Slightly off topic, but I hope it's ok since this reminded me of something I've been curious about for some time. Is there some fairly simple program that (1) lets you create forms with checkboxes and perhaps also boxes for lettering and (2) can later scan a printed and filled copy of the form and export the data into various formats (or alternatively, do that OCR work on an image that some other scanning application creates)?
The ideal would be a program that lets me take an existing form, for example as a pdf document, load it into the application and create a "OCR template" out of it, by autorecognizing the place and size of its checkboxes and other fields and/or letting me manually set areas to OCR. But even a very basic version of such a program that only can be set to OCR a few checkboxes of one standard format might be useful for me.
Since automated OCR processing of forms seems to have been deployed by large companies for many years so maybe there are some end user applications capable of that today?