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Scan a Document and Need to edit in Word 2007

I have a Visonner OneTouch 5800 and I scan a document, but I cannot edit it in Word. I was hoping someone could help me! I can answer any questions you may have, just ask them. I hope you guys can help.

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    Frank Simard Feb 26, 2009

    Thank you so much for that information. Visonner did not include any OCR software. Do you recommend any OCR software?

    Thank you.


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    Frank Simard Feb 26, 2009

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I am not edit text.

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Most of the time a scanner by default, will scan a document in a tif or other image file format. That means that the scanned image is actually very similar to a photograph. In order to edit the text, you first have to convert the image using something that's called OCR software. OCR is a process that the software uses to look at a scanned document image and determine what characters are on the page. It's not always very accurate but that depends on the quality of the scan and on the OCR software being used. You must have received some sort of scanning software with the scanner. Hopefully it containes some sort of OCR software. Some scanners will save you this extra image manipulation by having a setting that allows you to scan directly to a word document. Usually in that configuration, the OCR software automatically knows to convert the scanned document image in order to automate the process. But either way, you first have to install the manufacturer's software. Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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    VonZeppelen Feb 26, 2009

    I've used Nuance Omnipage and it seems to do a pretty decent job. Abbyy is supposed to be pretty good also but it's pricey, Around $350.00. You can download a free trial here:

    http://finereader.abbyy.com/?from=google...

    It's pretty huge, 245Mb. That'll take a while.

    Other than that I would Google OCR and see if you can maybe find something cheeper or maybe even free.


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    VonZeppelen Feb 26, 2009

    Here's an open source (FREE!) product that received 31/2 out of five stars. Can't beet the price!

    http://www.download.com/FreeOCR/3000-107...


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    VonZeppelen Feb 26, 2009

    My pleasure. Thanks for the FixYa!

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If you don't like to install ocr software to your computer, you can try this free online ocr tool

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As for OCR, check out this:
OCR Recognition in Web Document Viewer

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Click www.onlinedocumentconversion.com upload your document, convert to doc, RTF or txt format and edit.

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