Re: Scanned Docs to Revise

Subject: Re: Scanned Docs to Revise
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:55:04 -0600

It's been a while, but I used OmniPage 10 several years back to do the same thing. It's not 100% accurate, 95% was about the best I could get, but it sure beat the heck out of retyping everything. (I'm not sure, but I think you might be able to run the OCR right from the PDF least it wouldn't hurt to try.) Ninety-five percent is as good as you will get out of even the best voice-recognition programs (Dragon Naturally Speaking for example). However, I should also add that if your text includes graphics, good luck.


twriter01 -at- hotmail -dot- com wrote:

Help! Suggestions on getting hundreds of scanned docs (.pdf) into MS Word
format. These docs were hard copies scanned into .pdf format.

Only options I can think of are re-typing everything or using
voice-recognition. Any suggestions? Any technologies? TIA!


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