SCANNING

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Bill Walsh, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Bill Walsh

    Bill Walsh Guest

    Anyone know how to convert a scanned document to Open Office/ Or save the
    scan to Works Word Processor that can be edited afterward? I've tried PDF
    but can't edit. The scan also looks a little fuzzy. Can I make the scan
    sharper? Using a HP all in one printer, copier,fax machine.
     
    Bill Walsh, Nov 12, 2009
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  2. Bill Walsh

    Chuck Guest

    From your description, your scan was in a graphics format. To accomplish
    what you want to do, you will need to scan to an OCR application.
    Hopefully, the scanner came with an OCR program, or you might be able to use
    third party software such as ViewScan Pro that comes with OCR capability.
    Making the scan sharper can usually be accomplished with a graphics/photo
    processor, such as Paint Shop Pro.
    Saving to a word processor can be done, but without an OCR application, you
    will end up with a picture of the document, instead of editable text.
     
    Chuck, Nov 13, 2009
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  3. Bill Walsh

    GSalisbury Guest

    As already noted you need OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Software.
    A straight scan is an image - a picture.
    You have to "scan" it through OCR or to a PDF and then OCR the PDF.

    Do a google on "Free OCR Software" and choose and experiment until you find
    one you like.
    Spend a couple of bucks and buy something like OmniPage and PaperPort if
    you're going to be doing much of this type of activity.
    Geo.
     
    GSalisbury, Nov 13, 2009
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