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Solved: Editing a scanned doc.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Sbowers, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. Sbowers

    Sbowers Thread Starter

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    When I scan a doc. I find I cannot edit it. It obviously regards it as a picture, not text, even though it is printed as a document.

    Do I need to download OCR and if so, is it safe to do so? Have found a free trial on the website.


    My printer/scanner is Epson Stylus DX440 and I`m using Vista Home Premium.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    There should be options to scan as picture, text, or text with embedded graphics. If you don't get these options on each scan you must have a default set. Look for "Options" or "Tools" or "Defaults" or whatever. And, yes, to edit you'll want some optical character recognition.
     
  3. Sbowers

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    Hi!

    Thanks for your advice - I hope soon to check the defaults, options etc. and will let you know the outcome.
     
  4. Sbowers

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    Hi TerryNet!

    I have downloaded a free OCR and am now able to edit scanned docs. Thanks for your help.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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