How does the OCR prog handle handwritten materials?

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How does the OCR prog handle handwritten materials?

Post by 2rex » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:38 pm

If I scan something legibly written in all caps, do any of your products offer a good chance of converting it to text?

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Re: How does the OCR prog handle handwritten materials?

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:11 am

Our PDF-Xchange Viewer will OCR and create a text layer that may be used to search a page or copy the text and paste into another application - but at this time will not yet allow you to edit the text - this is coming later this spring.
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Re: How does the OCR prog handle handwritten materials?

Post by Walter-Tracker Supp » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:47 pm

The OCR functionality is designed for printed font recognition, although there is a chance it could recognize letters hand-written in extremely careful form. I'll leave that up to you to test for yourself, and you can do so for free with the PDF X-Change Viewer, but there are no promises here since there is no explicit support for handwriting recognition.

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