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Tutorial - How to Scan to Text?

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Free Scan and OCR to Word helps scan your paper documents such as invoices and legal contracts into images and then extract text from the scanned images, making the content editable and searchable. No matter it is the image of typewritten or printed documents, it provides result of high accuracy to save much time from checking spelling.

Scan Image File

Step 1. Scan Image File

Launch Free Scan and OCR to Word and click "Scan..." to choose a scanner connected to your computer and activate the scanner program of your system.
Scan Image FileYou may click "Preview" to see the file to be scanned. Then click "Scan" to perform scanning.
Scan Image FileSeveral seconds later, the image is scanned to the image window. Click "Fit Image", "Fit Width", "Enlarge" and "Reduce" to adjust the image to the right size; if needed, click "Rotate ACW" or "Rotate CW" to correct it to the up-right position. Drag your mouse to select a part of the image.
Extract the Text

Step 2. Extract the Text

Click "OCR" to extract the text from the selection. The extracted text will display in the text window in several seconds. Click the text window and you can find some documents tools on the top. "Clear Text Window" is to delete all of the text and there is "Remove Line Breaks" button for easier editing. You can also click "Copy all Texts to Clipboard" to copy text in order to place it into the application of your choice.
Output the Text

Step 3. Output the Text

Click "Save Text" to save the extracted text as *.txt in the output folder with the filename specified. (To output the text as Word document, click "Export Text into Microsoft Word" and save it.)

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