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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2004 9:30:30 PM

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I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.

Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.

I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough XP's
new hardware wizard.

OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
extract the text in it to a word processor.

Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.

Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
party software?

If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2004 9:30:31 PM

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"David R" <beameup@mail.com> wrote in message
news:9567B21B1C7EC4E16@130.133.1.4...
> I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>
> Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
>
> I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
> powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough
XP's
> new hardware wizard.
>
> OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
> phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
> extract the text in it to a word processor.
>
> Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
> software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
>
> Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
> party software?
>
> If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?

Have you tried to use your graphics editor or wordprocessor since the
install? Typically these applications will "notice" that a scanner or camera
has been installed and add some sort of import or acquire entry to their
menu structure. For example Adobe Photoshop Elements has entries under the
File > Import menu to acquire images from my digital cameras and scanner
even though I never explicitly installed anything to connect that program to
the hardware beyond the basic drivers that came with the devices.
--
John McGaw
[Knoxville, TN, USA]
http://johnmcgaw.com
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2004 9:30:31 PM

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> OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
> phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
> extract the text in it to a word processor.

FILE menu -> AQUIRE is usually where to go in an application to do
scanning.

To do OCR (Optical Character Recognition) you need an application
specifically for this task. Most scanners come with some kind of basic OCR
software.
Related resources
September 17, 2004 9:30:31 PM

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"David R" <beameup@mail.com> wrote in message
news:9567B21B1C7EC4E16@130.133.1.4...
> I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>
> Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
>
> I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
> powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough
XP's
> new hardware wizard.
>
> OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
> phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
> extract the text in it to a word processor.
>
> Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
> software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
>
> Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
> party software?
>
> If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?
For text recognition you definately need to install some OCR software
(Optical Character Recognition) such as Xerox Textbridge or Caere Omnipage.
Once installed, you will find an extra option in, for example, Word,
'aquire' that will scan a document and convert it to text in one step.
Anonymous
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September 17, 2004 9:30:32 PM

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"Noozer" <dontspam@me.here> wrote in message
news:uNE2d.453880$gE.51635@pd7tw3no...
>> OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
>> phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
>> extract the text in it to a word processor.
>
> FILE menu -> AQUIRE is usually where to go in an application to do
> scanning.
>
> To do OCR (Optical Character Recognition) you need an application
> specifically for this task. Most scanners come with some kind of basic OCR
> software.
>

"slightly old" scanners one gets from "a friend: usually do NOT come with
software of a manual.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2004 9:47:12 PM

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Besides what the other folks have mentioned you should install Epson's stand
alone program called Epson Photo Print.
Going to the Epson website for your machine shows the software to be
there. Once installed you should be able to scan from Epson's software
without Photoshop or other graphics program if you don't have one.
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.js...

--
Jan Alter
bearpuf@verizon.net
or
jalter@phila.k12.pa.us
"GTS" <gts123NOSPAM@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "David R" <beameup@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:9567B21B1C7EC4E16@130.133.1.4...
>> I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>>
>> Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
>>
>> I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
>> powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough
> XP's
>> new hardware wizard.
>>
>> OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
>> phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
>> extract the text in it to a word processor.
>>
>> Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
>> software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
>>
>> Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some
>> third
>> party software?
>>
>> If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?
> For text recognition you definately need to install some OCR software
> (Optical Character Recognition) such as Xerox Textbridge or Caere
> Omnipage.
> Once installed, you will find an extra option in, for example, Word,
> 'aquire' that will scan a document and convert it to text in one step.
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2004 12:13:12 AM

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In message <9567B21B1C7EC4E16@130.133.1.4>, David R <beameup@mail.com>
writes
>I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>
>Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
>
>I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
>powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough XP's
>new hardware wizard.
>
>OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
>phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
>extract the text in it to a word processor.

The 1250 has a button on it. When you press that your system should
start up some sort of image capture software. As others have said, you
will also find an Acquire setting in the file menu of any other graphics
software you have.

