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Graham,

I am experiencing the same problem (scanned documents sent to Word 2003
appear in Word with frames around each paragraph). Your CTL+A, then CTL+Q
really helped. Tell me, what is OCR software?

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

This is one of the limitations of poor OCR software - it makes a dog's
breakfast of the formatting. You would be better scanning it to a plain text
file which cannot contain text boxes, and format the document yourself.

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Anup wrote:
Suzanne
I used OCR to scan a document to Word format. The problem I face now
is that all the text appear in little "text boxes" which makes it
difficult for me to edit. Is there any way I can prenvent the text in
the many little text boxes. Thanks
Anup

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you've scanned the text as a picture, you have to OCR it to make
it editable. Your scanner probably came with an OCR app such as IRIS,
TextBridge, or OmniPage.

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I have scanned a document and it appears in word. Now I need to
edit some of the text. Does anyone know how?




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Graham,

I am experiencing the same problem (scanned documents sent to Word 2003
appear in Word with frames around each paragraph). Your CTL+A, then CTL+Q
really helped. Tell me, what is OCR software? I am using an HP Scanjet
Scanner 3970. MY HP Scanner (Smart Scan) never did this.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

This is one of the limitations of poor OCR software - it makes a dog's
breakfast of the formatting. You would be better scanning it to a plain text
file which cannot contain text boxes, and format the document yourself.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Anup wrote:
Suzanne
I used OCR to scan a document to Word format. The problem I face now
is that all the text appear in little "text boxes" which makes it
difficult for me to edit. Is there any way I can prenvent the text in
the many little text boxes. Thanks
Anup

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you've scanned the text as a picture, you have to OCR it to make
it editable. Your scanner probably came with an OCR app such as IRIS,
TextBridge, or OmniPage.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

"Scannerj" wrote in message
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I have scanned a document and it appears in word. Now I need to
edit some of the text. Does anyone know how?




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OCR - Optical Character Reading ie the software that turns an image to
editable text.

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Toody wrote:
Graham,

I am experiencing the same problem (scanned documents sent to Word
2003 appear in Word with frames around each paragraph). Your CTL+A,
then CTL+Q really helped. Tell me, what is OCR software? I am using
an HP Scanjet Scanner 3970. MY HP Scanner (Smart Scan) never did this.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

This is one of the limitations of poor OCR software - it makes a
dog's breakfast of the formatting. You would be better scanning it
to a plain text file which cannot contain text boxes, and format the
document yourself.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Anup wrote:
Suzanne
I used OCR to scan a document to Word format. The problem I face now
is that all the text appear in little "text boxes" which makes it
difficult for me to edit. Is there any way I can prenvent the text
in
the many little text boxes. Thanks
Anup

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you've scanned the text as a picture, you have to OCR it to make
it editable. Your scanner probably came with an OCR app such as
IRIS, TextBridge, or OmniPage.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

"Scannerj" wrote in message
...
I have scanned a document and it appears in word. Now I need to
edit some of the text. Does anyone know how?



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