Support Scanners WorkForce Series Epson WorkForce ES-500WR

How do I scan a document so I can edit the text in word processing software?

  • You can scan a document and convert the text into editable text using a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition).

    To scan and use OCR, you can use the Epson ScanSmart software. Epson ScanSmart is available for your product.* You can also use the Document Capture or Document Capture Pro software, each of which is also available for your product.

    Note: Document Capture and Document Capture Pro are available for the ES-400/500W only.

    OCR software cannot recognize handwritten characters, and certain types of documents or text may be difficult for OCR software to recognize, such as the following:

    • Items that have been copied from other copies
    • Faxes
    • Text with tightly spaced characters
    • Text that is in tables or underlined
    • Cursive or italic fonts and font sizes less than 8 points

    * To install Epson ScanSmart, you can download the software from the Downloads tab on your product's support page.

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