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Nuance OmniPage 17.0 (PC CD)

by Nuance Communications, Inc.
Windows XP / Vista / 7
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Instantly edit scanned paper, images or PDF files in your favourite applications
  • Fast, easy and productive – works with all scanners and digital cameras
  • OmniPage delivers maximum productivity with 99%+ character accuracy
  • Maintain formatting – converted documents look just like the original
  • Convert to Microsoft Office, PDF, Corel WordPerfect or many other formats, even to audio files
  • OmniPage 17 is ideal for students, home office and small businesses
  • Repurpose documents automatically rather than retyping them
  • Store paper documents as searchable electronic archives
  • Share documents broadly and quickly via email and the Web
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B0028N6OOS
  • Release Date: 19 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,344 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

OmniPage 17 is the fastest and most precise way to convert paper, PDF files, and even digital camera pictures into files you can edit in your favorite PC applications. It works with all scanners and you can capture text with a digital camera or iPhone. OmniPage 17 lets you turn documents that would take hours to re-type into perfectly formatted documents in seconds. You can even turn scanned documents into specially formatted pages for easy reading on the Amazon Kindle. Get started right away because OmniPage is easy to use. OmniPage 17 is ideal for students, home office and small businesses. New Hyper-Binary Conversion delivers 43% accuracy increase for scanned documents 23% overall accuracy increase for PDF and digital documents 200% faster launch speed 21% faster processing and support for quad-core computers. New OmniPage One-Click Toolbar in Microsoft Office puts conversion at your fingertips.  Dramatic improvements in document layout retention to reduce or eliminate corrections.  Easy Loader allows you to quickly view, find and open multiple documents at a time.  New support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean documents added to over 120 other languages.  New support for iPhone and 2-Megapixel phone cameras 12% accuracy improvement for 3D-Capture using digital and mobile phone cameras.  New Send paper & PDF to Amazon Kindle with optimized formatting for reading and navigation

Product Description

OmniPage - ( v. 17 ) - complete package - 1 user - CD - Win - English

Customer Reviews

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job 3 Aug 2009
By marcoscu TOP 500 REVIEWER
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have tried most of the OCR applications out there and this one continues to improve and keeps its place at the head of the pack.

The application is slow to install and slow to load in use but once it fires up and gets going it does a good job. Like most OCR apps it improves with use as it remembers peculiarities of handwritten script and build up a user dictionary. That said it will good a pretty good job straight from the box.

There are several versions of this program with a greater or lesser set of features but for most people this one will cover all their needs.

If you need a good well specified OCR product and don't need too many whistles and bells then this will fit the job.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars omnipage pro vs Abbyy 19 May 2010
Verified Purchase
The product was not as stated on its box, it was not fast and for me this was the reason i purchased it as it made certain claims about speed. I have a lexmark office all in one with windows 7 and a fast quad machine, however, the software did not integrate well with the printer scanning module which cause the process to take about 3 mins per page.

I am a software engineer so I reasonably expect that the software will integrate well with windows and modern printers, I returned the package back to amazon. I then purchased ABBYY Pro 10 and this was much more effective scanning in 30 seconds and doing a very good job at complex multi column recognition.

My view is that these two products are the only two consumer products that should do the job fast and well it was unfortunate that Nuance (Omnipage) have not tested properly against a wider range of products and for me resulted in extremely poor performance.

However for you it may be fine.

I do prefer the way that Abbyy 10 pro works and I would say its interface is more user friendly but thats a personal opinion.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have an expensive 9950F Canon flatbed scanner so I got this Nuance OmniPage 17.0 OCR [optical character recognition] program to scan pages of printed text and photos into Word. Installation was simple via the supplied CD, and using the code supplied on the CD wallet I quickly activated the software over the internet. Once OminPage 17 was up and running I selected 'get page' and it found my USB2 scanner. It didn't recognise my scanner for auto-setup using the Nuance scanner database though [strange as it was Canon's top of the range], but the OmniPage scanner wizard quickly set it up so that Omnipage 17 could fully control it. Ominpage 17 also integrates into the Word 2007 menu, giving an 'aquire text' button.

