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    Open Office Question

    Hello all,
    Well... My better half asked me a "Word Processing Question" So i figured... how hard can this be, I'm a PC guy...So i downloaded and installed OpenOffice 3.4... I hate Word processing...! (have about as much interest in it as i have going "Shoe Shopping") To the problem ...

    1. If i have a simple one sheet of type written stuff...Needs to be added to.

    2. I scan it in to a folder...So far "no problemo" Tried PDF, Tif, Blah, Blah, Blah...you get the idea.

    3. With PDF when it's opened by OpenOffice...nothing intelligible..... Have no idea what that was...

    4. Tried TIF ...OK i could read the thing but couldn't edit it...Defaulted to "OpenOffice Draw"

    5. Does anyone have any idea how to edit a scanned in document? ...Please help or I'll loose the bet and have to go shopping for shoes Regards Fred
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    You need something like SimpleOCR. No OCR software came with the scanner?

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    You need something like SimpleOCR. No OCR software came with the scanner?
    Hi Bruce,

    There is an I.R.I.S. OCR that came with my PC , See Screen Shot of my choices Regards Fred
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    IRIS used to be reasonably good, but the recognition will depend on the quality of the original scan. Have you tried any of the options Fred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Have you tried any of the options
    Rui,
    Hello...Trying them now...Regards Fred
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    Ok, let us know how it goes, Fred.

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    Thanks Guys !

    Text (OCR) to RTF is what was needed .. I tried to read through the OpenOffice Help..Way too much for someone who hates "Word things" ... They seem to mention everything except how to Edit an existing file... Probably just missed it, or it's after the "What to do in-case of Romulan invasion". Regards Fred
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    Great .

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