W-10 OCR program

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W-10 OCR program

Has anyone found a safe OCR program for Windows 10?
OneNote was good but dropped it for Office 2019.
Some other freebies are unsafe when checked.
I am using CopyFish at the moment as an extension to Chrome.
 
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I've only used Adobe Acrobat. I don't know if the free version does OCR, but the professional version does... but is a bit pricey for just that feature. Sorry!
 
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CopyFish does a fair job but thank you anyway.
 
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Optical character recognition (OCR). I don't understand your words about being "SAFE". Its a matter of pattern recognition and if it can translate it accordingly. Notheng safe or unsafe about it.
 
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Safe is referring to the source and or the download itself. Not optical character recognition. I had it with Office 2016 via OneNote but when I bought 2019 it was not in it. So safe is obviously in regards to the source of the download and not the feature itself.
I run the URL through VirusTotal.
 
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Microsoft Office still suppoerts the free OCR in the .TIFF file / FAX application.

Reference is MODI - MicrsOft Document Imaging - this is available as a backwards-compatible component for recent MS Office.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ft-office-2010

Functionally,
1) Print to Fax
2) Save fax file as .TIF
3) Open fax in MODI .TIF viewer
4) Run OCR
5) Save or export text.
 
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I did look it up but did not understand it so thank you.
 
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I did look it up but did not understand it so thank you.
Let me try again.

Windows 10 supports the free program "MS Document Imaging" which includes OCR and is included in the optional Microsoft FAX printer application.

The free Microsoft "print to fax" utility includes a free copy of the Microsoft OCR engine. .
 
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I do appreciate your help. I have been trying to get OCR working as you say. I did find where one can download MODI with TIFF to MS 2010.
I have MS Office Home and Student 2019 and I think it is missing the components you refer to as in full Office which I don't have.
I have version 1910 build 12130. 20344, click to run.
Please correct me if I am wrong so I can resolve this.
TY
 
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Ocr

I have an Epson WF 2760 and was able to perform editing if not actual OCR. I saved as PDF then opened as Word and it was able to edit.
There seems to be second post about this so I will reply there also. I apologize for double posting but did not realize I was doing so until I received 2 different reply sources.
 
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