Category Archives: Tools

Online OCR

OnlineOCR.net is a free web-based Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) that allows you to convert scanned PDF documents (including multipage files), faxes, photographs or digital camera captured images into editable and searchable electronic documents including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rtf, Html and Txt. It supports 32 languages.

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IntelliWebsearch

IntelliWebSearch is a freeware application designed to save translators time when searching the web. Pressing a keyboard combination copies highlighted text from a Windows application and searches for the text in your default browser in up to fifty user-preset search engines, on-line dictionaries or on-line encyclopaedias. Alternatively it can send the same text and instructions to local dictionaries on CD-ROM or installed on your hard disk. Another shortcut key combination copies any text highlighted in your browser or local dictionary and returns to the original application, where you can choose to paste it in using the application’s own paste function.

 

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Macros for writers and editors

For over 25 years, Paul Beverley has used his programming ability to complement his writing and editing skills. Latterly he has decided to make his Word macros freely available to other writers and editors and has put them in a free book (over 400 pages long), Macros for Writers and Editors. The macros include tools for changing IZ to IS spelling, cleaning up OCR and PDF texts, and dealing with track changes and comments in Microsoft Word.

The most powerful macro, FRedit, is a scripted global find and replace system that is available separately.

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click.to

Click.to simplifies your daily work significantly. You will save dozens of clicks, because interfaces between programs can be skipped. Simply highlight and copy any text in any application on your screen and you have the choice of pasting it into a document or social network entry or making a search in Google, Google Scholar, Google Translate, online dictionaries, corpora, etc.

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