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"Good idea but fails to perform"

August 21, 2011  |  By boyd2000

 |  Version: SimpleOCR 3.0


Free. Dual-window and word highlighting (image and translation), no configuration and it recognized my scanner. I admit, I haven't had much experience with OCR so maybe these are to be expected.


I wish I had read these reviews before . It's probably faster to retype if you type fast instead of going through all the time-consuming corrections. After all the scanning, translation and corrections it loses saved files forcing me to start over.


Saves max 20 pages (thankfully, given problems later), then when I save image for later translation I find it only saves current page. Had to rescan and translate then (unless maybe I saved 20 files for 20 pages). Not intuitive loading images, you have to click Add Page as if you were scanning. Then after an hour or more of scanning and correcting errors (usually less than advertised 90% correct rate as advertised) I save the document and open Word. Word says the doc is not found. Fortunately I still had the image and doc in SimpleOCR. Try saving again and it asks if I want to overwrite. I pick a different directory, save, and finally I can bring it up in Word. Unfortunately the 20 page batch I "saved" previously is nowhere to be found. Looks like I will have to rescan that section a 3rd time. I'm looking for something else.

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Full Specifications

Publisher ScanStore
Publisher web site
Release Date September 23, 2002
Date Added September 23, 2002
Version 3.1
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Components & Libraries
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 9.29MB
File Name InstSocr.exe
Total Downloads 600,111
Downloads Last Week 344
License Model Free to try
Limitations See description
Price Free

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