Optical character recognition (OCR) is the process of converting images of text to text that can be manipulated by word processors etc.

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OCR application does not working in second display, How to fix it? [closed]

I have a dictionary with OCR ability to recognize words in display on Windows 10. I have a secondary monitor connected to my laptop. The problem is the OCR just works find in main display, but not ...
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How to make OCR recognize this image

original image I think recognize the digits from this image would be really easy, but it just can't be recognized by tesseract and a lot of online OCR. Then I process it like this. process image ...
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Convert and compress multiple tif (image) files into one PDF with OCR

I have found one old project that does exactly what I want! But it's broken somehow. Some crucial parts seems to be missing. It's a nightmare to configure. You can look at it here: ...
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OCR PDF Parse selected area

I have many account balance documents, I need to create an Excel file from a table inside these documents. I can proceed with a normal OCR recognition but the main problem is that these PDFs have page ...
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Scheduled batch OCR scanning with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

I have setup a Batch Process in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and I was just wondering if it was now possible to schedule this batch to run? I have read some old posts that this was not possible, but nothing ...
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Compare documents (images)

I need to compare a pdf with about 27000 pages (scanned pages) to another pdf with about 28000 pages (also scanned pages) so that I can find the 1000 pages which differ. Does anyone now a good ...
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In jTessBoxEditor for Tesseract how to combine multiple TIFF/boxfile into one traineddata file

I think this would be possible with command line, but how to do it with jTessBoxEditor as it would automatize a lot of workflow. Since jTessBox supports multi page TIFF I think that might be the ...
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How to determine automatically if PDF file is scanned andn does only contain images (no text)

I have several hundred pdf files which are mostly scanned documents (with no text layer). I want to do an OCR, but before I want to filter out those which do already contain text. I'm not sure how I ...
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Is it possible to unprotect a copy protected PDF by recovering the character mapping using OCR?

There is a certain way of restricting the ability to copy text from a PDF which works by mapping each character of the used fonts to random characters of the so called private area of the Unicode ...
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How can I fix a typo I inserted when correcting an OCR suspect?

I inserted a typo when I was correcting an OCR suspect in Acrobat Pro XI. I saw my error just as I clicked "Accept & Find." Where/How can I fix it? Thanks
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What format is best for screen capture in prep for OCR? [closed]

What format should a screen capture be taken in (png, tiff, pdf) in order to get the best OCR? Do some OCR packages perform the OCR on the png or tiff to extract text before converting the image to ...
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Changing OCR parameters in OneNote 2013

If I insert at PDF file (Print to OneNote) and then perform OCR using Japanese as the OCR language, OneNote will insert a Western space between characters. As an example 河合継之助 will in the OCRd text ...
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What is this symbol `¬` and how to remove it from a ms word 2013 file?

I used an ocr program to convert some scanned pages to an ms word file. After the conversion is possible to found the symbol ¬ in the middle of many words. I tried to search and replace it but word is ...
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Why does performing OCR in Adobe create a much larger document?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Pro XI on Macintosh OS X Yosemite and I've noticed that doing OCR sometimes creates a much larger document. For example, I scanned a four page document and got a 458K ...
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OneNote 2013, OCR, imported/printed PDF, reset picture to original size, it highlights wrong place

The title is messy, sorry for that. My point is that if I use the "Send to OneNote" feature, and then right click the print out and choose "restore to original size", the text OCR search will be ...
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How to convert all text in PDF to image

Preamble I have been writing lectures in the institute on notebook. Others wrote them with pen and paper (Don't know how to say correctly in English, but I think it is understandable). Now we are to ...
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How to avoid skewed results with the OCR tool pdfsandwich?

Usually, scanned pages need to be deskewed before applying an OCR tool. Here, my input is a straight scanned page, and the OCR output is sometimes skewed, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. In my ...
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Turn Off Dictionary in Tess4J

The accuracy of character recognition in my tess4j OCR application is very low. I have heard that turning off the dictionary in tess4j will increase the accuracy by letting individual characters to be ...
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How to remove OCR from a PDF?

I have been searching Google for some time but cannot find an answer to my question. I have unwanted layers of OCR in a document that I recently scanned with Adobe Acrobat. It has not been OCRed ...
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Can I recover the original image of text after processing by adobe professional OCR?

Someone used (probably) Adobe Professional OCR feature to OCR a scanned pdf file. The OCRed result had some errors, and it added the text result back to the text image in the pdf file, covering the ...
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DjVu hidden text → PDF?

