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What is a OCR program?

Started by Wordsmith, December 03, 2008, 06:34:11 pm

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Wordsmith

December 03, 2008, 06:34:11 pm Last Edit: December 04, 2008, 02:46:33 am by Wordsmith
o.k. after my delimma finally being solved about getting the court
records back, I decided to pick up some blank court papers with
their logo's on them, and type them up from the rough forms that
I received back. I was going to try to scan these new blank court documents to
my computer so I can type on them..Nada,,it says that I need a OCR
program for me to be able to do this. I noticed that they are pretty
expensive to purchase. Does anybody know if there any good free
ones online that actually work?
Be as loving as the Truth allows, even if it's
mis-interpreted,
because everyone  you meet is fighting
some kind of battle.

Pete

OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition.  It's a technology in which the words are recognized when scanned, and converted to text,

Unfortunately, I don't know of any program that will do this for free, and even the pay programs don't always work that well.
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flaglady

My scanner has OCR and it was mega cheap - about £30. Never tried it, tho but!