In this article I’m going show you how to convert an image to text using Microsoft Office Document Imaging Tool. This method is also known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition).
Suppose we have the following image, for image to text conversion (OCR).
Now, follow step-by-step procedure below to convert this image to text.
Download the image to your hard drive and open the file with MS Paint.
Press F12 and save the image as TIFF(*.tif; *.tiff) file.
Open Microsoft Office Document Imaging from Start menu -> All programs -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Tools and open the .tif file with it. You can drag and drop the file in it or press CTRL+O and select the .tif file.
Go to Tools and click on Recognize Text Using OCR. Now press CTRL+A to select all as text or you can select it as regular text using mouse.
Press CTRL+C or Right click -> copy to copy the text.
You can use this method for scanned documents. If the image is unclear, MS Office Document Imaging might not detect text from image properly. Its good for high resolution scanned documents. Hope OCR is useful for you. If you need any help, please comment below.