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How to OCR Scanned PDF to Extract Text?

MediaProSoft Free OCRTypically when you scan a file, it will produce a graphic PDF, in which the text is not searchable or extractable. However, MediaProSoft Free OCR allows you to extract text from scanned Portable Document Format (PDF) files to editable text. It also allows to export text into Microsoft Word. Just download MediaProSoft Free OCR and let this guide teach you how to extract text from scanned PDF.

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Step 1. Input Scanned PDF

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

Input Scanned PDF

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Step 2. OCR Scanned PDF

When the file is 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 scanned PDF file.

OCR Scanned PDF

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Step 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. To save the extracted text as *.txt, click "Save Text". If needed, Click "Export Text into Microsoft Word" to output the extracted text in Word, then you can save it as Word document.

Save Text

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