you want to update the page or create a
new one.
5. To update your current capture, click Update Existing. The page is
updated. To create another Web page capture (leaving the originally
captured Web page as is), click Create New. A copy of the captured
Web page appears in Desktop View.
Tip: To see the URL of a captured Web page, right-click the Web
Page in Desktop View, and then choose Summary Info.
VIEWING CAPTURED WEB PAGES
You can view a captured Web page either in Page View or by using your
browser.
To view a captured Web page in Page View:
• In Desktop View, Shift-double-click the captured Web page. The
Web page appears in Page View. You can add annotations to the Web
page or edit the image just like you would any other PaperPort item.
Note: If you make changes to the Web page, such as by adding
annotations, you cannot update the page as described in “Updating
captured Web pages,” earlier in this chapter.
To view a captured Web page in the browser:
• In Desktop View, double-click the Web page item, or view the item
in Page View, and then click the WWW icon on the Command Bar.
Your Web browser is launched and the Web page appears.
Tip: If you are viewing a captured Web page in Page View, you can
also choose Open Page in Browser from the Page menu to see the page
in your browser.
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SEARCHING WEB PAGES USING SIMPLESEARCH
After you add a Web page to the Desktop View, you can include the
page in your searches by using the SimpleSearch feature. For more
information about SimpleSearch, see Chapter 3, “Filing Items.”
CHAPTER 6
Using Links
You can send an item from PaperPort to another application by using a
PaperPort link. PaperPort automatically displays icons for linked
applications on the Link Bar. The Link Bar shows such applications as
word processing, spreadsheet, electronic fax, e-mail, graphics, OCR, and
online services on the Link Bar.
The following figure shows a sample Link Bar in PaperPort:
This chapter describes:
• The basic steps for using links
• Setting a link’s preferences
• Managing the Link Bar
THE BASIC STEPS FOR USING LINKS
When you send an item to a linked application, PaperPort processes the
item, the application starts, and the item appears in the application. For
example, if you send the item to the word-processing link, PaperPort’s
OCR software converts the item to text and displays the item as text in
the word-processing software.
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The links are available on the Link Bar and the Links menu.
Note: If you use a supported application and its link does not appear
on the Link Bar, you can create a new link and add the application to
the Link Bar. To do this, right-click the top of the Link Bar and
choose Create New Link. See the PaperPort Help for more
information.
To send a PaperPort item to a link in Desktop View:
1. Make sure all the item(s) to send appear in Desktop View.
2. Drag and drop the item onto the appropriate link on the Link Bar.
or
From the File menu, choose Links, and then select the appropriate
linked application from the Links submenu.
Tip: Because the Link Bar is not available in Page View, you must use
the Links submenu to send an item to a linked application.
The linked application starts.
3. Use the linked application as you usually do.
If you send an item to a link and the link is the item’s native
application, such as a Word thumbnail to the Word link, the native
application starts and loads the file.
With some links, you can update the item in the application, save the
file, and see the changes on the PaperPort Desktop. For example, if you
drag a JPEG item from the PaperPort Desktop to the Adobe Photoshop
link, you can make edit it Photoshop. Save the changes in Photoshop.
When you exit Photoshop, the original JPEG file on the PaperPort
Desktop is updated.
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SETTING A LINK’S PREFERENCES
A link’s preferences determine how a link operates. For example, with
the word-processing link, the preferences determine in which file format
the PaperPort saves the converted file. For the Microsoft Word link, you
might create an rich text format (RTF) file rather than a DOC file.
Each link’s preferences are preset, but you can customize them for how
you want the link to work. While the preferences are different for each
link, how you display them is basically the same.
To set a link’s preferences:
1. Right-click the link icon on the Link Bar and choose Preferences.
The Link Preferences dialog box appears and displays the
preferences for the selected link. The following figure shows a
sample of the link preferences.
2. Select the options you want and click OK.
Some of the link preferences, such as the word-processing and
spreadsheet link, are described in other chapters in this guide.
Because PaperPort supports many links, the preferences for each
link are not described, but should be easy to select if you are familiar
with the linked application.
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MANAGING THE LINK BAR
The Link Bar appears at the bottom of Desktop View and operates
much like a separate application. To make it easier to work with links,
you can manage the Link Bar including:
• Changing how links appear on the Link Bar
• Showing and hiding the Link Bar
• Removing a link from the Link Bar
• Reordering links on the Link Bar
Click the scroll buttons on each side of the Link Bar to see other icons
that are not displayed. In addition, you can rearrange the icons on the
Link Bar so that the links you use more frequently come first. For more
information, see the PaperPort Help.
Tip: Sometimes an application’s link does not appear on the
Link Bar. You can add the link to the Link Bar by right-clicking
the top of the Link Bar and choosing Create New Link.
CHANGING HOW LINKS APPEAR ON THE LINK BAR
The Link Bar properties determine how the link icons appear on the
Link Bar and other Link Bar features. The following figures show the
three ways of displaying the icons on the Link Bar:
• Hover
• Sunken
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• Raised
To set the Link Bar properties:
1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences. The PaperPort
Preferences dialog box appears.
2. Click the Link Bar tab. The Link Bar preferences appear.
3. From the Links Icon Style drop-down list, choose the style you
want.
4. Select the other properties you want.
5. To see the results without closing the properties dialog box,
click Apply.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box.
SHOWING AND HIDING THE LINK BAR
You can hide the Link Bar when you want more room for viewing items
on the PaperPort Desktop.
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To show or hide the Link Bar:
1. From the View menu, choose Link Bar.
When the Link Bar command is checked, the Link Bar appears. If
the check mark is gone, the Link Bar is hidden.
2. From the View menu, choose Link Bar again to redisplay the
Link Bar.
REMOVING A LINK FROM THE LINK BAR
Sometimes you have a link you don’t use that you want to remove from
the Link Bar. You can use an option in the Link Preferences to hide the
link icon. Removing the link icon does not delete the linked application
from your computer.
To remove a link from the Link Bar:
1. Right-click the link icon on the Link Bar and choose Preferences.
The Link Preferences dialog box appears with the link selected.
2. Deselect Display Link Icon.
3. Click OK.
The link icon does not appear on the Link Bar.
REORDERING LINKS ON THE LINK BAR
You can rearrange the icons on the Link Bar so that the links are in the
order you prefer.
To rearrange the icons on the Link Bar:
1. Press and hold down the Alt key.
2. Drag the link icon you want to the new position on the Link Bar.
3. Release the mouse button to place the link at the new position.
The other links move to the right.
CHAPTER 7
Sending a Fax or
E-Mail Message
If you have fax and e-mail software on your computer, you can send an
item directly from PaperPort. You do not need to print the item first.
If you want to add some notes to a fax, but don’t want to mark up the
original, you can annotate the item using PaperPort’s annotation tools.
The annotations can be hidden before the item is sent, in case you don’t
want someone to see your comments on it. See Chapter 11, “Annotating
a Page,” for the steps to create annotations and to display or hide them.
OVERVIEW
You can send any PaperPort or non-PaperPort item to the e-mail or fax
link. It doesn’t matter if that item is a .MAX file or an item displayed on
the PaperPort Desktop from another application, such as Word,
Photoshop, PowerPoint, or Excel.
To send a fax or e-mail message from Desktop View:
1. Select an item and drag it onto the fax or e-mail link icon.
or
From the File menu, choose Links, and then choose the fax or
e-mail application from the Links submenu.
The fax or e-mail application starts.
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2. Use the fax or e-mail application as you would usually do.
