November 25th, 2003, 11:45 PM #1
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Converting Old papers to disk. (what's a good program for that?)
We've got thousands of papers that we (OK, actually me mom and dad but,) need to put in disks and clear up some room. And I just wan't ya'lls input on what's the best/ or a good program for converting scanned documents to text files. I heard Text Bridge is good. Have any of you all used that? Thanks!
November 26th, 2003, 11:04 AM #2
There are lots of OCR (optical character reading) programs that do what you want, but then you would probably want to keep the original anyway, since you have to scan it in and then run the OCR on it.
Why don't you scan in the originals and be done with it? That will be a long enough job as it is! Then OCR what you need when you need it.
With the OCR you have to basically correct each entry that "confuses" the program. Even the best text seems to have two or three 5's that look like 6's and F's that look like P's, etc.
BTW: Omnipro is a good one that I have used."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
November 26th, 2003, 11:15 AM #3
Yeah I guess you could scan each page in 1 by 1. I would do something like 150 dpi and only in black and white. Im not positive on the dpi though, you may want someone else to verify that. But selecting just black and white would help cut down on the image sizes, and if you have a lot of papers, thats a lot of images.Got root?
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