ScanSoft, Inc. announced the ScanSoft OmniPage Search Indexer for Google Desktop Search. The beta release of the plug-in, which is available free on the Google Web site, automatically creates text-index information from PDF files and faxes, as well as scanned books and documents – making them visible to Google Desktop Search. The OmniPage Search Indexer uses ScanSoft’s optical character recognition (OCR) and PDF conversion technology to recognize the text within image-based content, creating the index information needed by the search application. The OmniPage Search Indexer is based on technology found in ScanSoft OmniPage Pro Office 14. OmniPage is also used to batch convert various formats into searchable PDF archives for content management systems. ScanSoft also provides this capability to developers who wish to add imaging and PDF capabilities to their applications, via the OmniPage Capture SDK. The English language beta release of the OmniPage Search Indexer for Google Desktop Search is available via download. Versions for Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish will be made available within 30 days. Pricing for the final release of the plug-in has not been set. The plug-in indexes the image text found within PDF normal, PDF image, JPEG/JPG, TIFF/TIF (FAX), BMP and PaperPort MAX file formats, and supports personal computers running Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000.,