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Trying to work the OCR function on Cano-scan

I've got my document on the bed and OCR is called up, I click Scan, and it tells me "Specify the program where the scanned image is transferred". Well, I'm not an English major or anything, but I do not know what that means. Can you help??

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  • angus-mor May 28, 2009

    I think I understand. I'll give another try,



    Thank you very much!!

  • angus-mor May 28, 2009

    Hi buffalonyman, I looked for a program to use for the OCR image to transfer to, and all I could find was microsoft works. I looked for work or notepad, but evidently didn't know where to go. Then the program scanned the document, I thought it was working, and then it came back and said: Works was unable to open the project you selected, the file maybe corrupted. Should I be saving this to a PDF or a Bitmap?

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It means you have to select the word processor program...like microsoft word or notepad

Posted on May 28, 2009

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    buffalonyman May 28, 2009

    OCR means Optical Character Recognition. OCR examines the shape of a scanned character and matches it to the shapes of letters and numbers, in order to identify which letter or number it is.



    For example, when you scan an image of the letter A, the OCR determines that the scanned image looks like an A, and converts the image to a character.



    Word processors are then used to work with the characters. Bitmap and PDF files are images, rather than characters. If you want to work with scanned text, you have to save it a word processing program, such as MS works.



    Scan your document and select microsoft Word

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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]

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No problem, you're a mere 17 steps away from creating a high-quality document using Canon's cutting-edge OCR software!

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17. Save one more time to make sure you don't lose your work and you're done!

OPTIONAL 18th STEP: Open a beer and do a big bong hit -- you've earned it, soldier!

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