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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 David Reynolds 19 Dec 2012 13:42 GMT

Graham,

Like Richard, I use Finereader for this kind of thing, and have always found
it very effective.

Very best,

David.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard
Godfrey-McKay
Sent: 19 December 2012 13:26
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] scanning faxes, jpgs and tiffs

Graham, I have both OpenBook and Finereader.  The latter is just as good, in
my view, and there's an offer on it now for about £63-ish I think.

Richard

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-----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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