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06-29-2012 12:29 PM
No. HP printers do not scan to .doc or docx file types. What file types you can scan to will depend on your printer. If you will provide me with your printer model, I will see if I can find the manual which will tell you all the file types you can save to.
06-29-2012 03:29 PM
06-29-2012 04:07 PM
Thanks but this manual just teaches me how to scan. I know how to do it.
But it does not tell me if I can change the setting, as what my original question was.
07-02-2012 11:12 AM
I think I may be confused on what you want to do. If you want to save the file into a format that will open in word through the HP software, then that is possible with your printer. You just need the OCR software, which will you will have to purchase form a third party. I found this document on the HP site that explains how to scan, but inside the document it gives you your file type options. You can find links to different OCR software sites here. If you are trying to get your PDFs to open in Word instead of Adobe, this will not work with out conversion. It requires the file to be converted into a DOC or DOCX file type, which you need a converter to do , so that Word can read the file. Warning: Converting file types can cause formatting distortion. I found this artical on the Office site that links out to places you can find a converter.
07-09-2012 10:24 AM
Just figured it out. If you are using windows 7, You hit Scan on your scanner, Doc to searchable pdf file. After you have it scanned and cropped if necessry, you hit ok and when it opens up in acrobat, You go to File, save to clipboard, open word and paste. You can then edit the text. You can then go to file, save as and give it a name.
Thought I would post back in case someone else may need this info. rlj840