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Old 06-08-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
Nikeon
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I have Paperport 11. Will it run on Mint Cinnemon? Suggest an alternative if not, please


Paperport document scanning software is my principal program on on my windows computer (being dumped as I write) I use Paperport every day and have an archive of over 19 years of important information. However, if I am unable to use it on Mint Cinnemon is there an alternative program that will run to replace it or a fix?. Thanks, Nikeon.
 
Old 06-08-2016, 12:34 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum

You might want to hold off dumping Windows if you rely on this program. However, you can first see if perhaps openDias might be an adequate replacement. Years back, there was another program, MaxView, that was similar to Paperport but it's now quite old and I'm not sure it will work in a current version of Ubuntu or Mint. You can find more information and links for this program here and here.

Other members might be able to offer you additional suggestions...

Regards...

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Old 06-08-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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If your documents are in Paperport's old proprietary format, they'll need converting to pdf to use in Linux.

I don't think there's an equivalent. Linux users are more likely to scan, pass the scanned text through an OCR program, and then convert the output to pdf, using different programs
http://linuxappfinder.com/graphics/ocr

You could try running Paperport using Wine.
http://www.winehq.org/
 
Old 06-08-2016, 11:27 PM   #4
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I just scan direct to .pdf, using xsane. I'm not familiar with paperport, so I can't really give any advice on a replacement. But scanning is certainly not difficult in Linux.
 
Old 06-09-2016, 11:59 AM   #5
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As far as the OCR goes, I have used Tesseract in the past with reasonable results. I've seldom seen good results: look at some of the embedded text in the PDFs on the Internet Archive, many produced by Google or Microsoft.
 
  


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