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12-17-2011 05:22 AM
I have the new Photosmart 6510 All in One printer, but I do not seem to be able to scan text to OCR software.
Does anyone know if there is any such software and how can I download it?
I am using Windows vista 32 bit
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12-17-2011 05:45 AM - edited 12-17-2011 05:48 AM
Apply the steps given by Praveen David in the message M13159 "adding OCR software to Deskjet 3050"
Please let us know if this solution is working.
12-17-2011 07:55 AM
Thanks for the tip, but have got round it by using the OCR facility in Microsoft Office OneNote software that i have already got installed in my PC. Thanks for taking the trouble in getting back to me.
03-02-2012 02:20 PM
I tried the suggestion given by Praveen David in the message M13159 "adding OCR software to Deskjet 3050" for my HP6510.
Now I see "Searchable pdf" as a second option, but not a text file.
04-18-2012 11:29 AM
I tryed the solution, works like a charm. I now have the following opions on my 6510: JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF (like before) as well as "Searchable PDF", Rich Text (RTF) and Text (TXT).
Thanks to all for your support.
08-14-2012 09:51 AM
Which solution did you try? to use One Note in Microsoft Office or another tip put out here? I have a 6510 wirelessly connected and am on Windows vista 64 bit. I tried the solution suggested to download the full feature software and drivers and any other tip I can find out here but can't seem to get this to work. Which suggestion did you try that worked for you?? thanks!
08-14-2012 10:05 AM
I used the suggestion from tuku36y above, to go via http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scanning-Faxing-and-C
I have Windows 7, but I would think that it work with you also. So:
1. Install the full package for HP OJ Pro 8500A A910n printer
2. During install deselect anything except OCR
3. Select connect later, when you get to this
4. Remove the printer HP OJ 8500 printer that you are not having
It worked for me!
08-20-2012 08:11 AM
The method described by Praveen_David worked fine for me too.
But you need to understand that the HP Scan window does not change and it doesn't seem to matter ehich scan option you choose (e.g. "Document to tif" or "Document to file"). But after you scan and click on "Save" you'll see more options, including text and RTF.
I have noticed some OCR errors, where numbers were interpreted as letters, which may be a font-related so manual checking is required.
08-20-2012 08:58 AM
Thanks this solution "worked". It took a couple of iterations trying to make it work, a complete re-boot and try again but it did finally install and "work". I now have the option to scan to a file where the text can be editted. However the majority of the text being scanned is not recognized very accurately (Q's substituted wherever an O is, numeric symbols all over the place, etc.) So even though I now have this OCR capability, the quality of it is not near as good as what I had on my old hp 2575 photosmart printer.
Thanks for the help.
08-20-2012 09:10 AM
OCR errors have many sources, and the software is not always to blame. Try to change resolution and colour settings, and align text so lines are more horizontal. If you search the web you will find other advices on how to obtain the best result.
Using 300 dpi and full colour gives fine results when scanning text written with courrier or Times Roman on clear black/white printout. Other fonts, colour text, color background and other changes gives less good results.