Scanning printed pages and converting them to text
I have purchased a scanner two days back. canoscanLide25. I am not able to convert the image files to text files. All the pages which I scan are taken as JPEG or other formats. I want a simple technique. Can you guide me. I am 60 in age. It is not possible for me to make a research on this. Please help me
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the scanner will always scan the documents as JPED or BMP, its the OCR software in your computer which will convert it to editable text.
if you dont have any OCR software then you can open the scanned image (TIFF) in microsoft office imaging software (something like that) and click on the W (Word) icon on the top toolbar to convert it to text
If you scan the document, make sure it is saved in JPEG format. What
you do afterwards is to download FreeOCR. This program is free and
works better than most of the ones you purchase.
Just install it in 5 minutes, open your scanned jpeg image and click on
OCR button and in seconds, the program will bring it up in editable
format for you to change, correct or whatever. Or just click on the OCR
MS Word button, and it will open it up in Microsoft Word. Here is the
There is a couple of ways to do this.
1. Scan each page and use an Optical Recognition Program to convert each page into a text and then place the text into a Word document.
2. Scan each page and save the images as a JPEG file then open a blank Word doc file and place each image on a separate page.
Converting a scanned PDF to Word document requires OCR technology, so that it can extract the text out of an image. Not many PDF converter can make it. You can try the online OCR converter called OCRterminal.com, it can convert scanned PDF to Word, 20 pages for free per month. Hope it helps.
Check if your Canon software creates a PDF image. A scanned image is a RASTER image, a series of dots, that 'appear' like text or drawing. You cannot use Ctrl-C or Ctrl-v. If the software creates a PDF file, you can cut & paste. Usr any good OCR (Optical Character recognition) software ad convert the raster image to editable text. Then you can cut & paste.
Use any OCR software and it will take care of converting the scanned image into .DOC file or .PDF file. Some OCR softwares require a minimum dpi output, standard being 300 dpi. Ensure that the image is clean and 'straight', deskew if skewed.
Hi, There is absolutely nothing wrong with either your system or the scanner device, its just quite normal the scanned document are often saved in PDF or a image file formats, All you need is a text converter software (OCR) through which you can convert the scanned image or PDF file to text document and the best part is that you can even edit the text of the scanned document and make changes if you would like to as well. Here is the link for the text converter software download. http://www.charactell.com/scanstore/InstSocr.exe
Click on the link to download and install the software that you require.
Alternatively you can also copy and paste the link in your web b browser address bar and hit the enter key to start downloading wizard.