Scanning in docs.

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Tue Apr 7 16:03:48 MDT 2009


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Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> PLUG,
>
> I'm looking for a document scanner to make digital copies of cabinets
> and cabinets full of old invoices.  I'm wondering if anyone knows of a
> good piece of hardware for this.  Of course, it would be best if it
> worked with Linux, but we are *not* holding our breath.
>
> Also, it would be nice it had software that could read a printout and
> use OCR and save the new document using a given path and filename (or
> whatever).
>
> Ideas?  Thanks all!
>
> Gabe

HP anything is a pretty good bet for Linux support.  I have a HP C3135
printer/scanner hybrid.  I have been able to install it on OpenSuse,
Fedora, and Ubuntu easily.  For OCR, xsane has done perfectly for it,
and it interfaces with the HP scanner drivers perfectly.

Brandon
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