Have you ever encountered information in a picture that you wanted to copy? An easy way to get that information without retyping it is to use Microsoft OneNote. It supports optical character recognition (OCR), so you can extract text from a picture, paste the text into an application, and edit it.
OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite. If you do not have an Office suite, you can download the free OneNote 2016 application, which works on computers running Windows 7 or later.
To extract text from a picture using OneNote 2007 or later, follow these steps:
Besides extracting text from pictures, you can extract text from screenshots that you capture. This is useful if you want to capture text that you cannot normally copy by highlighting and pressing Ctrl+C. For example, you can take a screenshot of a drop-down box on a web page or a list of files being displayed in Windows Explorer, and then extract the text from the screenshot. To do so, follow these steps:
The more text you extract, the more OCR errors you will likely have. However, checking the text is a lot faster than retyping all of it.
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