A Free Tool http://www.onlineocr.net/

17 07 2013

I hate retyping things I’ve typed before. I have many, many notebooks from my Preaching School and College days. I have even more hand typed sermons I’ve written over the years. I’d love to have them search ready in my Evernote or Google Drive.

So, lately I’ve been scanning notebooks into PDF format. I then upload them to a free service that recognizes the text for free or very low cost if you are scanning mountains of text. It can cost as low as 4 pennies per sheet if you buy enough credits.

I’ve found the service is accurate most of the time. Some of the older papers have stains and such that interfere so I might have to go back in fix a few words here and there before saving the document in Word Format.

Now all those notes and old sermons are ready to be manipulated, copied, pasted and tweeked into useable text for use again. And most of it done with just a mouse and very little typing again.

http://www.onlineocr.net/ will give you several pages of free scans delivered to your mailbox or downloadable upon completion. This is a great tool for those of us who have little if any secretary support. Give it a try.

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22 07 2013
Tim Berman

Neat! Evernote uses OCR to find text in images and PDFs with the search function. This is nice for finding documents you’ve scanned in.

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