There are several selection (recognition) modes available in Screen OCR. You may use default selection mode for most cases, but choosing the mode most appropriate for you current text\graphics recognition needs may speed up OCR process significantly.
Native Text Select - click at the position you want to start selecting text from (in any window) - once the hourglass icon turns back to selection cursor drag it to the last character you want to select and tap left mouse button again.
Select Text/Graphics Rectangle - click and drag your cursor to select a rectangular area of a window that contains text/graphics to recognize;
Select Text/Graphics of a Window - click anywhere in any window to recognize all of its visible contents; in case your window contents does not fit on the screen use the next mode;
Select Window with Scrolling (beta) - click anywhere in any window to recognize all of its contents, regardless of whether it is fully visible on screen or some part of text\graphics is not visible;
Select Graphics Rectangle - click and drag your cursor to select a rectangular area of the screen to be copied to clipboard as a graphical image;
Smart Text/Graphics Select - click anywhere in any window to mark the starting point of a rectangle, then drag the cursor anywhere you like to form up a rectangular area. Once the mouse button is released processing (optical recognition) will start. This mode is similar "Select Text/Graphics Rectangle" mode except for it works smarter, processing only the data within rectangular area. Use this mode to save additional processing time.
Below you will find description of all currently available selection modes:
Once you have chosen the most appropriate Selection Mode and have selected data you wish to OCR, Screen OCR will start processing. Once the processing is complete, you will see the Copy Modes menu.
Follow the links below to learn how to...
...start using Screen OCR within seconds
...configure Screen OCR
...choose the most convenient TaskTray icon menu mode
...select the right Selection Mode
...choose the most appropriate Copy Mode
...register Screen OCR
...contact technical support
...vote for new features
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