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Can't get my HP J5780 to scan a document to editable Word format

I've used HP Solution Center but "no OCR" is as far as I can get. I can scan documents as pictures but that doesn't enable me to edit them as text. Can I buy additional software that will overcome the difficulty?

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    HP Officejet J5780...cannot get this F'n thibg too scan

  • taadams Mar 09, 2009

    The help screen says to set the scanner to other options that are not available on the pull down menu... I have a HP DeskjetF4240

  • wmsmcfadden Mar 11, 2009

    Sigh....same with me, j5780...i mean hp solution center has a SPECIFIC tab for this..why would it not work?

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onlynisar
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SOURCE: hp psc will not allow me to store scanned document as word document since I upgraded to Microsoft Office Word 2003

Use the disc s/w again & Install More software ( OCR).
or download that seperatly ( Read Iris)

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

Nitrotrike
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SOURCE: No ocr files on cd

You can download the drivers at:

http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?lxkprod=Lexmark+X1270

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

SOURCE: I need to upgrade my

go to the manufacturers website and download any updates you may need. It would have been helpful if you mentioned your Model # and software version.

good luck,

djEnigma

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

Patrillica
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SOURCE: HP Deskjet F380 - can't install OCR (Windows Vista)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=en&product=1128296&lang=en

Follow this link and download the HP Full Feature Software and Driver.....

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

ginko
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SOURCE: How to scan using OCR

You must select text document in scan panel, instead of color picture. The document will be automatically redirected to ocr.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

heather_09
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SOURCE: help with editing scanned document on microsoft word

you need to install a OCR software or an adobe photoshop software.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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I have a problem after scanning, I cannot bring the document up in MS Word to edit. The document arrives on my computer screen but I can not edit it


You need OCR software installed in your PC

go to www.hp.com then type OCR application then download it in your pc

OCR Application File name: s.gif 23902_hpcom_OCR_120_003.exe [1/1, 54.84M]

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=oj-72836-2&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Text Cannot Be Edited After It Is Scanned to a Word Processing Program
Issue After scanning into a word-processing program, the text in the original is not editable. Workaround The process of changing text from an image to editable text is called optical character recognition (OCR). Text should automatically be converted in the OCR process when the Send To destination is a word-processing program. If it does not, check the items in the following list:
  • Select Editable Text as the image type in Scan Settings . In Windows XP, this setting is automatically selected if Scan Document is selected in the Director program.
  • Scan at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) for correct OCR conversion. Check the default resolutions in the Scan Settings on the Resolution tab.
  • If portions of the scan are cut off, turn off the Auto Crop feature in the Scan Settings on the Scanning tab by clicking to clear the check mark.
  • Tables, text boxes, and spreadsheets might not be editable. The border around them makes the OCR program read them as images. Readiris OCR, which is included with the HP Officejet G and K series, can recognize these images. Instead of selecting the word-processing program in the Send To list, send the scan to Readiris. Use the Table Drawing tool on the right side of the window to change the type of image to a table, and then use the OCR. The text inside of the box should now be editable.
    NOTE: Handwritten messages might not be captured by the OCR process.

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Scanning document and editing in word


Hai,

HP Solution center software installed for your printer model has OCR feature to edit the scanned text image, but its not guaranteed.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs cannot reproduce a document with 100% accuracy every time. Some manual correction of the page is necessary.The following information might help increase the accuracy of the OCR.

1.You must click Scan Document from the HP Solution Center to begin the scan for the OCR to work.
2.On the Scan Document Button window, select a compatible program in the Scan to drop-down. The perform OCR setting then appears to the right.
3.On the Scan Document button Window, select the Scan Document Settings button.
4.Make sure at least 300 ppi is selected.
5.Remove the setting from Flowed Text in the Scan Settings window. If it is not already selected, select it now.This option will work correctly only in word processing programs capable of accepting this type of output. Microsoft WordPad, for example, will not accept this type of output.
6.Repeat Step 5 with the Retain page formatting setting.

