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    Microsoft OneNote ... is thhere a place for this question? :)

    Hello,

    I'm playing around with the OCR capabilities in OneNote. I'm having trouble getting the software to read white text on a black background. If I invert the text to black on white the OCR finds it almost every time.

    Can anyone offer an explanation for this?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Microsoft OneNote ... is thhere a place for this question? :)

    It's not just OneNote - it's a common OCR issue: https://www.google.co.uk/#q=ocr+whit...ack+background

    I suspect it might have to do with the way that OCR processes what it 'sees' - any black pixel will need processing, where white, I suspect, is treated as space, so I imagine OCR will see black text on a white background as much crisper. I would and do always invert white text on a black background before OCRing.
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    Re: Microsoft OneNote ... is thhere a place for this question? :)

    Thank you.

    Which software do you use?

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