[Solved] Looking for OCR software recommendations

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[Solved] Looking for OCR software recommendations

Postby tomdkat » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:02 am

A friend has a HP OfficeJet 7310v All-in-One printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and wants to use the scanning function to scan some documents into an editable form.

She does not have MS Office installed but uses OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 instead. I've learned that I need good OCR software to make this happen and I'm posting here to see if anyone has any recommendations for OCR software that supports or works with OpenOffice.org writer.

Right now, I can get the OCR software that came with the printer to create a RTF file but all of the formatting of the scanned text is lost. *sigh*

Any recommendations on good OCR software that would work well with OpenOffice.org writer or will OpenOffice.org support not be an issue if I get good OCR software?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Looking for OCR software recommendations

Postby RoryOF » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:49 am

I have used Omnipage as a standalone application, producing a .doc file, which was quite accurate for recognition and for layout, except that the layout results could be arrived in a peculiar way.
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Re: Looking for OCR software recommendations

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:02 pm

Some additional links here: [Solved] Scanned text document.

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Re: Looking for OCR software recommendations

Postby PeaceByJesus » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:37 pm

SimpleOCR enables you to convert scanned documents to text files or Word documents. Free--home users, educational institutions, even corporate users. http://www.simpleocr.com/
TopOCR is a free optical character recognition (OCR) system, that enables you to convert digital photos of printed text . # Post-processing spell checker for all 11 languages. Built-in Text-To-Speech software. http://www.topocr.com/
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Re: Looking for OCR software recommendations

Postby tomdkat » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:11 pm

Great! Thanks for the info! :)

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