Why pay for Omnipage when OCR text scan comes bundled with Microsoft Office 2007? A friend of mine discovered that Microsoft 2007 does not come with OCR or better known as Document and Imaging, which is not quite true, the problem is due to the default installation with Microsoft Office 2007, OCR or Document and Imaging does not installed itself in the default installation.
Hold your horses, you don’t need to uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Office 2007, simple hit the ‘add and remove’ button in Control Panel and select ‘Change’
Select the ‘add and remove feature’ radio button and select ‘next’
In the following dialog box, select ‘Office Tool’ > ‘Microsoft Office Document Imaging’ > ‘ Scanning, OCR and Indexing Service Filter’ and under the drop down list choose ‘run from computer’ and proceed with the installation.
There you go, now you’ve just enabled Microsoft Office 2007 OCR, and its free. Visit this post on how to use Microsoft Office 2007 OCR text scan.