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How to insert ( or remove text ) from a scanned or printed document

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#1 Charles88


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

I have some documents downloaded from the internet.

What I try to achieve is to insert ( or remove part of the text ) and then print it to paper.

How can I do this ?

Your help is appreciated


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#2 britechguy


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

There is no short answer to this question.   It all depends on the file format of said files.


If they're images of some sort you can go in and cut out the text just like you can cut out any part of an image using something as simple as MS-Paint.  If you don't want a "black hole" where that text was then find a random chunk of "background" that you can copy and paste over the area previously deleted.


If the format is something else then you'd use the editor appropriate to that file format or convert the page(s) to a format you can edit.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

As britechguy said, it depends on the document format.  Probably the easiest way is to create a new document without the information you don't want.  Creating a new document will allow you to copy and paste text from another document.  Depending on the document type you may also be able to include pictures.


A little more detail on the project would be very helpful in offering guidance.


What you want to use the final document for, also has some importance.  If it is just for your use, then you can be a little more free.  If it is for others then quality is more of an issue.

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