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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 program using a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and use OCR, you can use the included Document Capture or Document Capture Pro software .

    OCR software cannot recognize handwritten characters, and certain types of documents or text may be difficult for OCR software to recognize, such as:

    • Items that have been copied from other copies
    • Faxes
    • Text with tightly spaced characters
    • Text that is in tables or underlined
    • Cursive or italic fonts and font sizes less than 8 points
Published:  Feb 25, 2015 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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