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Convert Jpeg to DOC

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Hi all im looking for some software the has OCR without using a scanner

im trying to get some cvs that where scanned in as jpegs into a editable word document

any ideas?
Thanks
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Many scanner packages such as omnipage can >scan< .jpg images so that may be your best route

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will this software work without a scanner, i dont want to re scan everything in again, i already have the jpegs i want to just use soem ocr software on the jpegs if there is such a thing?

Thanks

Commented:
I believe you might be looking for a program like SimpleOCR.  It will let you convert jpgs to plain text so you can copy or paste them into word.

http://www.simpleocr.com

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just tried out simpleOCR its not very good at all, it couldnt recognise more than 50% of the document, is there any more sophisicated software you know of, i dont mind paying

Cheers

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This one might work better, after this I'm out of ideas sorry.  The ones I have tested on the Softi Scan program seemed to worked a lot better.

http://softi.co.uk/freeocr.htm

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Commented:
just tried that one, tried using it on one cv image

below is what it came out with :|

what would i search for on google to get what i need?

Thanks
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Commented:
I would search along the lines of "convert jpg to doc" or "convert jpg to txt".  What I'm seeing are other OCR type programs but you will most likely get the same results.  Is it printed text on the jpg or is it written text?  It looks like the program is picking up something else other than just plain text.

Author

Commented:
yeah thats what i have been searching for so far, nothing wortth while found so far :|

its printed text, its someones cv intially written in word no doubt

i did get a better result from it on another jpeg, but still rubbish really :|

ill keep looking, and hoping someone on here has something good! :)

Cheers

Author

Commented:
gone for omnipage, that seems to do it the best out of the lot

THanks
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