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Old 07-12-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Missed features

It's amazing how that a person can use a program daily and miss out on some features it offers.

A short while back I was given a stack of typed copy which had to be retyped in as the original had been done on an ordinary typewriter.

"I wish I had an OCR program" I thought as I typed away.

Just this week while looking through Acrobat 7 I saw a feature on the Document menu Scan to OCR. "What's this?" I thought.

On looking closer I discovered that Acrobat 7 has OCR. I scanned a typewritten page in at 300ppi and saved as a Photoshop pdf (although later I found out that Acrobat 7 will open a tiff file as well). I ran the OCR scan and the result was very good. Hardly any mis-spelt words, a quick run through with a spell checker and I was done.

All this time I'd been sitting on the program which I needed but had not realised that I had.

We live and learn.

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