Optical Character Recognition (Searchable PDF) Available on the MS Library Color MFP and US 3rd Floor English MFP


Optical Character Recognition (Searchable PDF)

A new feature is available on the:

  1. Upper School 3rd Floor English Multi-function Printer (MFP).
  2. Middle School Library Color Multi-function Printer (MFP).

OCR (optical character recognition) is the recognition of printed or written text characters by a computer. This involves photo scanning of the text character-by-character, analysis of the scanned-in image, and then translation of the character image into character codes. The benefit of this feature is that you can search specific keywords in your PDF documents. OCR has been set as the default setting when you scan a document to email.


Follow the instructions below to turn this feature off or adjust the language settings:

Step 1: Login with your Blake User credentials and select Scan/Fax.


Step 2: Select Compact PDF from the bottom menu, when the dialog box launches select PDF Detail Setting.


Step 3: The feature is enabled by default, to turn off select the OFF icon. To adjust language ensure ON icon is highlighted, select the appropriate language and confirm by selecting the OK icon. These settings are only temporary for this login session and will be set back to default once you’ve logged out.


Step 4: Select email and scan your document as usual. The finished product will we be sent to your inbox. Your document can now take advantage of the F (Search) feature.

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