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Editing a scanned document


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#1 Ian03

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:12 AM

Hello,

I want to scan a document, save it and then edit that document by adding info. It is an application form. How do I do it. I am using a modern scanner, XP home,SP3 and Microsoft Home and Student 2010.
I have tried but am unable to do it. Hoping someone can help.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:16 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

When you scan a document you basically take a picture of it, pretty much just like a photocopy.
If you want to edit the document you need OCR software (Optical Character Recognition)
Whats the make, model of the scanner so that we can check to see if the manufacturer has OCR software available.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:26 PM

There might be another way besides OCR, and that's via PDF editing, for instance in Foxit.
This assumes that the scanner can save the scan as a .pdf.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:52 PM

Hello,

The scanner is an EPSON PERFECTION V33.


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

The manual says that OCR software is included on the cd.
Epson website does not indicate if OCR software is included as part of the driver download.
Do you have the cd that came with it?
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:00 PM

Hello,

I have the CD. Will find it and see if I can do something with the OCR. I would have thouht that would have loaded when installing the sacnner.
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