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Which OCR program?

by wheresmy / April 4, 2012 1:53 AM PDT

Looking for one that will convert scanned PDF's to editable word files. I am using SimpleOCR but it takes as much time to re format and edit as it would to retype. Is there a program that will keep the format intact?

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All I can see
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 4, 2012 4:56 AM PDT
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Not one is that good. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 1:56 AM PDT
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This has been discussed before and the failing seems to be the line breaks. It's pretty simple, what's the difference from an end of line or a paragraph?

Besides, the PDF is usually the result of a document. I am encountering a few folk that forget and ignore copyright issues and convert such without any thought of that.

That is, if you need the original, ask the author for it.
Bob

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Actually ...
by wheresmy / April 5, 2012 2:05 AM PDT

...I wrote the document years ago and the original got lost in the shuffle. So now all I have is the hard copy.

Thank you for your answers, Mark I will see if the software that you mention is any better than the one that I am using.

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The failing I've seen
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 2:14 AM PDT
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The best I ever saw was 2 errors per page. Not including the line break/paragraph issue.

If you get that or better, what you have is very good.
Bob

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