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Running windows 7. My brother mfc 235c scan mode wont run the

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Running windows 7. My brother mfc 235c scan mode wont run the ocr . Is OCR somewhere in my ms office 97 and upgraded 2007?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX certified computer professional with over 10 years experience. I will be happy to help you.

If you have office 2007 one note program you can OCR an image. Here is how:

Drag a scan or a saved picture into OneNote. You can also use OneNote to clip part of the screen or an image into OneNote.

Right click on the inserted picture and select Copy Text from Picture. The copied optically recognized text goes into the clipboard and you can now paste it into any program like Word or Notepad.

This may not be ideal for your needs as it just allows you to extract the text from the image.

Aside from that you should download a free OCR software.

Here is one called simple OCR:
http://www.simpleocr.com/

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi, yes although I've never used one note, it does a half decent job of creating editable text. But I'm sure some time ago my brother print scan was using an MS OCR system? It just isn't there now. So I can't scan a random page and edit straight off. Not possible?


 

Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
Tell me please, when you is brother giving you any error message regarding OCR, possible something like "This feature is not available because there is no OCR Software installed". ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes it does that. Scans ok, but not then readable as text in ms word, or note. I'm pretty sure it used to.

Expert:  Chris L. replied 3 years ago.
Yes it should have been able to do it and most likely did. By default it uses the Paperport or PageManager software supplied on the CD that would've came with it.

So most likely there is a problem with that software.

You can use the one note work around that I gave you or some other OCR but if you would like it to function like it used to I would suggest that you attempt to reinstall the paperport or page manager software directly from the CD.

To reinstall first make sure you have the CD, next check start--->Control Panel--->Uninstall a program and see if those are listed. If so try removing them. Then reinstall from the CD which will likely correct the issue as they are not working.

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