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It's called "optical character recognition" or OCR...although I don't
envy you doing "hundreds of pages"...
The most advanced packages even try to maintain original formatting.
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On 6/17/05, twriter01 -at- hotmail -dot- com <twriter01 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Help! Suggestions on getting hundreds of scanned docs (.pdf) into MS Word
> format. These docs were hard copies scanned into .pdf format.
> Only options I can think of are re-typing everything or using
> voice-recognition. Any suggestions? Any technologies? TIA!
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