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Scanned documents are usually image-based PDF pieces of digital matter that provide information or evidence. But it is very difficult to work with scanned PDF especially when you want to edit or extract texts from such documents. In such case, you may want to convert scanned PDF to Word document for further editing in Word Processor. In this article, I will tell you how to OCR PDF to Word with PDFelement.

PDFelement for Windows is capable of reproducing the same images, columns, and other non-textual elements as in original scanned document after turning scanned PDFs into Word. The OCR plugin helps you to make scanned documents editable and supports over 25 languages like English, German, French, Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese, Romanian, Japanese, Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish, etc. It supports the newest system including Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

In addition to converting scanned PDF to other formats, you can also edit texts, images and pages in your PDF or remark content with sticky notes, highlights and more. PDFelement also works as a form filler, which lets you easily create, edit, fill out and sign PDF forms.


2 Steps to Convert Scanned PDF to Word with PDFelement

Step 1. Open Scanned PDF

First step is to launch PDFelement on your computer. And then open the scanned PDF file directly in PDFelement by clicking the "Batch Process" button.

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Step 2. Change Scanned PDF to Word

In the pop up window, you are allowed to import a batch of scanned PDFs for conversion. Then click the "Gear" icon to activate the OCR feature. Choose "Word" from the output format drop-down list. Click "Start" to start the process.

The default OCR language is English. If you want to change it, you can go to "File > Preferences > OCR". Then choose the language you need under the "OCR" tab.

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Way 2: OCR Scanned PDF to Word with PDF Converter Pro

PDF Converter Pro is very useful for those users who just want to convert their PDF files to Word documents, PowerPoint or the sheets of Excel and other popular formats. Its OCR feature gives you the possibility of converting scanned PDF to searchable and editable files.

Moreover, it can also be used to create PDF from various document formats. To make your document safer, you can easily lock the PDF files with a security code. Then no one can viewing or editing your files without authority.

Step 1. Open Image-Based PDF

Download and install PDF Converter Pro on your computer and then launch it to import the target files. Click on the "Convert PDF" tab and drag and drop the PDF files that you want to convert to Word to the program.

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Step 2. Convert PDF to Word with OCR

As the document is a scanned PDF so PDF Converter Pro will automatically launch the OCR window, all you have to do is choose an OCR language and click on the "Enable OCR" button. Last step is to select "Word" as the output format and finally click on the "Convert" button to initiate the conversion process.

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Published: Nov 15,2017 13:42 pm / Updated: Nov 15,2017 13:46 pm

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