This is really quite simple, at least this part. Please go either to the Electronic Text Center in Alderman, or to The Multimedia Center in Clemons.. Ask to see the documentation on Omnipage Pro 5.0 and read it; this will take a couple of hours.
Next, go back to the course syllabus and note the assigned readings that are marked as (R). This is a bundle of xeroxed articles I've placed on reserve in Clemons. You should select the articles you want to work with for your scanning project by initialing the article on the index attatched to the cover of each bundle. Your job is to convert these print texts into digital texts by scanning them, saving them as Caere (.met), reloading them (as .met files), processing through the Optical Character Reader (OCR), and then by saving them as ASCII text files (.txt).
This is not brain surgery, but it isn't just running a xerox machine either. Plan ahead! 1) If the Reserve copy is a good one, copy it and return the original to Reserve; if it is not good (e.g., in some instances, the library has reduced the image size to save paper and the print size is small enough for the Optical Character Reader to have trouble making sense of it), go to the original source and make a better xerox copy of the material.
I also want to learn to scan images and manipulate them in Image Assistant.the graphics application that comes with OmiPage Find a graphic you would like to use as the image on your own home page, scan it at 100 dots per inch (dpi). It should be no more than 200 pixels by 200 pixels in physical size; and it should be saved in .gif format.
All of this should be a good deal clearer once you've read through the documentation.