Converting a physical document into digital form

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Is there a free tool which will let me type onto PDFs and then save, or at least print, them?

I have a large number of paper forms which I need to complete. I'd like to scan them in, then type the answers onto them in the relevant spaces and print them out, rather than writing on them with a ...
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Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image [on hold]

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...
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Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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Does there exist a physical device which can batch scan playing-card sized media?

I have a Xerox WorkCentre at home, but the document feeder does not seem to work on poker cards. I have also seen various business card scanning devices, such as this one, but I am not sure if they ...
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Scan settings for images from magazines to reduce artifacts

When scanning images from magazines, they tend to turn up grainy and/or with artifacts (e.g. rainbow). I'm wondering what the optimum settings I should use are so that it looks more like how it ...
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I have scanned a document containing table. How do I export this table to excel?

I have a document with various tables on it that I have scanned, yielding very clear jpeg images. Is it possible for some sort of text-recognition software to able to read the tables and allow me to ...
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scanning a print to cad

I have a paper print (blue print for you old guys) that are scaled drawings of wing ribs for a home built airplane. I would like to be able to scan them so I could CNC cut the forming blocks. Most of ...
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How to scan documents into Windows 8.1 as JPEG images?

I recently updated my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and downloaded an up-to-date interface for my Brothers MFC-J825DW printer to accommodate scanning documents. Unfortunately, now when I ...
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Scanner stopped working (the scanner isn't available) - how to diagnose properly?

I have a HP 2320fxi that was running perfectly, all of a sudden scanning has stopped working. Printing is still OK. I am running Windows 8.1, connected over network (printer on static IP). Can ...
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Windows 8.1 will not connect to Canon scanner over USB

I've got a Canon MF4370dn that Windows 8 will occasionally refuse to connect to. More specifically, it detects that the printer/scanner is connected but when I load up Windows' scanning software it ...
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Permanently setting B/W threshold in Acrobat XI?

I am looking for a software to conveniently scan documents in black and white (1 bit). Previously I have been using Presto PageManager in a version from 2001. Here I could set up scan settings, then ...
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How can I ping a range of IP addresses simultaneously

I have a bunch of machines on an IP address range which I want to ping simultaneously as a quick and dirty way of telling which ones are switched on. What (free) software can I use to do this? I'm ...
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Why is scanned PDF size varies with scanners?

I have a Samsung SCX 4623 FW all in one and a Canon multifunction at work. I observed that the PDF files generated after scanning documents is quite different. The PDF generated by SCX 4623 FW is 10 ...
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How to get a good clean newspaper scan?

I tried a few times to scan newspaper articles, but the images I got were always blotchy and with bad colors, sort of like this: Sometimes I see some really good scans, like this: What is the ...
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Editing searchable .pdf OCR

My case is quite specific so I'll try to explain it quickly and precisely. I have to digitalize several old paper sheets of 230mm x 268mm (~ 9" x 27,7") folded in 4 parts; you can find a quick drawn ...
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scanner shows up in xsane under a false device address

i have a problem communicating with my Brother DCP-8040 which can be used for scannig and printing as well. I cannot really tell what the problem really is but here is the output of commands that i ...
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Document scanning: How to speed up the software part of the scanning process? [closed]

I am looking for a solution to speed up my document scanning process, especially for those documents that are not suitable for a typical document scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF). For ...
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What dpi should I be scanning my old photos in?

I scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. What DPI level should I be scanning them in? I've tried 150dpi (default) and 300dpi and don't see any difference (other than the size of the ...
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Is there a good way to “automatically” scan business documents?

My parents own a relatively small machine shop and would like a way to have documents such as purchase orders and invoices scanned into a system where they can be entered into their accounting ...
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Smudge in scan mid page when using adf

I have an OKI printer/scanner that needed to be cleaned. I managed to get all the lines taken care of but about half way down the scanned page, and only when using the ADF, there is a smudge. It ...
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Connect a Sharp MX3140 to Skydrive

I have a client that uses SkyDrive for Small Business to store all their files. Each laptop is setup to connect to a shared site and this works well for them. They'd like to add a professional grade ...
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Saving (Imaging) Free Disk Space (Unused Clusters) to Recover Deleted Files

Is there an app that can save all of the free clusters on a disk to a file? In some circumstances, when a file gets deleted, the only way to try to recover it is to scan the disk (or partition) for a ...
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Detecting blank image files

I am using scanimage with a document scanner (Canon DR-2510C) that supports duplex scanning. Unfortunately, its SANE driver does not support blank page detection, so that with mixed pages ...
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Scanning a document: device not ready error

I recently bought a Samsung SCX-4623F Printer-Copier-Scanner-Fax machine. Printing and copying work fine, but I have been unable to scan anything with it. The device is connected to a PC running ...
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optimal way to produce good or better hardcopies with a scanner and inkjet printer?

