Your scanning software does not include OCR Optical Character Recognition and only saves scanned documents in non-editable image format.
Your only courses of action appear to be… a download and install OCR software or… b completely retype the document from scratch.
Enter Online OCR ; a free online service specifically designed for converting images to editable formats:.
Use Optical Character Recognition software without installation on your computer. Recognize text and characters from PDF scanned documents including multipage files , photographs and digital camera captured images.
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Free Online OCR service supports 32 recognition languages. Converted documents look exactly like the original — tables, columns and graphics.
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Scan your document hard copy and save to a suitable folder on the hard drive as PDF. Go to the Online OCR site, and convert the saved file to an editable format:.
There are quite a few similar OCR services available online but many of them do not convert terribly well. Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. His first computer was a TRS in the s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the s.
Now retired aka an old geezer , Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele The free version includes OCR and is portable!
However, this article was written specifically to show users how to convert a scanned document without needing to install software.
Contents: Difference between Hard Copy and Soft Copy
I need to digitize about sixty pages. I want it to be searchable for anyone but editable only for authorized staff. I have a hard copy with me, a scanner and my laptop of course. I wanted to save my documents from hard copy to the laptop.
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Cheers… Jim. Another good one Jim, my wife is now your friend for life …..
Is this possible? Any suggestions are widely welcome… thanks….
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