Note: You can also use the ScanDirect application to send an item
directly to the e-mail or fax application. See Chapter 9, “Using
ScanDirect,” to send items with ScanDirect.
SENDING AN ITEM AS A FAX
To send an item as a fax, your computer will need:
• A fax modem
• Fax software
To send an item as a fax from Desktop View:
1. Select the item to fax.
2. Drag the item onto the fax link icon on the Link Bar.
or
Click the fax link icon.
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3. When the fax link icon is highlighted, release the mouse button.
4. When your fax software starts, use the fax software as you usually
do. The following shows the dialog box that appears for Symantec
WinFax.
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To send a scanned item as a fax from Page View:
1. Display the item in Page View that you want to fax.
2. From the File menu, choose Links.
3. Choose the name of your fax software.
The fax software starts, and you can send the item.
Note: In the menu, an option named Fax Link is listed. That option
is for fax software that isn’t listed by name on the menu, or for which
an icon does not appear on the Link Bar.
SENDING AN ITEM WITH AN E-MAIL MESSAGE
To send items as attachments to e-mail messages, your computer
will need:
• An e-mail account
• E-mail software
When you send an item to the e-mail link, PaperPort attaches it to the
e-mail message but in its original format. For example, a Word file is
attached as a .DOC file.
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To send an item as an e-mail attachment from Desktop View:
1. Select the item to send.
2. Drag the item onto the e-mail link icon on the Link Bar.
You can also click the e-mail link icon.
3. When the e-mail link icon is highlighted, release the mouse button.
4. The e-mail software opens. Log in and send the item as an
attachment to an e-mail message.
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This example shows the login window for Lotus cc:Mail. The login
window that appears on your computer will be for your e-mail software.
To send the item over the Internet, drag it onto your Internet e-mail link
icon, such as the Netscape Navigator e-mail icon (as shown to the left).
Note: Instead of using the link icons from Desktop View, you can
also choose Links from the File menu, and then choose the name of
your e-mail or Internet e-mail software. The software opens, and you
can send the item as an attachment to an e-mail message.
SENDING A SELF-VIEWING FILE USING AN E-MAIL LINK
Sometimes you want to send an item to another person who does not
own PaperPort or the application that created a non-PaperPort item. For
example, you might want a co-worker to review a memo you wrote
using Word or you might want to share the information in a captured
Web page with a friend. With the Save As Self Viewing format you can
easily attach an item (both PaperPort and non-PaperPort) to an e-mail
message as a self-viewing file. The recipient of the message simply
double-clicks the attachment to view the file.
You can create a self-viewing file from black-and-white, grayscale, and
color images. If the image contains any annotations, they also appear on
the image.
Tip: To automatically convert all e-mail attachments to self-viewing
files, select the Convert All Files When Possible option and the Self
Viewing Files format option from the Links preferences for your
e-mail link application.
To create an e-mail message and attach a self-viewing file:
1. In Desktop View, select the item you want to attach to the e-mail
message.
2. From the File menu, choose Export.
The Export As dialog box appears.
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3. Select Self Viewing Files (*.EXE) from the Save as Type
drop-down list.
4. Type the name of the file in File Name.
5. Click Save As.
PaperPort saves the file with the extension .EXE.
6. Use the e-mail link to send the item as an attachment to an e-mail
message. For more information about sending an e-mail message,
see “Sending an item with an e-mail message.”
When the recipient receives the e-mail message, he or she doubleclicks the .EXE file to start the mini-viewer and see the attached file.
The mini-viewer has many navigation features similar to the ones in
Page View.
Tip: In Page View, choose the Save As command to save an item as a
self-viewing file.
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CHAPTER 8
Converting Items to
Text With OCR
PaperPort items, such as scanned documents, are images. Even the text
on a scanned item is simply a picture of the text, which you can’t edit as
you would edit text in a word-processing document. Using PaperPort’s
built-in OCR (optical character recognition) application, you can
convert text “images” into real text that you can then edit using a wordprocessing application, such as Microsoft Word.
If you already own another OCR application, you can use either it or
PaperPort’s built-in OCR application to convert items to editable text.
This chapter tells you about:
• What is OCR
• Converting an item to text
• Converting part of a page to text
• Converting a scanned spreadsheet to text
• Converting an item using another OCR application
• Setting the Visioneer OCR preferences
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WHAT IS OCR
OCR is the computer’s way of recognizing that a picture of an “S” is
really the letter S, that the picture of a “W” is really the letter W, and so
on for each letter’s picture in a scanned item.
The OCR application looks at each letter on a page, and if it recognizes
the letter’s shape converts it into the appropriate text character. When
the analysis of the page is complete, the OCR application puts the text
characters onto a page in about the same format as the pictures of text
on the original scanned item.
The page is now a document containing text that a word-processing
application can recognize. You can then edit the text as you normally
would when word-processing a document.
The process is not always perfect. If the item contains smudges or
handwritten notes, the OCR application tries to analyze them but, of
course, is not always able to make a suitable match. For that reason, you
should carefully check the converted document to correct any mistakes
that the OCR application makes. You should also start with as clean as
document as possible, such as by scanning at a higher resolution.
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Here’s an example of a scanned document: The scanned words on this
page are not text. The words are pictures of text, and can’t be edited in a
word-processing application. For example, if you tried to select a line of
text to reformat it, you would not be able to do it.
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After being processed with the OCR application, the pictures of the text
are now “real” text that a word-processing application recognizes. You
can select text, as shown here, to edit it. This example shows how the
converted text would appear in Microsoft Word.
CONVERTING AN ITEM TO TEXT
To convert an item to text, you first place the item into PaperPort, such
as by scanning a document to PaperPort. Then you use a wordprocessing link and the built-in OCR application to convert the item to
text. You can convert an item to text from either Desktop View or Page
View.
To convert an item from Desktop View:
1. Select the item to convert. It can be a single page or a stack.
2. Drag the item onto a word-processing link, such as Microsoft
Word, on the Link Bar.
You can also click the link icon.
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Note: If you drag a Word item to the Word link, the built-in OCR
application is not used. Instead, PaperPort launches Word and opens
the item in it.
3. When the word-processing link icon is highlighted, release the
mouse button.
Note: This example shows the steps for using PaperPort’s built-in
OCR application and sending the converted text directly to a wordprocessing application, in this case Word. If you have another OCR
application on your computer, you can send the text to it instead. For
more information, see “Converting an item using another OCR
application,” later in this chapter.
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If the item is a stack, all pages are converted. To convert a single
page of a stack, first use the Unstack Current Page command from
the Unstack button on the Command Bar, and then convert it.
Instead of using a word-processing link icon, you can also choose
Links from the File menu, and then choose the name of the link
that you want to use. The conversion process begins.
4. The OCR application shows a progress window while the
conversion is in process.
5. When the conversion is complete, the linked application opens and
you can begin editing the text.
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Note: PaperPort’s built-in OCR application has an option to convert
text to an HTML format so that you can display the text on an
Internet Web page. To convert to HTML, choose HTML as the
document format in the Link Preferences for your word-processing
link.
To convert an item to text from Page View:
1. Display the item in Page View that you want to convert.
2. From the File menu, choose Links.
3. Choose the name of your word-processing application.
The OCR conversion begins. If the item is a stack, all of its pages are
converted. To convert a single page of a stack, unstack that page from
the stack first; then convert it.
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CONVERTING PART OF A PAGE TO TEXT
If you want to convert only part of a page to text and copy it
automatically to the Clipboard, use the Copy As Text feature.
To convert a portion of a page to text:
1. Display the page in Page View.
2. Click the Selection tool on the Annotation tool bar.
3. Drag around the portion of text you want to convert.
4. From the Edit menu, choose Copy As Text.
The OCR progress window shows that the conversion is taking
place.
