How to edit a text-Image in Word?
Thread poster: Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation

Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation  Identity Verified
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May 12, 2004

Hi,

Does someone know how to edit a text-image in Word? The 7-words text has been saved as an image and included in the Word document. I don't know how to edit it.. any advice?...

Many thanks.


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Taranichev  Identity Verified
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Print this doc., scan it as text and you'll get text (in Word or WordPro format) ready for editing. May 12, 2004

Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation wrote:

Hi,

Does someone know how to edit a text-image in Word? The 7-words text has been saved as an image and included in the Word document. I don't know how to edit it.. any advice?...

Many thanks.


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Alain Dellepiane  Identity Verified
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Word can't do it May 12, 2004

This sound a little odd. Anyway, if your text is contained inside an image (gif, jpg and similars), there is nothing Word can do for it.

You must edit the image with a graphic program like Paint (inside windows) PhotoEditor (inside Office) or PaintShopPro (free trial, on the Net).

' hope this can help you.

Regards, Alain


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Images are not editable May 12, 2004

If after double clicking you cannot access the image or don't get a message "Server application not installed", so it is an image, which cannot be edited in the usual way.
The easiest way is to place opaque text boxes over the words in the graphics and put the translation in there.
The other possibility is, if you have Corel Photo Paint or similar, to create a new image in this graphics application, then to draw the image from Word on the Corel symbol on the task bar, which causes Corel to open. Then you can edit the image in Corel and put it back to Word.

Regards
Jerzy


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Manualmakaren  Identity Verified
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Paste over it May 12, 2004

Put a Word - text block over the text to be changed, fill the text block with white colour (or the colour of the image) and use white border colour (or no border).

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Mathew Robinson
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Editing Images May 12, 2004

Copying images to clipboard from Word seriously reduces the resolution (quality) of the image. To get images from Word, save the Word file as HTML in a temporary directory, which will automatically create a new subfolder for the images.

One option is to see if the client would be happy to receive a seperate document with a bilingual table for each image for them to paste into the original software used to create the images. Most companies use CorelDraw or Visio to create their images and usually retain editable native versions.


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Sol  Identity Verified
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Is it just text? May 12, 2004

If you are talking about a file that just contains text, I wouldn't bother with editing it, I would just make my own fancy text with WordArt. First type the text, then hilight it, and then press Insert, Picture, WordArt.

Best of luck!


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xxxBrandis
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try this OCR May 12, 2004

Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation wrote:

Hi,

Does someone know how to edit a text-image in Word? The 7-words text has been saved as an image and included in the Word document. I don't know how to edit it.. any advice?...

Many thanks.
Hi! scan the document. As long as the characters can be recognized they can be filtered into an editable text using OCR technology. There are few good tools on the market. After extracting the text aspect from the .img or .pic .bmp or .tif / .tiff you should be able to edit the text as though it were any normal text.
Good luck
Brandis


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Sol  Identity Verified
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May 13, 2004



[Edited at 2004-05-16 00:25]


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HymnLau
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¡G-) May 13, 2004

Click on the pic and save it.
Then open your Paint, paste the pic in it. See the A button in the left? you could edit your text. Then save the editted pic a new name, insert it back to the proper position of your .doc file.

Now, all done.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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This IS the very answer to your question May 13, 2004

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

If after double clicking you cannot access the image or don't get a message "Server application not installed", so it is an image, which cannot be edited in the usual way.
The easiest way is to place opaque text boxes over the words in the graphics and put the translation in there.
The other possibility is, if you have Corel Photo Paint or similar, to create a new image in this graphics application, then to draw the image from Word on the Corel symbol on the task bar, which causes Corel to open. Then you can edit the image in Corel and put it back to Word.

Regards
Jerzy


Besides this, you got some other advices, how to edit images with Paint or other graphic software. But the VERY answer is: images (so bmp, jpg or similar) are simple bitmaps and thus NOT editable in the way, as text is.

Regards
Jerzy


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Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation  Identity Verified
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Thanks May 13, 2004

Thank you very much to every colleague who has answered to my question. I agree with Jerzy and Alain. The images are not editable in Word and you need other type of softwares as Jerzy has summarized below. What I was really asking (sorry for not being clear in my question) is what softwares are useful for this type of job.... Well, I got very good answers here! Thanks very much!

Cecilia




Jerzy Czopik wrote:

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

If after double clicking you cannot access the image or don't get a message "Server application not installed", so it is an image, which cannot be edited in the usual way.
The easiest way is to place opaque text boxes over the words in the graphics and put the translation in there.
The other possibility is, if you have Corel Photo Paint or similar, to create a new image in this graphics application, then to draw the image from Word on the Corel symbol on the task bar, which causes Corel to open. Then you can edit the image in Corel and put it back to Word.

Regards
Jerzy


Besides this, you got some other advices, how to edit images with Paint or other graphic software. But the VERY answer is: images (so bmp, jpg or similar) are simple bitmaps and thus NOT editable in the way, as text is.

Regards
Jerzy


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Sol  Identity Verified
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What extension does it have? Maybe one of these will help. May 16, 2004

I used to have a utility I downloaded free I believe from download.com that could separate the layers of a .gif immage for further editing. I don't remember the name of the program, though, and that was before I had to replace my hard drive

Anyway, maybe one of these will help:
http://www.programming-x.com/programming/tiff.html

Best of luck!


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