How to convert text in a bmp file into MS word file
Thread poster: adeline11-70
adeline11-70
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Oct 22, 2005

Dear All.. Pls advice

I need to know the method of converting text in a bmp file into a word file of microsoft word.
Is there any way i can do it?

Please help if possible
Thanks
Ade

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-10-22 16:30]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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BMP file is a bitmap file Oct 22, 2005

and thus does not content any editable text. This is a very simple graphics file.
The only way you could possibly convert it to editable version is using an OCR application, such as Abbyy Fine Reader.
You can find more information about Abby FineReader here.

But do not expect wonder - possibly you will need a lot of editing work with converted text afterwards.

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Jerzy


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Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Use OCR software Oct 22, 2005

Like ScanSoft OmniPage. Bmp files are supported.

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Robert Tucker
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Online resources Oct 23, 2005

Please see:

http://www.proz.com/topic/37765

The same will apply for a .bmp as for a .jpeg


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Vito Smolej
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Use Microsoft Office Document Image Writer ... Oct 24, 2005

which is a kind of a printer, but in reverse: when you print onto it, you end up in Microsoft's OCR software, which gets you a word file.

Hint: you can use it to get at contents of pwd-locked PDF files (which was probably the intention of Microsoft too, among other things).

smo


[Edited at 2005-10-24 05:04]


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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ABBYY Screenshot reader Oct 24, 2005

adeline11-70 wrote:

Dear All.. Pls advice

I need to know the method of converting text in a bmp file into a word file


Another option is the screenshot reader that comes with FineReader 8 when you buy it. I find it very handy.

Piotr


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