how to write on scanned documents

April 12, 2005 at 06:06:00
Specs: windows xp, emachines 533 id

I scanned my school term paper for revisement. The problem is I cannot edit my paper via scan. Can someone tell me if this is possible? and if so how do I go about editing my term papers via scan? Thanx in advance.

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April 12, 2005 at 06:13:29

Hi, Once the document is scanned you have
to import the document into whatever apps
you wish to use, be it ms word or other..

what scanning software are you using ?

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April 12, 2005 at 06:15:28

Good Morning,

When you scan a document and save it, it saves as a picture. It becomes one dimensional or flat so to speak. You can't edit the text, because it's not a separate layer like in a word document. You'll have to retype it in Word etc to edit the text. Good Luck...

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April 12, 2005 at 06:15:40

Your scanned paper is an image file not a text file. You could re-scan the paper using OCR software which a lot of scanners support. The resultant text file is editable. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition.

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April 12, 2005 at 12:07:05

The answer from Richard59 is the correct.

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April 13, 2005 at 06:57:11

SimpleOCR is good for free. It works really good on text like you see in a book where the page contains just words in paragraphs.

If your document has columns, graphics or tables then you need an OCR application that costs in the range of $600 US.


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