What are some excellent OCR software for scanning text into Word?

Question: I would like to scan some of my short stories into Word but my scanner does a lousy job with OCR. It scrambles text and sometimes I can't even remove the glitches! (Puzzling and frustrating.) I need to be able to edit the scanned text.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer: Here I will list some of the OCR products on VeyPDF website. And I will try to compare them for you, hoping you can get the proper one. And all the software I list here can be used to convert scan to word documents.

The First: Scan to Word OCR Converter

  • GUI version software, support 8 OCR languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. This software can convert scan PDF, images like TIFF, JPG, PNG, BMP, TGA, PCX, EMF, WMF and PNM to editable word document or RTF file directly.
  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008 / 7 and Later systems, both 32bit and 64bit systems.
  • Price: $79.95 for Single Personal User License
  • If you do not have too much experience in using software, this software is best for you as it has extremely easy software interface. The operation of this software can be learned once you install this software.

The Second: VeryPDF Table Extractor OCR

  • GUI version software, support more than 20 OCR languages.  By this software, you can extract tables or any area from scanned,normal PDF or image files and then recognize characters in scan files in different languages with OCR technology. This software is good at converting scan file with tables to Excel and word documents with table.
  • Price: $59.95 for Single Personal User License
  • OS:
    • Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008 / 7 and Later systems, both 32bit and 64bit systems.
    • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 (Lion)
  • Output file format: CSV, XLS, HTML, PPTX, DOCX, XLSX, RTF and TXT.
  • If you are Mac user, this software is better for you.

The Third: VeryPDF OCR to Any Converter Command Line

  • This is the only software with OCR function to convert scan PDF or image to word document. And for this software, you can call it together with C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, VB, VC, Delphi, ASP, PHP, Javascript, VB Script, etc. program languages to do the batch conversion.  And this software covers all the functions of above two software. What more, it allows you fix damaged PDF or image before conversion. By this way the OCR accuracy can be enhanced greatly.
  • Price: $395.00 for Server License (Commercial use for one server or PC)
  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008 / 7 and Later systems, both 32bit and 64bit systems.
  • Output: Word, Excel, CSV, HTML, TXT, Pure Text Layer PDF, Invisible Text Layer PDF, etc.
  • If you use this software for professional developing or OCR using, this software is better for you.

Through comparing, I guess you can choose an excellent OCR software when you need to convert scan to word. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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