DocuScan Plus offers the ability to scan and OCR PDF file for later viewing. This means that for those documents which only contain images and no text, you can still access their content quickly and easily. For those documents which do contain text, you need not use Adobe Reader to view them. You may open the files in DocuScan Plus and save them for later viewing, or even convert them to a Daisy book or MP3. Here's how to work with PDF documents in DocuScan Plus.
If the PdF file is already on your hard drive, choose the "scan a PDF file" option from the DocuScan Plus main menu. Next, use the "browse" dialogue to find the file on your hard drive that DocuScan Plus should recognize. Once you've located the file, choose the "open" button and DocuScan Plus will then recognize the contents of the file. You'll hear a sound to indicate that document recognition is complete. Now, you can review the document, and tab to the "save" button if you'd like to keep the document's contents.
If you do not have SAMNet and the file you wish to view is on a web site, you must first download that file to your hard drive, and then use the steps above to recognize its contents. If you do have SAMNet and the file you'd like to recognize is on a web site, simply use the SAMNet browser to navigate to it and press enter. At this point, you'll be presented with three options, including opening the document with Adobe Reader if you have it, opening with DocuScan Plus, or saving the file to your hard drive. If you like, you can open the document directly in docuScan Plus at this point, rather than saving it first and then browsing to it on your hard drive. Once the document has been opened, DocuScan Plus will recognize it. You can then view the document's contents, or save it for later viewing by choosing the "save" option found at the bottom of the document in the DocuScan Plus window.
If you have SAMNet, you can also use DocuScan Plus to open email attachments you've received while using the SAMNet email client. Simply tab to the link with the file name of the attachment you'd like to open, press enter, and you'll be presented with several options, including the option to open in DocuScan Plus.