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Need an OCR tool

I need a tool I can use to digitize a report, like the one attached here...

Will this kind of report get a 100% successful conversion rate?

Eventually, I need the tool to be part of my website, but I have not, as yet, chosen my back-end technology. For now, a simple Mac based tool is fine, just so I can hand convert a report that I can start to use in my programming of the back-end.

Windows is okay, if there are limited Mac FREE versions.

I do have Office 365 (Mac) if there is a tool in there which I can use.

I am also interested in hearing what "plug-ins" can work when I deploy this to my website, for online OCR conversions.
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Joe Winograd

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Simple way to do this, is to convert .pdf files (most statements come in .pdf format) to text so you can parse it, via something like this...

pdftotext -enc ASCII7 -nopgbrk -layout '$file' >$outfile 2>/dev/null

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Which every sensible Linux Distro + Macports provides by installing the poppler-utils package.

If you're scanning documents, consider a printer like a ScanSnap which will do a double-sided scan in <1 second/page + generate a .pdf file with an embedded text version, which can be parsed too.

I am not looking for a new printer, at the moment. I tried to install ScanSnap, but it required the printer. What is your second choice for a Mac?

Your pdftotex conversion util looks interesting. It would be most helpful for me to use the same OCR tool during my early research for this project as I would use when I deploy the website.

1) Is this free to use?
2) How do I install it on my Mac?
Joe Winograd

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Joe Winograd

You're welcome. Good luck on the project!