OCR or optical character recognition is the capture ( usually by a scanner ) of text ( from a printed copy or handwriting ) into a document / file that you can edit.
When you scan a document into a computer with your scanner it will produce an image file then software is needed to convert the scanned image into text.
The conversion is OCR or optical character recognition.
There is now an online service at ONLINE OCR where you can upload the following image formats.
- PDF(All types of PDF files including
- multi-page PDFs)
- TIF/TIFF (Multipage TIFFs supported)
- files containing
Files with the extensions above types of can be uploaded to ONLINE OCR
You have the option of receiving the converted files in the following formats:
- Adobe PDF
- MS Word 2003/XP
- MS Excel 2003/XP
- Html 4.0
- Text Plain
Checkout the website at Online OCR for more details