Question about Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies
What Kauryl is saying, basically:
Your scanner isn't changing the words. What's happening is you've got some software generically called Optical Character Recognition. The scanner creates a picture of the page.
The OCR software doesn't know what the words are; it sees a picture of words, then tries to figure out what the words are.
If you increase the resolution of your scan, you give a clearer picture to the OCR software, which makes it easier for it to figure out.
If you're not getting anywhere, look for updates to your OCR software. If that's still not getting you anywhere, consider going on eBay and buying an older copy of OmniPage, which has a pretty solid reputation.
No OCR software -will ever- be absolutely perfect -- you will always need to double check. That's the nature of the beast -- just like you sometimes might think a street sign says one thing, but as you get closer you realize it's different. Your mind's trying to analyze a picture for a certain pattern, and the match isn't always that good.
Last time I checked, there were some free/open-source OCR packages out there, but they were based on some pretty old technology. That may have changed. I see OmniPage 14 seems to be selling on eBay for about $20 -- probably a pretty good deal if you'll do a lot of document scanning.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
You might need to higher the resolution at which your scanner runs the document. The word detection might also not be sensitive enough for your tastes so you would have to tweak that around. We can be more helpful if you detail the scanner type and program being used.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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