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Extract text from print so you can work with it on your PC – requires Office and scanner

1. Scan your page as pdf then save to your desktop.

2. Drag the pdf/jpg into OneNote which is an Office program


3. After dragging the jpg/pdf into One Note select “Insert the file as printout so I can add notes to it” in the following dialog box and click on “OK”

4. From there click on the pdf/file to highlight it then right click and select “Copy text from Picture” (for jpgs) or “Copy text from this page of the printout”/”Copy text from all the pages of the printout” (for pdfs)

You should then be able to paste the copied text into any application you require.

It’s not 100% accurate but if the text on the page is type print, legible and a paper copy is all you have the above will eliminate having to re-type pages of text.

~ by Martin on July 9, 2012.

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