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[BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Graham Page (19 Dec 2012 13:18 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Colin Phelan (19 Dec 2012 13:22 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Graham Page (19 Dec 2012 13:26 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Colin Phelan (19 Dec 2012 13:32 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Richard Godfrey-McKay (19 Dec 2012 13:26 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Graham Page (19 Dec 2012 13:28 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Richard Godfrey-McKay (19 Dec 2012 13:42 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs David Griffith (19 Dec 2012 16:53 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Agent Orange (19 Dec 2012 17:19 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Colin Phelan (19 Dec 2012 17:22 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Richard Godfrey-McKay (19 Dec 2012 17:44 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Graham Page (20 Dec 2012 09:15 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Richard Godfrey-McKay (20 Dec 2012 09:39 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs David Reynolds (19 Dec 2012 13:42 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs Colin Phelan 19 Dec 2012 13:32 GMT

It is quick and clearly dependant on how big a document but it is very efficient and if need be can be done in the background if a big document.
Regards
Colin

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 19 December 2012 13:27
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs

Thanks colin.  This would certainly be one way of doing it that would make sense.  How long does the conversion take?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Colin Phelan
Sent: 19 December 2012 13:23
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs

Graham, I use Omny Page direct for this by right clicking entering on Omny Page then word docuemtn in sub menu which works fine as long as there is something sensible to convert.
Colin

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 19 December 2012 13:19
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs

Hi all.

I have been asked a question about scanning faxes and graphical images sent to a person in a work environment to read.

I know that using a program such as Kurzweil 1000 is very effective for this as you can scan directly into the program or use the convert option that you can get at from the context menu in Internet Explorer.

Still, over £600 is quite a lot to ask so before justifying this, are there simpler solutions?

I know that Omnipage and Finereader can be used for these tasks but I would guess the process would be slower as you need to convert written scanned documents into a form that is readable rather than working within the program directly.

The question generally is whether to suggest a bespoke solution such as Kurzweil 1000 or one of the cheaper options.  I think that quite a lot of tif files and PDF files will be scanned so any views on quick effective OCR of these file types would be helpful.  The PDF files contain no actual text so doing OCR is required.

Regards

Graham

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