You can scan a document and convert the text into a format data that you can edit with a word processing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as the ABBYY FineReader program.
Follow the steps below to scan and convert text using ABBYY FineReader.
Windows: Select the start button or Start > Programs or All Programs > ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint.
Mac OS X: Select Applications > ABBYY FineReader 5 Sprint Plus, and double-click the Launch FineReader 5 Sprint icon.
ABBYY FineReader window appears.
Note for Mac OS X users:
Single-Sided: Select this setting when you scan only one side of your document page.
Double-Sided: Select this setting when you scan both sides of your document page.
Carrier Sheet (Single-Sided): Select this setting when you scan irregular shaped documents or documents with folds or wrinkles using the carrier sheet.
Carrier Sheet (Stitch Images): Select this setting when you scan A3, B4, or US B size documents using the carrier sheet. Epson Scan scans images with double-sided setting, then outputs a stitched image.