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Topic # 13066 20-Apr-2007 16:48
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Anyone know of a software tool to lift the text off a scanned document, so it can be pasted to Word and edited? My scanner (bless its antiquated heart) only produces JPG, TIFF, Bitmap, and PNG outputs, none of which will allow me to do this.

ant pointers would be mosy welcome!



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  Reply # 67891 20-Apr-2007 17:03
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you can try OCR program.

Also, I was told by a friend that Adobe Acrobat 7/8 Pro can do OCR, but i am not sure how well or what requirement/specification it needs in order to OCR an image.

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  Reply # 67909 20-Apr-2007 19:33
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I've used Microsoft Office Document Imaging (In Office XP) to OCR a scanned tiff image and send the text to Word.


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Reply # 68048 22-Apr-2007 07:38
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Thankyou both for your replies. Yep, Reon, found that MS Doc Scanning and Imaging in MS Office Tools, and it works really well provided the scanned image is just text, with no graphics additions. Pretty much just what I need!



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