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I have a flatbed scanner CanoScan LIDE 25. I want to scan document to save as a Word Document so I can type fill-in-the blank answers and print out this document for my records. How can I scan and save as Word Document?

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The function of a scanner is get the picture. To convert the picture to document file you need a OCR software.
Some scanner are sold with the software that have this feature.
If none, you have to install it.
I use an old version Omnipage, it is perfect, but it is too expensive.
you can visit its webpage here http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/
For simple document, you can use the free one. Choose from this two webpage:
http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2006/10/01/Free-OCR-software_3F00_-You-may-already-have-it_2E002E002E00_.aspx
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/ocr.html

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