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Almost all new scanners come with a program that will ‘read’ scanned text documents, and then convert it into editable text. Not all of these programs though will be able to read poor quality, or a more complicated multi-column document.
SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications. If you have a scanner and want to avoid retyping your documents, SimpleOCR is a fairly simple solution. The SimpleOCR freeware is a completely free application and is not limited in any way. SimpleOCR is available to all, home users, educational institutions, and even corporate users.
If your documents have multi-column layouts, non-standard fonts, poor quality or color images, you can use OCR applications or Imaging SDKs to get an accurate read. The OCR Guide compares desktop and server OCR solutions from several major engines, including ABBYY, IRIS, Nuance (formerly Scan Soft), Transym and more.
SimpleOCR’s imaging solutions website, ScanStore.com offers demo downloads and online ordering for all these applications with your ScanStore User Account.