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editing documents with excell that are not excell format

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    Jim
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    editing documents with excell that are not excell format

    I have several forms which i use for work, i've scanned them into my computer
    and tried to open them with excell, all i get is alot of numbers and symbols,
    how can i use excell to edit these forms?
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    respectfully requesting advice

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    You will need to put the scanned .tif file through a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to have the text recognised, a Google search will show simpleOCR or other such product that you can download for this purpose.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    I have several forms which i use for work, i've scanned them into my computer
    and tried to open them with excell, all i get is alot of numbers and symbols,
    how can i use excell to edit these forms?
    --
    respectfully requesting advice

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