How Can I Convert a Scanned PDF to Text?

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How can I convert a scanned PDF to text?

To convert a scanned PDF into a searchable PDF, you will need to use OCR software. I use PDF Converter OCR. It’s Mac only. What I like best about the software is its powerful OCR feature and enough output formats. It’s easy to use even for beginners. Step 1. Download and PDF Converter OCR. Open it. Step 2. Drag one or more PDF files into the app. Step 3. Click the output format dropdown list and select the to PDF option. This option will convert a scanned PDF or image to searchable and selectable PDF. Step 4. Click the Convert button. Note. Make sure the OCR feature is turned on. (The OCR feature is enabled by default.)

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It’s best to do a search of all PDFs first to avoid any errors. Step 5. Download and extract (drag & drop) the PDF files from step 4. Step 6. In step 2, select the extracted PDFs into the 'To PDF' dropdown list. Make sure the extracted PDFs have all “SEO-friendly” tags (don't try to use special tags like “h1”, “h2”…). And for this tutorial, we will be converting just the text. Step 7. Click next button and the PDF/images will be converted into a searchable and selectable PDF file. Now you are finished with converting. You will get a report in the PDF file, showing the number of rows/columns and the number of words. Step 8. Go to the Export PDF button. Note. Make sure you have selected the appropriate PDF output formatting.

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