Extracting Text From the Created File

This feature will create a separate text file containing all of the textual elements of your printed document. These text files are often paired with the output files when stored in archival systems to allow searching and retrieval of the files using textual data. By default all of the text extraction files are stored in the same directory with the same base name as the original document. For example, creating a JPG image with a base name of JanuaryMemo.jpg will also create a file JanuaryMemo.txt containing all the text in file.

Text Extraction and Optical Character Recognition

The text extraction feature extracts as much text as it can from the printed document. This feature will not necessarily produce the same results as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Any text formatting is approximate and may not completely match your original document.


All of the text extraction settings are controlled through the Text Extraction tab in the Printing Preferences dialog. Close any open applications that you will be printing from before making changes as not all applications will see your changes until they are re-started. Changing the text extraction settings using the following steps is a global change, meaning that all applications will use these options when printing to Raster Image Printer.

Step by Step Instructions

The steps below will set enable text extraction and create UTF-8 encoded files. The Physical layout is used to try and match the format of the text in the original file as much as possible.

1.From the Start menu, go to All Programs - Raster Image Printer 11.0 - Properties...

2.Click the Text Extraction tab in the Printing Preferences dialog.

3.Check the Enable Text Extraction check box.

4.In the Layout drop down choose the Physical layout and choose UTF-8 from the Format drop down. Leave the other options as they are.

5.Click the Apply button and then the OK button to set the changes.

6.Printing to Raster Image Printer from any application will now also create a text file with the textual contents of the original file.