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Old 06-02-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I'm probably not explaining this well, but sometimes I find an OLD newspaper or magazine article online that I want to use (for example cut and paste certain parts of it). But the format makes that impossible. Is there a program that solves that? For example, old articles from Life Magazine.
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NC
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Some really old articles are just scans, meaning pictures of the pages. Particularly from old books. So I guess you need a program that will scan the 'picture' and make its best choices of what the letters are when converting to digital renditions. I remember some program like that from the late 80's but surely there is something better by now.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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If you use the Chrome web browser, you can try this extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...niceonip?hl=en

If you’re using Windows, you can go with the snipping tool.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...re-screenshots
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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Some really old articles are just scans, meaning pictures of the pages. Particularly from old books. So I guess you need a program that will scan the 'picture' and make its best choices of what the letters are when converting to digital renditions. I remember some program like that from the late 80's but surely there is something better by now.

Yes. Google OCR programs. I just searched OCR in Win10 and got links to free and paid versions!
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Yes. Google OCR programs. I just searched OCR in Win10 and got links to free and paid versions!
The free OCR programs I have tried were...well, the best word I can think of is incompetent.

I do still use an old version of Omni Page Pro.

Good OCR is expensive software.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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If you don't require conversion to text I recommend Snipping Tool, which comes with Windows 10. I think it's already been mentioned. I use it all the time. Simple to use to copy any portion of what's on your screen.
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