In preparing academic articles that require quotations from reputable Journals and books I am faced with a round-about retrieval process. First I take a screenshot then print that then scan it and then OCR it into my article document.

Is there a simpler way?

I have an iMac, MS Office and a Canon scanner with My Image Garden.

  • Do you have to have it in OCR or just as image? – Ruskes Mar 26 '14 at 13:01
  • Why are you printing and scanning? Can you not use the screenshot in lieu of the scanned image? – dwightk Mar 26 '14 at 14:24

You may be interested in checking out Aristocrat, a simple app that performs OCR on a selected region of your screen. It's currently free on the App Store.

Disclaimer: I'm the developer :)

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    Thanks for self-disclosing. Welcome to Ask Different! Be sure to ask and answer questions that aren't directly related to your product for the best reception from the community. – bmike Jun 11 '14 at 2:39

Press + shift + 3 to make a screenshot.

Press + shift + 4 to drag a specific selection.

The screenshot will be saved as image file on your desktop.

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    I guess this does save the print step :) – bmike Jun 11 '14 at 2:42

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