Name: [3583] Rede
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OCR a PDF document [ID:430] (2/2)

in series: OCR with TopOCR

video tutorial by Rede, added 11/07

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How to OCR a PDF document with TopOCR

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6. Bogner Down Jacket Anti-Statik- Anti-Falte Wasserdicht Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:56

quite good! I'll be using that for my translation projects.


Thanks! Please keep it up.

My purpose was to see how OCR woked.

Any idea of converting a 500p PDF document of SCANNED text pages (sometimes slanted on right or left) ?

I'm looking to convert some contract docs into a searchable text.

Once again thanks for your video.

Have a great day!

4. anonymous Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:07

Review of OCR a PDF document

I like a lot the screencast of this guy very Useful!

Specially TOPOCR and also Repairing Old Pictures with Gimp. Keep Working!

This is a great video! I have had to do scanning and OCR for work off and on over the past 10 years. TopOCR seems to compare favorably with OmniPage. I am definitely going to download it and try it out, especially since I have a real need for it (scanning moldering tech bulletins for obsolete data comm equipment).



Great screencast! Everything is clear and very well paced - grand job. You also introduced me to 'sterling shot' (I had to google for it) which I guess is used for jewellery setting?

It was great to see how you built up the new OpenOffice word document from the scanned source in TopOCR - I've never used that tool so it was a real eye-opener to see it in action.

I hear the birds in the background - they sound *much* nicer than the seagulls that occasionally get into my videos :-)

To increase the number of viewers that come over you'll want to think about topics for spreading the word:

I'd have thought that announcing the screencasts at Reddit and DZone would be easy wins as you educate nicely. You could also ask in the Group:

as I'm sure the other authors will have suggestions.

The important thing is to figure out how to spread the word so that those who are trying to learn about TopOCR can find your material (else it, along with everything else, gets lost on the web!). Would the TopOCR people link to your videos?


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