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I want to save scanned document as a .doc using CanoScan 8400F

I am working off an IMac desk top computer.  I don't want to save documents as .jpeg or PDF.  The scanner doesn't seem to offer a desktop save as a .doc.  I hate the way to .jpeg or PDF looks, after all I am trying to save a black and white printed document not a photo.

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Scanners only see millions of dots. Unless it has software to convert a picture into a document, all documents are seen by scanners as pictures made of of millions of dots. Software is available to convert it to a Microsoft Doc format but it is very expensive. 

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Use the OmniPage software that came with the scanner. It will allow you to save in a variety of formats, including .doc.

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