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The selected text is copied to the Clipboard.
5. Open the application where you want to paste the text and choose
Paste from that application’s Edit menu.
CONVERTING A SCANNED SPREADSHEET TO TEXT
Converting a scanned spreadsheet is similar to converting a page of text.
By default, the OCR preferences are set to retain a multiple column
format, so you can ensure that the spreadsheet retains it columnar
format, and that the spreadsheet application recognizes number
characters as numbers if you want to update them.
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To convert a spreadsheet from Desktop View:
1. Select the spreadsheet to convert. It can be a single spreadsheet or a
stack.
2. Drag it onto the spreadsheet link icon on the Link Bar. You can
also click the spreadsheet link icon.
Note: If you drag an Excel item to the Excel link, the built-in OCR
application is not used. Instead, PaperPort launches Excel and opens
the item in it.
3. When the spreadsheet link icon is highlighted, release the mouse
button.
This example shows Microsoft Excel as the spreadsheet application, but
you can drag the spreadsheet onto any spreadsheet icon on the Link Bar.
Instead of using the spreadsheet link icon, you can also choose Links
from the File menu, and choose the name of a spreadsheet application.
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4. When the conversion is complete, the spreadsheet application
opens and you can begin editing its text and numbers.
Note: To maintain the column format for a spreadsheet table, choose
Link Preferences from the Edit menu, click the icon for your
spreadsheet application, click OCR Setting, and select Multiple
Columns. This setting maintains the column format for tables in
word-processing applications. For more information about setting
OCR preferences, see “Setting the Visioneer OCR preferences,” later
in this chapter.
Note: Spreadsheets are often displayed horizontally.To rotate them
after scanning, select the spreadsheets and click the Rotate button.
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CONVERTING AN ITEM USING ANOTHER OCR
APPLICATION
If you have another OCR application installed on your computer, such
as Pro OCR, an OCR link appears on the Link Bar. Instead of using
PaperPort’s built-in OCR application, you can convert an item to text
by using another OCR application.
To convert an item to text using another OCR application:
1. Set OCR preferences for the other OCR application as described in
the documentation that came with your OCR application.
2. Select the item to convert.
3. Drag it onto the OCR link icon on the Link Bar. You can also click
the OCR link icon.
4. When the OCR link icon is highlighted, release the mouse button.
5. Complete the conversion as described by your OCR
documentation.
SETTING THE VISIONEER OCR PREFERENCES
You can set the Visioneer OCR preferences for each link application that
you use to convert an image into text. For example, you can set
preferences for word-processing applications, such as Microsoft Word
and for spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel. You can
change the preferences at any time to accommodate the type of item you
are converting. You can set preferences from either Desktop View or
Page View.
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To set OCR preferences for the Visioneer OCR:
1. From the Edit menu, choose Link Preferences. The Link
Preferences dialog box appears.
2. Select the word-processing or spreadsheet link, such as Microsoft
Word or Microsoft Excel, for which you want to set OCR
preferences. A drop-down list of OCR packages and the OCR
Settings button appear.
Note: If you want to use a different OCR application instead of
PaperPort’s built-in OCR application as the default for the selected
link, you can select the OCR application from the OCR Package list.
You can also drag an item directly to an OCR link as described in
“Converting an item using another OCR application,” earlier in this
chapter.
3. Select the document format in which you want to save the
converted text. For example, select MS Word for Windows to save
as a Word file, or Hypertext Markup Language to save as an HTML
file.
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4. Click the OCR Settings button. The Visioneer OCR Preference
dialog box appears.
5. Select preferences based on the following information, and then
click OK.
Preference
Comment
Document Quality
The document quality helps the OCR
application interpret the text. Select
Letter Quality for most items. Select
Draft Quality if the image quality is poor.
Document Layout
If the document has multiple columns,
such as in a magazine article, select the
Multiple Columns option.
If you want to force all converted text
into a single-column format, select
Forced Single Column.
Locate Method
The locate method tells the OCR
application whether it should recognize
text and pictures or only text regions. If
your item includes pictures and you want
to include those pictures in the
conversion, select Locate Text & Picture
Regions. If you want to convert only text,
select Locate Text Regions Only.
CHAPTER 9
Using ScanDirect
ScanDirect is an application for scanning an item and sending it directly
to another application without opening PaperPort first. For example, to
scan an item and fax it right away, use ScanDirect. As soon as the item is
scanned, your fax software starts and the item is ready to send.
This chapter tells you about:
• Starting ScanDirect
• The ScanDirect control panel
• Running PaperPort and ScanDirect together
• Using ScanDirect
• Using a TWAIN scanner with ScanDirect
STARTING SCANDIRECT
The ScanDirect application is installed with your PaperPort software
and is available from the Windows desktop and the Windows Start
button.
To start ScanDirect:
• On the Windows desktop, double-click the ScanDirect shortcut.
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The ScanDirect control panel appears.
Note: If another open window hides the ScanDirect control panel,
click the ScanDirect icon on the taskbar to bring the control panel to
the front.
To close or minimize the ScanDirect control panel:
1. To minimize the ScanDirect control panel, click the ScanDirect
icon, and choose Minimize.
2. To close the control panel, choose Exit from the menu or click the
Close button.
3. To redisplay the minimized ScanDirect control panel, click the
ScanDirect icon on the taskbar.
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THE SCANDIRECT CONTROL PANEL
The ScanDirect control panel can remain visible on the screen so that
you can easily scan an item directly to another application. Before you
scan an item with ScanDirect, you must select the target application.
Scan to PaperPort Desktop.
Scroll arrows.
About ScanDirect.
Scan Single Page.
Displays the Scan
Manager dialog box.
Scan Multiple Pages.
ScanDirect icons.
Help button.
Display Scan Manager. Displays the PaperPort Scan Manager so you
can scan an item from a TWAIN scanner directly to the selected
application.
Scan Single Page. Click to scan a single page and send it to the selected
application.
Scan Multiple Pages. Click to scan several pages and send them to the
selected application. Not available with a flatbed scanner.
Scroll arrows. Click to see other icons.
ScanDirect icons. Click to select which application scanned items are
sent to when scanned. Note that the first icon is for PaperPort. Clicking
this icon sends a newly scanned item to the PaperPort Desktop.
Help button. Click to see the ScanDirect Help.
About ScanDirect. Click to see an application’s copyright information.
Each application icon on the control panel has its own preference
settings. See the ScanDirect help.
Note: You can rearrange icons on the ScanDirect control panel. Hold
down the Alt key and click the icon you want to move. Drag the icon
to the spot where you want it. Release the mouse button. The icon
appears at the new position.
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RUNNING PAPERPORT AND SCANDIRECT TOGETHER
PaperPort does not have to be running for you to use ScanDirect.
You can think of ScanDirect as a means to “bypass” PaperPort to get an
item to another application as soon as it is scanned.
If ScanDirect and PaperPort are running simultaneously, a scanned item
will be sent directly to the application selected on the ScanDirect
control panel before being sent to PaperPort.
USING SCANDIRECT
The basic steps to use ScanDirect are the same for each application icon.
This example shows how to set the preferences for an application, scan
an item, and fax that item. This example shows how to use Symantec
WinFax PRO to fax an application, but your fax application might work
differently.
Note: You can also change the scan settings for each application link
before scanning an item. Right-click the icon and choose the Scan
Settings command.
USING SCANDIRECT
To set the preferences for the fax application:
1. Right-click the fax icon and choose Link Preferences. The Link
Preferences dialog box appears.
