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OCR Plugin


Easy step to turn scanned PDFs into fully editable, selectable and searchable files.

  • Empower you to edit scanned PDFs and make them editable
  • Recognize text from scanned or image-based PDFs
  • Enable you to search text within the scanned PDFs
  • Let you copy text and images from scanned PDFs
  • Support 23 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese Traditional etc.

After enabling the OCR Plug-in on Wondershare PDFelement, all features in PDF Element will be applicable to scanned PDFs.

Notice: To use the OCR Plug-in, you have to install Wondershare PDFelement first, namely the OCR Plug-in must go with Wondershare PDFelement.

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How to Enable OCR Plug-in

Notice: Wondershare PDFelement OCR Plug-in only works with Wondershare PDFelement Windows version. If you haven’t bought Wondershare PDFelement yet, please buy it first. The OCR plug-in is only available for Wondershare PDFelement registered users.

If you’re already a Wondershare PDFelement registered user, please follow the steps below to learn how to enable the OCR Plug-in.


Buy Wondershare PDF OCR Plug-in

To use the OCR Plug-in, you need to buy it first. The first thing you need to do is click the Buy button to purchase the OCR Plug-in.
Note: No trial version is available.
The moment you complete the order, you’ll receive an email that includes the OCR Plug-in download link and registration code. Please check both your email inbox and junk box.


Download and install Wondershare PDF OCR Plug-in

Click the OCR Plug-in download link in the email you’ve received to download the OCR Plug-in installation package. After the download, double-click it to install the OCR plug-in.



Register OCR Plug-in

After you got the registration code, please start Wondershare PDFelement.

Click Edit >> OCR button on the menu bar, you will see the OCR Reminder pop-up window.

Then click Register button, and then input your email and the registration code to activate the OCR function.

PDF OCR registration


Perform OCR

After the registration, all features in PDFelement for native PDF files will be applicable to scanned PDFs.

Whenever you open a scanned PDF on Wondershare PDFelement, a pop-up will appear, reminding you of selecting the OCR Recognition Language for the PDF file and performing OCR.

Or you may click Edit button on the ribbon, and then click OCR button, then click OK to perform OCR. You’ll successfully make the scanned PDF to be editable.



Choose OCR language

Click Edit button on the ribbon, and then click OCR button.

In the pop-up window, click Change Selected button to activate language option window.

Select the languages you need and OK to finish the settings.




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