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How to send scanned questionnaire to computer for completion?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by cwilmot, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. cwilmot

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    Is it possible to scan a questionnaire, send it to the computer, and fill it in on the computer? An elderly friend whose hand writing is almost illegible wishes to complete a questionnaire in this manner. TIA.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Not easily.

    Most scanners have OCR software with them (optical character recognition) that has a go at converting scanned images to editable text but they are usually not that good with forms.

    Scanning as an "image" (a picture of the form) would allow someone with average image editing software abilities to overlay text on the image, but its not all that easy.
     
  3. ctuna

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    The Paper Port program has the form typer system. All you need to do is scan the form in as a black and white form then drag it to the form typer. You can then fill out the form and save a copy with the blanks filled in then send it to your printer. Works great.

    http://support.scansoft.com/
     
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