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There is no way by which you can edit scanned PDF file using a normal PDF reader or editor, you will need to have an PDF to Word converter with OCR to edit these scanned files. But which tool to choose? This article will introduce you two great tools and explain you how to OCR PDF to Word format in a hassle-free way.

Method 1Convert PDF to Word Using OCR with Wondershare PDFelement

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Wondershare PDFelement is your all-in-one PDF creator, editor, annotator and converter for the Windows and Mac OS X. You can easily apply OCR feature on scanned PDF to edit and extract text from those files. The editing features of PDFelement will let you edit any type of text in your PDF file and you can also edit your images and pages. Moreover, PDF can also be converted to or from a variety of document and image formats.

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Step 1. Import Scanned PDF

First of all, launch Wondershare PDFelement on your computer and click on the "Batch Process" button on the Home window. You can either load a single file or a batch of files for conversion.

Step 2. OCR from PDF to Word

In the conversion window, first of all click the Gear icon and enable OCR. Then select the output folder and set "Word" as the output format for your file. Lastly, click on the "Start" button to begin the conversion process.

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Method 2 OCR Scanned PDF to Word with Wondershare PDF Converter Pro

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Wondershare PDF Converter Pro is very useful for those users who just want to convert their PDF files to Word documents, PowerPoint or the sheets of Excel and other popular formats. Its OCR feature gives you the possibility of converting scanned PDF to searchable and editable files.


Moreover, it can also be used to create PDF from various document formats. To make your document safer, you can easily lock the PDF files with a security code. Then no one can viewing or editing your files without authority.

Step 1. Open Image-Based PDF

Download and install PDF Converter Pro on your computer and then launch it to import the target files. Click on the "Convert PDF" tab and drag and drop the PDF files that you want to convert to Word to the program.

Step 2. Convert PDF to Word with OCR

As the document is a scanned PDF so PDF Converter Pro will automatically launch the OCR window, all you have to do is choose an OCR language and click on the "Enable OCR" button. Last step is to select "Word" as the output format and finally click on the "Convert" button to initiate the conversion process.

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Published: Mar 29,2016 9:45 am / Updated: Apr 11,2017 20:01 pm

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