I have heard about scanned document OCR feature in MS Office.

I was trying to copy scanned document image to clipboard and paste it as text in notepad as text, but this doesn't work.

I have Office 2016 running on Win 8.1. How to enable MODI and use it ?

  • where did you heard it? Did you copied from which program to where? Sep 22, 2016 at 7:55

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You can install Modi via SharePoint 2007. MODI was removed from office 2010 onward I believe.

Instructions at http://www.myloginvault.co.uk/microsoft-office-document-imaging/

Hope that helps

Edit as per comment. Download SharePoint designer 2007 from the Microsoft's website (its free - about 300Mb). Run the installer and under office tools select MODI and run all from computer. Install and then search for MODI on your PC.

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    Link-only answers are not very useful. Links to external resources are encouraged, but in general, it’s best for answers to be as self-contained as possible as the URL may change or go permanently offline.I would suggest that you edit the answer to include the most important/relevant information from the linked article. Oct 27, 2016 at 13:13
  • It's the Sharepoint Designer 2007 you want to download, not the full Sharepoint install: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21581 Oct 27, 2016 at 17:14

Use the free Microsoft Onenote Windows desktop application: https://www.onenote.com/download/win32/x86/en-US

You can paste an image into a onenote page, then right click the image and "Copy Text from Picture". The OCR text will be placed on the clipboard.

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