How do I scan a document so I can edit the text in a word processing program?
You can scan a document and convert the text into data that you can edit with a word processing, spreadsheet, or HTML-editing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
To scan and use OCR, you need to install an OCR program, such as ABBYY FineReader.Related tasks
Scanning Using OCR - Windows
Scanning Using OCR - OS X
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