The dialog box shows the preferences for the selected link.
2. Select the preferences and click OK.
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To use ScanDirect to scan and fax an item:
1. Click the fax icon on the control panel.
2. Click the TWAIN button on the control panel.
If you are using a PaperPort scanner, the PaperPort Scan Manager
appears.
The PaperPort Scan Manager dialog box appears. The following
figure is a sample of the dialog box. The one you see might be
slightly different for your scanner. For information about the
PaperPort Scan Manager’s features, see the Scanner Help.
3. In Scan Page For, select the scan setting you want, such as Faxing,
Filing, or Copying to fax an item.
4. Click the Preview button. The scanner scans the item and displays a
preview of the item in the Preview area of the PaperPort Scan
Manager dialog box.
5. To select the area to scan, drag the red rectangle until it surrounds
the area you want scanned.
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6. When you are satisfied with the preview item, click the Scan button
on the PaperPort Scan Manager dialog box to scan the item.
The scanner scans the item, ScanDirect processes the item, and the
WinFax PRO Send dialog box appears.
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USING A TWAIN SCANNER WITH SCANDIRECT
ScanDirect can scan an item from a TWAIN scanner. This makes it
possible to use your TWAIN scanner or digital camera with ScanDirect
and send the item to any application on the ScanDirect control panel.
SELECTING THE SOURCE SCANNER
Before you can use the TWAIN scanner, you must select it as the source
scanner. You do not need to do these steps again unless you change the
selected source to another TWAIN device.
To select the TWAIN scanner:
1. Right-click the TWAIN icon on the ScanDirect control panel. The
Select Source dialog box appears, listing all TWAIN devices
installed on your computer.
2. Select the appropriate device and click Select. Your scanner is now
set to scan with the PaperPort software.
CHAPTER 10
Filling In Preprinted
Forms With FormTyper
Insurance forms, registration cards, coupons, and tax forms are examples
of preprinted forms. They have fields that you need to fill in with data,
such as name, address, and telephone number.
In the past, you had to use a typewriter or a ballpoint pen to fill in the
fields manually on preprinted forms. With the Visioneer FormTyper
application, you can enter data using your computer and then print the
form. The end result is the preprinted form, filled with data just as if you
had used a typewriter.
This chapter is about:
• Filling in a form
• FormTyper tools
• Printing a filled-in form
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FILLING IN A FORM
The following example shows a medical form on the PaperPort Desktop
with fields to fill in.
To fill in a form with FormTyper:
1. Select the form.
2. Drag the form onto the FormTyper link icon on the Link Bar.
You can also just click the FormTyper link icon.
3. When the FormTyper link icon is highlighted, release the mouse
button.
After a few moments while the software analyzes the form to find its
fields, the FormTyper window opens. The fields are underlined in blue,
and the cursor is at the first field to be filled in.
To fill in a form from Page View, choose Links from the File menu and
then choose Visioneer FormTyper from the Links menu. The FormTyper
application opens, and you can begin filling in the data fields.
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Tip: Before dragging the form onto the FormTyper link, switch to
Page View and use the Enhance Lines tool to darken and straighten
the form’s lines. The PaperPort FormTyper link identifies underlining
of blank areas on a form as data fields to be filled in. Darkening and
straightening the form’s lines with the Enhance Lines tool helps
PaperPort find the fields with more accuracy.
4. Begin typing data if the cursor is at the first field that you want to
fill in.
To type in any other field, click the field.To add another line to a
field, press Enter.
5. When you’re finished typing in a field, press the Tab key or the left
or right arrow keys to move to the next field.
If you make a mistake or need to edit the data, double-click the field
again. The cursor is in the text and you can edit it. After filling in all
the fields, you must save the form.
6. From the Form menu, choose Save to PaperPort Desktop As.
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7. Type a name for the filled-in form and click OK.
The form appears on the PaperPort Desktop. The “A” symbols
indicate fields filled with text annotations.
Note: Use the Save to PaperPort As command to save the filled-in
form. The Save to PaperPort Desktop command overwrites the form.
Use Save to PaperPort Desktop only if you don’t want to keep an
original copy of the form.
FORMTYPER TOOLS
The FormTyper application has the “look and feel” of the PaperPort
Deluxe software. Some of FormTyper’s tools are similar.
Form Navigator. If the form has more than one page, click the arrows
to display the previous or next page. Click the middle of the navigator
(which says 2 of 3 in this example) to see the Go To Page dialog box.
Zoom Navigator. Click the Plus magnifying glass to enlarge the image
of the form. Click the Minus magnifying glass to reduce the image.
Click Actual to see the image at its actual size.
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Place Field. Click to place a field manually on a form. Then put the
cursor on the form where you want to create a new field, and then click
the left mouse button.
Auto-Find. Click to have FormTyper find all of the fields on the form
again. Use this button if you’ve deleted some fields and want to find
them again automatically.
PRINTING A FILLED-IN FORM
After the filled-in form is saved to the PaperPort Desktop, you can print
it as you would any scanned item. Select the form and drag it to the
printer link icon on the Link Bar. You can also choose Print from the
File menu.
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CHAPTER 11
Annotating a Page
To communicate well, you need to draw the reader’s attention to
important information. When working with paper, you can highlight
text with highlighter markers, add Post-it notes, and circle text with a
pen or pencil. With PaperPort, you can use these methods but in
electronic form.
This chapter shows how to:
• Use the Pointer tool to select, move, and resize annotations
• Cut, copy, paste, and crop sections of a page with the Selection tool
• Use the Eraser tool to remove part of an image
• Use the Straighten Page tool to straighten a page that was scanned at
an angle
• Scroll quickly with the Pan tool
• Write a Note on a page
• Mark-Up a page
• Highlight sections of a page with the Highlighter tool
• Use the Freehand tool
• Draw lines and arrows with the Arrow tool
• Add a picture to a page with the Picture tool
• Display and hide annotations
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Here is an example of a page with some annotations.
Selection. Select an area
to copy, cut, paste,
or crop.
Freehand. Circle or
underline important
information.
Note. Add a note, just
like a Post-it note.
Highlight. Add a
highlight color.
Arrow. Point to
important information
with a line or arrow.
Picture. Add an
illustration to a page.
You can also tell if an item in Desktop View contains annotations
because they appear as small symbols on the thumbnails.
Symbols on the thumbnail
indicate that the item
has annotations.
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USING THE ANNOTATION TOOLS
The basic method of using the annotation tools is similar for each tool.
To use an annotation tool:
1. Click the tool on the Annotation toolbar.
Pointer
Selection
Eraser
Straighten Page
Pan
Note
Mark-Up
Highlighter
Freehand
Arrow
Picture
2. Place the cursor on the page. Its shape will indicate the tool you
selected.
3. Depending on the tool you selected, click or drag the cursor to use
the tool.
The following sections show how to use the annotation tools.
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POINTER
Use the Pointer tool to select annotations on a page. Annotations must
be selected in order to move, resize, or edit them.
To use the Pointer tool to move, resize, or edit an annotation:
1. Click an annotation to select it.
2. To move the annotation, put the pointer inside the selected area,
and drag the annotation to a new place.
3. To resize the annotation, put the pointer on one of the selection
boxes, hold down the mouse button, and drag the pointer.
4. To edit the text in an annotation, double-click the annotation. The
cursor is at the start of the text.
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SELECTION
Use the Selection tool to select an area to crop, cut, copy and paste, such
as a graphic for use in another application, or your signature for use on a
form letter.
Tip: Use the selection process to copy your signature onto letters.
