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Microsoft Scanning and tif file on Windows 7

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October 19, 2011 7:05:50 PM

Hello,
I have windows 7. I tried office tools and then document scanning to scan a multiple page documents. I then aved it. It was a tif file. I tried opening it and I couldn't read the text. Some sort of coding. Help??????
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October 20, 2011 12:55:51 PM

A .tif file is an image, a picture. It is not converted to text. So you need to view it as an image. If your default image app (built into win7) won't open it, download any of a hundred free .tif viewers:  fficial&client=firefox-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=tif+viewer&ie=utf-8&oe=u...

EDIT: Well, that's cute. It turned part of the URL into a frownie.

Do you need information about applications to scan a document and convert it to text?
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October 27, 2011 1:18:56 PM

WyomingKnott said:
A .tif file is an image, a picture. It is not converted to text. So you need to view it as an image. If your default image app (built into win7) won't open it, download any of a hundred free .tif viewers:  fficial&client=firefox-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?q=tif+viewer&ie=utf-8&oe=u...

EDIT: Well, that's cute. It turned part of the URL into a frownie.

Do you need information about applications to scan a document and convert it to text?


Yes, I do. Thank you so much
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October 28, 2011 12:41:08 PM

Did your scanner come with a software disc? Basic scan-to-text software is often given away with the scanner.

Google gives away an oldie but goodie: http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/

Or you could just search for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. If you want to learn more about it then your head can stand, volunteer as a proofreader for Project Gutenberg. They scan and OCR, then go through rounds of proofing and formatting to do a complete conversion to text.
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October 28, 2011 7:20:40 PM

Thank you so much. This is very helpful.
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