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Scanning a document so I can change text

I have a document that I need to scan that I want to be able to change the text - tried hard to do it but not managing - can I have an easy step to step on how to do it

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You can try this free online ocr to convert image to text online.

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1. Scan that document in 200 dpi grayscace mode.
2. Use any OCR Software (like omni page, ABBY) to convert this image into text.
3. then edit it.

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