Hi All I have many pages of handwritten notes and would like to convert these to text. OCR does not work so I wondered if there was any other software that could read a scanned page of handwriting and convert it to a text document. Thanks Everyone Mike
If the text is printed - w i t h c l e a r - spacing, some ocr software will have a bash - Abbyy Finereader 9 will give mine a go. However, anything less well-defined is a no-go area. It's similar to voice recognition - too many variables involved between handwriting styles.
Abbyy will reach pretty much 100% success with even complex scientific journals (equations, graphs, columns etc, but I'd guess it's around 30 % for the clearest printing I can do. Effectively useless!