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ScanSoft Ships PaperPort Professional 10

23 Nov, 2004

ScanSoft Ships PaperPort Professional 10

ScanSoft, Inc., a supplier of speech and imaging solutions, announced the immediate availability of PaperPort Professional 10, a PC document management application for Microsoft Windows. The product combines an innovative Split Desktop with the ease of One-Click Scanning, the power of PDF document assembly and the convenience of All-in-One Search—making it easier to organize, find and share documents and digital photographs. PaperPort can PC files, including scanned paper, PDF, and digital documents.

"The proliferation of network multifunction and digital copier devices, combined with intuitive applications such as PaperPort, has finally made document scanning a mainstream business function," said Keith Kmetz, program director, Hardcopy Peripherals Solutions and Services, IDC. "Products like PaperPort Professional 10 give organizations the ability to deliver the benefits of scanning, PDF and document assembly to every business desktop."

Key Features of PaperPort Professional 10

Revolutionary Split Desktop

Working with files on a PC and across the network is easier than ever with PaperPort Professional 10. With a new Split Desktop and Workspace, PaperPort Professional allows users to work in multiple folder locations at the same time, moving and assembling documents from disparate folders quickly and easily. A visual desktop with large, clear page and document thumbnails improves the way users work with their files, allowing them to quickly browse, organize and use files to view contents at a glance.

Professional Scanning

PaperPort Professional works with any scanning device to quickly turn paper into PDF files that can be organized, searched and shared ScanSoft's patented one button and ScanDirect™ technology enable scanning directly to e-mail, fax machines, and many popular applications. New batch scanning capabilities allow users to scan several documents at once using an automatic document feeder, boosting productivity. PaperPort also supports TIFF, BMP, and other image formats.

The Power of PDF Creation and Security

PaperPort Professional creates PDF files from existing electronic documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio, and can convert nearly any format into PDF files - including TIFF, MAX, JPG, BMP, and more. Using ScanSoft PDF Create!, PaperPort Professional enables cost effective PDF creation right on the PaperPort Desktop. PaperPort Professional produces industry standard PDF files that are compatible with, but do not require other PDF reading, creation and editing applications, and supports PDF password protection for document security that many businesses require.

Fast and Easy Document Assembly

With a single click of the mouse, users can quickly assemble custom PDF documents, combining scanned paper and pages from PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, into a single document. PDF documents can be reordered and merged using PaperPort's drag & drop stacking capability - just as you do with real paper. PaperPort's unique visual desktop displays clear document and individual page thumbnails, making it easy to drag and drop entire documents or copy and paste selections from one PDF document to another.

Never Rescan Again with SET

PaperPort Scanner Enhancement Technology (SET) eliminates the need to re-scan a crooked document or to re-shoot a digital photo. SET tools provide a robust collection of powerful image correction and annotation capabilities, including straighten, contrast adjustment, color conversion, red-eye removal, sticky notes, highlighter, pointers, handprint notes and stamps. SET tools deliver professional enhancement capabilities with point & click simplicity, as well as capabilities that are particularly useful on Microsoft Tablet PC devices.

Capture the Web to PDF

PaperPort Professional lets users capture Web pages as PDF files, providing a full-color duplicate for use offline. This is a great way to capture a permanent record of a Web site, speed Web-based research, or for sharing Web pages as PDF attachments instead of sending a link that requires a connection to the Web.

Find Everything Fast with All-in-One Search

PaperPort's All-in-One Search allows users to easily find scanned paper, PDF documents and even digital photographs anywhere on their local PC or on the network. Using ScanSoft's patented OCR technology to index text information frozen in images and PDF documents, All-in-One Search goes beyond traditional search technology and enables users to quickly search by content, keyword or annotations.

Scan Instead of Copy

PaperPort's DesktopDelivery™ feature reduces the costs associated with manually copying and storing paper documents by automatically delivering scanned pages to the user's PC from local or network scanning devices, including MFPs and digital copiers. DesktopDelivery instantly converts scanned images into PDF files and launches PaperPort, where users can drag & drop documents to send as email attachments, store or share the document on the PC or on the network, or print the document in color or black & white.

Drag & Drop Document Workflow

The Send To bar makes it fast and easy to send documents - or sets of documents - to your e-mail client, fax boards and printers. Better still, the Send To bar is also a document on-ramp for sending documents over FTP, moving files within the network, and for connecting PaperPort to existing workflow applications and processes.

Connect to Existing Enterprise Content Management Systems

PaperPort Professional adds value to existing investments in enterprise content management (ECM) systems, including Microsoft SharePoint. PaperPort DesktopDelivery is a paper onramp for ECM, providing everything needed for users to scan, review and submit paper into the system using networked scanners. PaperPort also simplifies working with stored documents, providing an easy way to move ECM documents to and from the PC.

Fast, Easy Electronic Form Filling

Filling out forms has never been faster or easier thanks to the FormTyper™ feature, which instantly converts static PDF forms into fill-able electronic forms. Form fields are automatically identified and created, allowing the user to fill, save and email the form online, or to print the form for submission.

ScanSoft PaperPort Professional 10 is priced at $199.99, with multi-seat and enterprise site license discounts available. PaperPort 10, targeting flatbed scanner users, is $99.99. For additional information please visit www.ScanSoft.com/PaperPort or call ScanSoft at (1) 800-443-7077.

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