Hitting stores now: PaperVue, $69.95 software from New Orleans-based Zydeco (800 932-7515). It lets you scan documents directly into 1,600 programs such as ACT! and Quicken, where you can edit text and transfer data. Competitor PaperPort Deluxe from Visioneer (800 787-7007) at $99.95 works with about 185 applications.

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