I have a list a printed list in Word format instead of a database. I want to scan it and convert it to a database. It is a list of companies, their addresses, and e-mail addresses–but not in a database form–just a list. How do I do it?
Scan to database
copy and paste data to a text file from word.
go to ms excel
press ctrl +o select all files
then select your text file.
now select the options according to requirements.
depends on how the data is written in word file.
when you will click finish it will be arranged in database format accodring to your selected options.
Most Databases have an import capacity that deal with differing formats. Excel will save some of those formats. If you have Word, I am guessing you have Excel too.
Pick your format, I'd use .CSV. Minimally cut and paste your data into Excel (there are better ways, but this is easy to understand). Massage it's format and then save it as .cvs format. You can then import into your Database.
I don't know for sure, but there might even be a Word AddOn that will do it.