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How To Copy Text From The Image File

Are you looking for a tool that can copy the text from an image file? You can do it if you have purchased Microsoft Office 03/07 and installed into the machine.

Steps are listed to guide you through the conversion.

1. Confirm you have Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MDI) tool install while you installing Microsoft Office.

Location Path: Start – All Programs – Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office Tools – Microsoft Office Document Imaging.

If not install: Go to control panel, select Microsoft Office and click change to follow the instruction to add MDI.

Select Add Option To Add New Features To The Office Application
Select Add Option To Add New Features To The Office Application

Expand The Office Tool and Select MDI To Install
Expand The Office Tool and Select MDI To Install

2. Open the image/photo, and then print the file. (File – Print – MDI Printer).

Using MDI Printer To Print The Image Or Photo
Using MDI Printer To Print The Image Or Photo

3. Then Open the TIF file using MDI, then select tools – Recognize Text Using OCR from the menu toolbar.

Selecting OCR To Recognize The Text In The Image Or Photo
Selecting OCR To Recognize The Text In The Image Or Photo

4. After the recognition process has done, highlight and copy the text you would like to extract then paste it to the notepad.

After Recognition Has Done, Copy The Text And Paste To Notepad
After Recognition Has Done, Copy The Text And Paste To Notepad


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  1. mohammed 27-01-11 19:11

    man,u r great.
    my self. hats off to you dear friend.
    thanks and keep going on please

  2. Dave 01-09-11 05:11

    :( I do not have Microsoft office.
    I use instead GT Text
    It is free and uses the Google OCR software and multiple languages. I like it. Overall because it is free.

  3. Himanshu 21-02-13 22:06

    Thanks man..

  4. creative-tutor 27-05-13 01:46

    thanks good article