Configure Your Software

The best OCR software in the world can still produce lousy results if you don’t set it up just so and give it the best possible input material to work with. You’re looking for a combination of settings that gives you the best balance of OCR accuracy, processing speed, image quality, and file size. I help you figure out what those are in this chapter. I also show you several ways to automate scanning so that it takes as little manual effort as possible, and provide guidance about how to file your scanned documents so you can find and use them quickly in the future.

Understand the Scanning Process

The fact that your scanner includes OCR software, or that you’ve pur­chased such software separately, doesn’t necessarily mean ...

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