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Document Imaging Software

By bytesofchips ·
I am looking for an inexpensive or free software to scan medical records from a remote location to our main office. The scaned files have to be small enough to e-mail, able to be opend by Kodak Imaging, and legible enough for carbon copies to be read after scanning. We are scanning anywhere up to 150 pages at a time. The documets are carbon copies on pink paper.

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by swilliams In reply to Document Imaging Software

i use an inexpensive program called paperport 9.0 and i also use Adobe 6.0 Standard. paperport is a little cheaper than Adobe. Both will allow you to scan and save to *.pdf format. this format reduces file size and is easily emailed.

Carbon Copies are not an easy issue...the only thing i can suggest there is to scan at a higher DPI, but it takes considerably longer than a typical 300 DPI scan.

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by bytesofchips In reply to

Kodak Imaging cannot open PDF's. I have tried using PDF's before, but they are still too large. The way I have gotten the smallest file size is using MS Document Imaging and going through the OCR. The only problem it most of the scheets that I scan have hundreds of boxes on them. It confuses the OCR and usually will lock up the system.

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by aber4th In reply to Document Imaging Software

You might as well try Kofax Capio, it's cheap in cost but professional in functionality. it could produce output on PDF or TIFF formats (either single-page or multiple page TIFF formats). But you MUST have at least 256MB memory and works with Win 2000 Pro (with SP4) & WinXP Home or Pro (with SP2). hope this helps.

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