Saturday, July 29, 2006

What are Scanned Documents?

Scanned documents are simply real life documents that have been scanned and made available in digital format. A common scanned document would be a photograph that has been scanned into the computer with the use of an image scanner. Another example of a scanned document would be a product user manual or brochure that has been scanned into an Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.PDF).

Scanned documents allow us great flexibility. With the use of the internet, we can transfer different digitally scanned documents to other surfers in the blink of an eye. Scanned documents of Early American Documents can be found on the internet. The Consitution and the Declaration of Indepence have even been scanned into digital format.