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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Scanning

Lift the cover of the scanner and place your picture face down in the upper right corner of the glass.  Close the cover.

Place picture face-down on glass.

Double-click the Shortcut to hp  PrecisionScan Pro.

Double-click this shortcut.

Click the Scan Button on the Toolbar.

Scan Preview button

To select your text:

Move your mouse over the image until you see it change to a crosshair. 

Find a corner of the area you wan to select. 
Click your left mouse button and hold it.
Drag the mouse across your selection until it is highlighted.
Release your mouse button.

Click the Zoom Scan button on the Tool Bar.

On the Menu Bar, click Output Type, then click Text.

Click Scan on the Menu Bar; then click Save AsÖ.

In the Save in drop-down box, choose the correct folder.

In the File name text box, type the name of your file.

In the Save as type drop-down, choose
TEXT File (*.txt).

Click Save.

Your text will scan and save.  Thatís all there is to it!  You can now open your text file in Microsoft Word for editing. 

Important:  You will lose any formatting that is present on the document you scanned.  Be prepared to do whatever reformatting is necessary in order to improve your documentís appearance.

Click here for a printer-friendly downloadable Word document.

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