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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by councilman, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

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    I would like to scan my catalog and put it into html format online. Is there software that turns scanned text into a format that can be edited into html format? Also what about the graphics? Any suggestions? Can anyone suggest a good scanner?

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  2. hw45

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    Pretty every flatbed scanner is able to scan OCR. Good software you can find here
     
  3. ozinpho

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    Hi, for what you are looking to do, best get a mid price or bit more expensive scanner e.g. Cannon or HP. Many cheaper scanners are ok for pictures and low resolution work. A chat to a competent salesperson will put you on the right track, remember you get what you pay for. A few extra bucks is well worth all the hours of correction work due to poor copying properties. The programs that come with dearer scanners are better suited to this kind of application. Good luck with your project. :)
     
  4. slipe

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    Office Max has a Visioneer 8920U on sale for $60 after rebate. It comes with OmniPage 9, which is an older version of the best OCR software available. It also comes with PaperPort and Photoshop Elements. The pro driver is good as well. That is an excellent software bundle for that price. The ABBYY fine reader software that comes with Microtek scanners is also very accurate.

    I have heard that the film and slide adapter is crappy, but you can’t scan slides and film successfully with any sub-$100 scanner. The scanner is extremely fast and the pro driver allows you to get just the scan you want. 1200 PPI optical (1200 X 4800) is higher than you will need for anything but negatives.

    Once the OCR has converted the image of the text to a text file you can convert it to html the way you do with any other text.

    I prefer the way the lid opens from the wide side with the buttons there as well. Make sure you have the desktop space. http://www.visioneer.com/products/flatbed/8920usb/

    Make sure whatever you buy has a power cord. The ones that get their power from the USB have CIS sensors which should be avoided.
     
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