Working with Text in a Scanned Document
When a document is initially scanned, it is impossible to work with the text because the file is processed as an image file. This is highly inconvenient for users who want to enjoy all of the benefits of a text document. To work with the text in a scanned document, it is therefore necessary to convert in into a format that allows the computer to recognize the text itself.
How to Copy Text in a Scanned Document
In order to copy text from a scanned document, it is first necessary to recognize the text in that document, making it text-searchable. You can make a document text-searchable using optical character recognition software, called OCR. Optical character recognition uses the outlines of the letters and numbers to recognize individual characters. Once this has been done, you can work with the file like with any other file.
Software for Working with Scanned Documents
There are different types of software available for working with scanned documents. In order for you to get the most use your of your documents, it is important for all of the text to be recognized accurately. Using a processional solution guarantees you a relatively high level of accuracy. For the best quality available, try Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Download the trial version now to try it for free.