posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 07:05 AM
I tried about 8 different applications on my computer before I looked for an online app. The first 3-4 failed miserably and did the same as the 8
software "solutions" I downloaded - it basically copied the PDF but there was no way to select or search text. So I did one more search for
"online OCR pdf to docx file searchable" and the first result worked perfectly! granted it was the 4th result for search "online OCR pdf to text
searchable" I tried a differet seach before that.
So the site is:
It is more complicated than the other, but it has more options. I just selected the file (upload from my hard drive) then clicked the "Start OCR!"
button, then click the "Download" button and it saves it as a .txt file.
This is really great if you need to get a list of things that has been saved on a PDF and you don't want to re-type everything. YOu will have to
proof read b/c I just saw a P mistaken for an F.
Well, it's not a huge discovery but if people are doing research here and you have a PDF that isn't searchable (text wise), then this might be your
best or only answer.