Originally posted by Kelly_Bean
Oh silly, use your will power!
Sadly to answer your quesiton, there really is no way to do that seeing as the typewriter will have already premade the words onto the paper. If you scan the paper onto your computer you will not be able to edit the words because they would have already been typed AND scanned. Hard to explain. >.<
I've been trying the will power thing for two years!
, but to no avail.
I'm incredibly lazy and any little distraction will do.
And using a typewriter means that i wont be able to edit it immediately, which can be a good thing.
Originally posted by Bardock42
Actually, contrary to what Kelly said, there are ways. How much you have to pay for them, or if there is valuable freeware applications, I do not know, as I was never forced to reasearch into it deeper. But...since you are...start here mate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition and report back with your findings
Thanks for that, man!
Optical charactor recognition is the electronic interpretation of handwritten, or typewritten text into machine-readable text.
I don't really know how it works, but wiki says it is researched in AI, pattern recognition, and machine vision.
There are a number of free ware programs available which can do this. According to wiki, tesseract, now owned by google, is considered one of the most accurate versions.
I will scan some stuff, try it out, and then tell you guys how it works.