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Author Topic: PDF to CSV  (Read 3239 times)

dementedmuppet

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PDF to CSV
« on: January 14, 2008, 10:38:23 AM »
This task is driving me mad

Here is the problem:

Preprinted surveys are sent.  Respondents check boxes on the surveys.  The surveys will be scanned.  The responses need to be captured in a spreadsheet or database.

Obviously, a Scantron would work better.  However, I'm stuck working with these checkbox pages and can't find an effective solution to capturing the responses.

Can anyone recommend software or a process for doing this?
Impossible is nothing

justice

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Re: PDF to CSV
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 10:43:21 AM »
If you can change to interactive pdfs they can actually sent the results themselves using small xml based datafiles., which you can process a lot easier and use in a database?

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Re: PDF to CSV
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 07:04:36 PM »
Have you tried Nuance Omnipage ?

Can't guarantee it'll work - I use it for OCR rather than this kind of thing.