How to Convert Scanned PDF into Editable Formats?
People like to scan paper-based document into digital file like PDF with the scanner. That's a great idea to lower the cost of the storage, and easier to distribute. However, scanned PDF no longer allows users to edit or search for content since it is an image, not editable document. What would you do if you really need to edit or search the content of a scanned PDF? In that case, you should use the OCR technology to extract text from images again. This article introduces three tools to help you convert scanned PDF files to office documents or other files.
If you are a Windows user, you can depend on PDF Converter Pro. The PDF Converter Pro has OCR built in itself, enabling you to extract text from scanned PDF files to word, excel, text, PowerPoint, EPUB and html files. What's more, it is able to convert other kind of PDF files, including encrypted PDF, to these common used document formats as well. Normally, within three steps, these scanned or protected PDF are convertered to text-based documents. For detailed information, please turn to user guide for PDF Converter Pro.
If you are a Mac user, there are two professional tools you can make full use of to handle either encrypted or scanned PDF files: PDF Converter Pro for Mac and PDF Editor Pro for Mac. Both tools are OCR technology supported PDF tools.
PDF Converter Pro for Mac is able to convert PDF files to word, excel, EPUB, text, powerpoint and html files while preserving all the elements of original PDF files, such as text, hyperlinks, images, layouts, tables, columns, graphics. With the OCR functions, PDF Converter Pro for Mac could convert scanned PDF to common office documents in batch as well. For details in how to convert scanned PDF files to editable documents, please go to the user guide for PDF Converter Pro for Mac.
As for PDF Editor Pro for Mac, it is more powerful. It combines the features of PDF Converter and PDF Editor, namely, on it Mac users are able to edit and convert any kind of PDF files, encrypted or scanned. With it, Mac user could annotate, modify PDF files, add or crop images, add text and signatures with drags and drops. What's more, it could reformat the layouts by draging and dropping. Besides, it enables users to convert PDF files to Office documents, EPUB files, HTML pages and Text files. How to edit and convert scanned PDF files is no longer a problem for you if you have this PDF tool at hand.
All in all, these three PDF tools could help you take command of PDF files easily and effortlessly. Now you can create documents to PDF for conveniently storage or sharing. After that, if you need to reuse these PDF files as text-based documents, say PowerPoint, text, excel, word, etc. just use one of these above listed PDF tools to get your documents back.
Cool, isn't it? Feel free to use them.