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Julie
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 4:21 pm    Post subject: How do I change the text in a scanned document
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I scanned a document to Word, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how
to change any of the text in it.
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JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I change the text in a scanned document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Did you scan it as text ot a photo?

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"Julie" wrote in message

>I scanned a document to Word, but for the life of me I cannot figure out
>how
> to change any of the text in it.
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TF
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: How do I change the text in a scanned document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Julie

Scanning takes a 'snapshot' of whatever you have in the scanner: so in its
raw scanned state it is a graphic. To be able to edit it, it must be
converted into text again using a utility called OCR (optical character
recognition). Every scanner that I have installed has had an OCR utility
included with the bundled software - though often this is either a cut down
version or not the current version of the software. Check out your
installation guide and see what came with your scanner.

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"Julie" wrote in message

:I scanned a document to Word, but for the life of me I cannot figure out
how
: to change any of the text in it.
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