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Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a technology that enables you to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital scanner into indexed searchable data.

Imagine you’ve got a paper document – for example, an invoice, PO, or PDF contract your partner sent to you by email. Obviously, a scanner is not enough to make this information available for editing, say in Microsoft Word. All a scanner can do is create an image or a snapshot of the document that is nothing more than a collection of black and white or color.   In order to extract or index data from scanned documents,  images or image-only PDFs, you need an OCR software that would single out letters on the image, put them into words and then – words into sentences, thus enabling you to access and edit the content of the original document.

WeScanFiles.com With OCR, scanned document looks just like the original.  We Scan Files OCR software allows you to save a lot of time and effort when creating, processing and indexing various documents.  Using OCR, you can scan paper documents for further editing and share with your colleagues and partners. You can extract quotes from scanned documents and use them for creating reports.  In addition, WeScanFiles.com  can use OCR software for creating searchable PDF archives.

The entire process of data conversion from original paper document, image or PDF takes very little time, and the final recognized document looks just like the original!


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