Is there any way to automatically take the data from a particular place in a document and have it insert into a particular field in a form?
All of the documents follow one of two standard formats: and ID card and an invoice. I currently have to hand copy information from the ID and the Invoice onto one form. I have a scanner that comes with ABBYY OCR software. I'm wondering if there's anyway to set up a process where the two documents are scanned in and the appropriate information is automatically inserted into a form that I can print?
I have no idea how this would be accomplished (maybe with some software, maybe macros?) but it seems to me that since all the data fields are standard, there would be a way to create a document map and pre-define certain portions of the document so when, for example, the ID is scanned in, it recognizes the area I have pre-defined as the name and take that field and populates it into the appropriate form field which I have also mapped to "name".
This would be very similar to how business card scanner software works. I wouldn't be surprised if something like this already exists but I don't think I'm using the correct terminology when I search for it.
Any help would be appreciated.