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yobneb
06-26-2016, 04:58 PM
Hi Guys very occasionally I need to edit a scanned document ican anyone recommend a free software that I can download for this purpose or purchase a reasonably priced programme

Thanks
Ben

lclev
06-26-2016, 05:20 PM
Check out these posts. There are several recommendations:

http://www.mac-forums.com/images-graphic-design-and-digital-photography/267200-replacement-paperport-professional.html?highlight=OCR+software

Lisa

ferrarr
06-26-2016, 07:01 PM
Most scanners come with their own version of OCR software. Did you look at your scanner manufacturer website? Even with all the All In One printer/scanner/copier I have purchased, they always include the software, for windows and mac.

pm-r
06-26-2016, 09:28 PM
Most scanners come with their own version of OCR software. Did you look at your scanner manufacturer website? Even with all the All In One printer/scanner/copier I have purchased, they always include the software, for windows and mac.

+1
I was just about to post the same thing.

I was quite surprised to find our recent Canon Pixma MGxxxx AIO had OCR software included once downloaded, and I was reading the manual and one topic popped up: Extracting Text from Scanned Images (OCR)








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Randy B. Singer
06-27-2016, 02:57 AM
Hi Guys very occasionally I need to edit a scanned document ican anyone recommend a free software that I can download for this purpose or purchase a reasonably priced programme

If you would like something that is free, there is free online OCR offered at these sites (most with some limitations):
http://www.onlineocr.net/
https://www.ocrgeek.com/
http://www.free-online-ocr.com/
http://www.newocr.com/
https://www.finereaderonline.com/en-us

If you want a resident program, this one is inexpensive compared to most other OCR programs for the Macintosh:

PDF OCR ($30)
http://solutions.weblite.ca/pdfocrx/
relies on the open-source OCR engine Tesseract.

If you want something that is really good, and worth the money, you may want to pay a bit more and go for this very popular PDF editor (which includes OCR) that is invaluable if you work with a lot of PDF's:

PDFPen ($50)
http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/index.html