How to Save a Scan as an Editable Text File?

Windows users can easily save the scan as editable text using OCR (Optical Character Recognition).

  • Make sure Universal Scan Driver is installed on your PC.
  • Then, place your document for scanning into the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) or on the glass of your printer.
  • Now, search for HP Scan on your Windows computer.
  • Select the Save as Editable Text (OCR) option in the shortcuts list. If required, you can modify scan settings as desired.
  • Click the Scan button.
  • From the Destination section, you can use the File Type drop-down option to determine how you prefer to save your editable text.
    • Click Rich Text (.rtf) to save the text with its original formatting.
    • Click Text (.txt) to save the text with any original formatting.
  • Hit the Save button.
  • If prompted, select where you prefer to save this file on your PC. Once decided, click Save.

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