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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 search inside images in Windows 10? [closed]

I had seen this answer. Agent Ransack is used to search inside the files. Such as pdf, txt, doc and etc. But I have many images with texts, I want to search the keywords inside the images too. There ...
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Pattern matching in bash to use in case-statements (instead of regex)

I have coded one of my first bash scripts. My goal is to make my office "paper-free". I have a lot of scanned documents, that I want to save with the date (usually found at the top of each document) ...
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How to OCR a PDF wtih text in French?

Usually, I use Google Drive to upload PDFs in English and then I convert them to Google Docs, getting copyable and editable text. This all went well so far until I got a PDF with French text (if you ...
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Copy text from scanned pdf

I have some scanned documents, which I want to copy the text from. Adobe Acrobat Pro recognizes the text, however it is placed in a bunch of bounding boxes, making it impossible (?) to just mark all ...
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How can I OCR the text from specific regions of a screenshot, then output that to a usable format?

I'm trying to automate logging of uh, ranked games in Street Fighter of all things - Yes, nerdy, I know. I have a spreadsheet In that I manually put in the following for each ranked game: The ...
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How can I scan and get a PDF file with selectable japanese text?

I have several magazines in japanese. I would like to carry them to read in an airplane but they are too heavy so ideally I am thinking of scanning the pages and carrying them as pdfs. But I like to ...
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Manually adding Searchable Words in PDF

Is there a way to add searchable tags/keywords to a PDF document? I have heard of the OCR option in Adobe Acrobat, but for some reason this program keeps crashing, are there any alternatives? Can ...
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How do I train Tesseract for a new ttf font?

I am trying to train Tesseract for some funny looking fonts, like Palace for example. I have tried a simple way - produced traindata with http://trainyourtesseract.com/ and then have made a call ...
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Is it possible to OCR (frame-by-frame) digital time and multimeter reading values from a video? [closed]

I have a time-lapse video that I need to collect data from (digital time and multimeter reading). Is anyone aware of any apps that can perform this kind of OCR? The clock and multimeter screens are ...
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how to install Jtessboxeditor?

I can't install jTessBoxEditor on windows 7, I have Tesseract 3.02 .. a file is downloaded that doesn't have any .exe file to run, help...?
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Can I tinker with the encoding when using pdftotext to convert PDF to text?

Sometimes when I do pdftotext it results in perfect text. I assume this is because the actual unicode text data is embedded directly in the PDF itself, and simply read out. But other times (around ...
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How to change the locale for document date recognition of Scansnap Cloud (with Fujitsu ix500)

I set up Scansnap Cloud to scan documents to Google Drive, naming them yyy-MM-dd_Document Title. However, the documents I'm scanning are German and the style of the date is dd.MM.yyyy. Therefore the ...
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Tesseract: OCR hex and binary strings from old documents

I have some questions about Tesseract Context I am currently working on an old cryptographic algorithm from East Germany (GDR) which was developed in the 80s. I implemented the algorithm in C#. Now ...
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Is there an ocrmypdf plugin for Calibre?

I'm looking for a Calibre plugin to launch ocrmypdf through the context menu, making use of the language tag in the calibre database to improve the ocr.
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Partially automated receipt scanning & formatting to excel spreadsheet

I need a way to scan a bunch of till receipts at the end of every shift into excel. We have a futjitsu ix500 scanner but I think additional software is required such as ABBYY finereader. Where there ...
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Tesseract detection problems due to huge space between characters

I am using Tesseract for ocr, to recognize characters from a receipt, but it is not recognizing the price. I am guessing that the problem is because there is a lot of blank space between the name of ...
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Specify font when performing OCR

I have a folder full of images that I need to convert to text. Each one contains a string of numbers and spaces on a single line. The images are computer-generated (i.e. not scans with extra ...
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UltraVNC fails with OCR, RDC succeeds

I am trying to use OCR on a remote machine, which can be connected to via either RDC or VNC. There is one script that is supposed to run there, that is using tesseract OCR package. For some reason ...
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What computer specs/ hardware will speed up my Adobe Acrobat OCR speed? [closed]

So, I have a work task where I am Sanitizing the PDF, then watermarking it, OCR-ing it, and password protecting it. Especially the OCR seems to just take forever, and I'm doing this task on ...
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How to leave pdf image unchanged while adding OCR to a pdf with pdfsandwich?

I am trying to add OCR to PDFs and am using pdfsandwich to do so. The problem is that pdfsandwich processes the image when doing OCR which changes what the document looks like. Is there any way to ...
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Google OCR - just in Lens, or can I find it elsewhere? [closed]

I need to convert some screenshots of spreadsheets to actual data. Google Lens seems pretty good at this - I save the image on my phone, then open it up with the Google Lens app, let it do it's thing,...
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How to compare multiple PDF files?

