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Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 13, 2011 - 9:27am

I'm looking for the best way to get old typescript turned into editable Word documents.

I am looking for recommendations for a Free or Cheap or At Least Common Optical Character Reader
I am looking for advice about using Naturally Speaking to read the text instead, and go speech-to-text.

Any thoughts on the best approach?


Submitted by johnm on September 14, 2011 - 3:19pm.

Depending on the quality of the paper and clarity of the type, you could use a scanner to turn it into a .pdf, and then copy/paste from the .pdf into MS Word. This is not 100% reliable, but Adobe has come a long way with its text recognition, and it has the advantage of being free.

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