Soft copy

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

soft copyA soft copy is a digital reproduction of a physical document. For example, if you scanned a tax form into your computer, you would be creating a soft copy of it. The most common method of displaying a soft copy is using a computer monitor or some other display such as a smartphone screen.

How do I create a soft copy?

If it's a text document you can type it out, but the most common way is using a scanner.

What's the difference between a hard copy and a soft copy?

A hard copy is physical, such as a tax form, printed document, or textbook. A soft copy is a digital version of these media that is kept on a storage device.

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