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We are on OS 10.3.5.  Is there any OCR software out there that will recognize the scanner driver in this version of the OS? Or are there any recommended scanners that have current drivers supporting this version of the OS?  OmniPagePro X from ScanSoft does not do it.  In other words, what combination of OCR software & scanner will work in OS 10.3.5?
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Off hand im not sure.  i would have reccomended Omnipage Pro.   Are you saying Omnipage Pro is not compatible with 10.3.x? Try some of these at the link below.

http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=ocr&plt%5B%5D=macosx&jumptoCat=0
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The people at Scansoft (publishers of OmnipagePro X) recommend scanning in another application and then bringing it into OmniPagePro X, as they claim that the current version of the software only suppports 10.1.
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The OCR results will be terrible using that method. Youre scanning to a TIFF then dumping that on OmniPage. Some of the other OCR options njxbean posted will be better.
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Yes, I agree the workaround is not acceptable.  I have had experience with ReadIris Pro (the Business Card Reader version), but know nothing of the others in the Version Tracker link.
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by:Andrew Duffy
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How about ABBYY Finereader for Mac:

http://www.abbyy.com/macfinereader/

Is bundled with Epson scanners so I'm not sure if it'll support your scanner - I'd be surprised if it didn't.
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Unfortunately ABBYY Finereader for Mac only works in the OS X Classic environment.
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Ah. My bad - apologies for not checking the specs! How about ReadIris Pro which comes bundled with HP scanners?

http://www.irislink.com/opt/uk/products/readiris/mac/index.html
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