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Is it possible to scan from HP printer to Word 2013??

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    Is it possible to scan from HP printer to Word 2013??


    Hi,

    For the record I posted this same question on the HP Support forum but haven't had any replies so I thought I would give it a try here in case someone watching has run into this same problem trying to scan directly into Microsoft Word 2013 from a similar printer.

    Because of a major computer crash I recently had to purchase a new computer and as a result I also had to buy a new Printer because my older Photosmart was not compatible with my new system.

    I now am using a HP Pavilion 23-g017c (x64) AMD A6-5200 APU w/Radeon HD Graphics, running Windows 8.1 and using IE 11 with Zone Alarm Firewall and Antivirus& Spyware.

    My new printer is a HP Deskjet 2544 All-in-One.

    I am trying to see if there is any way I can add a new shortcut to my Printer scanning options which will enable me to scan a document to my computer besides the two options available now (PDF and TIF).

    I would like to be able to scan directly into my Microsoft Office 2013 Word program if possible.

    The reason being is because I find it easier to edit and then print from my Word program than a PDF program.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever

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    Can't be done with the OCR software supplied from HP. It may be on very expensive paid OCR software versions but not sure.
    About all you can do is scan to PDF as usual, save the file and use one of the many free online PDF to Word converters that you can Google.
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    Hi again Nuccii,

    If you keep answering my posts I will have to put you on my payroll ...lol

    Seriously, I appreciate you taking the time to help my old 'brain-housing group' which is getting less reliable each and every day!

    I Googled as you suggested but almost everything I found was a trial version.

    Do you have any suggestions for a free PDF to Word (2013) converter that will simply allow me to edit the text once the conversion is complete?


    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
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    OneNote is reported to do an excellent job with PDF conversions. I think some of the features in Office have been incorporated in that application (MODI perhaps). The question then becomes Can I scan directly into OneNote in an editable form and save that as a Word2013 or RTF format.

    I don't have the answers, but if you try it and it works, please post back.

    Thanks.
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    Morning Slartybart,

    OneNote is a brand new application for me as are most of the applications with Office 2013. I will check it out when time permits and post back.

    If any other readers know please feel free to join in the conversation.

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
    Hi again Nuccii,

    I Googled as you suggested but almost everything I found was a trial version.

    Do you have any suggestions for a free PDF to Word (2013) converter that will simply allow me to edit the text once the conversion is complete?


    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
    You might try Nitro (Convert Now)
    https://www.pdftoword.com/

    Another Convert on Line free:
    Convert PDF to Word Online Free | Convert PDF to DOC Online Free | Convert PDF to DOCX Online Free

    Or
    Free PDF to Word Converter - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Be careful not to let them install unwanted files.
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    There are some good PDF readers that do a lot of things, some better than others, some more than others.

    Nuccii pointed to PDFtoWord, so I thought I'd augment that suggestion with the free NitroPDF reader.

    There was a good discussion on PDF readers a while ago, the OneNote reference might be in that thread as well.
    I'll post a link if I can find it.

    I which I had more experience with the newer MSO programs, so I could give you a definitive answer. Someone else might know the way to scan directly into Word or canonical format (RTF) that could be opened in Word. Until that person posts, you can experiment with OneNote and other suggestions.

    I agree completely with Nuccii - pay attention when you install free software to avoid installing any 'extras' that are cross marketing and not not part of the program you want to install. These are mostly browsers, browser add-ons, or toolbars. Just untick the checkboxes for anything that is not part of the program you're installing.

    If you find that you can scan directly to RTF, then that might be the best option. MSO has some built in OCR, but things change around and that's why I suggested looking at OneNote.

    That's all I have, unless I find that post discussing PDF readers.

    Good luck, please post your findings, it will help me know what can be done with the newer MSO.

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    I have office 2013, and I can import , open and edit .pdf files without any outside conversion programs. after editing, I can then save them again as .pdf.

    If you just have word 2013, it may be different

    if you can scan in pdf, you should be fine
    Sven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven1458 View Post
    I have office 2013, and I can import , open and edit .pdf files without any outside conversion programs. after editing, I can then save them again as .pdf.

    If you just have word 2013, it may be different

    if you can scan in pdf, you should be fine
    Sven
    Good to know Sven,

    What Office application are you using to do that? Word?

    Can you scan directly into Word and save it as a Word document?

    Since you have the hands on knowledge and the same MS Office, could you provide a step-by-step

    Thanks,

    Bill
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    Hi Bill,
    No I can not scan directly in to word. I have an old scanner and it will not scan to pdf either. But the scanner in question will scan to pdf and then you just import it into word.
    Open word, click on file and open, go to where the pdf file is, like computer/documents/xxx.pdf and open it. it will open in protected view, but on the banner is a button to click that says "enable editing". as I stated above, I can then save it as a .docx or .pdf.

    Hope this helps
    Sven
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