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Subject:Re: OCR
Date:Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:36:16 -0800
From:Peter <>
Thanks for the ideas.

The NAPS2 looks very interesting, it also led me to the TWAIN DIRECT 
project They have something called  TWAIN 
BRIDGE which allows connecting my (USB)Fujitsu ix500 as a networked device.

Lots of cools stuff going on in the scanning/PDF world.

I have learned from searching the group that it is not feasible to store 
images in a table. The problem I am contemplating right now is to be 
able to OCR the test part of my receipts, capture the parts I want 
(vendor, subtotal, taxes etc), and viewing the receipt on the form at 
the same time which means the image has to be converted to bmp for Paradox.

I have to weigh the time and fun factor against just using Fujitsu's 
program and exporting to Pdox.

On 11/12/2021 06:21 a.m., Kevin Zawicki wrote:
> Paradox does support TWAIN, but I have found moving this to outside tools
> better and more flexible.
> Look at this:
> NAPS2 is free and I have been able to build a paradox library that activates
> the scanner (from a form button, example) and saves as PDF to a folder.
> I then control viewing using any pdf viewer.
> You set up a profile in NAPS, can configure it, then use it in Paradox.
> I tend to not store images, pdfs, etc. in Paradox tables. I store them externally.
> Peter <> wrote:
>> I am trying to figure out if it is possible to use Paradox to make a
>> receipt storing program (for myself) that includes the image and
>> utilizes OCR to capture the receipt information.
>> Background
>> I have a Fujitsu ix500 (incredible machine) and it has an app called
>> ScanReceipt. Basically you load up all your recipts and it scans/OCR's
>> each receipt and imports to a database.It uses AbbyFineReader for OCR.
>> When you are on a record, it has the OCR'd info and displays the image.
>> At that point you can edit the record to correct wrong data.
>> The problem with it is that you cannot add tags for searching, and
>> editing is annoyingly slow.
>> It does have an export to csv function which I tried and successfully
>> imported to Pdox but then I have to match up the image etc.
>> What I would like to do within Pdox is:
>> 1) scan the image and use OCR to capture data
>> 2) display the record & the image on the form
>> Q.
>> Is there a way to scan/OCR within a Pdox form?
>> Peter

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