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I believe I have installed OCRopus successfully, strangely I can't find any usage instructions anywhere, been looking for about an hour, perhaps I'm crazy...

How do I use OCRopus?

I want it to OCR a PNG file into an HTML file saving the layout.

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This link might help you.

Excerpt:

go to your directory of appropriately named book page scan images (tiff or png). When you type ls, you should see the pages list in order! Then, try:

ocropus book2pages out image*

This grooms the pages for OCR. Next, let’s make the page objects, and eventually the book:

ocropus pages2lines out

ocropus lines2fsts out/

ocropus fsts2text out/

ocropus buildhtml out/ > book.html

That should create you a nice book html file, in the hOCR format.

Also there are many tutorials on how to use ocropus.

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OK. Thank you. It seems that the installation wasn't successful afterall, which would explain my confusion. I managed to install OCRFeeder, so I'm trying that out now. – Alasdair Nov 23 '11 at 10:20

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