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    Camera capture.

    I'm just going to put this out there to see if anyone has heard of anything like this.

    Is their any sort of Phone App, Web page or program that can use a camera and see the text before pasting them down in a single document.
    here Speed is the key. I have thousands of codes. and yes i do mean thousands. their all written on paper as that's how thy come to us. no that's not going to change.
    it is one of my jobs to manually type each of the 25 digit codes into the computer. No bar codes and no way they can just send me a list.

    What i would like to do is just put each code under a camera and the code gets added to a word document. note pad or even excel.

    any Ideas if such a program exists?
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    If this is a one time deal and you don't have thousands of papers then scanning them to images and using one of the imagetotext converters will do the trick.
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    naa. its part of a job. need to bulk uploads thousands of codes continuously all the time. it takes a lot of man hours. and sometimes were asked to take the codes home and upload them in our own personal time. ive avoided doing this by creating a bulk up-loader. but i really need them in lists rather than on a single bit of paper. 1 per code. even scanning them onto the computer and then using an OCR program takes to long.
    What i really need to make it smooth is for the codes to magically change into barcodes so i can scan them in. Failing that i need to just hold one under a camera long enough for it to get put onto a word doc and ready for the next. so i can do about 10 in less than 20 seconds.

    FYI just to give a but of info to show what I'm dealing with. the database I'm using is currently checking in at 3447 codes. each one was manually entered in by hand. each code is 26 digits approx and each code comes on a single bit of paper.
    I really have been pushing for them to have a bar code but they wont go with it.

    This software will save a lot of time and a lot of RSI
    Last edited by Maxious; 08-21-2015 at 01:28 PM.
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    Your need seems to be so special that it might be hard to find premade apps that fill your need for speed.
    There are many tutorials for building this kind of thing in android:
    Making an OCR Android App using Tesseract - Gautam Gupta's Blog
    Don't use old mysql library
    The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets
    Test your POST and GET (forms) against string <'"&>ä<हिन्दी It will detect syntax sql-injections, simple XSS injections and utf8 problems.

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    cool thanks for that. i know it seems unique now but im sure a lot of people could find it useful. ill bookmark the link and look into creating one from open source.
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