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Windows 7: Convert to Excel File

17 Oct 2013   #1
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Convert to Excel File

With Office 2010 is it possible to scan a document to your computer and then covert it to an Excel file?


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17 Oct 2013   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

What kind of a document? If you're talking about a Word doc with tables of data or something like that then it can probably be exported to a CSV file which can then be imported into Excel.

We would really need to know more about what doc and type of info you are wanting to convert to Excel.

After reading your post again, I think maybe you are talking about a paper document that you want to scan. This would require OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software that could convert the image into a text file. Once you have a text file, then there are ways to import the text it into Excel.
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17 Oct 2013   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Starting with Office 2007 there's a built in converter. In Office 2010 and a Word document:

1. Open document in Office Word 2010
2. Navigate to File Menu and click on ‘Save as’ option > format_convert
3. It will show you all different formats in which that document can be converted.
4. Select a format from the list shown
5. Save the document after selecting the format of the file and filename

Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations can be saved in OpenOffice formats, i.e, OpenDocument Text(.odt), OpenDocument Spreadsheet(.ods), and OpenDocument Presentation(.odp) among many others from the Word 2010 itself. Document conversion feature is available in other applications like PowerPoint and Excel of Office 2010. Here is the location of Screenshot Tool in these applications.

Excel 2010 supports the largest number of formats to convert your spreadsheet into, followed by Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.

format_convertXCL

Use Office Document conversion Tool in PowerPoint to convert into PNG, BMP, GIF, XPS Document, PDF, etc.

format_convertPPT

As Strollin said above, it would help if you could provide additional info.
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17 Oct 2013   #4
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My wife says it is a hard copy of an Excel file that was sent to her. She wants to scan it and get it into the Excel files in her computer.
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17 Oct 2013   #5
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

As I said earlier, you'll need to scan the file then use OCR software to convert the scanned image into a text file. Once in text file format, you should be able to do a data import of the file into Excel but it will probably need some tweaking.
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17 Oct 2013   #6
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is there an OCR software that you would recommend?
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17 Oct 2013   #7
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I don't have a recommendation, sorry. Here's a link to some free ones to look at: Top 5 Free OCR Software Tools To Convert Images Into Text
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17 Oct 2013   #8
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the help.
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18 Oct 2013   #9
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

My Epson scanner came with ABBYY FineReader 9.0
that's how I would deal with the problem - print the doc then scan it
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18 Oct 2013   #10
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a Cannoscan 8800f. It doesn't have that.
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