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i am trying to scan a document from my scanner and send it too a file so i
can edit the text in the document but the copy that the computer shows is so
different how can i do this a more easier way please help me.
 

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Do you have software that will allow you to edit the scanned document? A
normally scanned document is stored as an image and typically not easily(if
at all) editable.

"toya" wrote:

> i am trying to scan a document from my scanner and send it too a file so i
> can edit the text in the document but the copy that the computer shows is so
> different how can i do this a more easier way please help me.
 
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From: "toya" <toya@discussions.microsoft.com>

| i am trying to scan a document from my scanner and send it too a file so i
| can edit the text in the document but the copy that the computer shows is so
| different how can i do this a more easier way please help me.

If you scan a document in normal ways you grab an imge of that document. JPEG, GIF, BMP,
PDF, etc.

To scan a text document to be able to edit the text of said document you have to use the
Original Character Recognition (OCR) software that may (or may not) be included with your
scanner. When you use OCR it should then scan the document, interpret the text, and then be
placed in a document editing program such as MS Word or WordPerfect.

There is NO easy way to do OCR. Even when you know how to do it, you will find that you
will have to "massage" the document because OCR is never 100% accurate. Much is dependent
on the quality of the print, contrast of print to paper, the font used and the font size.

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