Then you can fax a signed copy of your letters directly from your
computer without having to print the letter, sign it, and then rescan it
(or send it from a fax machine).
To use the Selection tool:
1. Drag to select an area of the page.
2. Depending on what you want to do with the selection, choose a
command from the Edit menu.
3. To paste the selection to another document, open it, and choose
Paste from the Edit menu.
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CUT AND PASTE OPTIONS
You can copy (or cut) and paste to and from pages and applications in
several different combinations:
• From one page to another in Page View. The copied image is pasted
onto the receiving page; you can then move the image into place.
• From Page View to the Desktop. A new item is created on the
Desktop with the copied image on it.
• From Page View to another application. The copied image appears
on the page in that application; you can then move that image to its
correct position in that application.
• From another application to PaperPort. If the copied image is a
graphic, pasting it to the PaperPort Desktop creates a new item with
the image on it. Pasting to the Page View puts that image on the page
being displayed. If the copied material is text, it can be pasted to a
PaperPort note or to mark up text (single lines of text only), but
copied text cannot be pasted directly to a thumbnail on the PaperPort
Desktop. To paste a picture that can be moved and resized on a page,
paste it to the page in Page View using the Paste as Annotation
command.
Note: Another copy and paste option is the Copy As Text command
in the Edit menu. PaperPort converts the selection to text at the same
time it copies the text to the Clipboard.
ERASER
Use the Eraser tool to remove areas of a scanned image. You can erase
any area on the image, except for other annotations.
To erase part of an image:
1. Click the Eraser tool. The pointer changes into a square.
2. Drag the pointer over the area you want to erase.
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STRAIGHTEN PAGE
Use the Straighten Page tool to straighten a page, either horizontally or
vertically, that was originally scanned in at an angle.
To straighten a page:
1. Hold down the mouse button and draw a line along the edge of an
area that you want to be horizontal or vertical on the page.
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2. When you release the mouse button, the PaperPort software
straightens the whole page along the line you drew.
PAN
Use the Pan tool to scroll an image quickly, up, down, left, or right.
To use the Pan tool:
1. Click the Pan tool. The pointer changes to a hand pointer.
2. Drag the mouse. The page image moves as you move the mouse.
NOTE
Use the Note tool to write a resizable note at any place on the page.
You can also “collapse” the note so that it doesn’t cover any information
on the page.
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To write a note with the Note tool:
1. Click the page. The note appears and the insertion point is ready for
you to begin typing.
2. Type the note in the text box that appears.
As you type the
note, the box
expands to fit the
amount of text...
By default, the note color is yellow.
3. To collapse all the notes on a page, select any one of the notes first.
4. From the Annotations menu, choose Collapse Notes.
The collapsed note icon
indicates a Note is at that
position on the page.
5. To see the notes again, select any note; then choose Expand Notes
from the Annotations menu.
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MARK-UP
Use the Mark-Up tool to add a line of text to the page.
To write a note with the Mark-Up tool:
1. Click the page where you want to type text.
The Mark-Up tool is for typing a single line of text, like this.
Don’t press Enter to type a second line of text…
2. Type a line of text.
…instead create another mark-up box and type your text.
HIGHLIGHTER
Use the Highlighter tool to highlight any part of a page with a color.
To highlight a portion of a page:
• Hold down the mouse button and drag the Highlighter tool over the
area you want to highlight.
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FREEHAND
Use the Freehand tool to draw freehand marks, for example, circle text
or underline important sentences.
To draw freehand lines on a page:
• Hold down the mouse button and draw a line around the area you
want to emphasize.
To change the line width of an existing line, select it; then choose Line
Width from the Annotations menu and choose a new line width.
To change the width for new lines that you want to draw, click the
Freehand tool or Arrow tool, click the right mouse button and choose
Line Width from the displayed menu, or choose Line Width from the
Annotations menu and then choose a new width. Existing lines will not
be affected.
ARROW
Use the Arrow tool to draw straight lines, with or without arrowheads,
to point to specific parts of a page.
To draw straight lines with the Arrow tool:
1. Hold down the mouse button and drag to draw a line or arrow.
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2. To add or remove arrowheads when you draw, choose Line
Arrowhead from the Annotations menu.
PICTURE
Use the Picture annotation tool to place a picture as an annotation onto
a page. You can add a Picture annotation by selecting a bitmap file
already saved on your hard disk or by pasting a picture from the
Clipboard.
To add a picture to a page using the Clipboard, copy the picture to the
Windows Clipboard, and then display the page in Page View. Choose
Paste As Annotation from the Edit menu. The picture is pasted onto the
page. If you paste a color picture onto a black-and-white page, the
picture appears in black-and-white but retains its color information in
case you copy and paste it later.
To add a picture with the Picture tool:
1. Click the Picture tool; then click on the page where you want the
picture to be located.
The Open dialog box appears.
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2. Select the name of the picture.
3. Click Open. The picture appears on the page.
4. To reposition a picture, click the Pointer tool and then click
the picture to select it. Handles around the picture indicate it
is selected.
5. Drag the picture to its proper position on the page. To resize the
picture, drag one of its handles.
You can resize or reposition a picture whenever it is displayed in
Page View. The page will automatically scroll to accommodate an
enlarged picture.
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DISPLAYING AND HIDING ANNOTATIONS
You can display items in Page View with all of their annotations either
visible or hidden. This feature is especially useful if you want to print or
fax an item, but don’t want to include the annotations.
To display or hide annotations:
1. In Page View, choose Show Annotations from the Annotations
menu. The check mark means the annotations are visible.
2. To hide annotations, choose Show Annotations again from the
Annotations menu.
A page with visible annotations.
The same page with hidden annotations.
CHAPTER 12
Editing Images
An original image might not be the exact color or sharpness that you
want. For example, an indoor snapshot of your family or household pet
might have the “red eye” effect from the camera’s flash. Using
PaperPort’s Remove Red Eye tool, you can remove the red. Other tools
help you adjust colors, contrast, and other image characteristics.
This chapter is about:
• Using the image editing tools
• Automatically starting an image’s application
• Creating wallpaper from an item
USING THE IMAGE EDITING TOOLS
The image editing tools are designed to improve images scanned in
color, black-and-white, and grayscale. The tools available in Page View
depend on the type of image.
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The following table briefly describes each image editing tool:
Tool
Does this...
Rotates the image right 90 degrees.
Rotates the image left 90 degrees.
Runs a step-by-step process to help you improve the color
of an item scanned in color.
Fixes the appearance of the image by trying to improve the
color.
Manually adjusts a color picture’s brightness and contrast,
color, and tint.
Sharpens a blurred picture.
Removes the redness from the eyes in an image.
Removes part of an image and leaves the rest.
Reverses the colors of an image.
Cleans extra marks from the scanned image.
Darkens and straightens horizontal lines on a black-andwhite scanned image, such as a table or preprinted form.
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ROTATE RIGHT OR LEFT
Use the Rotate tools to rotate an entire pages 90 degrees to the left or
right. Pages with annotations cannot be rotated.
Rotating a page is particularly useful for spreadsheets, graphs, charts,
and other pages normally displayed horizontally. After scanning a page
vertically, rotate it to produce a horizontal page like the original.
You can rotate multiple pages or a stack. For example, after scanning in
several spreadsheets, you can select them all or stack them and click the
Rotate button. All of the spreadsheets will be rotated together.
To rotate images using the Rotate Image tools:
• Click one of the Rotate tools.
The image rotates 90 degrees to the left or right depending on the
tool you select.
To rotate the object more than 90 degrees, click the tool again.
Note: All tools on the Image tool bar have equivalent commands
available from the menus. For example, you can also rotate items
using the Rotate command from the Page menu.
