scanning into word.

June 24, 2009 at 12:45:43
Specs: Windows XP pro, P3/512
about to scan a 100 page screenplay into word 2000. my only option is to scan as a
.rtf file.
once i've scanned it all into word, do i have to convert the entire file to .doc ?
how do i do this?

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June 24, 2009 at 13:18:04
You should be able to open it with Word and save it as a .doc.

If your system doesn't default to opening rtf files with Word, right-click, choose Open With and choose Word.

I would try 1 page before I tried 200. You may not like the formatting or something and it would be better to know right away before you spend all that time.

I can't say that I have ever been able to scan a entire document into Word and have it come out looking exactly like the original, especially if there is formatting like tabs, columns, italics, etc.

I imagine a screenplay would have a lot of that.

Good luck!

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August 19, 2009 at 14:51:24
i asked the question.
instead of scanning the 114 page screenplay myself, took it to local copy shop with state-or-art scanner. for $50. they scanned it, gave me a dvd copy, and emailed me a copy.

everything worked out great. i opened the file with word, converted it to a text file and imported it into final draft. final draft automatically converted it to their file format.

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