Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by RMH
19 Feb 2015, 00:52
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR of printed tables
Replies: 9
Views: 8687

Re: OCR of printed tables

Thanks for the detailed comparison. Acrobat just won't cut the mustard in recognizing these tables. The PDF created with OmniPage exported very well into Excel using Acrobat, so it has to be the Acrobat OCR's fault in recognizing the table and applying the appropriate formatting to the stored text d...
by RMH
16 Feb 2015, 20:37
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR of printed tables
Replies: 9
Views: 8687

Re: OCR of printed tables

Thank you, I was curious about the performance of AABBYY FineReader before spending the $120 on a license! Mostly I have been importing into Microsoft Excel from text files using the built-in text import tool. That allows special character or space delineation, which isn't always optimal. Lots of ed...
by RMH
16 Feb 2015, 17:09
Forum: OCR/Optical Character Recognition
Topic: OCR of printed tables
Replies: 9
Views: 8687

OCR of printed tables

I have been in search of a good OCR engine that can recognize printed tables without grid lines. I have used Adobe Acrobat and IRFANVIEW's Kadmos plugin but they have issues with reading all the way across rows. My project is building an Access database of 1950's to 1960's outboard boat models using...