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How to Extract Text from Scanned PDF?

Wanna extract the text from scanned PDF to insert into your reports, PowerPoint presentations for reuse? Or have invoices, receipts or even reports in scanned PDF form and need to convert them to text? That's common in daily life. To convert scanned PDF to plain text, you need a professional scanned PDF to TXT converter. Free Image OCR is one of the most accurate apps in converting PDF to text and Word. Now, Download and install Free Image OCR to extract text from scanned PDF.


1. Input PDF

Launch Free Image OCR and click "Load PDF" to choose a PDF file you want to extract and click "Open" to input it to the program window.

Input PDF

2. Start OCR

When the file on the preview window, click "Zoom out/Zoom in/Fit Width/Fit Page" to get a better view of the file. The bigger the preview, the more accurate result text you get. Thus, we suggest you zoom in as much as possible. Use "Previous/Next" to preview the pages one by one. Click "OCR" and you'll get the text extracted from the PDF file.

Start OCR

3. Save Text

The extracted text will display in the text window in several seconds. You can find some documents tools on the right top. "Clear Text Window" is to delete all of the text and there is "Remove Line Breaks" button for easier editing. You can also click "Copy all Texts to Clipboard" to copy text in order to place it into the application of your choice. Click "Export Text into Microsoft Word" to output the extracted text in Word, then you can save it as Word document. To save the extracted text as *.txt, click "Save Text".

Save Text


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