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    Superanuitant Poppa John's Avatar
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    Default OCR

    Hi All
    Has anybody used an OCR app & got a good result? Printing or writing. Thanks. PJ.
    Deafness.
    When I was younger I heard but didn't listen.
    Now I am older, I listen but cannot hear.

    If it is not broke, don't make it broker by trying to make it better. (This applies specifically to PJ)

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    Default Re: OCR

    OCR is used commercially for scanning old DOC's etc , in businesses

    So yes, it can work very well. Its not 100% perfect though, nothing is.
    How well do the free OCR's work is another question.

    It may not work very well at all for badly handwritten docs .
    It has to be able to recognize each individual character/letter , even the human mk1 eyeball cant decipher
    some hand written docs

    Even many smartphones have basic OCR type apps now , where you handwrite on the screen & that gets converted
    Last edited by 1101; 24-09-2019 at 02:11 PM.

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    Default Re: OCR

    Adobe Acrobat Pro is quite good for OCR

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    Default Re: OCR

    Abbyy Fine Reader works well, for me.

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