I am looking for a simple program to help a friend get the most from her scanner.
I need a program that can take a page of text and when I scan
it into the computer with the scanner, convert the text to an editable form.
This is called an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program.
A lot of scanners come with such a program, but my friend does
not have any discs that came with the scanner.
I have done some research and found that the system called Tesseract
is good, but does not come with an easy to use Windows interface.
I tried the program "Free OCR" but I do not like the spam programs it forces
you to install with the main program, or the fact that it keeps a copy
of the scanned document in the program folder C:\freeocr
I then tried Lime OCR from Google, but this kept on crashing.
Does anyone know of a simple and reliable freeware OCR program for Windows?
Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2013 - 02:07 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Business Apps - Hamluis.