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How to convert scanned PDF.

If your PDF file is scanned or image-based, you need to perform OCR first before converting it to the editable word file (Please refer to the part of "Ocr Scan PDF" for information). After opening your scanned or image-based PDF file in PDFelement, you will get the highlighted notice to inform you to perform OCR.

convert scanned pdf
convert scanned pdf
  • You can directly click the "Perform OCR" button on the notice or the "Tool" > "OCR" button or "Home" > "OCR" button in the toolbar to open the OCR window.
  • In the OCR window, please click the "Language Recognition" button to select the correct language of your PDF content in the list. If the PDF you are working with contains many different languages, be sure to select all of the needed languages.
  • Click the "Apply" button to start performing the OCR process. When it completes, the newly created editable PDF file will be opened in the program automatically.
guide win2022/ocr pdf
guide win2022/ocr pdf
  • Click the "Convert">"To Word" button or choose others formats to convert it.