DocuScan Plus is intuitive, easy to use, and has options appropriate for every type of scanning you might wish to perform. To begin scanning, use the Voiceover navigation keys or the tab key to navigate to the "New document" button, then activate the button by pressing either the spacebar or VO+spacebar. A new window will open containing all of the document scanning options available to you.
The Simple Scan option lets you quickly scan one or more pages of text. Just place the document with the print facing down against the glass of your scanner and close the scanner's lid for best results. If you're using a document camera, place the document face up on the mat or other stable surface. Don't worry if the document is upside down or sideways. DocuScan Plus will scan your material, and it will also let you know its orientation. This is convenient when sharing documents with others, or when you need to first read, and then sign an important piece of paper. Navigate to and activate the "scan first page" button when you're ready and Docuscan Plus will do the rest.
Upon pressing the "scan first page" button, you will be focused on a "scan next page" button, which will be dimmed. Using your Voiceover cursor, you may navigate left one element where you'll find a "busy" progress indicator. Navigating to the left once again will show text describing the current progress. You may see: "scanning the page" or "processing the page." If you remain focused on this area, you will hear a progress click indicating when processing is done.
Once the processing of your page is complete, use your Voiceover cursor to navigate right one element to the HTML content containing the text that DocuScan Plus has just recognized. To read this text, interact with the HTML content.
When you've finished examining your text, stop interacting with the HTML content to explore available options. If you have additional pages to scan, simply navigate to and press the "Scan Next Page" button. If the current page didn't come out as clearly as you would like, choose the "Rescan this Page" button after making any adjustments to the paper and scanner. Once all pages have been scanned and recognized, choose the "Save document" button. You will be prompted for a name to give the current project. Type in a name that will help you remember the material you've just scanned and press enter to save your work. Note that when you save a document at this stage, it is stored online, and not on your local hard drive. There are several methods for saving the document to your local computer or to a portable device, which will be discussed later. If you wish to discard all scanning done thus far, you may simply close the window with command+w.