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OCR OCR
 in full optical character recognition

Scanning and comparison technique intended to identify printed text or numerical data. It avoids the need to retype already printed material for data entry.
 for Lawyers software uses optical character recognition optical character recognition (OCR), method for the machine-reading of typeset, typed, and, in some cases, hand-printed letters, numbers, and symbols using optical sensing and a computer.  technology to let users convert paper documents into electronic files within seconds. The program also converts both color and black-and-white image files to text-based documents.

OCR users convert a paper document or an image file to a text-based format and export the file to Microsoft Word A full-featured word processing program for Windows and the Macintosh from Microsoft. Included in the Microsoft application suite, it is a sophisticated program with rudimentary desktop publishing capabilities that has become the most widely used word processing application on the market.  or Excel, or save it as an HTML HTML
 in full HyperText Markup Language

Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web.
 file. Documents are then ready for editing.

The new DocuLex product features a 20,000-word legal dictionary for verification of legal terms that appear in the converted text documents.

The program recognizes more than 2,600 fonts (typefaces), 10 languages, and multiple table configurations. The layout and style of the original document are preserved in the converted version.

The software costs $399. For more information, call (863) 297-3691, ext. 250, visit www.doculex.com, or send an e-mail to sales@doculex.com.
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