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Thread poster: eva75

eva75
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Jul 27, 2006

I have a scanned pdf document (text as an image) that I need in Word. Having tried several pdf word converters, I've had no luck as each time I get the text as an image.

What can I do?


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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type it all out.... Jul 27, 2006

I believe we've had that question before. A very frustrating aspect of our job, but you will have to start from scratch, I'm afraid. The ultimate image to document converter has not been invented yet. If you tried a few, including some good ones like Scansoft Converter, there is not much else you can try.


Anne

[Edited at 2006-07-27 13:00]


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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OCR Jul 27, 2006

Try Abby Finereader 8.0. Free demo version:

http://download.abbyy.com/content/default.aspx

or for US customers:

http://www.abbyyusa.com/

This is what I use in these cases.

Cheers
Siegfried

[Edited at 2006-07-27 13:02]


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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
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OCR Jul 27, 2006

OCR packages are the only possible solution, although if the scanning quality has not been good, the OCR would return gibberish.

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Nadiya Kyrylenko  Identity Verified
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Convert PDF to Word etc. Jul 27, 2006

to convert PDFs into DOC try ABBYY PDF Transformer (http://abbyy.com/pdftransformer/, 15 files for free in the trial Version) or PDF Converter Professional 3 from Nuance (http://nuance.com/pdfconverter/). ABBYY PDF Transformer is easy-to-use-Software, but PDF Converter Professional has more features

cheers

Nadiya

[Редактировалось 2006-07-27 17:19]


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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not yet Jul 27, 2006

Anne Lee wrote:

The ultimate image to document converter has not been invented yet.


Anne

[Edited at 2006-07-27 13:00]


but for eons

Try with FineReader it runs like silk

REgards


...just a joke


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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You are right. ABBYY Finereader does the job. Jul 27, 2006

Have put the demo version to the test on a minute font and am hugely impressed.
Consider this cynic converted.

I am buying ABBYY Finereader today.
Many thanks for the tip!


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eva75
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abbyy not that bad Jul 27, 2006

Anne Lee wrote:

Have put the demo version to the test on a minute font and am hugely impressed.
Consider this cynic converted.

I am buying ABBYY Finereader today.
Many thanks for the tip!





I tested ABBYY and the results were quite impressive. of course, there was some formatting to be done, but at least it processed images, something I cannot say about other pdf-word converters (trial versions).

Thank you Anne for your tip!


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Anne Lee  Identity Verified
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Thanks to Fernando and Sarmb Jul 27, 2006

Fernando and Sarmb must take the credit; they suggested it before me.

If only every other software programme was so easy to use and so reliable.

[Edited at 2006-07-27 20:52]


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mari19
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a very good tip indeed! Jul 27, 2006

I wish I had known this sometime ago!! I was working on my case study and my source text had 7 images, which made my life miserable while their translation lasted. All I could do was edit them in Photoshop because there was simply no way.
Thanks for the good tip!
Mari


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angibi  Identity Verified
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Abby scan to office Jan 6, 2007

HI!
I have just downloaded the trial version of Abby scan to office because I need to convert a PDF scanned file into a Word file. Well, when I browse to indicate which file I want to convert, I am shown only my fotograph folder, but the folder in which my file is looks empy, yet I know my PDF file has been scanned, ie it is not a real PDF file. What shoud I do?


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