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Scanning and Imaging Documents

With Microsoft Office Document Imaging, you can scan and manage multiple page documents using the TIFF file format and recognize text in image documents and faxes as editable text by using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). You can copy scanned text and images into Microsoft Office programs as well as e-mail or fax the document over the Internet. If you need to add information to a document, such as a fax, you can add text as a note or comment, apply highlighting, draw shapes, and insert pictures by using the Annotation toolbar (New!).

Scan and Perform OCR on a Document Image

yellow_circle_1.gif Click the Start button, point to All Programs, click Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Document Imaging.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Scan New Document button on the toolbar.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click Scanner, select your scanner hardware, and then click OK.

yellow_circle_4.gif Click a preset scanning option.

yellow_circle_5.gif Click the scanner options you want.

yellow_circle_6.gif Click the Scan button.

The document is scanned.

yellow_circle_7.gif Click the Recognize Text Using OCR button on the toolbar.

yellow_circle_8.gif To add annotations and comments, use the pen, highlighter, and comments buttons on the Annotation toolbar.

yellow_circle_9.gif Click the Save button on the toolbar, specify a name and location, and then click Save.

yellow_circle_10.gif When you’re done, click Close.

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