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Will Smith <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Mar 2007 14:18:01 +1000
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I have used ABBYY Fine Reader and it is an excellent OCR package. In my
version, bought as a stand alone software, when you get to the end of
the processes that you go through it asks if you want to save or scan
another page. If you choose the latter it will make all the pages into
one document.

Will Smith
Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
Queensland Herbarium
Environmental Protection Agency
Brisbane Australia
Telephone (07) 38969508
-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lore Ruttan
Sent: Monday, 12 March 2007 11:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] searchable PDF from scanned text?

I just bought a similar model Epson scanner and it came with  OCR
software called something like ABBYY Fine script reader. However, the
documentation is pretty much non-existent and the help function doesn't
seem to work either!! I haven't been able to figure how to scan a
multi-page document and make it all one file.

Cheers, Lore

Kathleen Garness wrote:

> I don't mind going back over the text so long as I don't have to type
> the entire thing! And is the Acrobat Professional something inside
> CS2 or do I have to buy that separately? Is it the scanner that has
> the OCR? software? It's only an Epson 4490, but it will be fine for
> this job, I think; I just can't tell whether it has OCR built in or
> not...
> Thanks,
> Kathy
> On Mar 9, 2007, at 5:30 PM, Frank Ippolito wrote:
>> beware. it is far from perfect. you will be left with odd spacing and
>> the occasional broken words.
>> -f
>>> Thanks! We're looking at a 550-something page project!
>>> Kathy
>>> On Mar 9, 2007, at 4:28 PM, Steve Halford wrote:
>>>> It's an item on the "document" menu of Acrobat Professional.
>>>> "Recognize Text Using OCR."  Should be simple. I turned a scanned
>>>> 188
>>>> page book into a searchable PDF -- it took about five minutes and
>>>> was
>>>> a snap!
>>>> Steve.
>>>> On 3/9/07, Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone know how to make a searchable PDF from a scanned
>>>>> piece of
>>>>> text?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Kathy
>>>> --
>>>> Steve Halford ([log in to unmask])
>>>> Museum Technician
>>>> Simon Fraser University
>>>> Burnaby, B.C. Canada
>>>> V5A 1S6
>>> Every Day Is a New Beginning
>>>   "The friendships we develop determine the quality of our own
>>> souls"  Joan Chittister, OSB
>> --
>> Frank Ippolito
>> Principal Scientific Assistant
>> Div. Vertebrate Paleontology
>> American Museum of Natural History
>> Central Park West at 79th Street
>> NY    NY    10024
>> (212) 769-5812
>> [log in to unmask]
> Every Day Is a New Beginning
>   "The friendships we develop determine the quality of our own
> souls"  Joan Chittister, OSB


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