Learning how to manipulate a scanned document.

BML

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I am studying a book with a 24 page bibliography in about an 8 point typeface which means I have to use a magnifying glass. So, the thought crossed my mind that I required a digitalised collection of these pages in order to more easily identify terms such as, “Parliamentary” as in, “Parliamentary Labour Party”.

Having got as far as scanning a page I suddenly recognised that as all I had on my screen was an image which the find mechanism on my Word page obviously ignored.

So, my question is, where do I go from here?
 

beers

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Any sort of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) type of software should be able to pull text from the page and have it stored as a text value.
 
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BML

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Many thanks for your reply which of course I should have known but I'm afraid I spend more time writing than I ever have in learning computerisation.
I recognise that software creation needs financing in order to do what they do and accept that the recommendation is correct but I resent paying rent so will probably look for an outright purchase so, now to start looking..
 

beers

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There's plenty of free solutions, Adobe even has OCR capability in their app scanning software that's free on the store.
 
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