HP Officejet 7610 - Text cannot be edited

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Text cannot be edited

Make sure that the OCR has been installed:

Make sure that the OCR has been installed:

Windows: On the computer desktop, click Start, select Programs or All Programs, click HP,

select your printer name, and then click Printer Setup & Software. Click Add More Software,

click Customize Software Selections, and make sure the OCR option is selected.

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On the Start screen, click Printer Setup & Software.

Mac OS X: If you have installed the HP software using the Minimum installation option, the

OCR software might not have been installed. To install this software, place the HP software

CD into the computer, double-click the HP Installer icon on the software CD, and when

prompted, select the HP Recommended Software option.

When you scan the original, make sure that you select a document type in the software that

creates editable text. If text is classified as a graphic, it is not converted to text.


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If you are using a separate OCR (optical character recognition) program, the OCR program

might be linked to a word-processing program that does not perform OCR tasks. For more

information, see the documentation provided with the OCR program.

Make sure you have selected an OCR language that corresponds to the language used for

the document you are scanning. For more information, see the documentation provided

with the OCR program.

Check the originals

When scanning documents as editable text from the ADF, the original must be loaded into

the ADF with the top forward and face up. When scanning from the scanner glass, the

original must be loaded with the top facing the right edge of the scanner glass. Also, make

sure the document is not skewed. For more information, see Load an original on the

scanner glass on page 14 or Load an original in the automatic document feeder (ADF)

on page 15.

The software might not recognize text that is tightly spaced. For example, if the text that the

software converts has missing or combined characters, "rn" might appear as "m."

The accuracy of the software depends on the image quality, text size, and structure of the

original and the quality of the scan itself. Make sure that your original has good image


Colored backgrounds can cause images in the foreground to blend too much.