Tech Support Guy banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Trusted Advisor
Joined
·
21,439 Posts
You Got Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 ..
See Office Tools >> Microsoft Document Scanning.

If you have Office 2010 .. It's been moved to One Note.
This will OCR to a Word Document.

If you have an Image .. Convert it to a tif .. Then M$ Document Imaging can read the tif image
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
646 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks I should have said that I have a Dell dimension C521 pc and am running windows xp sservice pack 2 I have a visioneer one touch 9000 scanner. I usually scan to photoshop. I have office 2000. I have downloaded Irfanview but cannot see how get the text recognition bit. My scanner came with paperport which I haven't used. I just tried it scanning to word but all I got was gobbledy gookI am trying to scan some typed documents which I may need to edit.All advice gratefully received but please bear in mind that I am not very good at this and need clear and simple instructions.
 

·
Trusted Advisor
Joined
·
21,439 Posts
I'm not sure if Office 2000 has OCR capabilities.
I usually scan at 600DPI .. Use Photoshop to clean it up .. And save to a tif file ..
Then use office 2003 to read the tif file.
It's been a while since I looked at Irfanview's OCR plugin .. I didn't like it.
It all depends on the Quality of the scan or Image.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top