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Want An Ocr Program

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#1 BillyBob51


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:40 PM

I clip articles from magazines, many have graphics or images. I want to be able to delete the images and save just the text.
Is any one aware of an Optical Character Reognition program that can do this? Can I use a Paint program?

Appreciate any help


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:09 PM

If your scanner is OCR capable, you can use that.
Most scanners come with OCR software, these days.

OCR - Optical character recognition
Here's an explaination:
Optical character recognition

If your scanner doesn't come with it, here's a free program you can try:

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

Try ABBYY FineReader

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:17 PM

I use Textbridge Pro 9. Does a decent job, and can remove images (should you set it to do so). I also sometimes use Acrobat 6.0's OCR ability, but tit only works on PDF file, I think.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:27 PM



Abbyy Fine Reader 6, without a doubt. Just the tool you are looking for.

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