In case you need an electronic copy of the printed document, the scanner is an indispensable assistant.
However, it is often required to have a scanned document not only in a graphic format, but also in a text format.
You will need
- FineReader or similar program
To translate a scanned document into Word,It is necessary to recognize the text available on it. To do this, use the program type ABBYY FineReader, designed to solve similar problems. In addition, using the interface of this program, you can also scan documents. As an analogue of FineReader you can use such programs as CuneiForm, Readiris Pro, Free OCR, SimpleOCR, etc.
In order to start recognizing the text inScanned document, open the document in the selected program. If the document is multi-page, specify the range of pages to be recognized. You can also specify the area on the page to be recognized. In addition, you can select the text language in the document to be recognized, field values and other parameters. Click the "Recognize" button.
Upon completion of the recognition procedure, theThe text will open in an additional window. You can check it and manually make changes, correcting the errors made by the program, if any. You can skip this step and return to editing the text immediately after saving the document. Then click on the "Save" button.
You will be asked to save the editedText in one of several formats. We are interested in the format of Microsoft Word. Select the .doc format, specify the name of the saved document and save it. The task is completed - the scanned document is translated into Word.