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OCR Sacnning into Word

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Jeanerino, Jan 6, 2003.

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  1. Jeanerino

    Jeanerino Thread Starter

    Dec 6, 2001
    Please help. I have been trying to scan an application using Paperport and then using the OCR transition ti MS Word. The scan is okay. But when I do the OCR, Word opens up and half the information is gone and some information is broken, nonEnglish, and missing.
    The application I have tried to scan does have lines in it and originally was in color. I did copy it to black and white before scanning.
    I also tried to go directly to WORD and insert from there, but I was unable to edit the scan when I finally got it to show.
    I want to be able to scan in a document and then make some changes to it.
    Please let me know what I can do or if I need special software..........
  2. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Sounds like you have the right software.

    Unfortunately, documents with graphics and with text in columns, lists, etc., don't always scan well.

    If it were me, and I really wanted to scan instead of retype, then I'd probably take the original and cut it all up so it's only straight paragraph text and then scan it. For instance, if you have a page with 2 columns, cut the page in half and scan it as two pages.

    Use find and replaces to fix some of the weirdo characters.
  3. suzi


    Dec 27, 2002
    OmniPage Pro is supposed to do this extremely well - the latest version which I think is 12. It does not come cheap however.
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