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Hill, Thomas
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 17:14:36 -0500
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Colleagues, I thought we all might like to know what I just discovered,
so forgive the posting to the list if you are not interested.

We have an HP Scanjet ADF (other than that I do not know the model
number). I scanned 7 pages on it, one after the other which it keeps
together.  First I set the Output Type to text.  Not text and image.
Not gray scale.  Not true color.
Output Type: text.

I scanned the pages to Word Pad.  They appeared in Word Pad with some
errors from the OCR (optical character recognition), e.g. the name/title
on the original became namertitle on the scanned page.  

I saved the Word Pad file to A:\ in a Rich Text format.  (To the A:\
"file name" so I can give the diskette to the customer who asked me
about scanning. You may want to save it to wherever on you drives.)

I left Word Pad and opened Word.  I opened the A:\ Rich Text file, and
"voila" the pages were there, with the same OCR errors, but with some
indents, bolding, etc. formatting.  I then saved the Word document.

While you do have to go through the pages carefully, making corrections,
and while  there will be some strange formatting, with deletions and
retyping in some spots and easy editing in others, you soon have your
document.  Sure a lot less work than having to type seven pages!

I hope this helps y'all, too.

Thomas Hill, Librarian   tel. 864-227-4851
Self Regional Healthcare   fax. 864-227-4838
1325 Spring St., Greenwood, SC 296461

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