How to scan paper spreadsheets directly into MSExcel or a .CSV file
Posted on 2014-12-16
Hello. One of our vendors insists on delivering its reports on paper, printouts from MS Excel. They are formatted with column and column headers and rows, with cell outlines turned on, and other extended format garnishes.
We would like to scan them directly into Excel, or, if not possible, into text/ASCII/csv files that can be imported into Excel, keeping the column label, columns, and rows intact for number or formula manipulation.
I see a number of third-party products which OCR from PDF files (which our Canon IR scanners can produce) and then OCRing the PDFs into Excel readible files.
What is the most efficient/reliable way of doing this? And with what product?