Scanned images and photos of documents can be easily converted to text or Microsoft Word documents. This tips comes very useful when we need to type a document from a printed document page. In this tutorial we will be taking help of OCR technology. OCR means Optical Character Recognition using this technology it is possible to recognize character from a printed document and make a soft copy of the document.
First we need to take photograph of the printed page or document using camera. In the camera use Macro mode to get best result and place the paper on flat surface. To get best result I’ll recommend you to use a scanner.
In this guide we will be using an OCR software. There are many free OCR software and some websites also offers this functionality for free. SimpleOCR is one of the best free OCR software.
First download SimpleOCR and install it on your computer.
Now start SimpleOCR and select ‘Machine Print’
In the next windows click on ‘Select’
Click on ‘Add page’