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Today's Topics:

1. Scan to OCR (IPS Khurana)
2. Re: Scan to OCR (shirish)
3. Re: Scan to OCR (Surya Pratap)
4. Re: Scan to OCR (Rony)
5. Re: Scan to OCR (Rony)
6. Re: Scan to OCR (shirish)


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From: "IPS Khurana"
To: ipskhurana@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:38:58 +0530
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
hi
i am using Ubuntu 8.04,
i want to scan documents to OCR to Office documents,
so that i dont have to type all the matter (text),
but it xsane and kooka converts in .txt files with junk characters,
many
times
blank file .txt
how can i convert directly into Office Doc files,

it used to convent in WinXP, directly into MS Doc without or very less
junk
characters
retaining the same format.

can u suggest any good software for this on Ubuntu

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From: shirish
To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India"
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:36:30 +0530
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
Have you tried tesseract

http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/

Its in the ubuntu archive, atleast 8.10
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From: Surya Pratap
To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India"
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 19:32:42 +0530
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
IPS Khurana wrote:
> hi
> i am using Ubuntu 8.04,
> i want to scan documents to OCR to Office documents,
> so that i dont have to type all the matter (text),
> but it xsane and kooka converts in .txt files with junk characters, many
> times
> blank file .txt
> how can i convert directly into Office Doc files,
>

I am not sure if there is an open source OCR engine that will retain
the
formatting and table structures,
gocr is a good tool and I believe it is in use in the software you
mentioned
> it used to convent in WinXP, directly into MS Doc without or very less junk
> characters
> retaining the same format.
>

if you already have a good OCR why not use the software you already
have
with wine
> can u suggest any good software for this on Ubuntu
>
>




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From: Rony
To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India"
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:16:34 +0530
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
IPS Khurana wrote:
>
> hi
> i am using Ubuntu 8.04,
> i want to scan documents to OCR to Office documents,
> so that i dont have to type all the matter (text),
> but it xsane and kooka converts in .txt files with junk characters, many
> times
> blank file .txt
> how can i convert directly into Office Doc files,
>
>
>
>


In GNU/Linux you convert to ODT format. Then let OO convert it to doc
format if necessary.

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From: Rony
To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India"
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:53:22 +0530
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
shirish wrote:
>
> Have you tried tesseract
>
> http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
>
> Its in the ubuntu archive, atleast 8.10
>


Thanks for the link. I installed it but didn't know how to use it as
google's page does not have a howto. Found this link for the howto.

http://www.howtoforge.com/ocr_with_t...t_on_ubuntu704

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From: shirish
To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India"
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:07:48 +0530
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] Scan to OCR
Hi Rony,
The package is there in Intrepid atleast, dunno about whether it was
there in Hardy or not. I do not have a scanner hence can't test it but
have heard some nice things about it.

If its not in the main repository for hardy then it surely may be in
somebody's PPA.

Would be interested to know what you make of it.
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