scanningand saving printed article to a word document.

  Richardp 10:12 04 Feb 2015

Is there a programme or technique that will allow me to scan a printed page and save it as a word doc.?



  alanrwood 11:31 04 Feb 2015


You need an OCR program (Optical Character Recognition). There are several free ones if you do a search. There is usually a cut down version of one supplied with the scanner/All in One. Did you receive a driver disk with the Scanner. The popular ones are Abbyy Fine Reade (Epson) and ReadIris (HP).

Perhaps someone else here can recommend a free one as I have never needed to use one myself.

You usually scan the document then ask the program to convert the scanned image into a text document. Then you need to edit it as it usually has a few errors, then save it to Word or whatever is appropriate in your case.

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