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Is their equipment that can scan text and convert to word?

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Hi All My manager is off sick at the moment but before she left she mentioned her hubby has some equipment that can scan text and convert into a word/text file? At the moment i work in an accounts d… Read More
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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
Hi All

My manager is off sick at the moment but before she left she mentioned her hubby has some equipment that can scan text and convert into a word/text file?

At the moment i work in an accounts dept and lot of the companys i deal with sent a statement in paper format via post. However a lot send a text/excel file which i can manipulate.

I need a device that can scan pages. Take the text from the pages and convert it into a text/word format file.

Anyone have any clues if there is such a device please?

Many Thanks in advance.

Terry Aka Clint
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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
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Almost all scanners come with OCR software (optical character recognition) - this is what you are after. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition

From searching google from 'free OCR software' there is this: http://www.simpleocr.com/
(Probably worth a look, but I haven't used it and can't vouch for it...)
#2
I second jah128.
#3
Cheers both of you much appreciated.
#4
Clint,

I saw one of these in Selfridges in Manchester on Saturday. Unfortunatley, as I don't need one I didn't look at the price.

They are downstairs in the Micro Anvika bit if you want to check them out.

Ed
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Depends on volume - some large companies, councils and govt bodies have special machines for digitising all their paper records.

On a much smaller scale all you need is a scanner (one with paper feed makes it easier) http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/product/product_detail/L1910A%2523B1H and some software like Omnipage http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/

Some come with IRIS OCR software but I've found this to be pretty rubbish.....

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