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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Scanner & Software Technology?

Do they make a scanner or software right now where you can scan in documents (like old school reports & such) and then manipulate the reports in detail? Like removing, adding or changing whole sentences?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 08:14 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 10:08 PM
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MS office has a built in OCR functionality, MS is using a crippled version of omnipage but it's usually good enough. Any scanner will pull in a .tif format image file of which you can run thru office's OCR (it's in the MS image viewer program) to get raw text. Otherwise, there are some trialware versions of OCR and some freeware versions you can play with:

http://www.scanstore.com/Scanning_Software/ (simpleocr)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input ya'll. What's OCR ?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!
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