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.