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You need one of those OCR (optical character recognition) software to scan documents as text. Your scanner may have a free version of this. A good example is Omnipage pro
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The power just went out while you working on an important document you forgot to save.
Do not panic because Microsoft Word comes equipped with a feature that automatically will recover files you did not save.
Typically, this feature works by default.
The program allows you to change how often Word saves your documents and you can adjust the location where Microsoft Word saves these "Auto Recover" files.
Open up Microsoft Word.
Do not click on a file to open the program.
Instead, open the program by double-clicking on the program's icon.
Allow the program to load for a couple of minutes before clicking on anything.
Look on the left side of the screen.
If Microsoft Word recovered the file, a "Document Recovery" task pane will load.
Find the file's date.
Double-click on the file in the "Document Recovery" pane.
This will open the file in Microsoft Word.
Click on the "File Menu" and select "Save As."
Save the document as a ".doc" file type, and type a name for your document in the "File Name" box.
Open Microsoft Word to determine if the program auto-recovered your document.
If your software is set to auto-save your document every couple of minutes, when the program is restarted, any document that was not saved prior to closing, may appear in the auto-recover window on the left side of the screen.
Click on your document, and the last-saved file will open.
However, anything you typed after the last auto-save is gone, but at least you haven't lost the entire document.
Search the auto-recover files manually if the auto-recover pane did not appear when you opened MS Word.
Click the Start menu at the bottom of your computer screen, and click "Search." Some operating systems have the search option as a part of the Start menu.
Search for "*.asd" to search for any recovered files.
If you find the file, open Word, and click "Open" in the menu.
Search through all files, and locate the file that ended in .asd. Click "Open" to view your file.
If you are using Word 2002 or 2003, you need to restart your computer after clicking "Open." Re-open Word after your computer re-boots to view the recovered file.
Check your backup files.
If you have the "Always create backup copy" option selected in Word, you may be able to find a backup copy of your document.
Find the location where you last saved the document.
Check for the extension .wbk.
If there aren't any, search your whole computer for files with that extension.
Open your file by clicking "Open" in Word, and search all files for the .wbk extension.
Once you locate the file, click "Open."
Look in the temporary files on your computer.
Complete a search for files that end in the extension .tmp by typing "*.tmp" into the search box.
Narrow the search down to specific dates of when you were working on the document.
If the file does not show up, try searching for the "~*.*" convention.
Some temporary files are in this format instead.
If your document is now in your temporary files, you will need to recover the damaged document.
Search for it within Word.
Click "Open and Repair" when you find it.
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To check to see if your scanner is properly installed, open the Device Stage. Choose Start?Devices and Printers. If Windows doesn't automatically find your scanner, you can manually add it in the Devices and Printers window by clicking the Add a Device button in the toolbar and following the wizard's commands.
Choose Start?All Programs?Windows Fax and Scan.
Windows 7 opens the Windows Fax and Scan window.
Click the Scan button in the Navigation pane, then click the New Scan button on the toolbar.
The New Scan dialog box for your scanner opens.
Use the settings on the right to describe your scan.
By letting the computer know what you're scanning, its color profile, and the type of file you plan to create, you enable Windows Fax and Scan to create the highest quality scan.
Click the Preview button to see what your document will look like.
Make any last minute changes.
If you're happy with the preview, click the Scan button.
Windows scans the document and presents you with an image of your document.
Click the Save As button and complete the necessary information.
Enter the filename, the type of graphics file you want saved, and then click the Save button.
To automatically forward the document you've just scanned as an attachment to a new fax message, click the Forward as Fax button.
The scan feature in the Windows Fax and Scan utility is set primarily to scan text documents. If you want to scan a photograph or other graphic, you're better off doing that directly within the Windows Live Photo Gallery.
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