There are many OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software packages to choose from, but this has been receiving many good reviews owing to its connections with Hewlett Packard and Agfa in support of their hardware.
The full version ReadIris Pro 6.0 contains wizards that help set the software to your scanning device and where you wish to direct your output. Whatever text you decide to scan can with this version go directly into the newer versions of Word or Excel or if you require earlier versions, this is also possible with the aid of macro scripts.
ReadIris also recognises the layout of the document you are wishing to scan e.g. recognising areas of text as well as graphics and it can also cope with information in the format of Word tables. Coloured graphics are also recognised.
This version also supports up to 56 different languages, including Chinese and Japanese that can be installed, even though you will need to support this by adding the appropriate language fonts and foreign language versions of Windows also.
ReadIris Pro 6.0 is recommended as a professional OCR at a realistic price and you can upgrade from any Twain-compatible scanning device.
You can download a thirty day free trial from ReadIris Free Download For further information contact Transform on 01959 578300 or Prestige Networks on 01635 866888