scanning into a word processor?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cj Major, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. cj Major macrumors newbie

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    These question my sound kind of silly, because I have not used a digital scanner in 20 years.

    Can I scan and edit a typed piece of paper onto a word processor? :confused:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    With the proper software, yes. You need what's called OCR software- Optical Character Recognition.

    Be warned- OCR software is never 100% accurate.
     
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