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Re: Scan to OCR
Use omnipage, it doesn't have to be the latest and greatest. This software is the best for a generic ocr program. You can probably find this at any staples or online software like newegg or tiger direct. I mention these because they are basically the cheapest places to purchase software. Hope this helps. Jim P
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Make sure you installed the full software suite for your scanner. Scanners do scan to image files but should come bundled with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Select the OCR option in your scanner settings and it will convert your scans to an editable format. Take note, OCR software is only as good as the scan, and the content on the paper, so it might make some mistakes, in which you will have to manually fix in Word etc "proofing"...
On OCR software we can only scan a full text documents. Document that doesn't have any line, image, graphic. Try to scan a full text document and check if that will work.
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Yes, but you have to use a special program called an "OCR" (Optical Character Recognizer) which will "read" the document from the scan. A scanner only produces a picture of a document, and it requries special software to "read" that image and make it editable.
The LIDE 70 comes with OMNIPAGE SE (special edition) which will work for simple documents. For more complex documents, you may need to buy the full edition of OMNIPAGE or another OCR package like FineReader. It is also built in fto software like OneNote and Evernote.
The top 5 free OCR tools are here:
You'll need to scan the document with an OCR software package (Optical character recognition) that will recognize the letters themselves and transmit them to word processing application, such as Word for Windows. Most scanner packages come with some form of OCR utility, so check your installed software. You may already be set up! Best of luck,William
Yes, OCR software takes a page of "printed" text, and tries to use image-processing techniques to
O(ptically) do C(haracter) R(ecognition) to extract the text, letter-by-letter, and to create a "text" document that you can "edit" on your computer.
In order to scan to word so a document is editable you need to use Optical Character Recognition Software (OCR). You can download free ocr software from www.simpleocr.com Use that software and then either export once scanned to Word or Save as a Word document in the OCR application.
You will need to use Optical Character Recognition software such as Abbyy Fine Reader. Most scanners are supplied with software to allow this. You have to use the OCR software and then save or export to word.
If you do not have any OCR software then free software can be downloaded from www.simpleocr.com
Most of the time a scanner by default, will scan a document in a tif or other image file format. That means that the scanned image is actually very similar to a photograph. In order to edit the text, you first have to convert the image using something that's called OCR software. OCR is a process that the software uses to look at a scanned document image and determine what characters are on the page. It's not always very accurate but that depends on the quality of the scan and on the OCR software being used. You must have received some sort of scanning software with the scanner. Hopefully it containes some sort of OCR software. Some scanners will save you this extra image manipulation by having a setting that allows you to scan directly to a word document. Usually in that configuration, the OCR software automatically knows to convert the scanned document image in order to automate the process. But either way, you first have to install the manufacturer's software. Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.
Use any OCR software and it will take care of converting the scanned image into .DOC file or .PDF file. Some OCR softwares require a minimum dpi output, standard being 300 dpi. Ensure that the image is clean and 'straight', deskew if skewed.