Problem with iscan window size
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2009-09-03 15:20 GMT   |   #1

I tried to install a scanner for a friend. Target is SuSE 11.1. The scan
programm is iscan. The screen is limited in hight to 600 pixel.

How can the bottom of that program window can be made visible?

2009-09-03 20:23 GMT   |   #2
Not sure if I am reading your question correctly but have you tried
pressing the ALT key, then clicking (keep the mouse button held down) on
the program being displayed and then using your mouse to reposition the
displayed program?
2009-09-04 09:20 GMT   |   #3
No. Never heard or seen any hint on this before.

THANK YOU!!! It works, and now I move to the other buttons of the program
control, which, alas, does not work. But that is only a minor problem. The
navigation on a small screen with too large bitmaps is terrible. XSANE does it
better, but has only a limited number of resolutions.

Thank you.
2009-09-04 09:20 GMT   |   #4
Good to hear that it worked...thanks for the update. Smile
2009-09-04 13:20 GMT   |   #5
Even better: iscan now works. The problem was caused by the usb connection being
caught by VMware. Those clients have strong and sticky fingers...

2009-09-04 13:20 GMT   |   #6
Cool...double success! What more can a person ask for??!! Wink
2009-09-04 13:20 GMT   |   #7
Well, perhaps even a triple one: the scan looks crisp, not as "milky"/pastell as
with the Windows scan. As Windows was only used because there had been no really
good driver for SANE and Kooka, this would reduce working with windows. Some
things, like OCR, would still have to be done with Windows (Abbyy is terrific!),
but the burden to all the time take a virtual machine with Windows, is lessened.
2009-09-04 19:20 GMT   |   #8
OCR doesn't _have_ to be done using Windows.
If you're happy with a CLI application, you don't _need_ to use Windows,
virtual machine or otherwise. There is a Linux version of the Abbyy OCR
application available but, as I just mentioned, it's called from the CLI
with a nice selection of switches.

The download link is:

As for how useful it is or if it's as good as the Windows releases, I have
no idea. At the moment I'm still downloading it, and it'll probably be a day
or two before I can try it out.
2009-09-04 19:20 GMT   |   #9
That sounds great. Thanks for the link.

With the Windows version one could OCR a text and have the result as an .RTF
file, which then could be converted to HTML. The latter is easy to use with
cut+paste from an ordinary browser.
2009-09-04 19:20 GMT   |   #10
One thing I didn't look at, and really should have, is the licencing cost
for the Linux version. You need to activate the program to be able to use it
and you can get a trial licence which will let you scan upto 200 pages, and
is valid for upto 10 days. After that you're going to need to buy a licence.
€149 is the minimum licence cost and lets you scan upto 1000 pages per
month. Going above that gets rather more expensive. 

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