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By dburgin ·
Is there a way to scan a form so that you can fill it out or edit it on the computer.
Do I need a certain kind of software to do this?

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by sluggo210672 In reply to Scanning Forms

You need a program like OmniPage Pro.

This program scans documents and then attempts to to decipher any charcaters it can't recognise,(sometimes successfully).

It does have its limitations though. Little flecks of toner are brung into question, as are letters that run into each other.

The cleaner your original document is, the better. Anything sent from a fax or from a photocopy, will sometimes have a problem.

Having said that, it is still a very good bit o software to have, and is constantly being improved. (I think they are up to Version 10).

Once the page is scanned and it thinks the characters are sorted out, you can save the document as a Word document which will then allow you to fill in, edit basically do what yo wantto do with it.

I hope this helps.

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by emcs In reply to Scanning Forms

If you have a scanner, you should be able to use Word or WordPerfect

I have scan Employment Applications to my hard drive. I then import the image into Word. I adjust the size, and put the image behind the text.

The above process works, but has problems. The sheets do not scan in perfectly.

I wish people would give Word and WordPerfect files when they give pdf files. Personally, I do not like pdf files.

Good luck.

dennie

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by mcarrara In reply to Scanning Forms

While Omni Page Pro can do the job, Omni Form is designed to do just what you need and more. I used it this year at budget request time and found it very powerful. You can even save the forms as an exe file so anyone can open them, they do not need a copy of OmniForm.

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by parier In reply to Scanning Forms

I do that for a living. If you prefer to fax it to me I can do that for you. I do it by hand. I find that software that says they can convert a paper form into a workable form on the PC is so far - unavailable in my opinion, so I do it for a living. Just let me know via fax if you would like to know more or fax it over.

sergeant@connix.com

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