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#1 Victoria

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:46 AM

I have been trying unsuccessfully to scan a document so that I can email it. Unfortunately the OCR doesn't recognize some characters (hand written) and it replaces it with jibberish. Is there any way to turn off ocr. Also my MS outlook doesn't want to email my messages and I can't figure out why. Do you have any ideas to fix this prob? Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:09 AM

OCR programs can be a bit hit and miss.

Can you not just scan the document in as a picture file, .jpg or .bmp etc and send that.

You should have a software control panel for your scanner, to switch between OCR and
other means of 'capture'.

It's not helpful if you want the recipient to 'amend' your document, but is a method to get
the information across, if that's all you want to do.

My Outlook, (which is 2003), has a 'Detect and Repair' option in the Help menu.

What is your version and what error messages do you get (if any), when you
try to send.

btw, When did you last run scans for malware and spyware?

Edited by petewills , 15 February 2010 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:57 AM

You need better OCR software

http://www.investintech.com/resources/blog...oesnt-Work.html
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:28 PM

And I guess there is no freeware that is OCR?

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:05 PM

I have heard this program mentioned more than once
http://www.simpleocr.com/
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