With Layout Detection, you can read columns in the correct order. When this option is toggled on, Envision will read all detected headings in a document and read paragraphs from top to bottom when using the Scan Text feature.
For vertical scripts such as Japanese, Chinese and Korean, or when reading menu cards and bank statements, this option should be toggled off, as paragraphs will be detected from left to right. It will directly depend on how the text is presented on the screen.
This article contains the following articles:
- How to enable Layout Detection from the Scan Text Preferences tab?
- How to enable Layout Detection from the Settings tab?
How to enable Layout Detection from the Scan Text Preferences tab?
To adjust this setting, follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap on Scan Text.
Step 2: Tap on the Scan Text Preferences icon located on the top right corner.
Step 3: Now toggle the option Layout Detection.
Step 4: Once you have enabled Layout Detection, tap on the Back button.
Step 5: Now start taking a picture of the document that you’d like to have read.
Step 6: The document will be opened in the Reader and it will switch automatically read the text in the correct order and speak out loud 'Heading' whenever a heading is detected on the text.
How to enable Layout Detection from the Settings tab?
To adjust this setting, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Envision App and go to the Settings tab.
Step 2: Go to the Layout Detection button. When having the screen reader on, you will hear if it is currently on or off.
Step 3: Do a one-finger double tap to toggle on or off the setting, you will hear a confirmation of whether the Layout Detection has been activated or deactivated.
Step 4: Once you have enabled Layout Detection, you can navigate to the Read tab and select Scan Text. Now start taking a picture of the document you would like to be read.