My professor just uploaded an updated set of all the slides of the whole semester (17 PDFs), referring to them as the now definite examination material. Problem is, I have made lots of notes on the ...
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Autohotkey to search images

I'm learning how to use autohotkey and I wanted to create a script which open a game from steam and joins automatically to a specific server. My code so far is: F1:: Run, steam://rungameid/346110 ...
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Would extracting hard-coded subtitles like this work?

I have an mp4 with hardcoded subtitles and I want to make an SRT file. I tried using the video OCR software AviSub. It got the timings right but the words itself were very innacurate, so I got an SRT ...
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How to create PDF with scanned pages but selectable text?

Today I recieved a PDF from our supplier and it contained several printed and scanned pages with signatures etc. I opened it in Acrobat Reader DC. But to my surprise the text from the evidently ...
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What's the best method for JPEG text manipulation?

I have a relatively simple graphic; a technical diagram with various bits of text throughout. The text is in another language (Czech/Slovak). It's printed clearly enough to be accurately ...
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Understanding OCR options in Adobe Acrobat: “Searchable Image”, “Searchable Image (Exact)”, and “Editable Text and Images”

In Adobe Acrobat (I'm using Pro DC if that matters), there are three options for OCR: "Searchable Image". "Searchable Image (Exact)". "Editable Text and Images". What are the differences between ...
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How to use Onenote 2016 as an OCR on a PC

*Note I'm using a PC for all this. I am trying to take text out of a screen shot made on my computer and when I've tried the methods suggested by the video and the article listed; I don't get the ...
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Extract Text From Images,ocr

Extract Text From Images?i have many images,i searched and found some online convertors but doesn't work becouse i have 10.000 image,so i need a mass tool,can someone help me with this,thank you
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How to OCR document with table and export to text (with proper left/right/top/down text)?

I have a document with many pages that have columnar tables like the following. #1 2.1 This is some text. It can go onto the next line like this. #2 1.3 More text. #3 3.2 And some more ...
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How can I convert a .png image to .pdf with OCR text? [closed]

I have a .png file that is a screenshot of an article I found online. I would like a PDF version of it, with all the text selectable. Are there any apps or tools that do that?
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PDF file is crazy complicated, two layers, OCR impossible

I'm dealing with a conundrum. I have this PDF file, which I annotated and highlighted. Thinking I could later copy and paste paragraphs. This turned out to be wrong, copying the text is impossible. So ...
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Extract PDF Data using categorized annotations

Are there any existing tools to extract data from PDF files using this method. Lets say I have 3 categories Image - this will be a rectangle annotation which will crop that specific area where the ...
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How to extract text from an image-based pdf using Cuneiform in terminal

cuneiform -l eng -f text -o outocr.txt input.pdf The above command, when run in terminal, outputs only the text of my PDF title page to the outocr.txt file. What should I do to make it recognize ...
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How can I convert PDF bank statements to a Excel or CSV file?

I am just doing my UK tax return (Yes I have left it until the last minute). My bank (Nationwide) will only let me download the last 15 months of transactions as a CSV file, but will let me download ...
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How to effectively scan 130,000 paper pages in 10 days

I have a rather large project which will ultimately benefit society, and I'm looking for all the help I can muster.   I have about 130,000 pages that need to be digitized. Many of them are in packages ...
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Capture text on page with background white from photography

I intend convert a photography, with txt on page with background white, to txt file. The purpose is capture all text on this images. I google and I founded the imagemagick and this tools: SCAN Image ...
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Can I “roll back” to the PDF without OCR?

I'm using Automator in combination with Abbys Finereader to watch a Folder for new scanned PDF documents. The Finereader OCRs the Document and exports it to a new PDF in the same Folder. For a month ...
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Adobe could not perform recognition: This page is larger than the maximum page size of 45 inches by 45 inches

I tried to run the text recognition tool in a PDF, and obtain the following error message: Adobe could not perform recognition (OCR) on this page because: This page is larger than the maximum page ...
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OCR on pages containing both text and images in Acrobat XI Pro

Why does Acrobat XI Pro not allow an OCR scan on pages containing both images and renderable text? The sample PDF in the screenshot was created from an MS Word doc. The first line was typed out; the ...
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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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Funny OCR-situation

I have a multipage scanned 300 dpi PDF-file on an Ubuntu 16.04 system. When I run the following command: pdfocr -t -l swe -i *.pdf -o newfile.pdf It results in a perfectly OCR-read file. Every ...
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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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MODI in MS Office 2016

I have heard 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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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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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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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 ...