Never Type Up Another Existing Document Again

 

I was considering typing up a scanned presentation I had, but a quick search for some free OCR (optical character recognition) software put a stop to that.

Jon Galloway has a great post about his search for free OCR software which covers how to use Microsoft Office Document Imaging.

Scan the document then use Microsoft Office Document Imaging to send the document to Word. This will give you a word document, which you can freely format and edit.

This works even better if you have a scanner that will convert your entire scanned document to a PDF in one go (rather than page by page). Then just print the PDF to file as a TIFF file, then import into Microsoft Office Document Imaging and send to Word.

This works best when you have a hard copy of the original document but no soft copy (be that the original document or a PDF from which you can copy and paste text).

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2 Responses to Never Type Up Another Existing Document Again

  1. Manny says:

    Great solution. A PDF document can be printed to MODI then OCRed then sent to Word. A 1-2-3 solution with the complete transition from pdf to word. Thanks maestro. Formating is required afterward and signatures confuse MODI.

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