scan in a document and convert it to an editable Word document?
I only ask because I have spent a large chunk of today re-typing in a lengthy document that for various reasons I only have in hard copy. I'm developing RSI as we speak and it's irritating me, so I am idly wondering whether there is or might soon be an alternative.
Both hand and text recognition software do exist. The post office use hand written software recognition to sort mail by post code.
I did some letter recognition software development as a bit of my engineering degree about 15 years ago now so I should imagine theres commercial packages available - thats loads of time in a technology sense.
It's variable how much time it actually saves. Your printer software may have come with one, too.
Reminds me of a friend's DP who spent hours going through a Word document finding every occurrence of [word A] and changing it to [word B] before my friend pointed out the existence of the useful Find and Replace option...