I have a color hardcopy with a very small font that is hard to read but just barely acceptable when scanned to a JPG file and then viewed zoomed on a LCD. It is impossible to read when color inkjet ...
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Software that merges PDF every other page..? [closed]

I have to scan a lot of two sided documents into a PDF and was wondering if there is any convenient software that would merge every other page (First scan all the odd number pages on the first pass -> ...
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How to auto-trim scanned images using imagemagick or graphicsmagick?

I've got some scanned images in *.jpg format. They are scanned using A4 scanner, in greyscale or colour. Scanned pages have very different dimensions - some A5, some A6, some business cards etc. ...
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How to calculate ip address in a range?

If I run this command, # nmap -sP 192.168.0.120/25 which IP addresses are scanned? How can I calculate the IP addresses that are in this range? I've been searching Google but I couldn't find ...
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How to configure Xerox Workcentre to create one mail with one attached PDF while scan documents

We use a Xerox Workcentre 6605 new in our office, if we try to scan a document to a email address from address book we get 4 E-Mail for one document (with 2 pages) two mails contain the scan as ...
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How can I mass cut PDFs to the correct smaller dimensions?

If I have pages from a book, so they're less than US letter size or A4, or whatever page size the scanner takes. But let's say they got scanned in as that page size the scanner takes. (Could be US ...
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Free application to do scanning using just twain driver

I have a Sharp AR5220d - I've downloaded and installed correctly the TWAIN driver from Sharp's website. Everything works smoothly but I'd like to use this scanner with a free application (better) or ...
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How do I convert ms/line to ppm

I'm looking at buying a scanner with a document feeder. The feeder can feed in 30 ppm, but the scanner can only can at 12 ms/line. So how fast is the scanner scanning? Is having such a fast ...
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Share a Stand Alone Scanner Over Network?

My office just got a new ScanSnap S1500 scanner and I wanted to hook it up so 4 or 5 different computers can access it and use it just as if it was connected directly to their machine. Is my only ...
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Software (for windows) to enhance scanned documents? [closed]

Is there any software for windows that can enhance scanned handwritten (black&white) documents (jpegs) for better readability. I am looking for a software that can do this automatically to a bulk ...
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Looking for simple windows scan (multiple pages) to one pdf application?

I would like to find some simple scan software for a windows machine that can scan to pdf, but I would like it to do batch or multiple pages into one big pdf. I saw a couple questions on scan to pdf ...
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image / document scanner source selection changing

I have an issue which might seem strange. In a computer two scanners are installed. A flatbed scanner and a document feeder. We use some web based procedures to do things in which document scanning is ...
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Disable preview when scanning with MacOSX

Is there any way to disable preview when scanning in flatbed mode? I don't understand why does it automatically scan a preview since I usually rescan the whole area: it's just a waste of time! I ...
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How can I crop every page of a large PDF file?

I have a 1300 page PDF file of a scanned book that was unfortunately not cropped when scanned. The actual book page dimensions are around 6x9", but each scanned page is 8.5x11", the size of the ...
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How does HP's “Scan to computer” feature work?

Many HP all-in-ones have a "Scan to computer" function where you can be standing at a network printer and scan all your gubbins straight to your computer without having to load up scanning ...
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Multifunction printer scanning to network share not working

I've had this problem on more than one printer, so I believe the issue is to do with the computer that I intend to scan documents to. On two different multifunction printers (HP and Canon), I've ...
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Mass port 80 check

so this is what I need to do. I need a way to check if port 80 is open (if the host is running a web server on port 80) on lots of IPs at a time, very fast, and then only save the ips that have port ...
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Why is my scanner producing all black images? [duplicate]

I have a HP PSC 1410 printer with a built-in scanner. I've been scanning documents and images with it for the last couple of years. Recently my scanner has stopped performing as expected and I can't ...
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How to make an image into a rich formatted document?

So I have a magazine (with couple of pages) in hands and I want to have a resulting file which will keep the whole diagram and image intact, but still allow me to search / find and select text in it. ...
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How to scan multiple pages from a book under Linux?

I want the process to look like: I choose the correct scan settings (dpi, color depth, etc) I lay the first page on the scanner and trigger the process The scanner scans the page and waits for me ...
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Image splitter by analysis

I want to scan old photos to the computer, and to make the process faster I want to scan a few photos together each time, and then split them up later on. I scanned three photos together, but now I ...
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Use scanner on a HP8180 with obsolete ink cartridges

I use a PhotoSmart 8180 mainly for scanning. The ink cartridges are full, but 2 years old. I can't scan, for the printer asks me to change the ink cartridges. A phone call to Tech Support at HP France ...
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Collating scanned PDFs from 2 folders

I have the front and back side scans of about 1000 separate documents in 2 sepatate folders. I'm looking to create a batch operation that combines the front scan and its corresponding back side scan ...
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Scanning multiple pictures, then automatic cropping

Is this possible even ? I put 4 pictures on the flatbed scanner, scan them as a group (with white background from the scanner <-- heavy contrast with the scanned pictures). Now, I'm interested - ...
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How to disable the opening of windows explorer after scan ?

How can i disable the opening of windows explorer after importing the pictures from camera ?