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Ashik
Ashik, Mac Technician
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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I have an apple pro computer and would like to know how do

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I have an apple pro computer and would like to know how do I add or change a document that I have. The document has been printed in hard copy and is also downloaded in my download docs. When I open it up on the computer I can't access it to make changes, also if I scan it I still can't access it to make changes...what can I do....thanks..Gary
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.
What version of Mac OS X are you using ?
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
You will not be able to edit them because Mac sees the document scanned as a image/picture file (even if you scanned as PDF). It will not recognize the texts on the scanned document. It just see it as a picture file.
You have to use OCR (Optical Characted Images) applications to convert those images to readable/editable documents. There are many OCR applications out there. Here is a free one : http://download.cnet.com/PDF-OCR-X-Community-Edition/3000-18497_4-75000192.html
Most of the OCR applications are not free and not cheap. Some of the best out there are Prizom : http://www.creaceed.com/prizmo
ABBYY Fine Reader Pro for Mac : http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/
These application can convert the image documents to editable documents. You should try the trial version of those applications before buying them.
There are also some online services that can convert the scanned images to editable documents.
1 --> http://www.onlineocr.net/
2 --> http://www.free-ocr.com/
3 --> https://www.newocr.com/
4 --> http://www.ocrconvert.com/
If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
It's me Ashik again. It has been a few days, so I am just checking in with you to see if you still need help. I want you to be happy with the service I am providing, so if we still need to work on this let me know.
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