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Old 02-06-08, 09:15 PM
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How to scan text into my computer?

I have some documents that got over written but I have them printed out. What program can I use to scan these pages of text and turn them into editable text that I can manipulate in say Microsoft word? Will Photoshop CS3 do it?
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Old 02-06-08, 11:12 PM
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you will need optical character recognition software...

and you will be delving into the fascinating and frustrating world of OCR... do not do this with a gun handy... be a miracle if it works right the first time...

Link to get started...
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Old 02-07-08, 10:22 AM
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I agree with Dr. Mabuse's comments. Regardless of the tool you use allow for significant time to fully proof read the results. If find OCRs can save time over re-typing large documents but they are far from trouble free.
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