Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Free Online Image to Text Converter

Today I needed to convert a picture of a spreadsheet to an actual spreadsheet.
I used https://www.onlineocr.net/ and it worked great!
They support output in Text, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
I selected 'Text' for the OCR, then imported the text into Excel. 
Directly importing an Excel spreadsheet from the web is a little scary,


Proxy Blocking Abot Spider on Windows

I like Abot Web Crawler. It's written in C# and easy to use. Abot will crawl a website so you can get a site map for analysis. Our company's proxy blocks Abot from working. The solution is simple for windows, just set the HTTP_PROXY environmental variable like this,
set HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy_userid:proxy_password@proxy_addr:proxy_port
For example:
set HTTP_PROXY=http://katniss.everdeen:iMissRue@proxy.district9.gov:80
Also also need to set the proxy for HTTPS_PROXY. Then you can run the spider:
cd c:\Git\Abot\abot-master\Abot.Demo\bin\Debug
Abot.Demo.exe https://www.cnn.com > cnn.txt