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cycleop

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I have a book written in French which I want to translate.I know I can manually type it all and get it done but this will take forever so,my question is,can I photograph every page,download these,then get the computor to recognise the print,then translate and print the pages off?I have windows vista.Thanks
 

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You can't translate from an image file. (jpg, tiff, bmp)
You need OCR software to scan it and then you can copy and paste into something like google translate.
OCR software isn't cheap.
http://ocr-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

My scanner will scan as pdf, jpg or tiff. None of these is editable.
My best shot would be to buy Adobe Acrobat and convert the pdf to a doc then work with it.
Adobe Acrobat's price is outrageous for a non-business user.
 

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depending on how old the book is, it may have transferred into the public domain. What's the author/name?
 

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The author is Christian Gruslin,the book is"DU MERCATOR A LA CAPTURE D,HIMMLER",an account of the life of Albert Petit,my wife,s brother in law,who was involved with the capture of Himmler.The second suggestion sounds promising,thankyou.
 
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