Save the word file as a plin text document and then reopen it?

Bruce Bartrug wrote:
> Well, it seems I can scan the text using the OCR function and save it 
> as unicode text, which will open with the MS notebook.  Then I can 
> copy same into the translator, thence copy the translation into word.  
> But that seems more complicated than it needs to be.  I'm certain 
> there must be a way to scan the entire text into a word processing 
> program like Word, then copy to the online translator program.
> Suggestions welcome.