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After you scan a document, you can open the document in Word to edit it. How you do this depends on the version of Office that you have installed.

Scan a document as a PDF file and edit it in Word

Tip: The conversion works best with documents that are mostly text.

  1. Scan your document according to the instructions for your scanner, and save it to your computer as a .pdf file.

  2. In Word, click File > Open.

  3. Browse to the location of the PDF file on your computer and click Open.

  4. A message appears, stating that Word will convert the PDF file into an editable Word document. Click OK.

The converted document might not have a perfect page-to-page correspondence with the original. For example, lines and pages may break at different locations. For more information, see Opening PDFs in Word.

See also

Edit PDF content in Word

Save as PDF

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