Is there a way to take scanned text and enter it into Excel?

DJ January 2, 2012

I’d like to scan a list I found in a magazine and convert the text, so that it can be entered into a xls format. I’m guessing an OCR utility might be needed.

  1. Oron Joffe
    January 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    If you are willing to pay for OCR software, get Nuance Omnipage or Abbyy FineReader (I prefer the latter) and use them to scan & OCR the document. They should automatically detect the table, but if they don't, you can manually highlight the area and designate it as a table. You will get the option to save the document as an Excel file or some other format readable by excel.

  2. Jay.0
    January 3, 2012 at 4:40 am

    oh yes, there are a lot of ocr options available.
    upload the image here and get your Text, ready to be copied or choose output as an excel, word or text file.

    other options :
    1. import picture in microsoft one note. select get text from the image option by right clicking on the image.
    2. upload image to
    check get text from iamge/pdf option

  3. Anonymous
    January 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm