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July 8, 2008, 5:56 pm
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usually run linux or OSX, but I now am in need of automating some OCR
on Windows. (The OCR vendors only sell affordable software on Windows
in their latest versions.) So, I want to automate the following:
* in the file explorer, right-click on a file [whose name my perl
program provides] and select a particular program to invoke on this
file. For example, this could be "Send To -> Compressed (zipped)
Folder" or "Send to Mail Recipient". In my specific case, I want to
right-click a file to "Abby Finereader -> Convert into ..." or
"OmniPage 16 -> Convert to PDF". Fortunately, there is nothing else
that these invoked programs require as subsequent input.
Then I want to wait until the invoked program is completed and
exits. This is it.
I can write the rest of the program.
Could someone in the know please help?