Accurate text recognition on images or scanned PDFs and edit scanned files in one click.
The OCR feature makes editing scanned PDF and image-based PDF as easy as editing a Word document. Newly-added text can sync with the existing fonts in your scanned PDF and image.
Convert scanned PDF and image-based PDF to various formats with editable, selectable and searchable content, such as Microsoft Office formats, Pages or a plain text document (TXT file).
Manual data input becomes a thing of the past. PDFelement enables you to extract data in selected areas from scanned PDF and image-based PDF or extract data from form fields in PDF after performing OCR.
What do you do when you have stacks of scanned documents and image-only PDF files that you need to search for a big case? PDFelement's Batch OCR feature helps convert multiple scanned PDF or image-based PDF files to editable and searchable PDF files without hassles.
Use OCR PDF feature to convert PDF scans to searchable files, to save as Office editable formats in order to manage and categorize different kinds of collected data.
Batch convert downloaded web pages with OCR to make them searchable and extract data.
Read academic journals, many of which are pictures, use PDFelement OCR function to highlight sentences and search keywords in articles to improve research efficiency.
It’s quick and easy to convert a PDF file into searchable and editable text using Wondershare PDFelement. Follow these steps:
Step 1. Install and run the original version of PDFelement on your Windows or macOS computer.
Step 2. Next, tap OCR PDF to browse and upload your PDF file. You’ll see a pop-up window where you’ll set the Scan Option as “Scan to searchable text in image.” You can also select the Page Range and Language Recognition before clicking Apply.
Step 3. PDFelement will scan and analyze your PDF document. Now proceed to edit your PDF with more texts, image overlays, website links, signatures, feedback, and more.
There are many OCR programs to install online. But most of these OCR services are not free. So, if you’re looking for a free OCR service, install Wondershare PDFelement and OCR all your PDF files, including scanned images. PDFelement is amazingly simple, as you don’t need special OCR skills to scan and edit your OCR file. Give it a try!
PDFelement lets you convert scanned PDF to an editable Word file. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Run PDFelement and then click OCR PDF to upload PDF and OCR it.
Step 2. After scanning and editing your PDF file, click the Convert button at the top menu bar. You’ll see multiple output options, including Word, Excel, Text, PPT, and more. In this case, choose Word.
Step 3. Name your file, choose a destination path, and convert it to PDF. It’s that easy!
To perform OCR on a PDF file without Adobe on Windows and Mac, you can use a desktop PDF editor like PDFelement, which can scan a PDF file and make it editable and searchable. Or you can use an online OCR tool to OCR scanned PDF without downloading software.
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