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How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word in Windows/ macOS

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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 achieve the goal with a great scanned PDF to Word converter.

Best Scanned PDF to Word Converter

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PDFelement for Windows (or Mac version) 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 10.12 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.

Part 1How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word in Windows

Step 1. Open Scanned PDF with PDFelement

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.

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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Part 2How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word in macOS

Step 1. Open PDF with PDFelement for Mac

Open Wondershare PDFelement on your Mac and click on the "Open File" to open the scanned PDF. Now, select the required file and click on "Open" again.

Step 2. Start Converting Scanned PDF to Word on Mac

Click on the "Convert" button on the top menu and choose To Word from the submenu. On the right side, turn on the OCR button for scanned PDF conversion. If you want to select the pages to convert to Word, click on "Options" and select the even or odd pages. Finally, click on the "Convert" button to convert the PDF file to Word.

Also, PDFelement for Mac is converts the scanned Portable document format to Word with highest possible quality and formatting. While using most of the PDF converters, one of the main problems is the formatting of the output word file.

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Posted by to OCR PDF | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: Jul 13,2015 10:34 am / Updated: May 15,2017 16:44 pm

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