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Need help to convert hand written image document to text


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patrickrzr

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I have a physically handwritten document(like a peice of paper with something written on it) which was scanned and now it is an image file (tif) , i need to convert this into text. I really need help:)

The thing is i researched on google and many forums but most of the results are , download an OCR software , Use a tablet pc , use acrobat .

The thing is the OCR software is not able to convert this image file into text
I dont have a tablet PC
I used acrobat and that never helped.

I tried a few softwares which convert handwritten documents into text but it still did not work.

I have uploaded one of the sample files

can someone help me out with this puzzle ?



The thing is i have a load of handwritten files which i have to type out into text using notepad or word. If i can just convert the file into text that would save me a lot of time and effort so :)
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DragonMaster Jay

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Most of the time, it is just easier to type in the text found on the paper instead of scanning and converting. :)
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Or you could just use OneNote...

http://office.micros...1125601033.aspx
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Nice idea, thanks for stepping in Cilix
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:)
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Another option is to use voice recognition software to read your notes to the computer.
Microsoft offers a free package.
Here is a tutorial: http://www.microsoft...eptember23.mspx

If you are willing to pay money, this is a great program that I would say has the most advanced speech recognition engine: http://www.nuance.co...urallyspeaking/
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Wow, excellent thread. I have both speech rec. programs but I don't use them because they don't punctuate automatically. Do I need to read the instructions more carefully or just do it by hand?
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Doing punctuation by hand is a good idea.
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Advanced punctuation like <, >, }, {
is to be done by hand.

Otherwise, just dictate to the computer commands like period, and it will insert a .
That also works for ?, !, comma, "", ;, :
Maybe some more, but those are the most commonly used punctuation.
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how about free online ocr tool? it can extract text from image, and save text to txt file.


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JonyGreen, this thread is 6 years old. Doubtful anyone is still looking for an answer.

 

I would be curious though whether it couls handle it or not.


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