Scanning to a Text File

Author(s): Lisa Goddard

Year: 2018


This handout, "Scanning to a Text File," is a part of the Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past (IAfF) Digital Resource Guides. Although PDF is a convenient format for reading and sharing textual documents online, there are times when it is most useful to create a fully editable transcription of a document. This guide walks you through the steps on creating a Word document from a paper report. Anytime that you have a paper copy of a document, and you would like to have a digital, editable version, you can use this document scanning option.

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Scanning to a Text File. Lisa Goddard. 2018 ( tDAR id: 452610) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8452610

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Geographic Keywords
Accra, Ghana Ghana

Spatial Coverage

min long: -2.549; min lat: 5.31 ; max long: 0.747; max lat: 10.661 ;

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10-Workshop1_HowTo_ScanToTextFile.pdf 2.07mb Jul 15, 2019 11:51:50 AM Public