Technical question -- scanning an image to a text file?

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vissidarte27
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Technical question -- scanning an image to a text file?

Postby vissidarte27 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:49 pm

So the app for IU requires you to submit a residence classification form, even if you aren't claiming Indiana residency. They give you a PDF, tell you print it, fill it out, and scan it to one of the following file formats: DOC, HTM, HTML, TXT, WP, WPD, RTF, WPS, WPT, or DOCX.

I'm not sure if it's just my scanner, but I am unable to scan to anything that isn't some sort of image file, which the IU application doesn't support.

Has anyone been able to circumvent this problem? Is there a program I need to download or something?

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Re: Technical question -- scanning an image to a text file?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Is this to submit as part of the LSAC application?

I didn't apply to IU, but had a similar problem with another school.

Scan it as a JPG and then insert that JPG in to a word file.

You should be able to crop the edges off the JPG so that it fits without needing to be shrunk.

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Re: Technical question -- scanning an image to a text file?

Postby vissidarte27 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:56 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:Is this to submit as part of the LSAC application?

I didn't apply to IU, but had a similar problem with another school.

Scan it as a JPG and then insert that JPG in to a word file.

You should be able to crop the edges off the JPG so that it fits without needing to be shrunk.


Great idea! Thanks!

It is part of the LSAC application. A royal pain, if you ask me. Seems kind of pointless for non-residents, but oh well.




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