I scanned in my extended CV, printed in quality inkjet type, and OmniPage scanned in all 14 pages with less than one character recognition error per page. Plus all the formatting seemed spot on when exported to Word XP/2003 format. You can also export the OCR text document in Word 2007, Wordperfect X2, Excel, pdf, RTF, unicode text, text, and XPS formats. Scan speed and OCR was also pretty fast on my modern gaming PC, scanning each page in under a minute and performing the OCR a tad faster. The only slow bit really is manually loading the pages to be scanned. I also tried scanning twenty pages of rather poor school handouts for my daughter and again the text recgnition was spot on, with about two minor errors per page [that were picked up and prompted for correction during scanning]. These errors were largely black smudge marks on the photocopy pages that looked like full stops or a letter. Other errors included an 'i' instead of an 'I', all minor stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Office 2010 3 Oct 2010
Verified Purchase
Beware - this does not work with Office 2010 and Nuance support can give no indication of when - or if - it ever will.

I suspect, based on their response to me, that you will need a new version before it does and that no update will be forthcoming for version 17.

Having paid 60 for 6 months use - Office 2010 was out when I bought this - this is not good value.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OmniPage 17 - OCR software 10 July 2010
Nuance's optical recognition software package (OmniPage 17) is accurate and produces text documents in most popular word processor formats. It is a mile ahead of my earlier package. This software package is recommended if you need to convert printed pages into a text file with a minimum of fuss.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nuance Omnipage 17 23 Mar 2010
I have used OmniPage since I was in Nappies. It has matured with me. The accuracy, for the price is fantastic. This version offers many new features including converting to Audio files and editing PDF files.It scans from almost any device (except the kitchen sink).Nuance OmniPage 17.0 (PC CD)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Busy interface but productive 15 Sep 2009
By C. Hatfield TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I use a lot of pdf documents in my work and it was the ability to edit these doucuments that attracted me to ordering this product. So far, after being a bit daunted by the layout and controls, I've found this to be a very useful productivity tool. It installed and ran with no problems on my Mac Mini, both in bootcamp and Vmware fusions emulation.

Considering the cost of a recent version of Adobe Acrobat (with lots of features that nobody uses), this software is outstanding value for money for anyone who needs to do a lot of scanning and document layout editing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Two extremes
I was unable to get this product to work, after several days of communication with Nuance Technical Team. Read more
Published on 6 Sep 2011 by Marianne
5.0 out of 5 stars Omnipage 17.0 is first class.
I used Scansoft Omnipage 14 Professional for many years on some difficult 19th century books from a good scanner with about 97% accuracy but Nuance Omnipage 17. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2011 by bywater
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of kit!
Great budget OCR package but go for Pro if you can as the wizards really help make it a true gem!
Published on 23 Mar 2011 by Softweb
1.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recognise line/paragraph ends.
We tested Omnipage 17 on a page of poetry to see whether it would retain the format. Th results were:

1. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good for a standard package.
I have also reviewed the professional version of this product.

There is little to choose betwen them, except the professional version does have the edge in... Read more
Published on 14 July 2010 by K. Jamison
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of reproducing text to do.
Does what is says, dispatched quickly and received in good order. What more can you want?
Published on 5 July 2010 by Mr. R. G. Saunders
4.0 out of 5 stars Few mistakes, but should improve.
I have found Nuance Omnipage 17 fairly
straight forward to use, and this is
the first time I have used programmes
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Published on 17 Mar 2010 by JO
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for heavy OCR users
Ignore the PDF features of this - most of them you can get already with free alternatives. What (potentially) makes this worth buying is its OCR feature. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2010 by A Reviewer
4.0 out of 5 stars Broken link on CD
On upgrading my PC to Windows 7, like most people, I had problems with Hardware and software not being compatible with this OS. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2010 by Mr. C. I. Hunt
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