Scan to Text

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8/5/2012 9:47pm
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Ever want to turn your scans into text? With this free online tool you can convert your pathology reports to text you can edit in seconds.

Saves you the trouble of loading software on your PC.

I typed my path reports painfully- copying each word before i found this technology. Must copy/paste to a notepad after it's converted for you.

I know, you can do this with Word, but I was very lazy and never learned how to use Microsoft Word very well.

OCR stands for
Optical Character Recognition.



If for any reason my link goes off line just use google and enter "scan to text online tool free"

Only God and Fools can predict the future.. Never, ever give up!

arronlee - (8/28/2013 - 2:41am)

If a PDF with embedded (searchable) text is imported to Paperless, Paperless will import the PDF’s searchable text directly to the OCR Text Field.

If you have software that will convert a completed scan to a PDF with embedded text, Paperless should import the embedded text directly from the PDF. For example, ScanSnap Manager uses ABBYY to export completed scans as a PDF with embedded text. I’m also aware that there are programs that will take an existing PDF that does not have embedded text, perform OCR on the PDF, and write the OCR results to the PDF as embedded text. If any of these solutions are run on a completed scan before the scan is imported to Paperless, Paperless should import the embedded text to the OCR Text field when the PDF (with searchable text) is imported as a new library item.
One thing I might caution here is that we do not currently support using text with Paperless in languages other than English. My general understanding is that if a PDF is imported to PDF that contains text in a language other than English, Paperless will import text from that PDF verbatim, including accented characters. With functionalities that read this text, though, your mileage may vary.

I hope this helps.

arronlee - (9/28/2013 - 11:39pm)

I have tested a new OCR tool these days. Any ideas?

Barrieimage - (4/3/2014 - 2:32am)

An OCR reader is used  for  fast and accurate image recognition function, which converts scanned images into searchable text formats, such as PDF, PDF/A, WORD and any other document formats. Almost all the image formats can be detected and recognized by a mture OCR control within any .net project.