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What is a good program that will let me get text from an scanned document?
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Once upon a time I used a product called "ReadIRIS". It worked to my satisfaction, but that was 5 or more years ago... couldn't tell you if they have kept it up-to-date.
I'll leave it to you to find it via Google

You're looking for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. There will be dozens of options available ranging from free to several hundred USD. It's a rather complex process from a software point of view, so you will probably end up getting what you pay for... but the free or cheap ones may still be adequate for your needs.
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From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that!" -...
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Once upon a time I used a product called "ReadIRIS". It worked to my satisfaction, but that was 5 or more years ago... couldn't tell you if they have kept it up-to-date.
I'll leave it to you to find it via Google

You're looking for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. There will be dozens of options available ranging from free to several hundred USD. It's a rather complex process from a software point of view, so you will probably end up getting what you pay for... but the free or cheap ones may still be adequate for your needs.

Maybe soon scanner's will come equipped with the feature.
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What is a good program that will let me get text from an scanned document?

Try FREE PDF OCR X.
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Maybe soon scanner's will come equipped with the feature.

I've never bought one that didn't include OCR software in some form. Though the included freebie software is generally of the "less capable" variety, or Windows-only.
From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that!" -...
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From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that!" -...
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