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Heavy duty scaneer?

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#1 Balliol


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 12:48 PM

I want to collate a mass of papers mostly typewritten and I want to be able to access their content using the "Find" facility.

At the moment I have a CanoScan 8400F which has and indeed is, given good service but I wonder if there is anything available that is faster. I have read about scanning machines that one can load with a number of sheets to be scanned but donít think that the papers I want scanned are amenable to that sort of treatment so I suspect they will have to be scanned singly.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

Unless something has changed drastically from the last time I tried to scan documents...it's not as simple as you seem to make it sound.

Scanning photos...scanners do great at that. IMO, there is a problem with scanning documents with accuracy...my experince is that the OCR software has never been good enough.


Some opinions at http://www.scannergalaxy.com/best_doc_scanner.cfm.


Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2009 - 01:33 PM.

#3 Balliol

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

Yes, you are quite right about the OCR acuracy as I am still finding in a very large document that I am having to proof read line by line but I suspect there is no other option if one wants a "find" facility.

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