Re: [NTO] Re: [NTB] acquiring/OCR some *poetic* paragraph indents/structure into NTP
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To: NoteTab Off-Topic ; Banter (Stephen Boyle)
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 5:45 PM
Subject: [NTO] Re: [NTB] acquiring/OCR some *poetic* paragraph indents/structure into NTP
From the Basic List...
I have not set my scanner back up since the fire/water destroying
our mobile home, but if I remember correctly my OMNI software
(free version) that came with the scanner, it did the formatting
with the indentation. I do not know when I will find the time to
set up my scanner and maybe not for a few more months while we
are waiting for a new house to be built. (I do not know how it
is down there when buying a house - especially one ready to fall
off the bottom of the earth - haha - but here it is actually
cheaper to buy a house than to rent.)
>I hope this is not off-topic, as I hope NTP will be involved. It is
>a question about OCR - acquiring text thru a scanner. Now if I
>acquire it using OmniPagePro 9 into NTP, with the NTP settings I have
> the original text (formatted as poetry with 'poetic' indents) loses
>the formatting entirely once it gets to NTP
> --- such that it is all left-aligned on each line;
> in contrast to say acquired into Word/Wordpad, where it does a good
>job with format.
>So I wonder is there a means that people routinely can get an OCR
>acquire (using whatever OCR software they have) into NTP that still
>has similar-looking style of indenting structure as the original text
>on the scanned page?
>I guess I am thinking -- "ok I wish the text editor to deploy
>character *spaces* to mimic the original indents".
> Am I asking too much?
> or to avoid the variable of OCR entirely,
> I could frame the question merely as
> how do I get such *mimic-ed* spacing into text form,
> from a formatted file type such as from Word?
> Merely saving as 'Text' looses such formatting of course, so I
>wonder in general about ideas.
>Any thoughts appreciated.
>This is one quesiton that could easily be or go off-topic quite
>quickly, but I thought to make initial inquiry as I work with NTP as
>text editor and there might be something obvious I am overlooking
>whether NTP specific or just a general principle about text and
>conversions into text form, that makes the whole idea ill-conceived.
>Or if I need an extra utility that works in conjunction as a
>conversion too toward a kind of 'import' into NTP
>Well I will check out if am currently sub-ed to the OT list, just in
>Thanks for any ideas.
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