Is there a screenshot reader similar to ABBYY Screenshot Reader (you are just selecting area on the screen and getting text into the buffer, something like that)?

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    Could you clarify the question ? Yo are looking for utility that will combine taking screenshots and then doing some sort of OCR so you can get editable text ? Commented Nov 1, 2011 at 23:05
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    Related: Simple, free OCR software (for OS X)? Commented Nov 1, 2011 at 23:25
  • @Kassym Dorsel exactly!
    – AlaskaKid
    Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 11:03
  • Get yourself some OCR software and set up folder actions to run screenshots thru the OCR after you take them. Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 14:21

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how about using FreeOCR? It works for PDF files, TIFF images and can turn image to word file.

  • Might help if it wasn't Windows only - or do you have a Mac link?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 12:01
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    oh, sorry, you may search Prizmo, it works on Mac, but it's not for free. Commented Dec 17, 2015 at 7:35

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