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bigfrog
01-04-2006, 02:23 PM
Hi,

Is there any free or cheap basic OCR software available for OS 9 or OS X.

Thanks, BF

TZ
01-04-2006, 03:11 PM
VueScan

bigfrog
01-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the response, but I can't see how to do optical character recognition with VueScan. It scans OK, but so does my free HP scanner software.

kaye
01-05-2006, 06:35 PM
BF,

I'm using OmniPage SE but it looks as if it only comes with scanners. The other versions are considerably more than I paid for the scanner and software. k

TZ
01-06-2006, 05:10 AM
You'll have to look in the VueScan preference settings for text/OCR output is all. I use it and it does work.

Input: Text
Output: OCR text file

From Tips:

You can enable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) by setting 'Input|Media' to 'Text'. You can improve the results by downloading a dictionary of words - see the VueScan Release Notes for more information.

Check the Help menu.