OCR software help!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fladborg, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. fladborg macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011
    I have a lot of articles from newspapers (danish) that I need to get into word documents so i can translate them to English. (goggle translator)
    Dont know if i should buy a scanner that has OCR software,,,if so.. what scanner and software is good enough?
    OR if I should buy a cheap scanner and buy software online?..if so..what software is good enough for newspaper articles (not in brand new condition) ?

    Thank you very much!:)
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    I bought a Canon Pixma all-in-one to scan all my bills and documents and its OCR seems really good. It automatically orients and converts anything I throw at it. I got one of the top of the line models for around $150, but there are other models well under $100.

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