How to Us Optical Character Recognition

Do you wish there was a technology that allowed you to scan passages from books, magazines, or documents and turn it into a digital file where the text can be recognized and edited?

Well, you are in luck! Because that is exactly what the optical character recognition program (OCR) does.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) lets you convert images with text into text documents using automated computer algorithms. It will work on images and PDF files scanned in using a flatbed scanner or photos taken with digital cameras or mobile phones.

Using OCR is simple and can be done in four simple steps:

1. Scan the document you need with your modern scanner or upload the image you need to your computer.

2. Your scanner will convert the document into a digital file. Open this file.

3. Use the OCR to convert the image to text.

4. Open the text in Word and make your edits.

OCR programs are included in recent versions of OneNote and Adobe Acrobat and if you don’t have these then OCR can be purchased separately.

OCR is a beneficial program to both you and your business. So contact us today to find out more.