If you need graphics or OCR software then you could do worse than look
at the Serif web site.



--
Bernard Peek
London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author. Will work for money.
Anonymous
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September 18, 2004 12:43:32 PM

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"David R" <beameup@mail.com> wrote in message
news:9567B21B1C7EC4E16@130.133.1.4...
: I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
:
: Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
:
: I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
: powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough
XP's
: new hardware wizard.
:
: OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
: phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
: extract the text in it to a word processor.
:
: Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
: software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
:
: Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
: party software?
:
: If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?

I thought I would never open "Paperport" again. I trashed it
the second or third day after installation, but they have improved
greatly and I recommend it... a great way to scan and organize.

I found a bunch of references to "smart panel" and "Epson" on
google. A bunch.
Anonymous
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September 18, 2004 1:50:27 PM

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On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 17:30:30 +0100, David R wrote:

>I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>
>Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.

I've got one of those. They're not that old, and I'm surprised your
'friend' can't supply the driver and software disks.
Hmm... wonder if I've still got my scanner.
[looks in scanner slot under desk]
Yep, still there.

:-)

--
GW

A. Top posters.
Q. What's the most annoying thing on Usenet?
September 18, 2004 1:51:34 PM

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David R wrote:

>I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
>
>Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
>
>I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
>powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough XP's
>new hardware wizard.
>
>OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
>phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
>extract the text in it to a word processor.
>
>Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
>software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
>
>Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
>party software?
>
>If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?

The CD is 207 megs that came with an Epson 1650 and will work with your
model. Let me know if there is interest and I'll dump it in a group
with little or no traffic. Here's the contents:



J:\ Total:
207 MB Files: 204
AUTORUN.INF 42 R
5/1/01 11:28:44 PM
CDROM.ICO 766 R
12/11/00 2:00:00 PM
EPSON.dxr 1,929,740 R
4/15/02 1:26:06 AM
EPSON.exe 1,528,910 R
4/5/02 2:45:54 AM
EPSON.ini 25 R
4/18/02 5:41:16 AM
usbscan.sys 8,944 R
5/11/98 10:01:00 AM


J:\Installers\ Total:
203 MB Files: 191
Epson PhotoCenter.ico 2,238 R
9/18/01 3:56:06 AM
Epson PhotoCenter.url 192 R
4/30/01 5:11:02 AM


J:\Installers\E_reg\ Total:
5 MB Files: 3
epkick.eif 58 R
4/9/02 2:32:42 AM
EPKICK.exe 324,096 R
6/27/00 3:00:00 PM
EPSONREG.exe 5,226,496 R
4/5/01 5:46:32 AM


J:\Installers\EPCOPY\ Total:
3 MB Files: 10


J:\Installers\EPCOPY\AMERICAN\ Total:
3 MB Files: 10


J:\Installers\EPCOPY\AMERICAN\DISK1\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,754 R
2/27/02 10:44:00 AM
DATA1.HDR 48,200 R
2/27/02 10:44:02 AM
DATA2.CAB 403,968 R
2/27/02 10:44:00 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 5:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 505 R
2/27/02 10:44:04 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 5:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 142 R
2/27/02 10:43:54 AM
SETUP.INX 127,860 R
2/27/02 5:43:48 AM


J:\Installers\EPCOPY\AMERICAN\DISK2\ Total:
1 MB Files: 1
DATA3.CAB 1,457,664 R
2/27/02 10:44:02 AM


J:\Installers\EPCOPY\AMERICAN\DISK3\ Total:
0 MB Files: 1
DATA4.CAB 282,071 R
2/27/02 10:44:04 AM


