Scanning Hard copy documents directly to text files
Posted on 2009-05-08
Does anyone know of a scanner that will scan some very old documents and will have the facility to save them not only as a pdf, which most of them seem to do these days, but also as a text file using ascii or utf 8, or even iso-8859-1. Im pretty sure I can do this by converting each pdf to word or whatever using OCR, and then doing a Save As and then selecting the encoding, but Im not sure if any of the scanners on the market that will do it for me automatically if it has the facility set it up in the settings before I start. As Ive got 80 or so archive boxes full of paper to scan, Id really like it to do this for me rather than having to convert pdfs all the time. Can anyone recommend a scanner that can do this?