Online OCR

Convert your scanned PDFs and images into editable Word, Excel, PPT and EPUB documents

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How to ocr a PDF or an image

Click "Choose File" to upload your scanned PDF or image, you can also drag them into the box above. After uploading, click "Setting" to define your document language and output format, then click "Convert" to start processing.

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Cloud storage access

Feel free to access files saved in your cloud storage platforms: Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and One Drive all included.

Convert scanned PDF to Word, Excel, PPT or TXT

This online OCR service allows you to convert scanned PDF documents, images, faxes, screenshots, and ebooks to editable Word, Excel and PPT documents. No need to download a desktop software.

Difference between Online and Desktop OCR Tools

Online OCR (Pro)*

  • Long-time wait
  • Up to 50MB file size
  • Online OCR engine
  • Popular languages supported
  • A maximum of 50 pages per task
  • Slow conversion speed

Desktop OCR

  • Higher accuracy
  • No size or page limits
  • More powerful desktop OCR engine**
  • Perfectly preserves the original layout
  • Create fillable PDF forms
  • More languages supported
  • 6X faster conversion speed

* The online OCR and OCR based-features are reserved for Hipdf Pro subscribers.
** To ensure the best recognition results, we partnered with ABBYY - the best OCR solution provider on the market.

How to enable OCR in Hipdf Desktop

  • 01

    Open Scanned PDF in PDFelement Pro

    Launch PDFelement Pro. Click "Open File" button to browse and select your scanned PDF file or image, or you can simply drag and drop it into PDFelement Pro to open it.

  • 02

    Perform OCR feature

    A message will appear on the information bar. Click on the "Perform OCR", or you can go to the "Edit" tab and click the "OCR" button to perform the OCR feature.

  • 03

    Choose OCR language

    In the OCR pop-up window, select the "Editable Text" option, and click on the "Change Language" button to choose the correct language for your PDF content. When it is done, go back to the OCR pop-up window and click "OK". Your scanned PDF will be converted to an editable PDF file in a few seconds.


  • Download and install OCR component

    If you haven't installed the OCR component yet, a pop-up window will appear after you click on the button "Perform OCR". Press the "Click to Download" button to start the download process. The installation will start automatically after download.

  • Select all the languages appeared in the scanned PDF or image

    Before processing the OCR recognition, there is an option of document language. Make sure you've selected all the languages appeared in the scanned document or picture. If there are both English and French texts, then select both "English" and "French" options.

Video: How to convert scanned PDF to Word with PDFelement

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