edit document scanned with Win 7 Fax & Scan

March 10, 2011 at 14:19:32
Specs: Windows 7
I want to edit or make changes to a document that I have scanned using the Fax and Scan tool on the Windows 7 Ultimate program. Is it impossible or do I need to install some other type of software to do this task? Please help.

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March 10, 2011 at 14:39:30
a regular scan results in a picture even if that picture contains text.
OCR [optical character recognition] has to be used to scan and create a document that is editable.

See if your scanner supports OCR and has software to edit it.

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March 10, 2011 at 18:32:26
Might be able to do very basic edits with the paint program installed as part of your Windows 7.

Your computer may also have applications that can open that file too. Office apps can do minor edits to images. I assume that you have saved it as a jpg or tiff file.

One might need to use a bit more advanced editor like gimp or portable gimp.

There are other free tools.

Photoshop offers a limited version for like 60 days or so if you need real advanced edits.

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March 10, 2011 at 19:09:08
Most scanners today come with a software package that includes OCR and an interface to send the document to other common programs. By selecting to send it to say word, it should activate the OCR software and send it to Word in the form of text.

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