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DocMorph: Electronic Document Conversion
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Launched in May 1999, DocMorph is a publicly available Web site that allows users to convert more than 50 types of electronic files into 5 possible outputs:

  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Multi-page Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • Single-page TIFF
  • Text
  • Machine-translated text

The DocMorph Web site is not only a useful consumer tool, but it also provides the National Library of Medicine (NLM) a research mechanism to evaluate the effectiveness and utility of various document image processing techniques and algorithms. Click here for publications relating to DocMorph research and development.

File Conversion
The file conversion process takes approximately fifteen seconds after files are uploaded to DocMorph. These file conversion functions may be used with a PC, Macintosh, or UNIX computer and a modern Web browser. In order to use DocMorph, please follow these steps:

  1. Register to Use DocMorph. All new users must register. Registration is free.
  2. Log Into DocMorph. Users are only required to log into DocMorph once per session. DocMorph will automatically log out if DocMorph is not used for one hour.
  3. Start Morphing. Choose the DocMorph function and begin.



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