Issues with scanned literary text PDF file converting to machine readable literary text Word file
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Wei Ralph  Identity Verified
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Feb 25

Issues with scanned literary text PDF file converting to machine readable literary text Word file:
1. How to obtain clean machine readable literary text Word format from scanned literary text PDF file?
2. How to obtain clean machine readable literary text Word layout from scanned literary text PDF file?
Any experience you have to share will be greatly appreciated.


 

Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Have you tried opening the PDF in Word? Feb 25

Have you tried opening the PDF file with File/Open in a current version of Word?

Cheers,
Gerard


Jorge Payan
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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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Next: get yourself an OCR software Feb 25

Gerard de Noord wrote:

Have you tried opening the PDF file with File/Open in a current version of Word?

Cheers,
Gerard


If what Gerard de Noord suggests fail, you should try ABBYY FineReader or similar.

Saludos


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Wei Feb 26

Wei Ralph wrote:
How [can I] obtain clean machine readable literary text [in] Word [with correct] format [and/or layout] from [a] scanned literary text PDF file?


You need to either use a very good OCR program or you have to hire a typist. If you hire a good typist, you would not need to do anything further, but even the best OCR programs only get it 95% right, requiring you to fix layout and formatting manually afterwards.


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Issues with scanned literary text PDF file converting to machine readable literary text Word file Feb 26

Mr. Murray,

Do you have an email address that can receive a page of this PDF file? or I can go ahead and upload a page here.

Wei Ralph


 

Wei Ralph  Identity Verified
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Issues with scanned literary text PDF file converting to machine readable literary text Word file Feb 26

Gerard,

Did try and not successful. A OCR specific software is probably the next best thing , other than time consuming typing.

Wei Ralph


 


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