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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:12 PM


Anyone know if there is a program for making scanned documents into a PC formate that can be typed on and then sent to the copier?

I'm tired of hand writing applications for services that always turn out hard to read even for me. They are so sloppy, unprofessional and unreadable. I would like to make my applications more user friendly, ie., readable. Does ABBYY do this? If so how?

I just downloaded ABBYY Pro 8 trial thinking it might do this but have been unable to find out how it does, if it does?

If anyone knows anything about this please let me know how this may be done if it can be? Thank you.


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:37 PM

What you are looking for is OCR software. (Optical Character Reader) I got some for free with my cheapie HP 3-in-1. Let us know if Abby works like you want it to- I;ve never heard of it until now.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:57 PM

I find OCR to be a real nuissance. Another option, but it isn't free by any means, is the Foxit Editor. You can type anywhere on a PDF file with this program. It has other features as well. It will save as a PDF file and can be printed like any other document.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:44 PM

If your printer doesn't come with the OCR software installed, here's a free program you can use:
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