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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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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Find text on an image

I want to be able to find text on the following awesome image and where the text is located in it. This is not the first time I stumbled upon such a challenge and probably many people have similar ...
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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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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 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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Digitize textbook

How can I digitize my physics textbook? It's huge and I don't want to cut the spine. I saw a picture of this: Ion Audio I want to know what's most important when making my own. I have a digital ...
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Application or plugin for turning screenshots into searchable text?

It's a common practice in our company that people take screenshots of any software error situation they get into, and then they paste the screenshots in mail messages and/or Word documents that get ...
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abby fine reader page layout

I have to scan and ocr an entire book using abby fine reader. do you know how can i define a zone of interest to scan all the pages of the book? I don;t wish to scan and recognize (header, footer, ...
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Opera and Babylon

When I click on a word in Opera, Babylon (last version) does not capture the right word. How to fix that?
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Is it possible to invoke Acrobat from the command line to perform OCR

I currently have AppleScript which runs on a folder and is taking up my machine whilst it's working. I wish to be able to do it without UI interference. Any ideas? Thanks.
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How to compress Tesseract-encoded PDFs while maintaining embedded text from OCR?

I've been experimenting with using Tesseract to OCR my PDFs, and it has been mostly successful, particularly with German Fraktur texts (the old style gothic print), which tools like Adobe Acrobat can'...
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MODI in MS Office 2016

I have heart about scanned document OCR feature in MS Office. I was trying to copy scanned document image to clipboard and paste it as text in notepad as text, but this doesn't work. I have Office ...
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Change Trade Manager software language

I have installed Alibaba Trade Manager software. Unfortunately it in Chinese language. How to make its interface English? This is its settings window:
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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: http://...
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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 way,...
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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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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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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 document,...
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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 off-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to OCR PDF files with Old German Gothic (Fraktur) text?

I have been successfully using Adobe Acrobat X to OCR many scanned documents which I use for my research. However I have begun studying old German documents which use the Fraktur script, also known as ...
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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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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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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 messed up by Ghostscript

Last year there was a bug found in Ghostscript. It is documented here: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696116 It is marked Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX In the end the assignee, Ken Sharp,...
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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 ...