how do I turn .tif into .doc?
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Raluca Ion  Identity Verified
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Jun 11, 2003

I know there was a posting in the forum about this...I have been looking for it, but no luck. I have a .tif document that I am trying to turn into .doc. Anybody? Please? Help!

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Yuri Dubrov  Identity Verified
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Try Text Recognition Software ---- FineReader for instance Jun 11, 2003

Raluca Ion wrote:

I know there was a posting in the forum about this...I have been looking for it, but no luck. I have a .tif document that I am trying to turn into .doc. Anybody? Please? Help!


Hi
It is impossible without this. Try FineReader and save the results as Word-document.
Or you insert the picture into an empty Word document and save it as a Word document.


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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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You cannot directly. Jun 11, 2003

.tif is a graphic file, while .doc is a text file. The only way is to scan the image (.tif) and than to use one of the programms for optical character recognition (FineReader, Recognita).
Regards
Andrzej


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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Docmorph is an online free text recognition program Jun 11, 2003

http://docmorph.nlm.nih.gov/docmorph/

THis is an online, free text recognition program - you need to register first, then use the extract text function.

It is VERY important to select the correct language for your TIF file - i.e. German or English or whatever. Otherwise you'll get garbled results.

Also I wouldn't use this site for anything confidential - you never know who's looking over your shoulder on the Net.

HTH

Alison


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Robert Zawadzki  Identity Verified
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Direct OCR for TIF files Jun 11, 2003

I got an OCR (called TextBrigde) with my scanner, that could convert a TIF file into a text file. I guess these better known (such as Recognita) can do the same.

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Rishi Miranhshah  Identity Verified
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download.com Jun 11, 2003

There used to be a free OCR software for download at download.com, called 'Simple OCR' - I haven't checked out lately, so am not sure if it's still available.

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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TIF as grapic in Doc. Jun 12, 2003

You can save .TIF as graphic in MS Word.
Select Insert > File > .TIF
Then save it as 'graphic' not 'text' in MS Word.


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sylver  Identity Verified
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Hum Jun 18, 2003

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.) wrote:

You can save .TIF as graphic in MS Word.
Select Insert > File > .TIF
Then save it as 'graphic' not 'text' in MS Word.

Hum. I suspect the actual question is "how to work with the tif file in word?". Inserting a Tif file in word will do nothing, as, of course, she won't be able to edit the text there either. OCR is the way to go, unless the file is not good, at which point she would be better off printing it, and typing it in.

I hope it's short. Working with text on a bitmap file is one step backward from working with paper.


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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It is! Jun 18, 2003

Rishi Miranhshah wrote:

There used to be a free OCR software for download at download.com, called 'Simple OCR' - I haven't checked out lately, so am not sure if it's still available.



Yes, it is still available, here's the URL:
http://download.com.com/3000-2070-10152129.html?tag=lst-0-1


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