Optical Character Recognition Service
OCR, Optical Character Recognition, is a great tool to quickly find names or numbers on a page and to quickly locate misfiled information. Our microfiche conversion services often times also include OCR. Our OCR services begins with microfiche or paper which is scanned, converted to a TIFF (tagged image file format) and finally converted into an Adobe PDF (portable document format). While the OCR process may not always be 100% accurate, because of handwriting, unique fonts or images of poor quality paper, the results are very impressive.
When the OCR process is complete, you may search for any name or number within the PDF file using the free Adobe Reader. Our services also include training so each user can easily locate the necessary information.
Bookmarks can also be added to PDF files to replicate tabs used in 3-ring binders, tabs used in patient medical charts and chapters of books. Our corporate customers like this service, because after we scan the paper, the digital file, looks the same as the paper file, however it is much more handy to use.