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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can I force Acrobat Professional to replace the OCR-ed selectable image with text?

I have a book I want to read onscreen. It is scanned at 200 dpi monochrome (I still don't know what went wrong in the scanner driver, I remember setting it to grayscale, but cannot afford the time to ...
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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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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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Extracting text from a .PDF scanned book [closed]

I have a scanned a book in PDF format, but the quality is rather poor: (The language is Romanian and it's a medical physiology book, in case you were wondering) I want to extract text from the ...
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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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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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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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How can I identify fonts from an image?

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 improve quality of PDF text files on Mac [closed]

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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Cleaning text in PDFs using OCR… or “There should definitely be a way to do this”

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extract OCR text from Evernote

Evernote does OCR on the images you save to it. Is there a way to get the full text equivalent for an image in Evernote, or is the OCR only for searching?
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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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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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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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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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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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Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)?

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 ( ...
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PDF has an extra blank in all words after running through Ghostscript

This PDF was produced by Abbyy Finereader 10: http://ebooks.zeitr.org/from_abbyy.pdf You can copy & paste the first sentence and get this (very good) text result: Der »Bund Deutscher ...
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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?

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 ...