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SensusAccess is an automated document conversion service that allows you to convert your readings into formats that are more useful for you or easier to work with such as MP3 Files, Word files and E-Books.
You can use SensusAccess to convert:
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PDF and image-based files will be processed using optical character recognition (OCR) to create a text-based version of the document.
SensusAccess will convert image-based documents into MS Word, RTF, and text files. You may also find it useful with some image-based documents to convert initially to Tagged PDF and then copy and paste the text from the Tagged PDF into MS Word. This may result in a better reading experience and may remove non-essential content.
With the MS Word version of the document, you can more accurately "clean" the content for conversion into MP3 audio or for use with assistive technologies. Most conversions will take just a few seconds within MS Word and involve the use of the Find and Replace tools. For more information on using the Find and Replace tools, see Using the Find and Replace in MS Word removing special characters in a document.
Please note - in the Find and Replace examples below, replace the <space> value with one space bar and do not include the quotes.
To clean-up a MS Word file for use with assistive technology or for creating MP3 files, perform a "search and replace" to remove optional hyphens and section breaks. Identify the special character you wish to find in the "Find:" box and leave the "Replace with:" box empty. See Using the Find and Replace in MS Word for additional information on removing special characters in a document.