Is there a way to make a PDF of only the hidden text layer of a DjVu file? I know how to use djvused myfile.djvu -e 'output-txt' > myfile.dsed to output a DjVu script that includes the x,y ...
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Scanning, OCR and adding the scanned numbers

I need to scan hundreds of pages with numbers written on them in the bottom right corner. Post scan - I need a OCR software to recognize the number written at the bottom right corner of each page and ...
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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OCR and layer text in pdf

I want to OCR a pdf to make it searchable. Suppose you have a PDF document that was made using a scanner, or otherwise consists of image data but doesn't have text data. Such a PDF can't be ...
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OCR for numbers with gray noisy background

I tried to run OCR on multiple scanned sheets with numbers like this image (All with same background, digits only): But all trials failed! I tried offline OCRs: gocr, tesseract and couple of online ...
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I have some images of book pages want to convert it to text using OCR

Hello there I have book pages in images tiff format and I want to extract text from these pages into a text file but I am not getting the text as needed because the text in images is in cursive so it ...
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OCR by setting font

I have some images which have fonts like Lucida Handwriting. Since those are cursive my OCR Software doesn't recognize them correctly. Is there a way to let the software to know that the fonts in ...
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Editing searchable .pdf OCR

My case is quite specific so I'll try to explain it quickly and precisely. I have to digitalize several old paper sheets of 230mm x 268mm (~ 9" x 27,7") folded in 4 parts; you can find a quick drawn ...
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Document scanning: How to speed up the software part of the scanning process? [closed]

I am looking for a solution to speed up my document scanning process, especially for those documents that are not suitable for a typical document scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF). For ...
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nike ocr twitter api rsvp software not working

I recently purchased an OCR program that reads through Nike's Twitter page and takes a circled word out of a picture and sends it back in a Twitter DM. However, it recently stopped working, probably ...
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How to search a PDF where text is just image?

A PDF needs to be searched for text but it is just an image so it's not aware of the characters. I've been trying to do OCR to the PDF but am not skilled in the programs required. I tried Foxit Reader ...
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Applescript + pdfpen for ocr on multiple files: how to move on when pdfpen freezes

I'm using the following AppleScript to batch-process pdfs for ocr: tell application "Finder" set target_folder to target of front Finder window repeat with i from 1 to count (every folder of ...
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How to analyze the space usage within pdf document?

I have this 7mb pdf that I made from 65 scanned B/W images. After OCR, the document becomes 32mb. I have never seen text taking up so much space. (in theory 25mb should give me 25 million letters ...
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OCR solution for legal billing invoices [closed]

I have different kinds of legal billing invoices. I want to digitize them into Excel sheets. Since their layouts are different and there are a lot of them, I can't find a way to deal with them. Can ...
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Copy pdf text layer to another pdf

Suppose you've got 2 "scanned" pdf files. Large, but without text layer. Smaller (with lower quality images), but with correct text layer. Both files contain equal images, different only by their ...
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What are the possible tools to convert from pdf to epub?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but before marking it as duplicate, let me explain. I just bought a .pdf ebook online and would like to have it as a .epub instead. I usually use ...
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Quick copy text from image? [closed]

Is there a method for quickly selecting an area of a picture / image and copying it into the clipboard as text? For example, say someone lacking foresight sends me a screenshot of a console instead ...
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In Onenote, how do I 'make text in image searchable' enabled by default?

Onenote has a great OCR feature where you can select an image and click 'make text in image searchable' - but I'd like this enabled by default for all images I paste into Onenote - is this possible? ...
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How to automatically find non-searchable PDFs

Suppose I have a directory full of many PDFs. In most of them, the text is completely search-able, which is the way I need them to be. But a few of them are just image scans, and they need to be ...
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OCR with non-language text

I am interested in using OCR to recognize text from a document that doesn't contain words. Rather, it is a document with a long string of "random" printed characters. I have been trying to use ...
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Edit text in image

I have a JPG image with some text in it. I would like to edit this text. I am currently using Adobe Acrobat for this purpose, however I found that the Text Recognition Tool will not recognize all ...
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auto-folder documents with templates

I have about a million documents I need to move to new folders based on their content. I'm looking for a tool where I can give few samples and the program would find similar documents and move them to ...
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Is there a way to have Microsoft Office Document Imaging capture the document's layout?

I am trying to scan a packet of information into a series of Word docs. The first few pages are part of an index. It's laid out like this: Article VIII 13 ...
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How to make an image into a rich formatted document?

So I have a magazine (with couple of pages) in hands and I want to have a resulting file which will keep the whole diagram and image intact, but still allow me to search / find and select text in it. ...
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Is there a utility to do OCR on images on the windows clipboard? [closed]

Sometimes, I find myself typing out a lot of text from a screen capture. Its quite tedious. Is there an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program out there that would allow me to quickly convert ...
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Windows Search OCR plugin/extension

Is there any plugin or solution available to let Windows Search index text in graphic pages embedded into pdf files. Something like the amazing Omnipage OCR plugin which was available for Google ...
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OCR library for reading fixed design documents [closed]

Is there any OCR-library/cliapp that lets me do something like this: # ./ocrapp -input file.pdf -posx 3.6cm -posy 7.8cm -width 10cm -height 1.5cm -output rawdata.txt I'm trying to automate reading ...
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How can I extract text (text only) from a PDF of sheet music?

I have a PDF book of sheet music that I need to extract the text from. I don't need to extract the musical notes or anything, just the verses of the text. I can't select one line of text by itself – ...
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Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image [closed]

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...
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OCR Tesseract, Empty page error?

I compiled it from sources with leptonica. This is a png image with transparent background, which I edited adding a blue color and still this error: Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine v3.02.02 with ...