Posted 20 January 2005 - 07:44 AM
Has anyone used Scanner Pens ? My OS is Windows XP Professional and I use Word in Microsoft Office 2000 Professional. I have lots of documents to transcribe and my typing is not as good as it was. A carpel tunnel operation on each wrist helped enormously but I still find that typing from a paper document to a Word document to be very frustrating. Once upon a time I was a rapid and accurate two finger typist but now those fingers often hit two keys instead of one and I waste time making corrections. I have read professional reviews of the IrisPen Professional Text Recognition Pen Scanner; the Iris Pro9; the Wizcom Infoscan Pen; the Wizcom Superpen Professional; and the Wizcom Quickline Pen Handheld Scanner, and still cannot make my mind up which would be the best buy. The majority of my documents are old and are handwritten - letters etc, so I know that they will have to be transcribed by two fingers, but others are printed and a scnner pen could make life a lot easier. I have a spare fast usb port and one of those slower pinned ports, cannot think of its name. I would also like to scan books away from home and download their information into Word documents, but that is not a high priority. I can fetch books home and do it there. Are storage pens, which can be carried in a pocket to a library, better than the scan and directly download pens which need a connection through a USB port to the computer while the scanning is in progress, or vice versa ?
Your opinions and advice will be greatly appreciated.
PS. Bleeping Computer Forums are fantastic but I waste a hell of a lot of time reading their items every day.
Yours sincerely, oldsoldier.