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Tesseract OCR Software Tutorial: Software and Downloads

A step-by-step guide for users to learn how to use Tesseract open-source software for performing optical character recognition (OCR) on a text corpus.

Software to Install and Items to Download

Installing the software needed to use Tesseract involves working out of the Mac Terminal. To open the terminal you can type in "terminal" at the Spotlight Search, or, you can open Applications > Utilities > 


The command needed to commence the download is underneath the name and description of each software


When downloading these documents, be mindful to where in your files they will be located and if you changed the name of the file.