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- Pen Scanners Any Good?
April 2, 2005, 4:18 pm
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I would like to use a pen scanner to take selected text out of books as
I read them, as notes, and then transfer them to a Word file on the PC
for later reference.
Has anyone used a pen scanner to do this and did it work well? Did you
run into any problems or limitations? What brand and model of pen
scanner would you recommend?
I'm hoping that a pen scanner would save me a lot time typing notes
into the PC.
Re: Pen Scanners Any Good?
I have been using a QuickLink-Pen Elite from Wizcom for a few months
and so far it has been okay. It's tricky to get the feel for using it
but once you do it does scan and for me fairly well. I didn't have
much luck placing text directly into Word but I have no problems
making a txt file that I can open with Notepad or import into Word. I
prefer to use my Epson scanner and an OCR program when possible as
it's faster for large blocks of text but in cases where the book can't
be placed flat or material in a library the pen works.