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imcd
hello open office

I have been a long time  user of Open Office word processor.
I am wondering if it will  allow me to scan my own handwritten document
(to save typing it all out and then to edit it?  I have tried just now
and it seems I can't; can you confirm that for me please?  Oor do you
know of any free safe software that could do the job - thank you
regards Ian

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Re: help with editing

David Robley
On 03/15/2018 06:54 PM, imcd wrote:

> hello open office
>
> I have been a long time  user of Open Office word processor.
> I am wondering if it will  allow me to scan my own handwritten
> document (to save typing it all out and then to edit it?  I have tried
> just now and it seems I can't; can you confirm that for me please? 
> Oor do you know of any free safe software that could do the job -
> thank you
> regards Ian
>
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You need a software that is able to do Optical Character Recognition on
handwriting; try a search for "ocr software for handwriting".


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Re: help with editing

Rory O'Farrell
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:11:16 +1030
David Robley <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 03/15/2018 06:54 PM, imcd wrote:
> > hello open office
> >
> > I have been a long time  user of Open Office word processor.
> > I am wondering if it will  allow me to scan my own handwritten
> > document (to save typing it all out and then to edit it?  I have tried
> > just now and it seems I can't; can you confirm that for me please? 
> > Oor do you know of any free safe software that could do the job -
> > thank you
> > regards Ian
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> You need a software that is able to do Optical Character Recognition on
> handwriting; try a search for "ocr software for handwriting".
>

The name "myscript" comes to mind as a program that read some handwritings.  I should say, however, that I haven't used that in about 15 years and it failed with my/my father's hand-writings, which were and are illegible.  If  one had a nice disciplined hand I have no doubt that such a program could be reasonably successful.  Another possibility, probably with a greater success rate, is voice transcription.

With such specialised programs, of either category, it is best to use the as stand alone programs and transfer their output files into the word processor of choice afterwards, which is a simple matter of /Insert /File.

Rory

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Re: help with editing

zahra a
hello.
if you need free ocr solution,
i believe that google ocr is the best option in this regard.

On 3/15/18, Rory O'Farrell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:11:16 +1030
> David Robley <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> On 03/15/2018 06:54 PM, imcd wrote:
>> > hello open office
>> >
>> > I have been a long time  user of Open Office word processor.
>> > I am wondering if it will  allow me to scan my own handwritten
>> > document (to save typing it all out and then to edit it?  I have tried
>> > just now and it seems I can't; can you confirm that for me please?
>> > Oor do you know of any free safe software that could do the job -
>> > thank you
>> > regards Ian
>> >
>> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [hidden email]
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>> You need a software that is able to do Optical Character Recognition on
>> handwriting; try a search for "ocr software for handwriting".
>>
>
> The name "myscript" comes to mind as a program that read some handwritings.
> I should say, however, that I haven't used that in about 15 years and it
> failed with my/my father's hand-writings, which were and are illegible.  If
> one had a nice disciplined hand I have no doubt that such a program could be
> reasonably successful.  Another possibility, probably with a greater success
> rate, is voice transcription.
>
> With such specialised programs, of either category, it is best to use the as
> stand alone programs and transfer their output files into the word processor
> of choice afterwards, which is a simple matter of /Insert /File.
>
> Rory
>
>>
>> Cheers
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>> David Robley
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