J:\Installers\EPPRINT\ Total:
1 MB Files: 17


J:\Installers\EPPRINT\AMERICAN\ Total:
1 MB Files: 17
_INST32I.EX_ 296,674 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
_ISDEL.EXE 27,648 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
_SETUP.DLL 34,816 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
_SYS1.CAB 175,466 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
_SYS1.HDR 3,905 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
_USER1.CAB 1,189 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
_USER1.HDR 4,281 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
DATA.TAG 114 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
DATA1.CAB 822,191 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
DATA1.HDR 5,346 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
LANG.DAT 23,541 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
LAYOUT.BIN 590 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM
OS.DAT 450 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
SETUP.EXE 73,728 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
SETUP.INI 100 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
SETUP.INS 59,402 R
3/15/02 6:48:52 AM
SETUP.LID 49 R
3/15/02 6:48:54 AM


J:\Installers\EPWEB\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8


J:\Installers\EPWEB\AMERICAN\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 431,657 R
12/28/01 9:45:36 AM
DATA1.HDR 11,086 R
12/28/01 9:45:36 AM
DATA2.CAB 161,917 R
12/28/01 9:45:36 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 340,866 R
4/11/01 5:29:16 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
12/28/01 9:45:36 AM
SETUP.EXE 54,784 R
4/11/01 5:28:48 PM
SETUP.INI 83 R
12/28/01 9:45:32 AM
SETUP.INX 122,652 R
12/12/01 11:45:14 AM


J:\Installers\Manual\ Total:
3 MB Files: 2
guide.cab 3,050,133 R
4/19/02 12:50:42 AM
setup.exe 300,544 R
4/19/02 12:50:48 AM


J:\Installers\PhotoImpression\ Total:
104 MB Files: 10
data1.cab 1,366,371 R
3/20/02 5:42:12 AM
data1.hdr 176,833 R
3/20/02 5:52:44 AM
data2.cab 107,181,216 R
3/20/02 5:52:44 AM
ikernel.ex_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 7:24:02 PM
layout.bin 417 R
3/20/02 5:52:46 AM
Setup.exe 168,448 R
9/4/01 8:03:14 PM
Setup.ini 287 R
3/20/02 5:41:10 AM
setup.inx 168,792 R
4/15/02 4:26:10 AM


J:\Installers\PhotoImpression\English\ Total:
0 MB Files: 2
setup.exe 36,864 R
3/12/01 8:03:36 AM
SetupAs.ini 47 R
1/28/02 8:24:02 AM


J:\Installers\PIXEXP\ Total:
4 MB Files: 17


J:\Installers\PIXEXP\American\ Total:
4 MB Files: 17
DATA1.CAB 468,636 R
3/28/02 9:21:02 AM
DATA1.HDR 16,570 R
3/28/02 9:21:04 AM
DATA2.CAB 1,633,785 R
3/28/02 9:21:04 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/28/02 9:21:04 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 140 R
3/28/02 9:20:58 AM
SETUP.INX 138,725 R
3/26/02 5:20:34 AM


J:\Installers\PIXEXP\American\PIXEXP\ Total:
2 MB Files: 9
DATA1.CAB 547,317 R
3/12/02 9:07:00 AM
DATA1.HDR 13,210 R
3/12/02 9:08:00 AM
DATA2.CAB 185,065 R
3/12/02 9:08:00 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
3/12/02 9:10:00 AM
LAYOUT.BIN 435 R
3/12/02 9:11:00 AM
SETUP.BMP 493,016 R
3/12/02 9:14:00 AM
SETUP.EXE 54,784 R
3/12/02 9:15:00 AM
SETUP.INI 90 R
3/12/02 9:15:00 AM
SETUP.INX 152,503 R
3/12/02 9:16:00 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\ Total:
77 MB Files: 106


