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    Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    I tried to find the most appropriate forum for this problem. Is there any means of
    incorporating a receipt from a store printed in magenta into the body of an email? I used the
    low end OCR in HPScanjet 5300 and an application called ABBY Fine Reader 5.0 Trial Ware
    and it came out jibberish. I can of course attach it as a jpeg but the telecommunications
    company which is the largest in the country and probably has a couple million invested in
    firewalls and enterprise top of the line antivirus software is afraid to open the attachment
    even though it has been pre-scanned with Symantec's latest definitions.(I referred to Firewalls
    because of some worms being put through them). I can find no way to paste and copy this
    image. Is there one I'm missing and would one of the more robust OCR applications like
    Omni Page Pro 11.0 be able to at least copy it into a word application like Word, Wordpad,
    or Notepad so that I could then paste from there into the body of an email message? I am
    using Office XP Word 2002 Win XP.

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    Re: Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    Format the email as HTML and
    Insert > Picture.

    But, if the recipient won't accept attachments, they will probably be blocking HTML ...

    If you are considering using OCR software to insert it into Word, then copy it into an email, you are only going to end up with inserted text - why don't you just type the details in? Only a graphic image is going to retain the original format exactly.

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    Re: Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    Thanks much. I'll try this and I think you mean just type to the end and let the Lounge format it. At the risk
    of seeming ultra dense I went to the page where all the features are and I cannot figure how to "paste" the enriching features like colors and fonts in. It's not a simple copy paste is it? Do they end up as
    toolbar editions? And I badly want to be able to hyperlink. I will take time tomorrow to learn the features as well as possible.
    Also do you have recommendations if I were going to get an OCR application--Omni Page Pro 11.0
    vs. Pagemaker--I know you can edit PDF for inclusion into papers and this is a strong point of these
    programs. Your practical point to type the info is a good one. If I had Paint Shop 6.0 could I then
    copy a picture of this thing and paste it into the body of email in a way different from Insert>Picture
    which I'm going to try to make sure I can do it whether they (ATT) accept HTML or not.

    Do you mean type to the end of the box when you say let the lounge format because this looks awkward?

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    Re: Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    I'm going to move this thread to Outlook, as I guess this is what you are using.

    Briefly:
    I would expect that if you paste the image into an email (as opposed to Insert > Picture) the result will be pretty much the same, and if the recipient does not accept HTML, the graphics are likely to end up as either attachments or unviewable anyway.

    Otherwise:
    1-Click TagPanel - clicking on the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/bold.gif> will auto-insert [ b]text[ /b] at the end of the current text (I have added spaces to stop the [ ] tags working). This will literally give you text. Have a play in the Test area - other queries on posting are probably best suited for the Lounge Forum.

    No views myself on OCR's - I'd post that as a separate post in the General Office forum.

    The way you are adding CR's can make it look odd - it depends on the window size your post is being viewed in - see the attached.
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    Re: Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    You ask about OCR applications. You apparently are using Office XP, so you already have scanning and OCR software bundled with Office XP. The relevant apps are located at Start|All Programs|Microsoft Office Tools|Microsoft Office Document Scanning. If it isn't there, you need to install it from your Office XP CD. I believe this software was supplied by the makers of OmniPage, and it is essentially a stripped down OmniPage with a little less OCR accuracy and not so many features. But it works fairly well if you don't do a lot of OCR.

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    Re: Scanning a receipt into email (Office XP 2002)

    Thanks very much. I found these and missed this because as ridiculous as it sounds they were
    apart in my list from the rest of Office XP--even though I always "sort by name" alphabetize certain
    programs like Office's applications are toward the end of my list and the MS Office Tools were
    in the "M's." This means that I have a stripped down Omni Page and also a stripped down OCR
    that comes with my HP scanner. I really appreciate this--I'm beginning to see that one thing you
    pay for in these OEM's is an increased degree of accuracy. I want to find out all the capabilities
    of a high end OCR to see if there is some indispensible functionality I may be missing.
    Before finding these I moved to reinstall/repair office and it raised a problem I am having
    with a lot of software I get. I may post this in General Windows also--don't want to use valuable
    space and time so hope this is right place--when you put in this disc and other software, I haven't
    been able to tell because of the extension names what all the setup icons mean.

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