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How do I insert text into a scanned document?

jfitznc asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have an HP 6350Cxi scanner.  I use the same forms over and over in my business and have to type them by hand.  I have figured out how to scan the forms into my computer but can't figure out how to fill the forms out once they're scanned in there.  I have Microsoft Word 2000 as my word processor.  Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this so I can make my life a little easier?  Thanks!
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Scanning forms is a bit of a specialized OCR.  Joris is on the right track, but you may find the task easier if you get some software specially designed for forms.  Two examples are OmniForm from Caere (www.caere.com) and Remark Office from Principia (http://www.principiaproducts.com/).

Best of luck.


Both answers were right on the mark and I thank Joris and Johlari for their help.  I ended up buying the OmniForm software and for only $150.00 can now edit any form I want to.  Thank you!  I never would have figured that out on my own!

You're welcome.

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