Occasionally you have a paper document you’d like to edit in Word. Fear not, you won’t have to retype the whole thing. Here is what you do:
Run over to your nearest scanner, and scan in the document as a .tiff (It has to be a tiff for the tool we’ll use next)
Send it to your computer
Once the scanned file is on your computer open Microsoft Document Imaging
Next open your tiff file ( File >> Open) and browse to you tiff file
Once your scanned document is open go to the Tools Menu and select Send Text to Word…
It will open a word document with the text of your scanned document. Regrettably it usually doesn’t keep things organized the same way on the page, so you’ll have to do a bit of clean up on the document.
If you have any questions about how things work with this or other programs, please contact the UUA helpdesk.