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Scanning documents then cut and paste text


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#1 willythecat

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:41 AM

XP Home SP3 with HP deskjet All in one.
What l want to do is to scan "foreign" documents, and then cut and paste the text into something like google translate. No problems in scanning the document but then l get stuck as to what to do next.
Have been messing around with PSP but blowed if l can get it to cut and paste. Maybe it's the wrong program to use.
Are there any smaller (free?) programs out there that will do this, or am l going about it in the wrong way?
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#2 willythecat

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:57 AM

Sorry, have just worked out where l was going wrong.
The HP was scanning ok, but the only output formats available were tif, bmp, pdf, and some other weird sounding name. After checking the HP help screen, l didn't have any OCR software installed so loaded this from the disk and it now scans directly into wordpad where l can then use cut and paste.
Sorry, should have made an effort to do this in the first place, but at least it may help others.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:01 AM

deleted because you posted a resolution while I was composing my reply.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 24 September 2010 - 09:02 AM.





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