What is OCR?
Optical Character Recognition or OCR is a useful software tool for converting scanned documents or images into a machine readable and editable format such as Word, Text, or Excel. Text or characters from scanned documents, multiple page files or digital images, can also be recognized by the OCR tool. OCR helps users to modify the contents in large PDF or JPEG files by converting the contents into editable format. The OCR capability is an inherent feature of Windows XP operating system.
What New Recognition Feature is Available in Vista?
Windows Vista operating system (OS) has additional features and changes compared to its predecessor OS versions - Windows XP and Microsoft Windows. Some of the notable modifications in the Windows Vista features are updated graphical user interface, redesigned search functions, multimedia tools and networking. Vista is designed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and digital media between computers and devices. The main objective of the Windows Vista has been to improve the security level in the Windows operating system. Speech recognition capability is integrated into Vista. This has a redesigned user interface and configurable command-and-control commands. Speech Recognition in Windows Vista works for any accessible application. It also supports several languages and fonts. Improved audio controls provide an overall enhanced audio system with new audio functionalities such as room correction, bass management, and speaker fill for headphone virtualization.
How Can OCR Be Made Compatible to Work on for Windows Vista?
Windows Vista does not have an OCR module. Most of the users who have upgraded their systems to Vista, find it a handicap to execute without OCR. Optical scanning recognition software is usually provided by the manufacturer or is available in the market. So the user has to install the Windows Vista drivers for the scanner. Then the OCR Software that works on Windows Vista has to be installed.