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Scans to RTF.....boxes (Help Me Out!)


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Twiztnin223

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Hello:)

I don't know if this question seems funny to you or not,but here it goes:

My office recently bought a scanner that when we scan documents into Word format it converts them to RTF files which makes boxes that we absolutely HATE.

Is there any way to fix it or convert it so we won't get those boxes and will keep the text where it was originally positioned?

Thanks a bunch! :tazz:
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depends on what ocr program you are using. you might be able to adjust some of the options within the program.
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You might check with the scanner maker's website to see if they have other twain sources that work with that scanner. The software supplied with the equipment is often simple and lacking in options.
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The scanner is an HP scanjet 5590. I have never delt with a scanner that had editing capabilities so this is a little new to me.
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The only other option I have found was to save the scanned document in wordpad and change it to Word Document. This removes all the formatting that I have to redo. Fine for 1-10 page documents, but doesn't save much time with an 80 page.

I don't understand TWAIN, please explain:)
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Question: What is TWAIN an acronym for?

Answer: An image capture API for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. The standard was first released in 1992, and is currently ratified at version 1.9 as of January 2000. TWAIN is typically used as an interface between image processing software and a scanner or digital camera.

I assume that you are using the version of paperport that came with your scanner. if you were to see if there was an upgrade available http://www.scansoft.com/paperport/ It would probably benifit you to do an upgrade.
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