Transforming scanned text into word text
Thread poster: Caroline Tsaganas

Caroline Tsaganas  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 02:43
Member (2011)
English to French
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Sep 23, 2011

Hi everyone,

I have received this text to translate but unfortunately the agency is only able to deliver a scan of the document (i.e. an image).

It is plain text (originally a word file I guess) and I'd like to know if you have another idea rather than retyping it entirely. It is not long, but I'd like to know if a solution exists so as to be able to use it also for other projects.

Thanks a lot for your insight

Caroline


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:43
English to French
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OCR Sep 23, 2011

OCR applications can turn a scanned image into text.

 

Alexander Chisholm  Identity Verified
Italian to English
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OCR software Sep 23, 2011

There are many OCR software packages available for download.

I currently use ABBYY finereader for Mac, but in the past I have also used Omnipage for PC.

I believe PDF OCR X community edition will do small jobs for free, but you may also be able to find a trial version of other commercial packages that will do the job for you and not require purchase.


 

Caroline Tsaganas  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 02:43
Member (2011)
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Sep 23, 2011

Thank you both very much for your help. Goodnight. Caroline

 

Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:43
English to Russian
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But why to retype? Sep 23, 2011

Why don´t you translate it from scratch in a new MS Word file?
Print out the original and just look at it when typing the translation.


 


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