Chapter 2: OCR'ing a Document

What is OCR'ing?

Short for Optical Character Recognition, when we OCR a document we use Caere OmniPage Pro 10 software to bring up the image of the scanned document, select the necessary text or image, and put it into a format where we can edit the text or image for accuracy and usability.

We use a technique called "zoning" to select the text then save it as a (.txt) document to edit in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, Notepad or Wordpad.

To make an image easier to see on the Internet, we usually use Jasc Paint Shop Pro to crop or edit before adding it into the HTML and XML markup. This way we can preserve the integrity and clarity of the picture for online viewing.