BookDrive Editor Pro Tips
Purpose - BookDrive Editor Pro is used for
image post-processing in order to further enhance the scanned
images in preparation
for processing through the OCR (optical character reader)
software (Abbyy) and eventual creation of permanent PDF.
Scheduling – continue to use the FC calendar
for standing hours and any additional hours.
Work space – program and files will run much
faster from local drive; copy files to work on from I drive to
local C drive, complete work and then move finished PDF back to
I drive for OCR purposes; once at OCR machine move PDF to local
drive for work there. Remember that C drive can fail; if you
need more than one session to complete editing process, move
work to your U drive for storage between each work session.
Overall order of image and edit operation:
Move files to be edited to desktop
NOTE: software works much
faster on local basis rather than across network.
(All team members have I drive mapped on their PCs; If I drive
should inadvertently disconnect or otherwise become
unavailable, it can easily be remapped.)
- Insert dongle in USB port; open BookDrive Editor
- To open multiple files for editing, click on the L&R
- Open folder; if you want to select all files w/in folder
highlight any file, and then invoke Ctrl A. If
you only want one file, simply highlight and click Open; for
multiple files, highlight first one, before
highlighting second and subsequent, hold down Ctrl key
- Once file(s) are highlighted, click on Open.
- As individual images open, a set of thumbnail
sketches will appear running down the left hand side of the
screen; the pair of images highlighted will appear in the
editing section of the screen
- Editing tools are located up above list of thumbnail
sketches; click icon to activate
- Rotate: Typically the BookDrive
software on ATIZ machine in lab will take care of rotating
the imaging process. However, if that is not the case, click
on the Rotate icon to activate and manipulate images
to the desire position.
- Deskew: Clicking on the Deskew icon and
then clicking the Auto boxes for both the L(eft) and R(ight)
will invoke the deskew command which will run across each
page during the batch process.
- Crop: of the 3 options in the
dropdown ‘varying based on page edge’ works best for the
town reports (the
other two options have a tendency to block out text).
- More Settings: click on this icon
to open up access to advanced editing features such as
To apply all settings, click on Apply Now (icon should
now be orange)
After settings have been applied, notice the red crop
box around each page. Highlight top two thumbnail
- Click on icon to activate setting feature; magnifying
glass icon opens the fine manipulation window for each
feature. View in this window can be enlarged by clicking on
25%, 50%; maneuver text by holding predominant mouse
key and dragging
- Level: This feature has a tendency to
wash out text and does not work for town reports
- Contrast: Use to edit brightness
level of text/image as well as contrast between text/image
- Sharpen: Use to help focus text;
this feature should be turned on for every job
- Despeckle: Lowering number will
remove more freckles, spots, etc. Be cautious not to lower
to point of
removing portions of letters
- Remove black border: This feature
should be avoided as it has a tendency to remove text along
the edge of
- Remove background: Best two
options are Text & Image or Text Only
- Resize: There should be no need
to change size as it is set during the imaging process
- Destination: Can be left blank as
destination will be determined at time of export
- How to name files: Can be left blank as
name will be assigned at time of export
- Image Type: Format will be Jpeg,
Compression 100, DPI 300, Color Depth Grayscale or Black
&White (B&W may wash
- Preview Final Output: Click this button
to see what the page will look like after settings invoked
- Once everything set on this screen click on OK
sketches, manipulate the crop boxes accordingly. To set both
pages to exact same size of crop: Set size on either
L(eft) or R(ight) page, and then click corresponding arrow
in gray bar up above page in large edit screen. Notice
red flag appearing up over the right hand thumbnail sketch.
To apply crop settings to the remainder of the pages in
document; click drop down menu to the right of the red
flag and select ‘send crop value width, height, x, y to the
After settings have been loaded, click on the Run Batch
icon (located underneath the list of thumbnail
sketches); as the batch runs notice that the individual
pages flash across the edit area of the screen. Also,
notice the status bar underneath each page notes each
setting step of the process.
If Crop or Deskew settings are changed after initial
load, the orange apply icon will change to Re-Apply Now;
when clicked on, a Warning! box will appear on screen
indicating that values will be replaced. This box refers
only to crop and deskew settings; the additional settings
for contrast, speckles, etc. will not be replaced.
Export: One batch is complete, click
the Export icon which brings up the E-Book Creator
windoExport as Multi-page, PDF.
Enter book name in the 2nd radio button under
Filename, indicate Destination,
select Medium under Optimize, click on Create.
PDF will open on desktop; save back to I drive and move
on to OCR process.
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