Kinda dumb tech question

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    So I have an essay that I need to submit online. The only problem is, it's typed (with graphs and data and such that I don't want to re enter unless I have to) and printed but not saved. I have a scanner that is functional. Is there any way to scan the pages (there's more than I'd like to retype) in to my computer as documents, or do I need to deal with them as JPGs?

    It's fine if I have to deal with them as JPGs, as I've already established myself as the impractical one in the class. I don't think there's anything I can do that wouldn't surprise the teacher (except pass... I haven't figured that one out yet)

    Thanks in advance
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    Adobe PDF's are your friend in this case. Seriously.
     
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    Depending on the scanner and its software, you may be able to scan them into .pdf format. That's a document file, more or less.

    I know I've done that before. Alternatively, you can scan them into .jpg format, then paste each .jpg onto a single page of an open Word .doc. Then just save that. It'll open in word, just like any essay with a single .jpg would.
     
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    You could use adobe, or powerpoint. Either one would mean your presentation would be one file to open in a viewer, and viewers for both formats are easily available.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'll see if I have any kind of PDF thing, if I don't... I'll go with JPGs in a Word document. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Yes if your scanner came with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, you'll be able to scan in your document and recover the text so you can easily edit it. Make sure to read over the docment carefully afterwards, the last time I scanned in a doucment like this it screwed characters randomely.
     
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    The jpegs in a word document is also definitely a good choice, I've done that and powerpoint before and never run into any problems with it. The only real advantage I've come across when using pdf's, is to send something to someone you don't want to let them edit(like a manual for something).
     
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