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AUTOFIX PICTURE
Use the AutoFix Picture tool to automatically enrich the quality of an
image. The PaperPort software analyzes the image and improves its
appearance as much as possible. Fuzzy images might become sharper,
and underexposed (dark) or overexposed (lighter) photos might be
darkened or lightened. However, if the quality of the original image is
very poor, even the automatic image improvement might not help.
To enhance images with the AutoFix Picture tool:
• Click the AutoFix Picture tool.
This example picture of a flower cart becomes clearer and sharper.
Before
After
Note: If the image is already at the proper exposure and in focus,
PaperPort cannot improve it further. In fact, clicking the AutoFix
Picture tool might seem to degrade image quality because PaperPort
assumes the image needs to be modified, even though it is already just
right. If you use AutoFix on a picture and you do not like the results,
choose Undo AutoFix Picture from the Edit menu.
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ADJUST PICTURE
Use the Adjust Picture tool to manually adjust a color picture’s
brightness and contrast, color, and tint.
To use the Adjust Picture tool:
1. Click the Adjust Picture tool.
2. Select the picture that you like best. The one you select moves to the
center and becomes the current picture, or the one to adjust.
3. Click a button to adjust a feature of the picture.
4. Drag the slider to adjust that feature.
5. Click OK.
See the PaperPort Help system for more details about Adjust
Picture.
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PICTURE WIZARD
The Picture Wizard is also for adjusting a color picture. Clicking the
Picture Wizard button on the Command Bar walks you through the
most likely steps to produce a good quality image.
To use the Picture Wizard:
• Click the Picture Wizard button on the Command Bar.
A series of dialog boxes walk you through the process to adjust the
picture quality.
This is the first Wizard dialog box. Click
Next to see the next dialog box.
SHARPEN PICTURE
Use the Sharpen Picture tool to sharpen or blur a color picture.
To sharpen or blur a color picture with the Sharpen Picture tool:
1. Click the Sharpen Picture tool.
The Sharpen Picture dialog box appears.
2. Drag the slider to sharpen or blur the picture.
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3. Click OK.
Before—A blurred picture
After—The sharpened picture
REMOVE RED EYE
Indoor flash photographs can produce the “red eye” effect that turns the
pupils of the eyes red. Using the Remove Red Eye tool, you can remove
the redness from the eyes in the image.
To remove the red eye effect with the Remove Red Eye tool:
1. Click the Selection tool.
2. Select the portion of the pupil of the eyes that are red.
3. Click the Remove Red Eye tool. PaperPort removes the red from the
eyes.
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Tip: Use the Zoom In button (on the Command Bar) before
selecting the red area, and then select as small an area of the eye as
possible. PaperPort removes the color red from the entire selected
area. If the selected area includes other parts of the eye that have tints
of red in them (as light brown eyes often do), those tints will be
removed too.
CROP PAGE
Use the Crop Page tool to remove part of a page. The cropped part
remains, but the rest of the image is removed from the page.
To remove a part of a page:
1. Click the Selection tool.
2. Select the area to remain on the page. The rest of the image will be
removed.
The cropped image
The full image
3. Click the Crop Page tool.
Tip: Create a duplicate of an image before cropping it because
cropping permanently removes the unselected portion of the image.
Having a duplicate ensures that if you crop too much, you can always
start over with the original. To create a duplicate of an image, select it
on Desktop View and choose Duplicate Item from the Desktop
menu.
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INVERT PAGE
Use the Invert Page tool to reverse the colors of an image. This is
particularly helpful for reading text on images with a dark background
and light letters.
To reverse images with the Invert tool:
• Click the Invert Page tool.
The image reverses color.
Before
After
REMOVE STRAY DOTS
Sometimes a page has small marks, dots, or speckles that appear on the
scanned page. For example, scanned newspaper articles often have
extraneous spots on the page. Clicking the Remove Stray Dots tool
automatically cleans those extra marks from the scanned image.
This tool applies only to images scanned in black and white.
To clean a page with the Remove Stray Dots tool:
• Click the Remove Stray Dots tool.
PaperPort removes the stray dots from the page.
Before
After
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Note: PaperPort removes only the smaller dots and speckles on the
page because larger marks, such as handwritten notes, might be a valid
part of the image. To remove larger unwanted portions of an image,
use the Selection tool (on the Annotation toolbar) to select the
unwanted portion; then choose Cut from the Edit menu.
ENHANCE LINES
Use the Enhance Lines tool to automatically darken and straighten
horizontal lines on a black-and-white scanned image, such as a table or
preprinted form. Enhancing lines is particularly helpful prior to using
the PaperPort FormTyper link to fill in scanned preprinted forms.
To darken and straighten lines with the Enhance Lines tool:
• Click the Enhance Lines tool.
The lines are straightened and darkened.
AUTOMATICALLY STARTING AN IMAGE’S APPLICATION
If you have an image created in another application that appears on the
Desktop, you can launch the application from PaperPort and view the
file in its native application. For example, if you have a Photoshop file
on the Desktop and you double-click the file, PaperPort launches
Photoshop, and you can edit the file. When you save the file in
Photoshop, the changes automatically appear on the Desktop.
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CREATING WALLPAPER FROM AN ITEM
The background color of your computer’s screen is called “wallpaper.”
Typically it is a nondescript color, but you can easily change it to an
image from PaperPort, for example, a picture of your spouse or children.
To create wallpaper:
1. Select the item for the wallpaper.
2. Choose Set as Wallpaper from the Page menu. The screen
background color changes to that image.
Note: To change back to the original wallpaper, open the Windows
Control Panel, double-click Display, click the Background tab, choose
a wallpaper pattern from the Wallpaper menu and click OK. You can
also use the Background settings if you want to change the pattern or
display the wallpaper as tiled instead of centered.
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CHAPTER 13
Importing, Exporting,
and Printing
Although you can view and file both PaperPort and non-PaperPort
items, many features such as adding annotations and grouping items
into stacks are available only with PaperPort items. To use these features,
you can easily import a non-PaperPort image, such as a TIF file
converting it into a PaperPort (MAX file) item.
You can also export items from the PaperPort application to other
applications. For example, if you have a logo in Desktop View in the
form of a PaperPort item and want to use it on your letterhead, you can
export it in one of many popular file formats, including TIF, JPEG, or
BMP, and then add that logo to your word-processing document.
This chapter describes:
• Importing files created in other applications
• Exporting PaperPort items
• Opening an item in Page View
• Saving an item in a different format
• Printing items to the printer
• Printing from other applications
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IMPORTING FILES CREATED IN OTHER APPLICATIONS
You can import files created in other image editing applications such as
Photoshop by using the Import command from the File menu. When
you import a file, PaperPort copies the original image and saves it as a
PaperPort item. The file formats that PaperPort can import from other
applications are described in the following table.
Format
Description
PaperPort file
(.MAX)
A format used in PaperPort for Windows.
Windows Bitmap
(.BMP)
A format used for displaying and storing
Windows images.
PC Paintbrush
(.PCX)
A format commonly used for paint applications.
Multi-page PCX
(.DCX)
A format for multipage PCX files.
Joint Photographic
Experts Group
(.JPG)
An international standard for the compression of
digital photographic images and a popular
format for storing images on the Web in HTML
documents.
Graphics
Interchange
Format (.GIF)
A popular format for storing images on the Web
in HTML documents.
Tag Image File
Format (.TIF)
A format that works well for storage and
exchange between desktop publishing and
graphic arts applications. TIFF also works well
between different platforms, such as Microsoft
Windows and Macintosh. PaperPort supports
single- and multipage TIFF.
