If you have Word 2007 or newer, you can use it to edit scanned text, which is much faster than typing the whole thing from scratch. To enable this feature and convert a scanned document to editable text, follow these steps.
Method 1 of 2: Enable Document Imaging
1 Find a list of your installed programs in the Control Panel.Windows 7 or Vista: Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.Windows XP: Go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Remove a Program.
2 Select your Microsoft Office edition, then click Change. Your version of Word might be in a Microsoft Office pack or it might just be called Microsoft Office Word. 3 Click Add or Remove Features, and then click Continue.
4 Expand Office Tools, then click on Microsoft Office Document Imaging and select Run all from my Computer.
5 Click Continue, then wait for configuration to complete.
Method 2 of 2: Convert a Scanned Document to Editable Text
1 Scan and/or open the document with Paint. If scanning, follow …