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Re: editing a scanned document
You can try use an OCR program. Sometimes it is included/bundled in the software/drivers/application CD that came with your scanner. You can also google for freeware versions.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) will recognize the text from the scanned document, you can copy/paste and thereafter edit.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Handwritten messages might not be captured by the OCR process.
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MS Word cannot open scanned documents to edit. You need to run a scanned document through an OCR program (optical character recognition program) which converts the scanned document into a text document. Then you open Ms Word and import or open this text document to edit or change the 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.
You need OCR programs such as -
Tesseract OCR (freeware)
Microsoft Office Document Imaging (included in MicroSoft office Tools)
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.
if you scan a document it will be a photograph editing a document is done in a text application like word or notepad the two are completely different things i use text bridge or Paperport Professional it will read the text off of the scanner bed and convert to a text document it may make some errors but will still save much time rewriting the document add the saved text to word and change the font and spacing to try to duplicate the original document save it then edit it to your hearts desire
You can do that to some extent (if you do extensive editing, it can mess wit the layut of your document).
Go to Tools/Advanced Editing/TouchUp Text Tools. Select the text to delete and presse delete or type the new text.
If you are not able to select text, maybe your document was scanned as an image only. In that case, go to Documents/OCR Text Recognition and do a text recognition of the page or pages you want to edit or of your entire document. Then go through the steps stated above and tr again.
Hope this helps.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. i ll fix it and mail u back the edited copy.THANK YOU!!!