Summary: Apologies for the late replies to some of the post, but tech support can be contacted: [...] Unfortunately, due to the nature of OCR software, not every type of font on every type of paper will work. You will need to find out which one works for you and if possible avoid those that do not. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, please disable your UAC program. It can be located by clicking on the windows logo and typing UAC in the search function of Windows 7.
Summary: I purchased this scanner because my professor wanted us to type each question before answering it. It works great. It accurately uploads the text you highlight. It took a little practice to scan smoothly. Over all it is a five and anyone who needs to add text from a book in their writing should get one.
Summary: I am writing my dissertation and I was lamenting to my Chair how difficult it was to do the Lit Review portion as typing quotes and passages from books and texts was both mechanically and visually difficult (holding the book down, typing, finding my place back in the material etc.). He then suggested a pen scanner. He uses the ectaco pen. It is well-reviewed on this site. I was going to get that but it only works for PCs. I have a Mac.
Summary: The Iris Pen totally cut my note-taking time in half! It is a great investment for college students who have to take lots of notes from textbooks. It is easy to learn and use. I recommend this product for anyone!
Summary: The accuracy of this hand held pen scanner is amazing! It has no trouble scanning old paperback reference books and textbooks. Wonderful tool for college students, researchers, and legal professionals. Especially useful for students with learning disabilities. *Please note: This item is a Pen Scanner for scanning documents and reading bar codes. It is not a fingerprint reader.
Summary: I bought this pen to assist me with my school work. It has really saved me a lot of time by not having to type everything out. There are times when it does not correctly scan the text, but that only happnes when the page is not flat. Otherwise, I would recommend this to anyone.