Malke, in this case, that's not quite correct. Windows Fax and Scan (under
Vista) doesn't appear to have an OCR capability. If he didn't have Office
2007, then yes, he'd need some OCR software. But, according to:
Microsoft Office Document Scanning (MODS) in Office 2007 does OCR on its
own. From what I can see, it looks like it's supposed to do OCR
automatically when it scans text documents.
C: I would have thought there'd be a "Document" setting under MODS. I
don't see one, though. It looks like the "Processing" tab under the "Preset
Options" item is the place to check. There's an OCR option there. Either
select and edit an existing preset or create a new one and make sure that
option is checked. Failing that, from within MODS, you should be able to do
an OCR conversion by clicking Tools | Recognize Text Using OCR.
Also, and obviously (so I apologize if you've already checked), make sure
you're running Microsoft Office Document Scanning and not Windows Fax and
"Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Optical Scanning Recognition software is provided either by the scanner
> mftr. (usually a "lite" version) or you can purchase it separately if you
> need more options. OmniPage is an example. So your OCR capabilities in XP
> did not come from the operating system but rather from the software that
> came with your scanner. You will need to check with the scanner mftr. or
> purchase Vista-compatible OCR software.
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