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Charliehd
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    scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/20/05 at 18:43:42) Quote Modify Delete

Hey, just wondering would anyone know if there's software that allows you to scan a document straight to .csv format. Have had a look around on the internet but am not having much luck so far.

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/22/05 at 15:40:08) Quote Modify Delete

Charliehd,

Just to clarify: You have one or more tables in hard-copy (paper) form that you'd like to convert to CSV files?

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/22/05 at 17:18:57) Quote Modify Delete

I'm actually trying to scan in a phone book, but don't know if I'll be able to do it. I think the pages may be too thin and you'll be able to see the print from both sides. Do you know if it's possible?

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/22/05 at 21:27:30) Quote Modify Delete

Charliehd,

I'm not sure about the phone book scanning. I understand what you mean about the thin pages, but that seems like something you should be able to adjust ... uhm ... for (is it really so bad to end it like that?).

Here's some stuff:

  • from scansoft
    "...the software automatically detects gridded tables (tables with lines dividing rows and columns) and even enables users to indicate when a non-gridded table should be saved as a table object as well."

  • from pcworld
    "...OCR program that supports 56 languages and any TWAIN-compliant scanner. When we tested it, Readiris did an excellent job of preserving page formatting, including color graphics and tables, and its text recognition was top-notch. You can export documents directly into Microsoft Word, WordPad, or Excel,"

  • from umax
    "...it retains the original text formatting and page layout, including columns, tables, and graphics."

  • from buyerzone
    "...Similarly, the latest versions of OCR software have been able to jump another early hurdle - tables, charts, and other non-text marks on scanned documents. When Schwab received the latest upgrade to OmniPage, he tested its ability to reproduce charts by scanning the economic tables in The London Economist. "I really wanted to make the system squeak," he says. It managed to recognize the small tables and eight-point font with only one error. "

hth

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/23/05 at 00:54:44) Quote Modify Delete

Thanks for all that info, appreciate it, will have a wee look at them and see if any of them fit the bill.

I don't understand what you meant by ...........(is it really so bad to end it like that?).

I'm feeling a little slow today.

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/23/05 at 08:49:05) Quote Modify Delete



I don't understand what you meant by ...........(is it really so bad to end it like that?).


I ended a sentence in a preposition.

Not really so bad here in the States, but I know it affects our UK friends a little harder. From what some have told me, something akin to fingernails on a blackboard.

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/23/05 at 16:37:49) Quote Modify Delete

Jst aswell I didn't ask for advise on grammer

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    Re: scanning a document to .csv format   (Date posted: 03/27/05 at 09:44:41) Quote Modify Delete

Charliehd,

Just as well indeed. I'd be the wrong guy to give that lesson.

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