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How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word

Scanned PDF to Word: this article tells you how to convert scanned PDF to Microsoft Word, namely how to digitalize scanned PDF in Word format in Mac OS X Mountain Lion/Windows.

Elise Williams
Published: Jul 13,2015 10:34 am / Updated: Jul 28,2015 10:22 am

Wanna edit scanned PDF files in word processor or need to copy and paste content from scanned PDF to Microsoft Word? If so, read on to learn how to convert scanned PDF to Word in Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows. After you finish the scanned PDF to Word conversion, you can edit, copy and paste scanned PDF content freely on Microsoft Word processor. 

To convert scanned PDF to Word, you need a PDF to Word converter. You must know that Microsoft Office offers the options of saving files to PDF format, right? However, Adobe doesn't offer the option to save scanned PDF to Word within PDF file itself. In short, PDF itself is not able to do the conversion. You need a third party app to do the task. To convert scanned PDF to Word document, we recommend you Wondershare PDF Converter Software. Its built-in OCR technology is able to extract content from scanned PDF and store in Microsoft Word. Below are the simple steps for how to convert scanned PDF to Word on Wondershare PDF Converter Pro. 


Step 1: Download and install PDF Converter Pro

Click the download button to download the right PDF Converter Pro version for your Mac or Windows PC. And then double-click the installation package to install it. 

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Step 2: Import scanned PDF files and enable OCR function

Click the quick start icon on the desktop to launch the scanned PDF to Word Converter. Drag and drop image-based PDF files to the app. The moment a scanned PDF is uploaded, a dialogue box will appear, reminding you of selecting the right language for the PDF file and enabling  the OCR function. All you need to do is to choose the language and click "Enable OCR". 

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Step 3: Select Microsoft Word as the output format

From the primary window of Scanned PDF to Word Converter, click "Microsoft Word" in output format drop-down list. By default, all the output documents will be Microsoft Word files.

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Step 4: Convert scanned PDF to Word

Click  the Convert button to convert scanned PDF to Word document. In a few minutes, Wondershare PDF Converter Pro will finish the whole process perfectly for you. Bingo! This is how to convert scanned PDF to Word. 

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