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Scanners Save Time and Dollars

Scanners Save Time and Dollars For some time I have been intrigued by the idea of using a device to scan a printed report and save the image to a file that could be manipulated by a word processor or a spreadsheet program. But each time I inquired at a store or read a review of a scanner, my idea was abruptly scotched by the information that the scanned and saved image was only a graphic image and not a manipulatable series of letters and numbers i.e., a character image commonly referred to as an ASCII file. To do what I wanted to do would require Optical Character Recognition OCR software, and that was very expensive. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Scanners Save Time and Dollars

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/eb025298
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Abstract

For some time I have been intrigued by the idea of using a device to scan a printed report and save the image to a file that could be manipulated by a word processor or a spreadsheet program. But each time I inquired at a store or read a review of a scanner, my idea was abruptly scotched by the information that the scanned and saved image was only a graphic image and not a manipulatable series of letters and numbers i.e., a character image commonly referred to as an ASCII file. To do what I wanted to do would require Optical Character Recognition OCR software, and that was very expensive.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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