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Unable to scan text doc to Word

Would like to scan a document into microsoft Word so that I can edit it. I get an error message saying: 'an ocr application is provided for you on your Cd in the ocr directory. Select ok to cancel this scan operation, install your ocr software, and try your scan again.' I Reinstalled the Dell all-in-one printer a940 driver and utilities disc but still get that same error. I don't see anything about OCR in the contents on the disc. Am I missing something?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I lost the CD to my printer and now I can't seem to find the OCR software that came with it. I also can't seem to locate a download location for the OCR software on the Dell site. Does anybody know where I can find the software?

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    i cannot get my dell all in one printer to scan images to email or microsoft word. it keeps telling me about an ocr application what else can i do

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Hi i thing your software is corumpt and you nead to reinstall it. when you buy your printer you have the cd whit it. but if you don't find it you cant download the torrent of ocr

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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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I want to change words on a document i scanned any answers


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How to convert scanning documents to MS-words


You are going to want to find any OCR software that works for your printer. OCR is 'Optical Character Recognition'. It will take the scan and convert it into a text document, which is either already compatible for MS Word, or easily converted itself.

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Scan document into text


Scanned documents are image documents and they need to be converted using an OCR program. The Optical Character Recognition program converts scanned image documents into a text file which you can open with a Word program and edit.
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I am unable to edit documents that I have scanned. I have tried to download the OCR driver but I am still having a problem. Please help


If you are scanning text as an image, the image cannot be editred, because the computer doesn't know the image is text.

You have to scan with OCR to edit text.

You can use PaperPort to add text to scanned images

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Doc chnages required


You can't.  You could try loading the Adobe professional software, but I do not think it lets you edit PDF's
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Edit a scanned picture


Take it into photoshop cs3.Type the text over the scanned text that u want to erase.resize the typed text to match the scanned one.
2)make a layer copy of the background layer.Turn off the original background layer.then, create a layer mask for the copied layer.and paint black over the area u want to erase, with the layer mask active.
If u don't no photoshop OR in case, u couldn't figureout what i said,then mail me ur scanned image and the text file to damy.damy.bobo@gmail.com. i ll fix it and mail u back the edited copy.THANK YOU!!!

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