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 can I get an image of text transcribed where I can specify the font (TFF file)?

Is there possibly some way to quickly transcribe a large amount of text in a weird font (i.e. something like BulletMix: https://www.fontstock.net/4041/bulletmix.html)? I have access to photoshop, but ...
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Enable OCR in Greenshot

I run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office professional Plus 2016 on my computer. Looks like MS OCR functionality is enabled in my system since OneNote is able to copy text from image. But how to enable ...
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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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Babylon can't recognize text on Firefox & IE 9

Before I upgraded to Firefox 4 & IE 9, Babylon was succesfully recognizing text on those browsers. After the upgrade, it cannot recognize text anymore. I've played with the OCR Optimization in the ...
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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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Using OCR on 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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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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Adobe Pro OCR for unscanned presentation with embedded text images

I am trying to use Adobe Pro (2015)'s OCR capability to grab all of the text in a presentation. The presentation happens to be in PowerPoint. If I print the presentation and scan it, I can use Adobe ...
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Converting Multiple .doc files to searchable .pdf

I have a batch command file that runs daily converting data extract files to .txt, .doc, and then to .pdf formats. I run a series of formatting macros in Word on the .txt file before saving to .doc ...
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Renaming a pdf file (scanned document) using OCR. It should read 3 zones and rename accordingly. e.g. Streetname_LastName_Date.pdf [closed]

I am running into trouble with tons of paperwork. I want to have it digitalized in order to simplify search and therefore cut down a huge amount of time spent on looking though the paperwork. It is ...
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How to extract Unicode character from .png file?

I want to extract Unicode character from .jpg and .png files. I try to do it by using following command: tesseract 1.png output.txt That command works for English characters but when I try it for ...
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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 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: http://...
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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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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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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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How do I get the best quality screenshot for OCR (Optical Character Recognition)?

I'm trying to get some data into a text file from screenshots. Apparently screenshots don't work very well with OCR because they are 75dpi and the minimum for good quality OCR is 150dpi. Does anyone ...
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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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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 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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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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OCR for low quality images

Unfortunately, this is not CSI, we collected 20,000 images for license plates; we were wondering if there is a semi reliable way to read those license plates using OCR. the images especially night ...
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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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Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)? [closed]

I use Google Desktop Search (I am on Vista) and not all my PDF files are recognized in my archive folder. It is normal as "PDF files that contain scanned images" are not indexed ( http://desktop....
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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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How can I convert scanned images as PDF to a searchable PDF file? [closed]

I have a PDF of a scanned book. I'm looking for a free software that will perform OCR and then provide an option to save it as a PDF or document again. Is there one?
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Install tesseract ocr 3 on OSX

I am trying to install Tesseract OCR on OSX 10.6... I have got as far as installing leptonic (by downloading src from http://www.leptonica.org/download.html and installing with ./configure; make; ...
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How can I identify fonts from an image? [closed]

Many times I come across bitmaps with nothing but text paragraphs, so I was looking for a way to identify the font used, the paragraph alignment, line spacing and color, bold, italics. Would an OCR ...
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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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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 extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
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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 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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Copy image and paste to OCR [closed]

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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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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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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Import table from a image to a spreadsheet

How can I import a table from a scanned image (jpg/pdf) file to a spreadsheet? Example scan is here
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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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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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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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How to replaces images of text in PDFs with formatted text using OCR

I get a lot of PDFs from other people consisting of scanned old documents. Unfortunately, sometimes the text on the scans, though legible, looks grainy and is hard to read. What I've been able to do ...
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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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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 ...