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My scanner works for simple scanning but when I try to use TextBridge OCR I'm told the scanner is not working.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it is possible that you have to "inform" TextBridge OCR what scanner you are using and how it is connected (USB or LPT1) either in Preferences or Tools/Options if those are present.

A temporary workaround is to proceed using the simple scanning method, save the scanned image as a jpeg file. Open TextBridge OCR, and File/Open the image file.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi

First try to uninstall and then install textbridge ocr , if it still not working then you can also use microsoft office photo editor for scanning for advanced usage instead of textbridge ocr .



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You don't mention the specs of your PC or what other apps are running (either on your desktop or in the system tray). My first thoughts are that you are running out of RAM. OCR is pretty intensive - may be it hasn't actually locked up but is just taking a while.

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