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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Copy image and paste to OCR

Running Win 7. Is there OCR freeware that easily allows copy of a picture and paste into the conversion program. I have no scanner at this time. Want to convert stored images.
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How to add OCRed text to original pdf in gscan2pdf?

I am new to gscan2pdf 0.9.31, and just used it to OCR a scanned pdf. After saving the pdf, the OCRed text is stored on the top left corner. However I wish each OCRed character to be added to ...
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Training Tesseract-OCR for english language fonts

I have about 3000 small images of single words that I am trying to convert to text. I have installed tesseract on my windows 7 machine using the installer and successfully managed to OCR images ...
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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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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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Replace (OCR) garbled text in PDF?

Now and then I come across a PDF which looks fine in first place but the underlying text is garbled. Currently I have a PDF where only the headings are garbled and I would like to know if it's ...
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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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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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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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Apply metadata to files based on OCR of their content

Essentially I'm looking for a tool (Windows/Mac) that will allow me the following workflow: Scan ALL my documents into a folder (200-300 scanned images) run the tool that will go through all the ...
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Tesseract OCR - Newbie Questions!

I just installed Tesseract OCR and was able to convert a TIF image to its corresponding text. The application seems fairly easy to use, but I am struggling finding the documentation that will help me ...
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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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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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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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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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Stripping Non-Text from a Scanned, OCRd PDF

I have a PDF created from a scanned document. OCR was used to recognize text. In Acrobat, if I select text, and click 'copy with formatting', I can paste the formatted text into Word, so it seems that ...
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Image Post-Processing : Unpaper

I try to make Unpaper to work, it's a very powerfull tool to post-process scanned book pages. I read the Doc but still can't make it work neither on Windows nor on Linux. My picture is a Bitmap I ...
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OCR batch processing images

I have about 3000 small images of text which I want to process into a comma separated list. Is there any free program that would be capable of this?
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I have scanned a bunch of receipts and I want to scan/OCR their data into an excel file. How would I do this?

All the receipts have the same layout (i.e. their order list, transaction dates). I was wondering if my OCR program (Omnipage 17) could go to a certain co-ordinate and recognize the data, then some ...
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OCR for Sanskrit ( OR devanagari)

I need an OCR s/w for Sanskrit OR devanagari. I need a s/w which can convers character into UNICODE.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scanning low resolution images with Omnipage OCR

I tried scanning with Omnipage OCR (version 17) a relatively lower resolution image of a document that I took with my mobile phone. This document was intentionally not scanned (for future training ...
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Automatic OCR workflow from Android to Windows

I would like the following to happen: I take a picture with my Android phone. Somehow I need to tell the phone that it's a receipt, and not a picture of something else. The picture gets OCR-ed and ...
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OCR for a list of expected names

I'm looking for a way to use OCR software for processing a number of attendance lists of names and signatures. Since I know the possible set of names in the OCR output I think I can help the software ...
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OCR for electrical circuits drawings

I would like to OCR an electrical circuit/layout drawing. These drawings contain the symbol/pattern of electrical components (resistor, cap, etc.) and their names written in two directions ...
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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 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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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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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 ...