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Review: Free-OCR performs adequately on text docs

If your needs are modest, then this limited but free online OCR service will extract your text just fine. It supports 29 languages, including English.

Secrets of the paperless office: optimizing OCR

OCR software converts document scans into searchable PDFs. But what settings and software will get you the most accurate results while using the least hard-disk space? Joe Kissell's results may surprise you.

The Mac office: Embracing the nearly paperless future

Despite all that scanning, shredding, and striving, the paperless office still isn't here. But is it really all or nothing? Joe Kissell explains why it's time to embrace the nearly paperless office.