I scanned a document, selected ocr to edit text, and MS Word to edit the document and I keep getting a message telling me to cancel and install ocr software. What software? Shouldn't everything have been included in the install disk for the printer?
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Re: lexmark p3150 ocr problem
If it truely has an optical character reader(OCR) built into the scaner it would not provide the software for it since the software is rather a large program an cost in excess of $100 just by itself.
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If you still have the Lexmark X5650 install disc that came with your printer, re-insert it to your computer hard drive and run the program. This will help repair the OCR scan software and possible corrupted files necessary for scanning documents.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Handwritten messages might not be captured by the OCR process.
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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.
The Lexmark OCR scan software allows you to scan documents to your computer. It enables you to scan to PDF or scan a document and convert to text to edit. The Lexmark OCR scan software is only available in the install disk that came with your printer. Please contact Lexmark technical support for assistance. Thanks.
You are scanning the pages in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) mode. This allows scanned text to be converted to (editable) text, and is more useful when scanning to a Word document for example.
If you just want to scan a page and archive it, look for a standard (non-OCR) scanning option, and specify PDF as the output format. If it's not available, you can just as well keep the pages in TIFF format, which also allows for multiple pages. Also, if you have MS Office, there's MS Document Imaging tool included, that allows you to scan to MDI multi-page documents.
If however you want the page OCRed, I don't know which software is included with your scanner, but generally you must investigate the OCR settings to find an option to scan a page with text and images, instead of text only. Some OCRs require you to select areas that contain text, leaving the rest as pictures, other do it automatically. If you cannot make friends with your software that's bundled with the device, I would suggest looking for FineReader. Even an older version of FineReader is far superior to any other OCR software I've seen. Good luck
Load the text document face down on the scanner glass. Open the Lexmark Imaging Studio. Click the Scan & Edit Text (OCR) button (shown below). The All-In-One Center appears with the Scanning & Copying tab expanded.Click Preview Now in the upper right corner of the All-In-One Center. An image of the scanned document appears in the preview section. Click and drag the box with the dotted lines to select a specific area of the preview image to scan.From the Select your text editor: drop-down menu, select a word-processing or text-editing program.Click Send Now.
Go to the Lexmark website and download the full install for the printer application or run the setup on the CD. "Driver only" installations through Windows Add/Remove Hardware might not add the OCR components.
i believe this is called OCR scanning, character recognition so that the text can be edited in text editors. I have not used works to know if it has a text capture feature but I'm aware of scanning software that offer OCR capabilities, i used to have that on my old scanner, i do not remember the name of the software but here's what google turned up for OCR scanning: http://www.google.ca/search?q=OCR+scanning&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a