Windows 10: OCR Solved

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  1.    15 Nov 2017 #1

    OCR


    I have Office 2010 Home and Student. Is there a way, besides cloud or buying OCR software, to use OCR with Windows 10?
    I did find "Free OCR" and it is just ok. The price for OCR is very high and it did not come with this printer.I tried Google OCR but I did not want my private data in the cloud.
    A full version of Office has a provision for OCR but I did not know if Word can do it with the 2010 version.
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  2.    15 Nov 2017 #2

    maranna said: View Post
    I have Office 2010 Home and Student. Is there a way, besides cloud or buying OCR software, to use OCR with Windows 10?
    I did find "Free OCR" and it is just ok. The price for OCR is very high and it did not come with this printer.I tried Google OCR but I did not want my private data in the cloud.
    A full version of Office has a provision for OCR but I did not know if Word can do it with the 2010 version.
    8 best OCR software for Windows 10
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  3.    15 Nov 2017 #3

    >Is there a way I can download Free OCR to a disc or flash drive, in case I need it to reinstall my OS?
    Is it a matter of downloading to a DVD and when needed, click on setup?
    Thanks for the referrals.
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  4. Posts : 900
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       15 Nov 2017 #4

    MS Office 2010 Home and Student.
    That comes with OCR in Microsoft OneNote 2010, look in your all programs list under Office. That has OCR. It will start with an offer of a free upgrade but cancel that for the moment.

    Start up a new Notebook > Insert picture > Select picture > Right click > Copy text from picture(this is the OCR bit).

    Then obviously paste text into what ever you want, Word 2010 etc.

    The hidden corners of your applications you never knew you had...

    If you have a flatbed scanner or similar they are usually supplied with a cut down version of some OCR application. My old HP Scanner came with a cut down version of Iris OCR.
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  5.    15 Nov 2017 #5

    Could you please also tell me how to write the 'free ocr' download to disc? Thank you for instructions with One Note.
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  6. Posts : 900
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       15 Nov 2017 #6

    Free OCR on that suggested list is online so just save in your Browser favourites same as anything else.

    If it's an install file just save that somewhere, HDD, DVD, USB key etc.
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  7.    15 Nov 2017 #7

    It is a download and install so I just allow the target to be a DVD +if I need it again it will play off of setup?
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  8. Posts : 900
    Windows 10
       15 Nov 2017 #8

    You download the Install file to a Folder on your hard drive, normally that would be the "Downloads" folder, then you move it to a more suitable location.
    If required, burn that file to a DVD or you can copy to a USB key, or whatever you want.

    Setup installs the application to be used.

    Only stand alone applications can be run directly from the *.exe file.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Nov 2017 #9

    OneNote, included in Microsoft Office, is an excellent OCR program. It can read and extract text from image files: Copy Text from Picture in OneNote Apps Features Tutorials

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 15 Nov 2017 at 12:07.
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  10.    15 Nov 2017 #10

    Kari said: View Post
    OneNote, included in Microsoft Office, is an excellent OCR program. it can read and extract test from image files: Copy Text from Picture in OneNote Apps Features Tutorials

    Kari
    Have been using this for several years, pretty accurate.
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