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Scanning A Copy To Excel


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#1 v123naqrroc

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:24 AM

I have been trying to scan a page to excel but the scanner (a Brother MFC 410CN) scans it to a BMP (BMP file) or a JPG (JPEG file) or a PNG (PNG File) TIF (TIF Image) and despite several attempts to change it to a MS excel It won't open.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:40 AM

When you scan a document it gets scanned in an image format (such as: BMP, JPG, PNG or TIF). For Excel to be able to read it you will have to do a optical character recognition (OCR), which is also known as text recognition, on the scanned image. I don't know too much about it but you might want to read here and then post back if you have further questions.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:49 PM

Maybe file conversion software?
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