On 23/08/11 13:52, Gareth Eason wrote:
> On 22/08/11 15:44, Pete McEvoy wrote:
>> I'd like to provide a scan to email function for 500 or so users and
If you really want to be creative, and assuming the vast bulk of
scanned documents are A4 pages, create a unique A4 page for each user -
perhaps one with their username in a large (200pt) font on it and some
recognisable icon - or a QR code.
Tell each user to put their unique header page at the front of every
scan they do. Configure the scanner to e-mail EVERY scan to one e-mail
address which is picked up by a Linux box.
Then, using a little OCR and whatever else takes your fancy, write a
small script that takes the first page of every incoming scan, 'reads'
the first page and determines which user it's for - then forwards the
entire scan on to that user.
Given you control the format of the user 'front pages' you should be
able to make OCR very reliable - and indeed there might be some QR code
deciphering feature that makes things even easier / more reliable.
Then all you need to do is train people to remember to put their
individual 'front page' in front of every scan they complete. Addition
of users is trivial (particularly if you encode the e-mail address in
the QR code, for example) and you can use whatever scanners you already
Hope this helps.
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