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How to Extract Text from PDF Image

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Sometimes you may want to change or edit your scanned PDF document for instance where you want to change the sizes of fonts and images or need to get text from PDF image. In this article, I will tell you the easiest way to extract text from PDF image.

Part 1PDF Image Text Extractor

extract text from pdf image

To do it successfully you simply need to use the best text extractor for image PDF such as Wondershare PDFelement. This tool will help you perform OCR and edit your scanned PDF file the way you want. To add on this OCR feature is multilingual. It is able to recognize over 20 worldwide used languages.

Now let’s look at other features that this software exhibits:

  • Converts PDF into other formats like Excel, Text, PowerPoint, Word, images and more.
  • Edits PDF contents such as fonts, pages, images, texts and even watermarks.
  • Creates PDF out of a black document, HTML, existing PDF, and images etc.
  • Supports protection of your PDF document through use of passwords and restricted permissions to access the documents.
  • Fills out PDF forms including scanned PDF forms. If you don’t have the PDF form you can create one with offered tools.


Part 2How to Take off Text from PDF Image

Step 1. Open Your Image-Based PDF

When you have installed PDFelement, you can now open it ready to perform OCR on your PDF. First run your PDFelement and then click on "Open File" to upload the scanned file to the program. Choose the right image based document.

Step 2. Perform OCR

After you have opened the file on the program, it will detect that it is a scanned document hence you need to OCR it. Click on the "Perform OCR" option on the top yellow bar, then choose an OCR language and click "OK". It will be set English by default thus you can change it.

Step 3. Extract Text from an Image PDF

Once you have performed OCR, you then need to extract text from PDF. To do so, you can go to the "Edit" tab and click the "Edit" button. Select the text you need and right click to choose copy.

Alternatively, you can also convert your PDF to Word format. Click on the "To Word" button under the "Home" tab. In the pop up window, click on the "Save" button to convert your PDF to Word format. You will now have your PDF in an editable format thus you can extract content from your newly converted file.

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Posted by to OCR PDF | Follow @AudreySGoodwin
Published: Jul 09,2015 14:52 pm / Updated: Apr 11,2017 14:22 pm

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