Portable Network
Graphics (.PNG)
Proposed standard replacement for GIF, but not
currently supported by browsers.
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Format
Description
Self Viewing File
(.EXE)
A format that creates a special PaperPort file you
can attach to an e-mail message that the recipient
can double-click and view without using
PaperPort.
FlashPix (.FPX)
A high-resolution image file format.
To import an image file created in another application:
1. In Desktop View, from the File menu, choose Import. The Import
dialog box appears.
2. From the Files of Type drop-down list, choose the format type.
3. In the list of file names, select the file to import and click Import.
EXPORTING PAPERPORT ITEMS
Exporting an item saves a copy of it in the format you selected while the
original remains as it was.
Note: In Page View, use the Save As command to make a copy of the
original item. For more information, see “Saving an item in a different
format.”
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You might want to export items when:
• Someone else needs to open the item in an application that requires a
different file format, such as JPEG for embedding the file in a Web
page.
• You want to save the file on a floppy disk.
• You want to create a self-viewing PaperPort file and send it to
someone who doesn’t have PaperPort.
The following table describes the formats for exporting items:
Format
Description
PaperPort file (.MAX)
A format used in PaperPort for Windows.
Windows Bitmap
(.BMP)
A format used for displaying and storing
Windows images.
PC Paintbrush (.PCX)
A format commonly used for paint
applications.
Multi-page PCX
(.DCX)
A format for multipage PCX files.
Joint Photographic
Experts Group (.JPG)
An international standard for the
compression of digital photographic images.
Tag Image File Format
(.TIF)
A format that works well for storage and
exchange between desktop publishing and
graphic arts applications. TIFF also works
well between different platforms, such as
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh.
PaperPort supports single- and multipage
TIFF.
Portable Network
Graphics (.PNG)
Proposed standard replacement for GIF, but
not currently supported by browsers.
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Format
Description
Self Viewing File
(.EXE)
A format that creates a special PaperPort file
you can attach to an e-mail message or place
on a server. The recipient of the file simply
double-clicks and views the file without
using PaperPort.
FlashPix (.FPX)
A high-resolution image file format.
To export an item:
1. In Desktop View, select the item you want to export.
You can export both individual items and stacks. To export a page
from a stack, unstack the page from the stack and select it.
2. From the File menu, choose Export.
3. Select the folder where you want to save the item.
4. Select the file format from the Save as Type drop-down list.
By default, PaperPort uses the file format PaperPort Files (*.MAX).
If you export a PaperPort item in any format other than a PaperPort
(.MAX) file, annotations in that file cannot be edited, deleted, or
moved. If the annotations are hidden, they are not exported.
5. Type the name of the file in the File Name box.
Note: If you don’t type a name for the file, PaperPort uses the item’s
title.
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6. Click Save.
Note: PaperPort items exported as BMP or TIFF files can be as much
as 10 times larger than the original PaperPort items. If you have an
application that compresses files, you might want to compress the
exported files before saving them on a floppy disk
EXPORTING WITH COMPRESSION
When you export color and grayscale images, the files can become large
and occupy large amounts of hard disk space. To overcome this
problem, PaperPort has a built-in compression feature that uses the
JPEG file format to compress files. The more a file is compressed, the
less disk space it requires. As compression increases, the image quality
decreases. You can determine the best level of compression by setting the
import and export preferences.
To set the amount of compression when exporting a file:
1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
The PaperPort Preferences dialog box appears.
2. Click the Import/Export tab.
The Import/Export preferences appear.
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3. Drag the slider in the JPEG Image Quality bar to set the level of
compression.
The higher the setting, the better the image quality and the lower
the compression.
4. Export the file using the Export command and select JPEG as the
file format. For more information about exporting, see “Exporting
PaperPort items.”
OPENING AN ITEM IN PAGE VIEW
In Page View, you can use the open command to open PaperPort and
non-PaperPort items.
To open a file:
1. In Page View, from the File menu, choose Open. The Open dialog
box appears.
2. From the Files of Type drop-down list, choose the format type.
3. In the list of file names, select the file to open and click Open.
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SAVING AN ITEM IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT
In Page View, you can use the Save As command to save the current
item with a new file name and save it in a specific file format. Before
making changes to the item in Page View, save the original under a
unique name so that you always have the original file.
To save an item in a different format:
1. From the File menu, choose Save As.
The Save As dialog box appears.
2. Type the file name for the item.
3. Select the file type from the Save as Type drop-down list. For more
information about the different file formats, see “Exporting
PaperPort items.”
4. Click Save.
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PRINTING ITEMS TO THE PRINTER
You can print any item from the PaperPort Desktop to the printer. If an
item contains annotations that you don’t want to include when it’s
printed, remember to hide the annotations first.
To print an item:
1. Select the item. It can be a single item or a stack.
2. From the File menu, choose Print.
or
In Desktop View, you can also drag the item to the printer link
icon.
PRINTING FROM OTHER APPLICATIONS
You can print files from other applications onto the Desktop. This is one
way to get spreadsheets, pictures, database files, word-processing files,
and other files onto the Desktop as PaperPort items.
To print from other applications to the Desktop View:
1. Start the application from which you want to print, and open the
file in that application.
2. From the application’s File menu, choose the command for setting
up the printer. Some applications have a Print Setup command
(usually in the File menu); others use a Setup button in the Print
dialog box. If you have questions, refer to the user manual.
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You will see a dialog box similar to the following. (This dialog box is
from Microsoft Word.)
3. In the printer list, select Visioneer or Visioneer Color (for color
items.)
4. Click OK, or in other applications, click Set as Default Printer.
5. Use the application’s Print command to print the file.
The file prints to the Desktop. A new item appears on the Desktop
with the name of the application and file name as the item’s title.
Note: After you finish printing, remember to reset the printer to your
regular printer.
APPENDIX A
PaperPort Viewer
With PaperPort Viewer, you can share PaperPort items—including
articles, letters, contracts, budgets, reports, and photos with others who
do not own the PaperPort software. PaperPort Viewer lets others view
and print PaperPort items.
You can distribute PaperPort Viewer to others free of charge. One way
to send someone PaperPort Viewer is to attach the PaperPort Viewer file
to an e-mail message and then send that e-mail message to the recipient.
The PaperPort CD includes PaperPort Viewer for Windows. See the
installation guide that you received with your PaperPort scanner for
instructions about installing applications from the CD.
PaperPort Viewer is also available free on Visioneer’s Web page.
The address is www.visioneer.com.
PaperPort Viewer has its own Help information. Please see that Help
information for a complete description of PaperPort Viewer and how to
use it.
