How to: Free Best OCR Software for PDF to Convert Scanned PDF to Searchable Text. Download Link: http://howtoguides2learn.hubpages.com/video/How-to-Convert-Photo-to-Text-Free-OCR#mod_37004600
Hey everyone! Today I am going to show you how to ocr a pdf using a free software. You can download the software from the download link in about section. Let's quickly see how to do this. Click Open and select the pdf that you want to convert to text. As you can see, this pdf has scanned image and I am unable to select text using T or search for a word using find. Click OCR or press control shift C. You have three options in the free version. All, Current page, or Pages. In pages, you can use hyphenated range or just single pages. I will just select pages and enter ranges. There are few other options other than English for Primary Language, but I have custom installed only English. Please check their website for the other languages. I prefer Medium over high in Accuracy. For some reason, Medium gives higher quality result as far as I have used. Leave the other options as is and click okay. For big pdfs, the ocr process may take quite a while. Small pdf are done in no time. Now I can select the text using T. Let's quickly check the quality of the text. I am copying the text and pasting it in a notepad. It is obvious that the converted text and the actual text are same. Anyway, this is a clear scan, so the quality is 100%. Of course, you won't be able to ocr handwritten text. Let's see if we can search a text in this converted pdf. Yes, now we are able to search it. As usual, save the converted pdf using Save or Save As. You won't be able to do batch conversion using this free software. Thank you for watching!
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