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Converting from Jpeg to text?


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#1 sgtBill

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:59 AM

I have a glowing letter of recommendation that I have scanned into my computer. I need to be able to e-mail it and attach it to job applications on-line. It is in jpeg format now. How can I get it into a form that I can use on-line?
I have the paper copy of it and I can scan it again if needed. I don't know the best format to scan it too.
I don't have any conversion software.
It has a letterhead and a signature, so I cannot just retype it.
Any help would be appriciated.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:21 AM

Your best bet would be to rescan it as a document, not as a graphic file. Especially so if anyone intends to print it or use it in anything other than digital file format.

Or...you could exist it as a graphic file within the body of a short Word document...and then send it as a Word doc.

Actually...I think I'd just send it as an email attachment, retaining the graphic file format. I would adjust the size of the graphic so that it would not be extraordinarily large by email standards.

My first suggestion is the best :thumbsup:.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:49 AM

its easy to transfer the letterhead and the signature from the graphics into a document....the body you can re-type. Of course hamluis has a better suggestion...mine sounds naughty ^,...,^
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:55 AM

Send it as a .jpeg. Most every program around can read them. Should they need more details you can always just fax them a copy of the original.
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