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Is there a way to scan a document into my computer as a WORD document so that I can edit it?

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  • Scan and save the file. Open that image and go to "File>Save As" and name it (filename).tiff. Go to "Start->Programs->Microsoft Office Tools->Microsoft Office Document Imaging". Go to "File->Open" and open your document. Go to "Tools->Send Text to Word."

  • When process is done Microsoft Word will start and your document will be present and able to be managed as you please.

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    I have a HP Precisionscan Pro 3.14. I want to scan something as an editable file but aren't given that as an option. Is there an update so I can do that?


    If you scan any document, it would not be in editable formate. You would need to convert the scan document in to text by OCR software like Nuance, Adobe Writer etc.. and then you might be able to edit the document.

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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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    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)

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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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    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.

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    Scanning document and editing in word


    Hai,

    HP Solution center software installed for your printer model has OCR feature to edit the scanned text image, but its not guaranteed.

    Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs cannot reproduce a document with 100% accuracy every time. Some manual correction of the page is necessary.The following information might help increase the accuracy of the OCR.

    1.You must click Scan Document from the HP Solution Center to begin the scan for the OCR to work.
    2.On the Scan Document Button window, select a compatible program in the Scan to drop-down. The perform OCR setting then appears to the right.
    3.On the Scan Document button Window, select the Scan Document Settings button.
    4.Make sure at least 300 ppi is selected.
    5.Remove the setting from Flowed Text in the Scan Settings window. If it is not already selected, select it now.This option will work correctly only in word processing programs capable of accepting this type of output. Microsoft WordPad, for example, will not accept this type of output.
    6.Repeat Step 5 with the Retain page formatting setting.

    Note: If the above solution didnt work, then you have to buy third party OCR software.


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    UNABLE TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO DOCUMENT


    Scanners put a graphic image on your computer that is a "picture" as far as the computer is concerned and therefore, you cannot edit text because it is seen as pixels and not characters. In order to make a scanned document editable, you'll need to use the OCR function in your software (Optical Character Recognition). This is assuming your printer came with OCR software, if not, you'll need to purchase an OCR software package in order to convert images into editable documents. You should be able to find such packages for less than $50.00. Check your documentation (and help files) and look for OCR in the index or search the help files for OCR to see if such software came with your printer software package.

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    How to scan editable text of document.


    Put the CD in the computer
    Select "Add more Software"
    Check if you have any OCR option
    If you have one Install it
    Then Try to scan from HP Solution center and select Scan Document
    You will be able to Scan to Editable text

    Other wise you can purchase a Software RED I.R.I.S.
    and then you can directly Scan from the software to editable text.
    Link for the Software :

    http://www.irislink.com/c2-646-189/I-R-I-S----OCR-software-and-Document-Management-solutions.aspx

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    How do i scan documents and save them in word ready for printing? how can i edit the saved documents? how can i enhance the quality of the documents? thank you


    for scanning plz open my computer and open the scanner icon then follow the instructio.
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    Cannot edit scanned document


    Hi,

    its like this, the OCR or the SOftware installed in your computer is limited. If you're trying to scan a document which has a picture or with text that uses different fonts like monotype, or those that are not usually being use for normal documents, usually it wouldnt detect and it become distorted. Anyways, here are the steps that i want you to follow.

    1. Open solution center. (click start, go to all programs, go to HP, then click on SOLUTION CENTER). or you can see SOlution Center on your Desktop.
    2. Click on Scan Documents, then the Scan documents setting will open. Change the settings to these.
    * SCAN TO: Microsoft Word.
    3. Then, hit scan.
    4. After scanning, the folder My Scans will open automatically, just go ahead and open the scanned document.
    5. From there, you can start editing the text.

    ..remember, the scan a document is limited, it will not read all types of fonts. if the document is using a "times new roman" or "arial" the scanned document appears to be almost the same with the original. But, if the scanned document contains pictures or stylish fonts, that would make the document distorted.

    Please let me know if you still have clarifications.

    Thank you.

    adonscott


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