How do I fill in a scanned form?

  ingar 17:12 29 Nov 04
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What software is required to enable me to type in the required information on a form I have scanned and opened on the screen?

  Diodorus Siculus 17:16 29 Nov 04

Generally speaking you will need some form of OCR software; sometimes it comes with the scanner or on cover disks.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:17 29 Nov 04

By the way, what did you use to scan it? I mean, what program?

  ingar 17:21 29 Nov 04

Presto Page Manager version 2.50.01

  Diodorus Siculus 17:24 29 Nov 04

I don't knwo that program, but googling it suggests that the document should be editable.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:25 29 Nov 04

Did you use the "forms" option when scanning? That seems to be the way to do what you want.

  ingar 17:29 29 Nov 04

My OCR has never been very successful with the page layout being upset.

Perhaps I need new OCR software but I'd like to know it is definately possible to maintain the layout of the original form.

  ingar 17:32 29 Nov 04

Never seen a "forms" option.
New software required, I think!
Thanks.

  Stuartli 17:34 29 Nov 04

ABBEYYReader 5.0 was on a PC Advisor cover disk three or four months ago.

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