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Scanning Docs into Access

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Hi Guys,
I have been using EzTwain Pro to scan documents into my access program.
It allows me to specify the location I want the Doc to go to. It also allows me to set the name of the document as well. The link to the program is as below :

EZTwain imaging library system - add TWAIN scanning or image capture to your application.

I'm not sure if it's the nature of the program, but the scanning module is very slow to load. Otherwise it's a great program. Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with a similar program which where the scanning utility is fast to load and fast at scanning as well.
Dec 5 '08 #1
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While I'm not an MS Access pro, nor am I an expert with regard to document scanning technologies, I have had some experience with large scale document scanning.
Per what I read in the link provided, I'm assuming that you're using a "run of the mill" desktop flatbed scanner to accomplish your goal (I, of course, could be wrong) - and this software seems to be geared toward the type of use that those types of scanners are built to handle.
Compared to something thats' officially classified as a "high speed scanner", the average desktop scanner and accompanying software packages aren't going to operate very quickly - and the software is often a little resource heavy.
The high-speed stuff I've worked with have been simultaneous duplexing high speed scanners made by Fuji that scan up to 65 documents per minute.The software package was this thing made by Captiva that did all sorts of cool stuff. They had the software instlled on a computer that didn't do anything other than dealing with the scanned documents. The company used it for expedited processing of medical claims.
his could work for you - have your scanning software on a computer that does nothing but deal with the scanned stuff (including OCR and/or PDF stuff) and have that computer feed the files it makes to a storage space and ahve acess visit that storage space. This should speed things up.
Dec 5 '08 #2

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Hi MIcahMIcah,
I do use a scanner with an ADF and the speed of the scanner is satisfactory. Actually if you see my post the delay is with the scanning module i.e. the screen that pops up allowing the user to enter the DPI, Color settings etc. I will lookup the captiva website to have a look at their software. Also I can't have a separate computer just for doing scanning because all users will be doing scanning. This suggetion would limit the scanning to one user at a time and therefore ultimatley those users will photocopy the documents. This defeats the purpose of having faster scanning. In addition I would need a software which specifies file names and drive locations according to data in my MS Access Database therefore unless the software integrates with access like EZTwain does, it would not better suit my purpose.

Your help is much appreciated
Dec 5 '08 #3

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