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    Any recommendations?

    I realise this question has been asked before numerous times, Figure things change so quickly its worth asking again...
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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    Have a look here http://en.openocr.org/ for the open version of Cuneiform.

    I've just installed it and it worked well on the sample I gave it. I normally use FineReader, another Russian OCR

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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    Cheers, I just tried a few, none were great, though would have been fine if the pages were just text.

    The amount of work required to reformat everything,add the missing bits, and fix the mistakes means I'm better off just starting from scratch.
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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    Metla...MS Office 2003 Proff has it on the disc that I have. PJ
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    When I was younger I heard but didn't listen.
    Now I am older, I listen but cannot hear.

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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    hmmmm....I have the full suite of Office 2007 on my laptop, suppose I should have checked it out first.

    Still, the decision has been made,
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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    Do tell. What are you using? 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: Free OCR Software

    I'm just going to recreate all the documents, The idea was was scan them into digital format for the purpose of rewriting them anyway.

    In fact, I sat down to start an hour ago and haven't yet even opened any other program apart from Firefox.....
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    Default Re: Free OCR Software

    Copy and paste is usually better than scan and OCR.

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