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How do I scan a document and turn it into a document I can edit?

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You need OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. It may have come with your printer or you can get it on the web.

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I have a problem after scanning, I cannot bring the document up in MS Word to edit. The document arrives on my computer screen but I can not edit it


You need OCR software installed in your PC

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]

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=oj-72836-2&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Text Cannot Be Edited After It Is Scanned to a Word Processing Program
Issue After scanning into a word-processing program, the text in the original is not editable. Workaround The process of changing text from an image to editable text is called optical character recognition (OCR). Text should automatically be converted in the OCR process when the Send To destination is a word-processing program. If it does not, check the items in the following list:
  • Select Editable Text as the image type in Scan Settings . In Windows XP, this setting is automatically selected if Scan Document is selected in the Director program.
  • Scan at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) for correct OCR conversion. Check the default resolutions in the Scan Settings on the Resolution tab.
  • If portions of the scan are cut off, turn off the Auto Crop feature in the Scan Settings on the Scanning tab by clicking to clear the check mark.
  • Tables, text boxes, and spreadsheets might not be editable. The border around them makes the OCR program read them as images. Readiris OCR, which is included with the HP Officejet G and K series, can recognize these images. Instead of selecting the word-processing program in the Send To list, send the scan to Readiris. Use the Table Drawing tool on the right side of the window to change the type of image to a table, and then use the OCR. The text inside of the box should now be editable.
    NOTE: Handwritten messages might not be captured by the OCR process.

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Apr 10, 2011 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I cannot get it to scan a document and allow me to edit information on the document.


To edit information on a scanned document you must use a OCR (Optical character recognition) software. This will make the scanned document into a word file, and thus allowing you to edit it. Most OCR software are expensive unless one was provided with the printer.

Also, if you are scanning in as a PDF, most of the time you will not be able to edit it due to limitations with software. Most computers only have PDF Reader, unless you specifically purchased Adobe Acrobat full version (retail price $300)

Mar 19, 2011 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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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!
Best of luck, William

Mar 03, 2011 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a hp 1310 AIO Printer how do you scan documents to computer using such programmes as ms word


MS Word cannot open scanned documents to edit. You need to run a scanned document through an OCR program (optical character recognition program) which converts the scanned document into a text document. Then you open Ms Word and import or open this text document to edit or change the text.

Nov 25, 2010 | HP Hewlett Packard LaserJet 3000dn Printer

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Scan document into text


Scanned documents are image documents and they need to be converted using an OCR program. The Optical Character Recognition program converts scanned image documents into a text file which you can open with a Word program and edit.
You need OCR programs such as -
OmniPage 17
ReadSoft
GOCR (freeware)
Tesseract OCR (freeware)
Microsoft Office Document Imaging (included in MicroSoft office Tools)

May 11, 2010 | Epson ACULASER CX11NF All-In-One Printer

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I cant scan to computer


Hi,
  1. Position the document on your scanner.
  2. On the File menu, click Scan New Document.
  3. In the Scan New Document dialog box, select the options you want.
    • To select additional scanning options, click Preset options, and then click either Create new preset or Edit selected preset.
    • If you want to scan a double-sided page, select the Original is double sided check box.
  4. Click Scan.If you selected the Original is double sided check box, the Scan New Documentdialog box reappears as necessary.
  5. If you selected the Original is double sided check box or the Prompt for additional pagescheck box, click Done to save the file after the last page is scanned.
Note By default, OCR is performed automatically when you scan documents. To turn off this feature, click Scan New Document on the File menu, and then click eitherCreate new preset or Edit selected preset. On the Processing tab of the Preset Options dialog box, clear the Use OCR to recognize the text of the scanned imagecheck box.
Hope this helps!!!
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Jan 29, 2010 | HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One InkJet...

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HOW DO YOU SCAN DOCUMENTS


Hi,
  1. Position the document on your scanner.
  2. On the File menu, click Scan New Document.
  3. In the Scan New Document dialog box, select the options you want.
    • To select additional scanning options, click Preset options, and then click either Create new preset or Edit selected preset.
    • If you want to scan a double-sided page, select the Original is double sided check box.
  4. Click Scan.If you selected the Original is double sided check box, the Scan New Document dialog box reappears as necessary.
  5. If you selected the Original is double sided check box or the Prompt for additional pages check box, click Done to save the file after the last page is scanned.
Note By default, OCR is performed automatically when you scan documents. To turn off this feature, click Scan New Document on the File menu, and then click eitherCreate new preset or Edit selected preset. On the Processing tab of the Preset Options dialog box, clear the Use OCR to recognize the text of the scanned imagecheck box.
Hope this helps!!!
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Jan 29, 2010 | Microsoft Word for PC

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Scanning a document to edit the text.


you need a program to recognize the characters in the image to be edited. try checking this list of OCR programs...but i think those are trial versions only.

http://www.bumpersoft.com/Graphics_and_Drawing/Scanning_and_Optical_Character_Recognition/

Feb 04, 2009 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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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.

Dec 06, 2007 | Canon CanoScan 4200F Flatbed Scanner

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Editing a scanned document


Hi, You can try use an OCR program. Sometimes it is included/bundled in the software/drivers/application CD that came with your scanner. You can also google for freeware versions. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) will recognize the text from the scanned document, you can copy/paste and thereafter edit. Hope this be of some help to you. Pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.

Jul 31, 2007 | HP PSC 2355 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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