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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: May 21, 2021



Free Optical Character Recognition Tool




One of the most useful tools in business is something known as OCR or ‘optical character recognition.

It allows you to convert an image that has text into a document that can be edited with a word processor.

Most scanners have this ability as long as you are successful in getting the software set up and understand how to use it.

This also means that you can only perform this task wherever your scanner resides, which could be an issue in some cases.

Once again the Internet has come to the rescue with a free OCR tool at http://OnlineOCR.net so you can get it done anywhere in the world.

It can extract the text from PDF files as well as an assortment of common image files like JPGs and GIFs.

You just upload the file, choose the language it’s in and the output format for the editable file to be created.

Free and easy is a combination that makes the Online OCR /service a winner!

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