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    Scan and Edit (Office 2002)

    Would like to know what program to use? if I want to scan a document in the computer and change a few lines of text.

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    Re: Scan and Edit (Office 2002)

    Hi,

    There is no one answer to this. Obviously, you'll need a scanner, with suitable image capture software to capture a given page from a document. From there, you could open the saved image of the page in agraphics editor and replace the few lines of text with some text in a similar-looking font. Not an ideal solution, as it's often difficult to line up the text and match the original font and point sizes. Managing justification and line wrapping can also be difficult. If your scanner comes equipped with OCR software, the OCR software should be able to interpret the scanned image and extract the text from it. Depending on the quality of the OCR software you use, it may preserve the original fonts, formatting etc. It may even allow you to edit the text in-situ. If your OCR software doesn't permit this, you may still be able to save the interpreted text in RTF format (or as a Word document, for example) and use your word processor to make the changes.

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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Scan and Edit (Office 2002)

    I am still inclined to recommend Textbridge - which now belongs to Scansoft. You will find a "Light Edition" of OCR software - such as Scansoft's - included as part of a scanner's standard package. Textbridge integrates with Word and Excel (although, as ever, not the latest version). If you are planning to work with OCR with any regularity, it is worth considering. HTH
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