To remove stray dots from a scanned page
Sometimes a page has small marks, dots, or speckles that appear on the scanned image.
If you scan a business card or newspaper article, for example, the scanned item might have speckles that the scanner picks up. If you are using OCR to read text into your word processing application, speckled pages can make the text unreadable by the software.
You can use the Stray Dots tool to remove as many marks or speckles from image items as possible.
In the Image View window
Display the image item that contains the speckles.
On the Page ribbon, choose Stray Dots.
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In the shortcut menu of the item, point toEnhance, and then choose Remove Stray Dots.
This button works only with black-and-white image items.
Because larger marks, such as handwritten notes, might be a valid part of the image, the Remove Stray Dots feature removes only smaller dots and speckles. Use Cut on the Edit ribbon to remove larger, unwanted spots, marks, or areas such as ragged edges of a scanned newspaper or magazine article.
To remove stray dots from multiple items, you can use this batch operation: select the items on the PaperPort desktop, right-click for their shortcut menu, point to SET Tools, then on Enhance, and then choose Remove Stray Dots.