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\ Total:
19 MB Files: 98
APPINST.INI 893 R
3/25/02 7:03:06 AM
DATA1.CAB 480,293 R
3/28/02 9:28:38 AM
DATA1.HDR 32,244 R
3/28/02 9:28:44 AM
DATA2.CAB 2,344,260 R
3/28/02 9:28:44 AM
DEVINF.TXT 1,801 R
3/27/02 12:27:26 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/28/02 9:28:44 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 139 R
3/28/02 9:28:32 AM
SETUP.INX 152,851 R
3/26/02 5:15:14 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\APP\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,764 R
3/7/02 11:55:42 PM
DATA1.HDR 10,218 R
3/7/02 11:55:44 PM
DATA2.CAB 285,550 R
3/7/02 11:55:44 PM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/7/02 11:55:44 PM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/7/02 11:55:42 PM
SETUP.INX 127,057 R
3/5/02 4:08:54 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\COPY\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,758 R
3/17/02 11:32:14 PM
DATA1.HDR 10,548 R
3/17/02 11:32:14 PM
DATA2.CAB 512 R
3/17/02 11:32:14 PM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/17/02 11:32:14 PM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 133 R
3/17/02 11:32:12 PM
SETUP.INX 128,165 R
3/17/02 11:32:02 PM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\CREAT\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,764 R
3/8/02 12:16:02 AM
DATA1.HDR 10,245 R
3/8/02 12:16:02 AM
DATA2.CAB 291,643 R
3/8/02 12:16:02 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 12:16:02 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 139 R
3/8/02 12:16:00 AM
SETUP.INX 127,067 R
3/5/02 4:14:58 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\EMAIL\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,759 R
3/8/02 12:20:30 AM
DATA1.HDR 10,224 R
3/8/02 12:20:30 AM
DATA2.CAB 273,940 R
3/8/02 12:20:30 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 12:20:30 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 134 R
3/8/02 12:20:26 AM
SETUP.INX 127,052 R
3/5/02 4:16:20 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\EPP\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,756 R
3/17/02 11:30:04 PM
DATA1.HDR 10,294 R
3/17/02 11:30:04 PM
DATA2.CAB 512 R
3/17/02 11:30:04 PM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/17/02 11:30:04 PM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/17/02 11:30:02 PM
SETUP.INX 127,418 R
3/17/02 11:29:58 PM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\FILE\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,758 R
3/8/02 12:25:44 AM
DATA1.HDR 11,698 R
3/8/02 12:25:46 AM
DATA2.CAB 482,167 R
3/8/02 12:25:46 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 12:25:46 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 133 R
3/8/02 12:25:42 AM
SETUP.INX 126,863 R
3/5/02 4:23:42 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\OCR\ Total:
2 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,758 R
3/8/02 7:21:24 AM
DATA1.HDR 11,588 R
3/8/02 7:21:24 AM
DATA2.CAB 571,641 R
3/8/02 7:21:24 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 7:21:24 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/8/02 7:21:22 AM
SETUP.INX 127,046 R
3/5/02 4:25:16 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\PDA\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,757 R
3/8/02 12:33:48 AM
DATA1.HDR 12,209 R
3/8/02 12:33:50 AM
DATA2.CAB 493,809 R
3/8/02 12:33:50 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 12:33:50 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/8/02 12:33:46 AM
SETUP.INX 126,860 R
3/5/02 4:27:30 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\PIM\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,757 R
3/8/02 12:37:22 AM
DATA1.HDR 10,214 R
3/8/02 12:37:22 AM
DATA2.CAB 333,595 R
3/8/02 12:37:22 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/8/02 12:37:22 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/8/02 12:37:18 AM
SETUP.INX 126,860 R
3/5/02 4:29:28 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\PYTHON\ Total:
3 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 478,419 R
12/18/01 6:11:38 AM
DATA1.HDR 44,439 R
12/18/01 6:11:44 AM
DATA2.CAB 2,239,662 R
12/18/01 6:11:44 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
12/18/01 6:11:44 AM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 128 R
12/18/01 6:11:34 AM
SETUP.INX 131,650 R
1/11/02 2:15:28 AM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\AMERICAN\WEB\ Total:
1 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 466,757 R
3/17/02 11:31:26 PM
DATA1.HDR 10,417 R
3/17/02 11:31:26 PM
DATA2.CAB 123,082 R
3/17/02 11:31:26 PM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
3/17/02 11:31:26 PM
SETUP.EXE 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
SETUP.INI 132 R
3/17/02 11:31:24 PM
SETUP.INX 127,052 R
3/17/02 11:31:04 PM


