How can I import OCR scans into an Excel spreadsheet?

Vk Mahajan December 11, 2012
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I want to convert OCR images Scanned with an Avision card scanner to an Excel spreadsheet on my Windows 7 PC.

Any ideas how I can go about this?

  1. neel
    June 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

    http://Captricity.com works best with forms. The service's unique software extracts all the data fast, with 99$ accuracy and then produces a spreadsheet /.cvs file / Excel file

  2. Eath Chantrea
    December 12, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Using Omini

  3. Abba Jee
    December 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    If you manually achieve the task here is the link which might help you in steps :-
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5686901_convert-scanned-document-excel.html

  4. Naval Gupta
    December 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm
  5. Naval Gupta
    December 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Good one and frankly never tried. Let me understand your question correctly.

    If I am not wrong, you are trying to import a table of data from a scanned image to excel spreadsheet in a tabular format. If yes, follow the following:

    1. Scan the image and save as jpg or pdf
    2. Use OCR to read the characters.
    3. Correct any mistakes in the OCR conversions
    4. Copy the data and paste in notepad file and save as a .txt file
    5. Try to open this file using Excel. Excel will ask you a question about "column separation". Use space or tab as column separation (you will have to experiment with both.

    This should help. I have not tested it, but I am gonna test soon. Feel free t report back. If this does not help, I would like to work further in resolving this.

  6. Douglas Mutay
    December 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Wait, I got you wrong, you want to convert a scanned image to a Excel spreadsheet? Is that what you're saying? If so, forgive my eagerness to answer to your question. In fact, there is a good tool that can do the job for you. It's called Scanned Image to Excel Converter. You can download it from here http://www.verypdf.com/app/scan-to-excel-ocr/index.html and buy a registration key if you like it after your trial period ends.
    But if you want the free and long method, you can use tools built in Windows and follow these instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_5686901_convert-scanned-document-excel.html
    Good luck!

  7. Douglas Mutay
    December 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Just like other Office product, you can easily insert any image type inside your spreadsheet. Just scan your image and save it. In Excel, go to insert tab and select picture. Locate your scanned picture and open it. From there you can do whatever you want.

  8. Ahmed Musani
    December 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

    visit http://www.onlineocr.net.
    upload your file.
    select excel, convert and download.

    • Douglas Mutay
      December 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Good one, I didn't try it but I believe it will help him also. Only hope the output quality will be good. Thank you for sharing this link!

    • Neel Punatar
      May 31, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Captricity works best with forms. The service's unique software extracts all the data fast, with 99% accuracy and then produces a spreadsheet /.cvs file / Excel file

      I keep seeing their ads on this site which promote a 10 page free trial.

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