Take a printed list of items, scan and export to a database file to be imported?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJRonbo, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I don't know how well the title explains what I want to do.

    I have a long list of routes that I need to learn for delivery.

    It's typewritten on paper.

    It's pages long, with columns depicting the house number range, street name, route ID#

    I want to somehow be able to scan this information on my scanner and then be able to digitize the information in such a way that it can be imported into a flash card program (such as Mental Case) that I can study from.

    Any suggestions on how this might be done or the best software for the job?

    Thanks in advance
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Scan using OCR which basically turns the rasterized image to text that you can at least copy and paste. That is all that comes to mind right now.
    Perhaps do you know anyone with a Neat desk unit?
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I have the Neatdesk software. Have never installed it. However, unless I am wrong, that is mostly used for addresses/contacts, isn't it?

    Perhaps I am wrong.
  4. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    Devonthink Office Pro comes to mind. It is expensive, but more than capable of doing what you want.

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