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My client would like to be able to use a scanned document to populate certain fields in a FMP database. I told him this is not possible because, first of all, scanned documents are images and secondly, there is no way to delimit a field on a scanned document so that FMP could import the field in to the database. Is there a plug-in that can read a scanned document, identify certain fields and plop them into a DB record?

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the Mad Jammer

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I think Mad Jammer is talking about an OCR solution that would "read" the data off the forms. Some OCR software does that (including taking cues about which parts of the form count as "fields" and which as background text), and then exports in tab-delimited form which could be imported. But of course FileMaker itself doesn't do OCR.

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