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How to Convert PDF Image to Text for Editing

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When you scan a document, it is usually saved as an image file which can be opened using an image or PDF editor. Despite the fact that such documents may contain text as content, the text cannot be edited using regular text processors such as Word. OCR is a revolutionary technology that scans documents and translates any text within the image into an editable format. This enables the user to add, edit and delete text on image scans that would otherwise not be accessible. In this article, I will teach you how to convert PDF image to text.

Part 1Professional PDF Image to Text Converter for Windows and Mac

Wondershare PDFelement (Wondershare PDFelement for Mac) reads scanned documents and enables you to convert the extracted content into text. This makes it easy to perform editing functions just the same way you would with a regular text document. Apart from PDF image conversion, PDFelement allows you to convert PDF documents to and from different file formats, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Text, HTML, RTF, and image files.

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PDFelement is also good for creating and editing forms. The program automatically detects and highlights areas in the forms that can be filled, giving you an easy time with questionnaires, answer pamphlets, and other types of forms. PDFelement also allows users to add security features such as passwords, redaction, watermarks, and digital signatures to help protect the confidentiality of sensitive documents. Additionally, you can add and edit headers and footers, Bates numbers, bookmarks, and hyperlinks to keep your documents neat and organized.

Part 2How to Convert Image PDF to Text

One of the major hallmarks of PDFelement that also sets it apart from premium options such as Adobe is its simplicity. PDFelement can be downloaded on Windows, Mac and iOS. Once the download is done, simply follow the onscreen prompts to install the application.

Step 1. Upload PDF Image File

Launch PDFelement on your computer. The program automatically opens a simple window that allows you to jump straight into what you want to do. Since we want to convert a document, you can click "Batch Process" to launch the conversion dialogue box to upload one or more files for conversion.

Step 2. OCR PDF to Text

In the pop-up window, you can click "Add Files" to import more image PDFs for conversion. Then expand the output format list on the top right corner and choose "TXT" from the list. Now the most important thing is to click the "Gear" icon and make sure you have enabled OCR. Finally click the "Start" button on the bottom right to start the OCR PDF to Text conversion.

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Posted by to OCR PDF | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: Sep 27,2016 9:20 am / Updated: Jul 05,2017 16:53 pm

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