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  1. kjvbible1611

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    How do i scan an editable doc.

    What do i save it as?

    Thank You,

    Gary
     
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    First you need to use a OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program. Most scanners come with one.
    Also note that MS Office has one in the later versions.

    Then one would save the document type based on what type your word processor default file type is.
     
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    Yes I did all of that in ocr w/o any good results.
    How do you do it in Ms Word?
     
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    When you scan something, what options does your scanner give you to save as?
     
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    jpg doc tiff png etc.
     
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    I've used some apps on my phone. Lots of options for Android and iOS.
     
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    Do not have a phone.
     
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    Save it as .doc
    You can then edit it as you see fit, if you have MS Word or Open Office.
     
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    there are graphics in it that will not print.
     
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    What version of M$ Office ??? ... It's different on 2010 and up
     
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    2013 desktop
     
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    I'd scan at 600dpi and save as a tif ....
    (Just because that is what Office 2003 wanted in the ole days)
    (A very clean, high resolution image that's not compressed ... to read "OCR")

    Then send the image to M$ One Note 2013
    Select the text in One Note >> and choose (copy text from picture) .. (that's the OCR)
    Then Paste the editable text wherever you want it ... maybe a Word or Excel file.

    The last one I worked on in Office 2016 was back and white only ...
    so I scanned at 600dpi and saved as a gif ... Then sent the OCR results to Excel.

    bmp, tif, or gif files are not compressed.
    gif files are limited to 256 colors ... smaller file size.

    Tutorial
     
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    This is what I have...
     

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    I don't think this is Scanable.

    What do you want to edit ????
    Can you create a docx file with the editable text you want ???
    I might be able to fill in the images using Photoshop.
    It would help if you have better pictures of 2 images at the top
     

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    We already have an old copy of this with different names on it since the Pastor resigned. Somehow the fella that did that was able i guess to scan it and make it open up as an .odt file in Open Office.
     
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