The OCR tool in Microsoft Office Document Imaging does not retain text format styles in Word

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Symptoms

When you use the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tool that is available in Microsoft Office Document Imaging to copy text from a paper document to a Microsoft Office Word document, the format of the text may change. For example, the font type, the font size, and the alignment of the text may change.

Cause

The OCR tool that is available in Office Document Imaging may not recognize all text format styles that are present in the source document image. Therefore, after you copy the text from a document image to a Word document, you must manually format the text.

More information

You may be able to use third-party OCR software to retain more of the text format styles that are present in the source document image.

Note As a Microsoft Office Document Imaging customer, you may be entitled to upgrade to ScanSoft's OmniPage Pro OCR software at a special price. To learn more about OmniPage Pro OCR and how it can enhance your scanning capabilities, visit the following ScanSoft information page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HP030812601033.aspx
For additional information about OCR software, visit the following Microsoft and ScanSoft Web sites:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2001/may01/05-31ScansoftPR.mspx
http://www.nuance.com/omnipage
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Article ID: 839369 - Last Review: August 27, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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