Hmm... now that I see the jpg "full-size" here, maybe it's not the best test candidate... The font looks big in the jpg. rjbull - do you have an image file that you could post for me to try to convert or is this what you were looking for?
I sent Darwin the front page of a patent PDF file, and Nuance made a very good job of OCR'ing it into usable text. Able2Extract couldn't touch it. Maybe I should ask them to raise their game
Darwin, many thanks for the test. Expect some DC credits! [Edit]
I spoke too soon! I just tried Able2Extract again - and this time it worked
Leaving aside explanations such as Rupert Sheldrake's morphic resonance
, I think I must have pressed Ctrl-A in Able2Extract meaning the whole page
, but it included the whole file
, all 99 pages of it, and choked on converting something that size. Just marking a section or a single page and converting that now works OK. And it darned well should, too. Here's part of the About screen:
Copyright 2000 - 2008 Investintech.com Inc.
Nuance OCR 1994-2008 Nuance, Inc.
That is, it uses Nuance OCR technology!
On a quick look I still think Nuance's own conversion was a little better at least on the graphics, but Able2Extract has done a perfectly adequate job on the text.
Oh, well. I suppose that means I don't have to buy yet another software licence. I'm catching Darwin up all too rapidly as it is [/Edit]