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Lexmark p3150 ocr problem

I scanned a document, selected ocr to edit text, and MS Word to edit the document and I keep getting a message telling me to cancel and install ocr software. What software? Shouldn't everything have been included in the install disk for the printer?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, however I used to use the ocr all the time but for some reason its not working and i need to intal the ocr software but i cant find it anywhere???

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If it truely has an optical character reader(OCR) built into the scaner it would not provide the software for it since the software is rather a large program an cost in excess of $100 just by itself. Link to you model support page below:
http://support.lexmark.com/perl/support/support.cgi

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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 need to scan a printed page into a txt file using Notepad. Gone through the Lexmark Imaging option and attempted to scan, Come up with a message about installing OCR software. I can't find original...


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If you just want to scan a page and archive it, look for a standard (non-OCR) scanning option, and specify PDF as the output format. If it's not available, you can just as well keep the pages in TIFF format, which also allows for multiple pages.
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go to this site http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi
put in your country etc.......
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SCANNING


Load the text document face down on the scanner glass.
Open the Lexmark Imaging Studio.
Click the Scan & Edit Text (OCR) button (shown below).
The All-In-One Center appears with the Scanning & Copying tab expanded.Click Preview Now in the upper right corner of the All-In-One Center. An image of the scanned document appears in the preview section.
Click and drag the box with the dotted lines to select a specific area of the preview image to scan.From the Select your text editor: drop-down menu, select a word-processing or text-editing program.Click Send Now.

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http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi


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Scan and Edit


i believe this is called OCR scanning, character recognition so that the text can be edited in text editors. I have not used works to know if it has a text capture feature but I'm aware of scanning software that offer OCR capabilities, i used to have that on my old scanner, i do not remember the name of the software but here's what google turned up for OCR scanning:
http://www.google.ca/search?q=OCR+scanning&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

second link shows free OCR Tools

HTH
Marc

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