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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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    You need OCR software installed in your PC

    go to 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]
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    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:
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    • 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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    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.

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    Scanning document and editing in word


    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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    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 :

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


    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.


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