Favorite flatbed scanner for Text scanning?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tvh13, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. tvh13 macrumors member

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    I am looking at scanners right now with an interest in scanning many different types of text. Most of the scanners I have looked at seem to emphasize scanning photos and images.

    I am looking for a flatbed scanner under $200 that scans text well and is fast.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    In my experience the success of OCR is dependent on the document being scanned for text, not the scanner.
     
  3. tvh13 thread starter macrumors member

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    OCR is not my primary interest. I am looking to quickly scan text from books and create PDFs from the images.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Well then it's a moot point, because you're essentially scanning an image.
     

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