Comparing to paper files, digital files are easier to be kept, more convenient to be managed, even require less space on devices. Consequently, we often digitize a document by scanning it into PDF or image format with a scanner or printer collaborating with its supporting software, i.e., the hardware+software solution. However, scanned files do bother you when you need to edit on it or extract content from it for further use.
Luckily, there is a solution enabling users to scan a document into Word, or other editable formats, with only a Mac and software, no hardware (printer/scanner) is needed. And the working principle is based on OCR technology.
Here we will offer the detailed tutorials to scan a document into Word on Mac. Before the steps, make sure you Mac camera function properly.
Steps to Scan a Document into Word on Mac
What if You are Working on Complicate (with Text, Tables and Image in the file) File?
No worries. OCRWizard is powerful enough to cope with complicate and multiple-page files. But remember to use the toolbar adjusting files if necessary, to make the recognition as accurate as possible.
What if You Want to Share Business Card across Database Programs (Contacts, Mail, AirDrop, etc)
When you upload business card images for OCR performing, select "Business Card" under "Recognize", OCRWizard will then automatically create a Contact Template with fields for you to manage the business card information. Add or delete information if you need to. Import the business card information into Contacts, Mail by clicking the "Share" button.
In fact, the recognition quality greatly depends on the quality, or rather the resolution of the file. In order to recognize the text from digitized files as accurate as possible, use these tips and tricks.
Another solution to scan a document into Word on Mac is using online free OCR tools.Before go to the online free services, capture the file with tips mentioned above and save it on your Mac. Make sure your internet connection is on.
No matter which way you prefer to, there is indeed no need to bring along with a scanner to scan a document into Word, or other formats. A Mac and OCRWizard, that’s all for a fast file conversion between PDF/Image and other formats. Have a try!
Jose has been a member of Cisdem since 2012. He specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.