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OCR Software

Mars0178
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Dear Experts,

My brother is in law enforcement and he would like to scan some paperwork into his computer and be able to fill in the necessary infromation into his documents and print them out rather than hand writing it in.  He currently has a all in one HP printer which has the scanner.  What OCR software would be good for this application, would adobe professional be able to do this?

Thanks,

Mars0178
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Greetings, Mars0178 !

See the discussion and recommendations here for OCR software
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Q_20405038.html



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Commented:
With adobe pro and a scanner he could scan each form in then make each a template so they could be filled in and printed.

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Not necessarily and OCR question as that is for recognizing writing and printing.
You could also try OmniFormat (www.omniformat.com) with the OCR module, from Software995 (www.software995.com).  It's a free program and might be worth a shot.  I have been pleased their products so far.  All the best!

Commented:
What you're looking for is acctually Form Filler :   http://www.pdfill.com/

PDF form maker : You can use PDF Form Maker to create, fill, edit, delete or submit PDF form fields. PDFill supports the most common PDF Form Fields: Text Field, Check Box, Radio Button, Combo Box, List Box or Push Button.
http://www.pdfill.com/feature_pdf_form_maker.html

So You can actually scan your document(s) save them in PDF format and create form boxes,fields etc. using this bargain software ( only $19)

Example :  http://www.pdfill.com/example/complaintform.pdf

good luck
nedvis
I recommend, scanning the document as an image, and opening it in
Adobe Photoshop, then make some text changes there. That way you
wont loose any quality which could be lost with OCR process (if you
have any logo images on that document, or so), cause OCR recognizes
only text, and looses the other images.

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If i use the adode photoshop will I be able to save the filled in document?
Of course. File -> Save As..
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Mars0178, you asked for OCR software.  Did you check out the OCR software that I proposed?

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War1 I have downloaded that software, its worked great so far...Thanks.
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Mars0178, glad to help!
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