Microsoft Office Document Imaging

What is Microsoft Office Document Imaging?

Microsoft Office Document Imaging, or sometimes simply known as MDI (standing for Microsoft Document Imaging) is a tool built into the Microsoft Office suite and its various editions that facilitate the translation of paper to data. Such files generated this way have an extension called .mdi, and can be read by the Microsoft Office Document Imaging application. First introduced in Office XP, the Microsoft Office Document Imaging application was later deprecated in Office 2010, as most of its features were integrated in several mainstream applications (such as Word), precluding the need for a separate program to handle its capabilities. There are two components of this system, of which the one is the Imaging component.

Simply put, the Office Document Imaging application a part of the MODI (Microsoft Office Document Imaging) suite that acts as a viewer for the scanned documents, both in raw image format and in a converted OCR (optical character recognition) format.

The Microsoft Office Document Imaging has two components – the scanning and the imaging, respectively. The scanning component captures images from a compatible scanning device, just like any other scanning software, and then automatically converts text from these scanned images via OCR. Finally the imaging component enables you to view the scanned document, and even send it to others through e-mail, fax, among other things.

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File types supported by Microsoft Office Document Imaging

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