Wondering if it is possible to recover text on PDF document that is scanned or just convert it to a PDF document ? Well the answer to your question is YES .
If you have an old collection of scanned PDFs where you want to recover text, use a free Ocr software instead of retyping it in a Word document .
What is Ocr software – how does it work?
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is software for optical character recognition , which uses technology to convert typed text, handwritten or printed in an image into an electronic text.
With Ocr software we gain in time, feasibility, and more.
Here is a list of the best free Ocr software to convert a scanned image or PDF to DOC Word or Text
Free Ocr software available on Windows
FreeOCR available on Windows PC is a free optical character recognition software that supports the scanning of most scanned documents or scanned images to popular image formats (JPEG, JPG, PNG, ……
Microsoft One Note
Discovered recently, it is embedded in your OS this software has the optical character recognition feature that only supports images.
It is very easy to turn an image into text with One Note, Here’s how:
Step 1. Open MS OneNote
step 2. Insert the image into a new One Note project.
Step 3. Right click on the image and select “Copy Image Text”
Step 4. Then open Ms Word to paste the text. That’s all
Free Ocr Services Online
OCRConvert.com can convert PDF, JPEG and other scanned image into a searchable and editable text document. With OcrConvert you have the possibility to convert up to 5 files simultaneously of less than 5MB.
LightPDF is a very practical web service that can be used to convert a JPG, PNG and PDF file into text with the ability to recognize dozens of languages like French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, …
Just go to the site, drag the image or pdf file to convert -> Select the language to recognize, click “ Convert “.
To-Text OCR Converter