Scanning documents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dvluke5, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Dvluke5 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This is probably not specific to Macs but I'm struggling. I'm trying to scan a document and open it on my i mac. It scans fine however when it opens it is just nonsense... lots of 001110000 etc. I'm I doing something basic wrong?? Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is the scanner attached to the Mac or to another machine? What format are you scanning to and what brand of scanner do you have? :)
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    sounds like you need some OCR software (Optical Character Recognition) :)
     
  4. Dvluke5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it sorted. Opens as it should with preview. Thanks anyway.
     

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