All document scanning functions using both the TWAIN and ISIS driver interfaces.
Document Imaging was the more commonly used term in the early days of document scanning and OCR and refers to any system used to replicate documents used in business. It evolved from the microfilm days where it was referred to as Document Image Management.
Document Imaging allows for the scanning of paper documents, as well as the processing of files saved electronically. These files are then named and saved for later searching.
Other document imaging terms include automatic imaging software, best digital imaging software, best imaging software, desktop imaging software, digital document imaging, digital imaging software, document imaging download, document imaging PDF, document imaging processing, document imaging products, document imaging software, document imaging solution, document imaging solutions, document imaging systems, document imaging technologies, document imaging technology, document imaging tools, image to database, imaging resource, imaging scanning software, imaging software companies, imaging software download, imaging software for windows, imaging solution, scanner imaging software, scanning and imaging, scanning imaging, and software for imaging.
SimpleIndex will work with both TWAIN and ISIS scanner drivers. TWAIN is more common and works with virtually all scanner models. ISIS is designed for high speed document scanners. Most sheetfed scanners support ISIS.
ISIS is much faster and has more features than TWAIN, and is the preferred way to scan documents. ISIS scanning is included with SimpleIndex Full or is available as an add-on for other versions.
Simplex versus Duplex scanning is a function of your scanner driver. SimpleIndex uses both TWAIN and ISIS drivers. ISIS drivers are faster for high-speed scanners and are preferred.
To configure duplex on an ISIS scanner:
1 Select “Use ISIS Driver” from the Scan menu if it is not selected
2 If this is your first time using ISIS, click “Select a Scanner” to select the driver for your scanner
3 Click Display Scanner Settings to display the ISIS driver settings
4 Find the setting for Simplex/Duplex and set appropriately. Each scanner model has a different driver interface. Refer to your scanner’s documentation if you cannot find the duplex setting.
To set the scanner settings using TWAIN:
1 Select “Use TWAIN Driver” from the Scan menu
2 If this is your first time scanning with TWAIN, click “Select a Scanner” and select your scanner
3 If “Display Scanner Settings” is not checked in the Scan menu, click it to select it
4 When you run the job, the scanner settings will be displayed prior to scanning. Find and select the duplex setting there. If you cannot find it, refer to your scanner’s documentation.
When scanning in duplex, you will want to enable automatic blank page deletion. Many scanners have this feature built-in, so check your driver settings to see if there is a blank page deletion option.
If your scanner doesn’t have blank page deletion, use the “Min File Size” setting on the Batch tab of the Options screen to enable it in SimpleIndex. This setting refers to the minimum file size (in bytes) for a page to be considered non-blank. Any file under that size will be deleted. This value varies depending on scan resolution, and does not work with uncompressed files.
Yes it is possible to scan with Kofax Adrenaline based scanners using the Adrenaline TWAIN or ISIS data source.
To configure ISIS, you may need to select one of the general Kofax drivers such as “Any Fujitsu Scanner with Adrenaline” or “Kofax Arenaline Scanner”.
To configure the TWAIN data source:
1. Download the Kofax Adrenaline TWAIN Data Source from Kofax Adrenaline Patches
2. Configure a scan source in KSM (in your computer’s Control Panel) called TWAIN SOURCE
3. Select the Kofax Adrenaline TWAIN driver from the Select Scanner dialog in SimpleIndex
There should be little difference in performance due to using the TWAIN interface, and all the Kofax image processing controls will still be available.
I have a scanner with Virtual ReScan (VRS) that is not scanning properly. How do I solve this issue?
|Any time that you have a scanner with Virtual ReScan (VRS) you must pick Kofax VRS as the scanner instead of the scanner model itself. With VRS you assign the scanner to VRS and then anytime you pick Kofax VRS as the scanner in your scanning software the assigned scanner will be the scanner that is used.|
This is done through the TWAIN or ISIS settings for your scanner. To access these settings select “Display Scanner Settings” from the “Scan” file menu. Next click the “Run Job” button and before the scanning process starts your scanners TWAIN or ISIS settings dialog box will appear.
Every TWAIN or ISIS dialog is different, but any of them have a clear option for changing page size or auto detecting page size.
SimpleIndex is compatible with any device that has a TWAIN or ISIS driver. This includes virtually all makes and models of scanner, as well as many specialty scanners, digital cameras and other devices.
In the few instances when a scanner has a proprietary driver, it can still be used with SimpleIndex by first scanning to a folder and setting SimpleIndex‘s input to “From Folder” on the Input tab.
For many high-speed scanners (over 50 pages/minute), ISIS drivers provide improved throughput versus TWAIN. It is recommended you purchase the ISIS driver option with these scanners.
ISIS drivers also let you save your scanner settings to a file that can be distributed with your SimpleIndex configuration.
You can find more information on selecting the best scanner for your specific requirements on the ScanStore Scanners Guide, as well as a wide assortment of scanners available for purchase.
I finished scanning and found a page that did not get scanned or was scanned incorrectly. How can I correct this?
Unfortunately scanners are never perfect and there is the potential for a pages to be missed or improperly scanned. This can bring up the need to fix this issue by inserting a scan in the batch or rescanning a page. This can easily be done with SimpleIndex.
Instructions for Inserting Missed Page
- Run a Batch with a Job Configuration without “Pre-Index Batch” checked
- Find the page in the batch that is immediately after the missed page
- Place the missing page(s) into the scanner
- Go to the Scan menu, select Insert and Scanned File In Batch
Instructions for Rescanning Page
- Run a Batch with a Job Configuration without “Pre-Index Batch” checked
- Find the page that was incorrectly scanned
- Place the improperly scanned page into the scanner
- Go to the Scan menu and select Rescan Page
This is done using the Minimum File Size drop down in the Blank Page Deletion section of the Image Enhancement step of the Job Settings Wizard. This setting uses the image file size in bytes to determine which files are blank pages.
In this box you would put the number of bytes for the threshold for which documents are considered to be blank, which will be deleted and those considered non-blank that should be kept. If the scanned or imported image file is smaller than the number in bytes for the file size then it will be deleted and if it is higher it will be kept.
For 200dpi, compressed, black & white TIFF images (the default format used by SimpleIndex) this is usually around 2500 bytes and 300dpi, compressed, black & white TIFF images (the default for OCR) is usually around 7500.
Depending on your scanner settings and how much black is in your images, blank pages could be significantly larger. If you are scanning small pages the margin for error will be less. You will want to do some trial and error testing to ensure the setting is right for your images.