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    OCR Software

    I am looking for OCR software that can convert scanned documents into an Excel document neatly

    Your comments/inputs are appreciated

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    I do not know of anything good that is "free". I use Nuance's "Omnipage Professional" (currently using Version 18) and have found it excellent (but it is not cheap!!). The program scans tables and exports the results in tabular form, suitable for use in spreadsheet applications. Each page is placed in a separate worksheet. I have successfully scanned tables into MS Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 with very reliable results.

    If you wish to try something "free", the program "FreeOCR" has received a positive review; but I stress I have not used it. It also seems that it only performs Character Recognition, which suggests to me that it will not be able to export into Excel. Here is a link to read about it and download the program if you wish to try it:
    http://download.cnet.com/FreeOCR/300...-10717191.html

    Another possible source for free/paid OCR software claimed to be able to export into Excel is here:

    http://www.supershareware.com/ocr-into-excel-free/

    But once again, I have not tried any of the software myself.

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    Hi Peter

    Thanks for the advise, much appreciated

    Howard

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    Didn't your scanner come with a OCR application?

    Jerry

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    I have a cheap flatbed scanner, so I doubt it. We have other scanners at work, that may have OCR applications. Will check this out

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