Scan and directly Edit Text with OCR

05 Apr

“You mean all this time I didn’t have to retype my document?”


OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, which most scanners on the market today have built right in to the software take a document that has text on it and converts it to editable text in Microsoft Word or RTF programs like notepad.

It is usually just the click of a button and then a scan option.  It means going from here.

…to here:


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9 responses to “Scan and directly Edit Text with OCR

  1. Mengyun

    April 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Really? That’s really cool. I was thinking about if there’s anything like this before so I don’t have to retype all my assignment again in to the computer. Where can I get this software?

    • ictdesign

      April 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

      The software comes with the scanner. We have it on the computer that is hooked up to the scanner.

  2. Ting

    April 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I think the scanner only for scanning something that do by hand. I don’t know that scanner can scan the thing we print out to the Microsoft word and can edit it.

  3. Sunny

    April 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I don’t think that scaner can only scan things and print. They know things about software. The thing is OCR it means optical Character Recognition and it sounds OK.

  4. Yong

    April 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    It was really cool, I never know it before. where is the software? And where can I get it?

    • ictdesign

      April 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

      The is the software that comes with the scanner. Read above.

  5. Claire

    April 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I did not know that there is this kind of software. This software is very helpful.

  6. Gaem

    April 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

    THANKYOU for telling us about this FANTASTIC software! If I own this software, it would definetly make my life a whole lot easier, because I am the person who sorts-of forgets to save things *after printing.* That’s why, I can easily scan the “PAPER” and be able to “EDIT” it.


  7. Heart

    April 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Safe a lot of my time. now I have more time to play.


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