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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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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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, recently it stopped working because I ...
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How can I use Acrobat Pro to calculate the percentage of pages in a document that have more than x words of text? How can I do this in bulk?

I use ABBYY FineReader Pro 11 to OCR old documents, and I need to run a script through a folder of 800-some PDF files so that I can calculate how many pages out of the whole document have text on ...
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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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Extract & re-inject text information into PDF after re-compression?

I have a PDF made up of one image / page + OCR'ed text (so you can copy/paste text from a PDF viewer). To save space, I can burst the PDF into N separate pages, recompress the N images (using a ...
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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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Combining ClearScan with text from alternate OCR package

I love Adobe Acrobat's ClearScan but the OCR quality sucks so I am trying to figure out how to use another OCR engine. I've tried importing the text of a searchable image PDF (created by Omnipage) as ...
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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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layout analysis of text based pdf without ocr

Before recognizing a pdf, OCR software do document layout analysis to determine which parts are texts, tables or images, as shown in the picture below. ...
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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?

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

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

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 ...
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Identification software for Mathematical symbols?

Typically if you've forgotten or have never seen a symbol in a math equation before you are forced to read a large part of the context you found it in and guess which name that symbol has. That is too ...
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Tesseract can't scan `Error:Only 1,2,4,5,6,8 bpp are supported:32`

Even though I did convert canvas.png -depth 8 canvas.tif I am still seeing this error message: Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine check_legal_image_size:Error:Only 1,2,4,5,6,8 bpp are supported:32 ...
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gImageReader Clipboard doesn't work on Windows

I'm using gImageReader to do some OCR on Windows 7, and though I can copy from within the application itself, I can't copy to the external Windows 7 clipboard. I believe the program is gtk based, and ...
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How to do OCR with a Savin 9228 printer?

At work we have a Savin 9228 printer that I read on the website can do OCR. But I looked in the manual and I can't find any mention of OCR. Does the printer actually do OCR or does the printer scan ...
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Batch-OCR screenshots and save their content in metadata?

For quite some time, I've been looking for a way to make screenshots searchable on my mac. Is there a way to batch-OCR them and then save the text with the image or index them in some way, so ...
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Translating Documents from a Foreign Language into English on my Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Translation software recommendation for offline use? I am aware that websites can be translated from many languages into English thanks to Google Translate. If I receive ...
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Can Acrobat 11 be made to do OCR using multiple CPU cores?

OCR processing takes time. Using multiple CPU cores would speed up processing. Acrobat 10 was not a multithreaded application. How about Acrobat 11? Does 11 by default do OCR using multiple CPU cores ...
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Free OCR for Arabic text

A friend has requested I convert an Arabic text .pdf into Word. Google Docs does not seem an option but new OCR looked promising because Arabic is featured in the 'Recognition language' dropdown. I ...
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When running Adobe Acrobat's OCR on a PDF document, which downsampling produces a higher quality: 600 dpi or 72 dpi?

I have a large PDF document that consists of scanned pages of a textbook. I want to run Adobe Acrobat 9's text recognition function on it, but I'm presented with this menu when I do. I'm confused ...
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Form recognition using OCR and return image of the value

I'm on a project that processes hundreds of forms. The forms have consistent formats but are filled out by hand by different people. I need a way to quickly process all of this data into electronic ...
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How can I port a text layer from one PDF to another? (in windows)

I have a few files in .djvu format, which size is small, but unfortunately mi e-reader can't display it. I use DjvuToy to transform it to PDF and it keeps the small size; but then, when I use Abby ...
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Are there any program for showing tooltip via OCR

Edited for clarification based on comments: At work we have an old developed program where I need to navigate on a very long dropdown list only with numbered codes. To select the correct code, I ...
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Batch convert pdf's t searchable pdf's

I'm looking for a way to convert thousands of pdf's to searchable pdf's. I've used a program called "PDF Create Assistant" that came with Nuance's ecopy software. However, you can't select a folder, ...
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How can I preform OCR from the command line?

I need to perform OCR on the a backend of a website on a Linux machine with printed text. I read the other related questions here, so I tried tesseract, wich is considered as one of the most accurate ...
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How can I search multiple PDF files that have OCR?

I have thousands upon thousands of PDF files that have OCR. It's great when you have one open but I want to be able to find PDF files in a folder that contain X. Adobe seems to have something build in ...
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OCR in Word 2013

Word 2013 can naively open and edit PDF documents (big plus in my opinion). Is there a way to get it do some OCR as well? On a PDF that that had mostly pictures, even the parts that were pure text ...
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Online OCR website for processing an entire pdf file at one time? [closed]

I am looking for an online OCR website for processing a multi-page pdf file at one time. Free preferably. I know http://www.newocr.com/. If I am correct, it can only OCR one page at a time, by ...
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OCR Image based PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book How to do OCR on a PDF document? I've got a >200 page pdf manual that was produced by scanning hard copy. I'd like to convert ...
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Batch-OCR many PDFs

This has been discussed a year ago here: Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)? Is there any way to batch OCR PDFs that haven't been already OCRed? This is, I think, the current state of ...
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How to format two column OCR PDF into one column

I am having trouble reading a PDF on my Kindle because the OCR text is displayed in two columns per page. (IE The book was scanned two pages at a time, them OCR'd.) How can I format this into one ...
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Optimal lossy compression of images

I have a lot of images/documents, where I want quite a low filesize, without throwing away to much information, or cause generation loss with future compression. A) Documents, business cards etc ...