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Chapter 7. Hardware Annoyances > MAKE SCANNERS READ BETTER

MAKE SCANNERS READ BETTER

The Annoyance:

I bought a flatbed scanner to optically "read" newspaper and magazine articles. The optical character recognition (OCR) program recognizes the printed text and converts it to digital form, but there are still lots of errors. How can I improve my results?

The Fix:

The mantra of OCR scanning is: the better the original, the better the scan. Here are five tricks that can help:


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