Note: If the above solution didnt work, then you have to buy third party OCR software.


Thanks & Regards
Rizwan

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UNABLE TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO DOCUMENT


Scanners put a graphic image on your computer that is a "picture" as far as the computer is concerned and therefore, you cannot edit text because it is seen as pixels and not characters. In order to make a scanned document editable, you'll need to use the OCR function in your software (Optical Character Recognition). This is assuming your printer came with OCR software, if not, you'll need to purchase an OCR software package in order to convert images into editable documents. You should be able to find such packages for less than $50.00. Check your documentation (and help files) and look for OCR in the index or search the help files for OCR to see if such software came with your printer software package.

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My document won't give me ocr as an option for editable papers..will only scan as an image..


It's not the printer or scanner, it's the scanning software on your computer that enables OCR. Most free programs won't do OCR, You need something like the add-ons available with Adobe Acrobat.

Oct 14, 2009 | HP PSC 1410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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How to scan editable text of document.


Put the CD in the computer
Select "Add more Software"
Check if you have any OCR option
If you have one Install it
Then Try to scan from HP Solution center and select Scan Document
You will be able to Scan to Editable text

Other wise you can purchase a Software RED I.R.I.S.
and then you can directly Scan from the software to editable text.
Link for the Software :

http://www.irislink.com/c2-646-189/I-R-I-S----OCR-software-and-Document-Management-solutions.aspx

Regards Soumajit

Oct 12, 2009 | HP DeskJet F4280 All In One Printer InkJet

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HP All-in-One Can't scan without printing


There is an OCR reader in the programs included with the install disk. This OCR will break down your entire document for editing. If you don't have the disk, it very simple to get all the software from the site.

Sep 08, 2009 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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I have scanned a word document and now I can't figure how to use OCR to edit and save the document. I need a step by step answer. Thank you, Bill Garbo


for ocr to edit
use software lise sprint 5.0 fine reader
it's very easy to operate.

and scan in JPG format for editing

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OCR


To scan a document for editing purposes, you will need OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. OCR software is not included with your model.
OCR software interprets the scanned document for editing purposes. The Epson driver alone only scans documents as image files and is not capable of this interpretation.
Some reputable OCR software programs on the market are:
Omni Page Pro
ABBYY FineReader Pro
Presto! OCR 4.0
Please understand that Epson has NOT tested our products with these programs. They do not know if these programs are TWAIN compliant and will import directly from our scanners. I recommend that you contact these companies for full compatibility information if you are interested.

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Cannot edit scanned document


Hi,

its like this, the OCR or the SOftware installed in your computer is limited. If you're trying to scan a document which has a picture or with text that uses different fonts like monotype, or those that are not usually being use for normal documents, usually it wouldnt detect and it become distorted. Anyways, here are the steps that i want you to follow.

1. Open solution center. (click start, go to all programs, go to HP, then click on SOLUTION CENTER). or you can see SOlution Center on your Desktop.
2. Click on Scan Documents, then the Scan documents setting will open. Change the settings to these.
* SCAN TO: Microsoft Word.
3. Then, hit scan.
4. After scanning, the folder My Scans will open automatically, just go ahead and open the scanned document.
5. From there, you can start editing the text.

..remember, the scan a document is limited, it will not read all types of fonts. if the document is using a "times new roman" or "arial" the scanned document appears to be almost the same with the original. But, if the scanned document contains pictures or stylish fonts, that would make the document distorted.

Please let me know if you still have clarifications.

Thank you.

adonscott


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Scanning


Hi,

Did you tried with any OCR software to convert the Scanned imaged (jpeg) to Word Documen?.Always if you scan anything to an image, it will scan in JPEG format that will consume lot of memory.Scan with OCR(Optical Character Recognition) Software and that will Convert JPEG to word Document which will fix the problem.
The OCR software that i Recommend is ABBY Fine Reader.

Thanks

Riz

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