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  1. jamshid321

    jamshid321 Thread Starter

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    Hello . I have window 7 and I have tried to scan a document and edit it but it doesn't work . Can you tell me what to do to be able to add text to this document ? how can I save it . Do i need to save it as a document or ???? just generally what do I need to do ? thank you very much .
     
  2. md2lgyk

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    What do you mean by "it doesn't work?" What happens when you try? Any error messages? Do you understand that you need OCR (optical character recognition) software to produce an editable document? Some scanners don't come with it.
     
  3. ChuckE

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    If you scan a picture, then as a picture you can add/edit/change anything on that picture as it exists as a picture. That does not mean you can do a simple change of some text from changing "this" to "that".

    What it means is: a picture is a collection of dots, and as dots there is no way some graphic editing program is going to know what any word is. If you want to change a word then you have to select the size, shape, even color of the characters of the words you want to substitute in. Probably not what you want.

    You could use an OCR (Optical Character l Recognition) package and it may make a file that has text that is selectable and editable, but the format (the size, shape, and color of that text and background) might also be far from the desired.

    Good luck in doing what you think you might want.
     
  4. md2lgyk

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    How large is this document? You might be better off to just retype it.
     
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    If you have M$ Office .. It can OCR to a doc file.
    Need to know which version of M$ office you have.
     
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