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Does MS Office have an Optical Character Reader?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Bob with CG Auxiliary, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Bob with CG Auxiliary

    Bob with CG Auxiliary Flightless Bird

    I would rather scan than type two pages of type. I rarely have a need for OCR
    and do not have capability, I don't think, right now. Is there an MS Office
    or free app that would serve my "once a decade" need?
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Often a scanner is supplied with OCR software

    "Bob with CG Auxiliary" <Bob with CG Auxiliary@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:0F0CD84B-80B4-477A-9AD9-AD09313B60D1@microsoft.com...
    >I would rather scan than type two pages of type. I rarely have a need for
    >OCR
    > and do not have capability, I don't think, right now. Is there an MS
    > Office
    > or free app that would serve my "once a decade" need?
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    The Microsoft Office Document Imaging Utility has OCR, not great but it
    works for small stuff as long as you are willing to proof it's output.

    Bob with CG Auxiliary wrote:

    > I would rather scan than type two pages of type. I rarely have a need for OCR
    > and do not have capability, I don't think, right now. Is there an MS Office
    > or free app that would serve my "once a decade" need?
     
  4. Bill Davy

    Bill Davy Flightless Bird

    "Bob with CG Auxiliary" <Bob with CG Auxiliary@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:0F0CD84B-80B4-477A-9AD9-AD09313B60D1@microsoft.com...
    >I would rather scan than type two pages of type. I rarely have a need for
    >OCR
    > and do not have capability, I don't think, right now. Is there an MS
    > Office
    > or free app that would serve my "once a decade" need?



    My Lexmark printer/scanner came with some very good OCR software called
    ABBYY Fine Reader which makes a Word document and even adds mark up (like
    font and point size). It even sorts outs columns. I must confess I was
    well impressed but the the last OCR I saw was Kurzweil back in the
    seventies,
     

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