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Print to OCR?

When I talk to people about the unique technique of printing text documents to image just for the purpose of running optical character recognition ( OCR ) or data capture on them, they are rightfully confused and think I’m a little nutz. Why would you ever...

Already digital but still OCRed

I’ve faced unique projects in the last four years and in a few, the best approach even seemed to contradict my better logic. The projects I’m talking about are ones where the data we were working with was already in a digital format, namely a PDF file that...

Why OCR is for everyone

You may come to this site looking for OCR software, PDF Compression tools, or maybe it was a StumbleUpon. Maybe a friend said they used OCR and loved it, and you just had to Google it to find out what IT was. Unfortunately tech industries have the habit of making...

Down and dirty paperless office

In my office, paper comes in, is reviewed for value, gets scanned, and shredded or filed. I have setup a system that allows me to very efficiently scan documents to my “digital file cabinet”. Here is a quick guide on how I do it! What you will need: 1. An unused...

File Format Buffet! – choosing your output format

Anymore OCR and data capture solutions give you a broad selection of what output format you want the result to be in. Until the advent of layered file formats your only choices were text only such as Word .Doc or Plain Text .txt. But now formats themselves have come...