Scanned images and photos of documents can be easily converted to text or Microsoft Word documents. This tip comes very usefully when we need to type a document from a printed document page. In this tutorial, we will be taking help of OCR technology. OCR means Optical Character Recognition using this technology it is possible to recognize the character from a printed document and make a soft copy of the document.
First we need to take a photograph of the printed page or document using camera. In the camera use Macro mode to get the best result and place the paper on a flat surface. To get the best result, I’ll recommend you to use a scanner.
In this guide, we will be using an OCR software. There are many free OCR software and some websites also offers this functionality for free. SimpleOCR is one of the best free OCR software.
First download SimpleOCR and install it on your computer.
Now start SimpleOCR and select ‘Machine Print’
In the next windows click on ‘Select’
Click on ‘Add page’
In the next windows, you can see the image and the text document side by side. If the software had made any mistakes, you can correct it there and finally save it as a Microsoft Word documents.