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Old 08-03-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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hi guys, i dont know if this has been answered before or not. how can i scan something, say somthing from a book, and then open it up in word? do i need a special program? thnx in advance

EDIT:i now know that i need a OCR program, any recomendations on a free one?
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:11 AM   #2
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With my experiance a scanner(pretty sure you need) comes with it's own software where you can save it to your computer. Then I guess you can open it with a program like word.
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SimpleOCR3 - untested by me, looks good, free. You can find it at http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/ocr.html
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:14 AM   #4
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Dude get Abby Fine reader, program is great, I used it before...It highlights the words that it didnt pick up perfectly just incase, so you can just make sure...Preety good program!
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ok, thnx guys. my printer/scanner is an HP. i dont think it came with any software to do that kind of stuff.
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Dude get Abby Fine reader, program is great, I used it before...It highlights the words that it didnt pick up perfectly just incase, so you can just make sure...Preety good program!
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yea, ino, some cost a couple hundred. im just gonna go for a basic freebie program.
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