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Re: scan document

Is very hard to alter a scanned document if you are not sure how to, especially without the help of an editing software. but try to scan it to text if you have Word it sure will help, scan it to Word and after is saved you can type or erase certain portions of the document, browse trough the tools tab to search for the option that will suit better the type of work you want to do on your document. If you have Adobe Acrobat Professional this is very easy to do, you only have to scan the document on Adobe format and using the advanced editing tool.

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How do I use my x5495 to scan a resume and then to edit it with my Dell XP computer?

You'll need to scan the document with an OCR software package (Optical character recognition) that will recognize the letters themselves and transmit them to word processing application, such as Word for Windows. Most scanner packages come with some form of OCR utility, so check your installed software. You may already be set up!
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How can you scan text into Microsoft Word


When you scan a document, Choose the File type/format as RTF or Microsoft word if you find in the list.

After you have scanned the document as RTF, open microsoft word and Open the document you have saved as RTF.

It will be in editable format.

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Yes, OCR software takes a page of "printed" text, and tries to use image-processing techniques to
O(ptically) do C(haracter) R(ecognition) to extract the text, letter-by-letter, and to create a "text" document that you can "edit" on your computer.

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After I scan text, I cannot put it into a Word document, edit, or anything. I have an Epson 2400. thanks I do not have the scanner directions.

In order to scan to word so a document is editable you need to use Optical Character Recognition Software (OCR). You can download free ocr software from Use that software and then either export once scanned to Word or Save as a Word document in the OCR application.

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Want to scan in a text document and edit it in microsoft office I have a epson Dx8450 scanner

you need to see if your scanner has any OCR software. If it does it needs to be scanned and processed through it to create a document you cane dit.

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Scan as Edit Text into Microsoft Word?

Try Microsft Document Imaging. It's included in Microsoft Office Tools which you should find in the "Microsoft Office \ Microsoft Office Tools" folder in the start menu.

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Scan a Document and Need to edit in Word 2007

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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Email scanned docs

You don't. Scanners save everything as a Picture. Test is not text, it is a combination of thousands of dots that make up a picture. It takes an OCR and very complicated software to read text from a picture.

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Question about copying direct from scan to a Word document

Check if your Canon software creates a PDF image. A scanned image is a RASTER image, a series of dots, that 'appear' like text or drawing. You cannot use Ctrl-C or Ctrl-v. If the software creates a PDF file, you can cut & paste. Usr any good OCR (Optical Character recognition) software ad convert the raster image to editable text. Then you can cut & paste.

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Scanning a document so I can change text

1. Scan that document in 200 dpi grayscace mode.
2. Use any OCR Software (like omni page, ABBY) to convert this image into text.
3. then edit it.

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