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Converting Print Read to Web Scan Text

Web sites are full of print media text. Shame on them. Users are in a hurry. They hate dense blocks of lengthy blabbering. They ignore most text on their hunt for Relevant Content. Find out how to convert Print Read text into easily consumed information for the web.

Streight, Steven. Blogger.com (2004). Articles>Web Design>Scanning>Writing


How to Get Better Scans

Removing margins, extracting type from scanned digital images.

Photoshop 911 (2000). Design>Graphic Design>Scanning


QuikScan: Formatting Documents for Better Comprehension and Navigation   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

QuikScan is an innovative format that makes print and online documents more usable. QuikScan employs within-document summaries formatted as numbered list items. These numbers correspond to numbers placed in the body of the document where the summarized ideas are discussed in full. QuikScan enables readers to (1) read summaries instead of the detailed content, (2) use the summaries as previews, (3) navigate quickly to the place where a summarized idea is fully discussed in the body of the document, and (4) direct other individuals to locations in the document. QuikScan is nonproprietary; anyone is free to use it and adapt it to their needs.

Zhou, Quan and David K. Farkas. Technical Communication Online (2010). Articles>Document Design>Scanning


What Can Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Really Recognize?   (PDF)

A handout describing the process and possibilities of optical character recognition systems.

Ford, Donna A. Write On Design (2001). Articles>Software>Scanning>OCR

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