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Old 04-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Just Starting Out in OCR

Just Starting Out in OCR:

I’m looking for a reliable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program in the under-$200 range. My aim is to convert English-language printed text from various scanned sources into clear, accurate, editable MS Word and Adobe PDF files. Nothing fancy.

I have two computer setups at home:
1 – Primary - Dell Vostro 420 Desktop (Vista Business 32 bit) that works with an HP C-4480 All-In-One color printer/scanner/copier.
2 – Backup - Dell Latitude D820 Laptop operating (XP Professional) that works with an Epson Perfection 4490 flatbed scanner.

Can anyone offer suggestions – tips -- do’s and don’ts -- links – leads to published material for OCR newbies? Lastly, will the aforementioned scanners work with any OCR software?

P.S. – how does the I.R.I.S. Readiris 13 Pro OCR program stack up in this regard?

Many thanks.
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