Hi Rachel,

I assume you're talking about OCR for English language texts with simple
fonts. :-)

If so, we've been using Tesseract with good results. It's open source.

Good luck!

Best wishes,


On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Rachel Gravel <[log in to unmask]>

> Greetings,
> Might anyone have some recommendations on good OCR software that is either
> relatively cheap or free? We're looking to OCR some files for a digital
> collection (platform still to be determined...) and wonder if there's a
> more robust tool than Acrobat Pro that won't cost an arm and a leg.
> Many thanks in advance for your expertise!
> Cheers,
> Rachel
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