OCR

  Spr 21:10 11 Jul 04
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I am using Windows XP word 2000. I am doing my family tree I have a blank form that I would like to scan in & fill with family details, is there any program that will allow me to do this I have tried scanning into Word all I get is a jumble of words

  sattman 21:27 11 Jul 04

This has facility for filling text on forms

click here

Have you also looked at the facilities that Brothers Keeper has

  Wak 13:02 12 Jul 04

Hi, you don't say whether you have a genealogy program for your family tree or not but if you haven't then I would suggest you look at the FREE Personal Ancestral File program supplied by the Latterday Saints at click here.
I would also recommend the ABBYY Fine Reader OCR program (also FREE) which can be found on Google.

  Stuartli 13:57 12 Jul 04

How many fields are there?

Have you tried doing the fields in Tables form from Word?

ABBYY FineReader is excellent - I got the Version 5 Pro on the Personal Computer World Jan 2004 cover disk - but it did require a 34MB update from the ABBYY website; fortunately my son has broadband.....

I've also found that ScanWise 2.0 for my Agfa SnapScan 1212u scanner is pretty good in any case at copying articles etc.

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