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Need to convert scanned PDF to text, so you don't have to type word by word to get the whole content? Undoubtedly, converting scanned PDF to text is the most efficient way to get text from a scanned PDF file. Well, to convert scanned PDF to text on Mac or Windows, you need a PDF tool with OCR feature. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is now the most accurate technology to recognize text in image-based scanned PDF files. Only with the OCR feature, a PDF tool is able to do the PDF to text conversion.

Part 1The Best Tool to Convert Scanned PDF to Text

Convert Scanned PDF to Text

Wondershare PDFelement is a professional PDF converter, which can enable users to convert PDF to Text, PDF to MS Word, PDF to Excel, PDF to Powerpoint, PDF to Images(jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, tiff), PDF to Epub, PDF to HTML, PDF to RTF etc.

The OCR feature is outstanding among many OCR software.It can turn scanned PDF to searchable and editable formats like Text,Word, Excel, PPT, Images, Epub, HTML, RTF etc. Also, the OCR feature can also convert Image to editable formats. Wondershare PDFelement is also a comprehensive PDF editor and you can edit, convert, create, highlight, annotate PDF files easily.

Part 2How to Convert Scanned PDF to Text Easily

Below is a step-by-step tutorial about how to convert scanned PDF to Text in just a few clicks.

Step 1. Enable OCR to Convert scanned PDF to Text

Download and install PDF to Text Converter - Wondershare PDFelement. To convert scanned PDF to text, you have to enable the OCR feature on it. Please click the "OCR" button under the "Edit" tab and follow prompts to enable the OCR feature.

Step 2. Perform OCR to the scanned PDF

After enabling OCR feature, open the scanned PDF files that you're going to convert to text. When OCR Reminder box appear, select the right language for the PDF files respectively and click "Perform OCR". It takes only a few seconds to finish the process.

Step 3. Edit PDF Content with a Word Processor

In the "Home" tab, click "To Other > To Text" and a new window will appear promptly. In the newly window, find a place on your hard disk to save the output text file. After that, just click on "Save" and the scanned PDF will be converted to Text immediately.

This is how to convert scanned PDF to text. It is pretty easy to achieve your goal, right? In a few seconds, you'll see the output text file.

If you have an iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, try Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and learn how to perform OCR to scanned a PDF file.

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Posted by to OCR PDF | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: Jul 13,2015 10:41 am / Updated: Apr 11,2017 14:45 pm

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