J:\Installers\SPANEL\COMMON\ Total:
58 MB Files: 8
DATA1.CAB 1,223,603 R
4/2/02 7:01:54 AM
DATA1.HDR 88,086 R
4/2/02 7:02:50 AM
DATA2.CAB 58,725,350 R
4/2/02 7:02:50 AM
IKERNEL.EX_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
LAYOUT.BIN 417 R
4/2/02 7:02:50 AM
SETUP.EXE 168,448 R
9/4/01 7:03:14 PM
SETUP.INI 277 R
3/5/02 2:52:52 PM
SETUP.INX 123,618 R
4/2/02 7:01:42 AM


J:\Installers\TWAIN\ Total:
4 MB Files: 16


J:\Installers\TWAIN\Disk1\ Total:
4 MB Files: 16
data1.cab 500,021 R
3/6/02 1:56:00 AM
data1.hdr 27,570 R
3/6/02 1:56:10 AM
data2.cab 369,664 R
3/6/02 1:56:00 AM
data3.cab 1,457,664 R
3/6/02 1:56:04 AM
data4.cab 973,677 R
3/6/02 1:56:10 AM
es23nt.cat 16,502 R
4/16/02 2:26:46 AM
es23xp.cat 17,272 R
4/16/02 2:26:28 AM
es25nt.cat 16,091 R
4/16/02 2:12:10 AM
es25xp.cat 16,857 R
4/16/02 2:11:34 AM
es27nt.cat 16,091 R
4/16/02 2:13:34 AM
es27xp.cat 16,857 R
4/16/02 2:13:10 AM
ikernel.ex_ 344,923 R
9/4/01 6:24:02 PM
layout.bin 619 R
3/6/02 1:56:10 AM
Setup.exe 56,320 R
9/4/01 6:23:24 PM
Setup.ini 135 R
3/6/02 1:55:46 AM
Setup.inx 150,000 R
3/6/02 1:55:46 AM


J:\Xtras\ Total:
1 MB Files: 7
Animated GIF Asset.x32 25,600 R
11/30/01 6:07:00 AM
budapi.x32 217,088 R
10/31/01 5:51:00 PM
Font Asset.x32 47,104 R
12/1/98 1:44:48 PM
Font Xtra.x32 217,088 R
12/1/98 1:44:20 PM
MastrApp.x32 141,312 R
9/24/00 11:40:42 AM
Text Asset.x32 46,592 R
11/30/01 6:07:00 AM
TextXtra.x32 332,288 R
11/30/01 6:07:00 AM
September 20, 2004 1:19:49 PM

Archived from groups: uk.comp.homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt (More info?)

BiLL <BiLL@invalid.com> wrote in message news:<kv1pk091o75u75o7j6ab49mmcbnn8s35dk@4ax.com>...
> David R wrote:
>
> >I run XP and I have never used a scanner befere.
> >
> >Someone gave me a slightly old Epson Perfection 1250 with power supply.
> >
> >I downloaded the drivers from the Epson website and installed them. I
> >powerd up the scanner and attached it with a USB cable and went hrough XP's
> >new hardware wizard.
> >
> >OK, so what do I do now? I want to be able to scan text documents and
> >phots. I would like to have the image of a text document processed to
> >extract the text in it to a word processor.
> >
> >Seems to me I need some extra software. Epson's manual refers to some
> >software called SMART PANEL which I can't find on the Net.
> >
> >Should I get the SMART PANEL software (where from?)or can I use some third
> >party software?
> >
> >If third-party then what would be a good choice of software?
>

Personally I would go for ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint. Very good
Optical Character Recognition Program and probably at a very
reasonable price. Easy to use as well.
!