Saves the zones of this IOcrPage to a multi-page zones disk stream.
The stream to save the zones to. The stream must exist and must contain a valid multi-page zones file.
The 1-based page number of the zones in the stream to replace (or append). If the zones stream contain zones for page 'pageNumber', then this method will replace these zones with the zones of the current IOcrPage. If the stream does not contain zones for page 'pageNumber', then this method will append these zones at the end of the file.
To save and load the zones of OCR pages, you can use one of these methods:
IOcrPage.SaveZones(fileName) or IOcrPage.SaveZones(stream): These methods save the zones of a particular OCR page to a single-page disk file or stream. These methods will not use the page number, and hence, the file or stream will contain zones that are not tied to any particular page and can be loaded back into any OCR page regardless of its number. To load these zones back into any OCR page, use IOcrPage.LoadZones(fileName) or IOcrPage.LoadZones(stream).
IOcrPage.SaveZones(fileName, pageNumber) or IOcrPage.SaveZones(stream, pageNumber): These methods save the zones of a particular OCR page to a multi-page disk file or stream. If the file or stream exist previously, these methods will replace the zones specified in 'pageNumber' with the zones of the IOcrPage. If the file or stream does not contain zones for the specified page number, the zones will be appended to the file or stream at the end and can be loaded later using IOcrPage.LoadZones(fileName, pageNumber) or IOcrPage.LoadZones(stream, pageNumber).
IOcrDocument.SaveZones(fileName) or IOcrDocument.SaveZones(stream): These methods save the zones of all the OCR pages in a document to a multi-page disk file or stream. The saved data will contain the page number of the zones. To load these zones, you can either use IOcrDocument.LoadZones(fileName) or IOcrDocument.LoadZones(stream) to load the zones from a multi-page file or stream back into a multi-page OCR document. Or IOcrPage.LoadZones(fileName, pageNumber) and IOcrPage.LoadZones(stream, pageNumber) to load any single page from a multi-page OCR document into a particular OCR page.
Note on loading zones from a multi-page zone file: If the file does not contain zones data with the correct page number, the engine will not load any zones for this page. After the method returns, any OCR page that did not have zones data will contain zero zones (the Zones property contains 0 items). You can then use IOcrPage.AutoZone if required to re-zone this page.
Use the SaveZones(fileName) method to save zones to a single-page zones file name.
Saving zones to an external file or a stream could be useful when you are processing forms. For example, you can load one of the forms and automatically find the zones inside it using AutoZone, if the automatic zone detection was not 100 percent satisfactory, you can update the zones in the Zones collection manually and then save the result with SaveZones(fileName). Once the zones are saved. You can now process all similar forms in the following manner:
For an example, refer to AutoZone.