Capture Introduction and Overview
Thank you for choosing ELAN Capture, a complete solution for scanning, indexing, and converting your paper documents. Capture provides unique functionality for rapidly imaging and storing document information.
The Job Tree
When you scan batches of documents, you can quickly have ELAN Capture recognize where each document begins and ends. You can also have ELAN Capture recognize the start of a chapter, a sub-section, or simply bookmark a significant page. Then, these sections images can be arranged in a hierarchy. When the images are saved to file, the separations can indicate where ELAN Capture should create a new file or where a chapter or other type of bookmark should be indicated in the index.
The Scan Panel
ELAN Capture allows you to build a list of images in any order you choose: insert, replace and append images wherever you choose. You can also indicate image correction settings that will crop and rotate your images as they appear in your image tree. The scan settings can be adjusted everytime you insert a new batch of documents to be scanned or you have the same scan settings applied for every batch. Overall, you have a great deal of flexibility in how your images are brought into the application to maximize your productivity and image accuracy.
The index information, like a set of library index cards, helps you find the document after you have filed it. ELAN Capture provides a quick way for you to enter index information for each document - you can even cut and paste index information from your image. This information is then saved with the document for quick retrieval later.
ELAN Capture provides a pallette of powerful automated and manual tools to help you correct your image with speed and precision. For example, you can have ELAN Capture automatically deskew all your images; or, if you prefer, you can deskew them manually. The despeckle tool will detect and remove speckles of the precise dimension you indicate.
Conversion to File
Once you have scanned, indexed and corrected your images to your satisfaction, you can save them to file. ELAN Capture enables you to leverage the rich functionality of the Adobe® Portable Document Format platform.
|•||Optical Character Recognition: A powerful feature is ELAN Capture's ability to analyze the scanned image, recognize all the text on the document and then save both the image and the text in the PDF file. This text can be searched by Acrobat Reader within the file itself, or the text of many PDF files can be crawled by search engines.|
|•||Optimize for the Web: You can choose to save your PDF files so that the first image will appear in the browser while the rest of the file loads.|
|•||Bookmarks: The separations and levels you have indicated in your job tree will be represented as bookmarks in the PDF document for quick reference.|
|•||Metadata: The index information you have added to your image will be saved as extended metadata in the PDF document. Use this to record significant information such as client name, document destruction date, contract number or whatever you choose to configure. ELAN Capture allows you to define your metadata for each job.|
Publish to CD
ELAN Capture includes a utility that simplifies publishing your documents to CD. You choose the files you want to include on the CD and ELAN Capture includes files that help the user browse through the CD images quickly and easily.
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