If you need to convert PDF to Word doc, free PDF to Word converter from Nemo will help you do the job easily with good conversion result. But if you want to convert scanned PDF to editable Word, this tool will not work. To convert scanned PDF to Word for editing, you need to find a PDF to Word converter with OCR supported or OCR software. In the following we are going to introduce 3 ways on how to convert scanned PDF to Word.
1. Use Google Docs
Google Docs is Google's "software as a service" office suite. It allows users to instantly and securely create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, etc. This tool also can help you convert some kind of scanned PDF documents to editable file formats like Word and Text.
2. Use Free Online OCR
This free web-based OCR tool allows you to convert scanned PDF and images (jpg, bmp) into editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, HTML output formats. After conversion, the generated documents look exactly like the original. Free Online OCR service supports 32 recognition languages. No download or installation on your computer is required.
3. Use Free-OCR.com
Free-OCR.com is another good online OCR tool. It can help you extract text from any image (JPG, GIF, TIFF BMP or PD) you supply. Free-OCR can handle images with multi-column text and supports 29 languages. It is completely free, no registration required necessary. And it doesn’t require your email address. The only restriction of this OCR tool is that the images must be no larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour.
What is OCR?
According to Wiki, OCR (Optical character recognition) is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website.