How do I scan a document so I can edit the text in word processing software?
You can scan a document and convert the text into editable text using a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
To scan and use OCR, you can use the Epson Scan 2 OCR Component. The required Epson Scan 2 OCR Component is installed automatically when you install your product software from the CD included with your product. If you are downloading your product's software, you must download and install the required Epson Scan 2 OCR Component to scan using OCR with Epson Scan 2.
OCR software cannot recognize handwritten characters, and certain types of documents or text may be difficult for OCR software to recognize, such as the following:
- Items that have been copied from other copies
- Text with tightly spaced characters
- Text that is in tables or underlined
- Cursive or italic fonts and font sizes less than 8 points