I am beginning a PhD and I am looking for a scanner mainly for use in scanning in text from books and articles which can then be edited - basically to save me copy typing.
Given I will be using it a lot I am willing to spend a reasonable amount if spending the extra will pay dividends.
In deciding which one to get, I assume most scanners are up to the job of the scanning bit of the process?
I would imagine therefore that what will make the scanner easy to live with or a nightmare will be the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that comes with the scanner?
Would it be worth buying separate OCR software?
From my very early browsing of the internet I can see that I can get a flat bed HP scanner with OCR software for less than £50 but could just as easily spend £80 on the OCR software alone.
If anyone has any experience in this area I would be very grateful to hear your thoughts.
Thanks in advance for any help that you may be able to provide.