Q: What does OCR stand for?
A: OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition and is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. Typically from scanned documents, photo of a document or a photo of a receipt.
To begin using the OCR feature, starting on the Available Receipts screen first tap on a receipt you wish to use OCR on.
You should see a screen similar to the below screenshot. Tap on the OCR button found in the top right hand corner.
You will then be presented with a screen similar to the below screenshot. The app will attempt to automatically fill in the receipt date, amount and vat amount.
OCR is an evolving piece of technology, sometimes OCR will fail to enter the correct information or will fail to bring back anything at all. In cases where this happens you can tap on the relevant field (receipt date, amount and vat) and you will be presented with a list of alternatives.
If you find that non of the alternatives are correct, you can select “None of these”, this will set the field blank, allowing you to manually enter the correct amount after you’ve applied the OCR changes.
Tap on apply, found in the top right hand corner.
You will then be sent back to the receipt view as seen in the below screenshot. Here you can fill in the rest of the information that OCR was unable to pick up. And then click save.