160200 - Does Livescribe Desktop have Handwriting to Text transcription?
Solution / Answer
Livescribe's partner Vision Objects is offering “MyScript for Livescribe” text transcription software which uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to allow you to seamlessly transcribe your handwritten notes (cursive or print) into text. The software is available for Echo/Pulse smartpen users with Livescribe Desktop for Windows or Mac. This version of the software is not compatible with the Livescribe wifi smartpen. For information on a wifi smartpen version please see 20041 - WIFI - Transcribing Livescribe wifi smartpen handwritten notes.
With MyScript for Livescribe you can make edits to your converted text and even create a personal dictionary of frequently used words to ensure a more accurate conversion. The text can be copied and pasted into a variety of applications, including Microsoft Word and Outlook. Vision Objects also provides some free additional recognition language downloads besides the default English U.S. version.
MyScript for Livescribe transcription software can be downloaded as a free 30-day trial or purchased for $29.95 at www.livescribe.com/vo (for the trial version click on “Try now!” on the right side of the page). For support of the Vision Objects transcription software please open MyScript for Livescribe and access "Help" and then "Contents". You can also go to http://myscriptsupport.visionobjects.com. The software works best with neat and legible handwriting.