Text items are printed documents of any size or type.  These are candidates for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), for publication as keyword-searchable pdf files.

Hardware and software referred to in the instructions include:

  • Epson Perfection V700 flatbed scanner
  • Plustek OpticPro A320 flatbed scanner
  • Plustek OpticBook OB3800 flatbed scanner
  • ScanSnap SV600 contactless scanner
  • ABBYY FineReader 12

Kansas State Historical Society Scanning Resolution Guidelines (used with permission) (2-page pdf)

Workflow overview for text files (1-page pdf)

Quick reference - scanning text and OCR (1-page pdf)

Scanning text with Epson Perfection V700 (2-page pdf)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) with ABBYY FineReader 12 (5-page pdf)

Scanning with ScanSnap SV600 (7-page pdf)

Scanning books with Plustek OpticBook 3800 (4-page pdf)

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