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osmozo45

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Hope this isn't too dumb a question. I scanned a document into photoshop program as that was the only choice given. I need to be able to edit this document and/or email. I tried to save it in a couple of the format choices. Nothing is working. I don't know what format to use as .doc is not available. I tried the pdf, giff, bmp, etc. Please help and thanks.
 

docilebob

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What sort of document is it ?
Photoshop is the only save option your scanner offers ?
The "Save As" option in Photoshop offers 17 formats to save as, among them pdf, gif, and bmp.
Not sure I`m understanding the question....
 

ronmatt

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Your image will be rastered in PS and will look like crap. It won't be editable either. It wouldn't be editable even if you have Word and had a way of scanning into it. Fonts don't work that way. A scanned image is a virtual picture and has no embedded font metadata. It wouldn't be editable in a more sophisticated set up such as Acrobat Pro with Pitstop
 

docilebob

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Unless your scanner has OCR software, but that doesn`t seem to be the case.
 

ronmatt

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My reply was made under the assumption that ozmozo45 didn't have optical character recognition software. Otherwise, he wouldn't have posed the question. ya think?
 

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