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INDEX
A
Actual Size button 20
Add to Folder View dialog box 31
Add to SimpleSearch command 44
Adjust Picture dialog box 123
Adjust Picture tool 123
Annotation Tool Bar 17, 19, 107
annotation tool samples 7, 107–117
annotations
collapse notes 113
copy and paste 110
hiding or displaying 118
how to create 107
in MAX files 135
on forms 102
samples 106
selecting 108–109
Arrange button 17
Arrange Folder View dialog box 33
Arrow tool 115
Auto-Find button 103
AutoFix Picture tool 122
B
blurred picture 124
BMP picture 132
brightness and contrast 123
C
capturing a Web page 58
clean page 127
Collapse Notes command 113
color photo
adjusting 123
definition 119, 122
sharpen 124
color picture
adjusting 123
as wallpaper 129
blurred 124
brightness and contrast 123
clearer 122
removing red eye 125
reverse 127
scanning 123
tint 123
column format 87
Command Bar 16, 20
compression, exporting with 136
Content checkbox 43
convert text 9, 80–84
copy
annotations 110
creating of item 36
Copy As Text command 84, 110
Copy to Folder dialog box 36
Create New Item 40
Create New Link 8
Crop Page tool 126
D
data, entering on a form 100
date title 51
DCX 132
deselect an item 49
Desktop button 14, 20
Desktop View
annotations 106
Command Bar 16
e-mail 73
printing to 139
starting 14
titles 51
viewing items in 14
DOS file, exporting as 135
Double-Click Action preference 24
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drag and drop
between Windows and Desktop View 42
create a stack 48
folder in folder 40
item in folder 35
Duplicate button 17
Duplicate Item command, before cropping 126
duplicating an item 37, 52
E
e-mail link 8, 69, 72, 73
e-mail, self-viewing attachment 74, 135
Enhance Lines tool 101, 128
Excel link
opening an Excel file 86
spreadsheet example 86
Excel spreadsheet 139
Explorer button 17
Export command 135
export item 11
exporting
as self-viewing file 135
file size 136
formats 134
title 135
with compression 136
F
fax
link 8, 69, 71
with ScanDirect 96
field
editing 101
finding 103
on a form 100
placing 103
file formats, import types 133, 137
file(s)
importing, from other applications 132–133
printing to Desktop View 139
filing items 27
filing system description 27
Find button 17
find item, with SimpleSearch 10, 43
flash photo, remove red eye 125
FlashPix 133
Folder Preferences 39
Folder View
adding folders to 31
arranging folders 33
removing folders 32
folders
adding to Folder View 31
arranging 33
automatically placing items in 30
changing default 34
color 38
creating new folder 38
displaying 28
drag and drop folders 40
dragging items 35–36
duplicating 40
in folders 3
new title 39
removing from Folder View 32
seeing content 29
selecting 39
form
darken lines 128
fields 100
filling in 100
printing 103
saving 101
seeing in FormTyper 102
Form Navigator 102
FormTyper
definition 9
enhance lines 128
print a form 103
sample 100
tools 102
FPX 133
Freehand tool 115
INDEX
G
Go To Page 53
graphic
editing 119
importing 133, 137
gray Desktop background 15
H
Highlighter tool 114
HTML format 83
I
image editing tool samples 119–128
Image Tool Bar 20
Import command 132, 133, 137
Import dialog box 133, 137
import item 11
importing
formats 133, 137
from other applications 132
Internet 11, 12, 74, 83, 141
Invert Page tool 127
item
creating copy 36
creating new 40
creating short-cut 36
duplicating 37, 52
duplicating as PaperPort item 37
export 11
fax with ScanDirect 96
filing in a folder 3
filing in multiple locations 36
finding 10, 43
import 11
in FormTyper 102
print 139
rotate 17
scanned at an angle 111
selecting and deselecting 49
send
as e-mail 72
as fax 70
tiled on a page 55
title 50
unstacking 53
viewing in other applications 23
Item button 21
item title, default 51
K
keyboard navigation 22
L
Launch Page View in Separate Window 18
letter, signature on 109
line width 115
Line Widths command 115
lines, darken and straighten 101, 128
link
creating manually 8
creating new 64, 66
Link Bar 7–9, 16, 139
Links menu 69, 74, 82, 86, 100
M
Mark-Up tool 114
MAX file
annotations in 135
definition 132
move picture 117
multiple Page View windows 19
N
Netscape Navigator e-mail link 74
New Folder dialog box 38
Next page button 20
Note tool 112
notes
collapse 113
on a page 112
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O
OCR
definition 9, 78
sample 78
OCR software 81
OLE Return button 17, 21
opening multiple Page View windows 19
opening non-PaperPort item
in its application 24
in Page View 24
Optical Character Recognition, See OCR
P
page
arrows 115
clean dots 127
convert portion to text 84
crop portion 126
duplicatiing 52
enhance lines 128
highlight sections 114
note 114
reverse colors 127
scanned at an angle 111
Page button 16, 23
Page menu 52
Page Navigators 52
page titles in stacks, showing 51
Page View
changing to Desktop View 23
Command Bar 19, 20
convert text 83
fax item 72
FormTyper 100
in separate window 18
keyboard controls 21
launching in separate window 18
opening multiple windows 19
starting 18
viewing items in 17
viewing other items 18
Pan tool 112
PaperPort Viewer 11, 141
paste
annotations 110
converted text 85
Paste as Annotation command 110
PCX 132
Per-Page Titles command 51
photo, exposure and focus 122
picture
add to page 116
reposition and resize 117
Picture tool 116
Place Field button 103
Pointer tool 108
preferences
Change Default Desktop Folder 34
Double-Click Action 24
folder title and color 39
gray Desktop background 15
override Double Click Action 18, 24
preprinted form 9, 99
Previous page button 20
print items 139
Print to Desktop 139
Printer link icon 139
Q
quitting 25
R
Refresh Desktop View 43
Remove Red Eye tool 119, 125
Remove Stray Dots tool 127
right mouse button 12
Rotate button 17, 87
Rotate Right and Left tools 121
rotate spreadsheet 121
INDEX
S
Save As command 101
ScanDirect Control Panel
about button 93
definition 69
fax an item 96
help 93
icon positions 93
icons 93
scan multiple pages button 93
scan single page button 93
scroll arrows 93
starting 91
with PaperPort 94
screen background 129
scroll quickly 112
search for item 10
select an item 49
Selection tool 84, 109
self-viewing e-mail 74
self-viewing format 135
Set as Wallpaper command 129
setting Desktop background gray 15
Settings button 17, 21
Sharpen Picture tool 124
short-cut, creating for item 36
shortcuts
creating 36
right mouse button 12
signature, copy to a letter 109
SimpleSearch 43–45
definition 10
searching captured Web page 62
sorting items 17
spreadsheet
column format 87
converting 85
link 86, 88
printing to Desktop View 139
rotating several 87, 121
stack
convert text 82
creating 48
definition 16, 47
drag and drop 48
sample 5
seeing pages in 52
showing page titles 51
title 50
unstacking 53
Stack button 17, 49
Status Bar 16
Straighten Page tool 111
switching
to Desktop View 20
to Page View 16
T
technical support 12, 74
text
convert a portion 84
convert with OCR 9, 78, 80
paste converted 85
text annotation, on forms 102
text content, of item 43
thumbnail
annotations 106
definition 2, 13
refreshing 43
tiling 56
TIFF 132
tiling
description 55
items 55
thumbnails 56
tint, adjusting 123
title
date format 51
folder 39
item 49, 50
stack 49, 50
Twain 16, 20
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U
Unstack All Pages command 54
Unstack button 17
Unstack Current Page 53, 82
unstacking items 53
updating captured Web page 60
URL 61
WinFax PRO 71
Wizard button 120, 123
word-processing
application 82
link 81
link icon 81
opening file 81
V
Z
Viewer preference 19
Viewer, PaperPort 141
viewing items in other applications 23
Visioneer Web site 11, 74, 141
W
Web page
adding capture to Desktop View 58, 60
capture preferences 59
capturing a portion 58
capturing entire page 58
creating updated copy 60
displaying URL 61
item 59
required browser 57
searching with SimpleSearch 62
stack 59
updating in Desktop View 60
viewing in browser 61
viewing in Page View 61
WebSite menu 12, 74
Windows Explorer
creating shortcuts 37
dragging items to Desktop View 42
launching 17, 41
managing items with 41
using to file 35
Zoom In button
definition 20
for red eye 126
Zoom Navigator 102
Zoom Out button 20
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