1 Reply Latest reply on May 3, 2013 8:08 AM by philmodjunk

    Document scanner that will fill in certain fields

    straka_sh

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      Document scanner that will fill in certain fields

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           We use barcode scanners frequently in our warehouse.  They work great for shipping and receiving, etc.

           Now, the question was posed to me if it is even possible (is the software out there) to scan a document/sheet of paper and have numbers or names in certain places on the document auto-fill into fields in FM?

           I think not, but anything seems possible.

        • 1. Re: Document scanner that will fill in certain fields
          philmodjunk

               We've been investigating DR License Scanners that scan a digital image and then use OCR to extract the text from the front of the DR License. Such an approach with a larger format scanner might produce a text file that Filemaker could import and then parse the text from the text file into different fields. How well this works depends on the quality of your hard copy documents and requires that they all have a consistent format.