What is OCR?
When working with physical documents things can get complicated as you need to make a page layout, write paragraphs word by word, add images, add tables and other time consuming
tasks. However, as technology and computers keeps being perfected these kind of activities will not require anymore human effort but a job of three clicks
and there! Your 10 page document is done within a few minutes!
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. This means that a computer software can detect characters such as letters, numbers and other symbols
from an image, a scaned document, a digital picture. Such a software is able to recognize the entire text from
your image, it's layout even tables or images and extract them into an editable text based document such as a Word Document.
How does an Image to Text converter work? Ideally you should make a scan of the document that you want a digital copy of, but a picture taken with a digital camera can work too!
Simply upload your scan or picture, select the language that your document is written into, the type of file you want to receive and the rest will be taken care of by the program.
This technology can recognize characters from images as mentioned before. This means that an OCR based software is able to detect symbols from multiple languages.
Even more such a software can be programmed in a fashion that can detect even Excel tables from an image! So the laborous part of writing down and entire
Excel sheet can be replaced by a few clicks in an OCR application.
In conclusion a word ocr tool software is such built that can convert a picture, a scan into text or extract content from the image and the results
are placed into an editable text based document.