Edit PDF Document by Converting to Text with PDF OCR
March 15, 2010 | Filed under Software;
A PDF document is not meant for editing and is used more document distribution with encryption to disable editing and copying of the content. PDF is unlike Word document where you can open and edit the file as you like. One of method to make PDF file editable is by converting it to word document or any other similar editable format. PDF OCR offers another different technique in making a PDF editable which is by using Optical Character Recognition, or OCR in short. OCR is a technique of translating images of text into editable text.
PDF OCR is a free utility that is easy to use and takes only 2 clicks to convert a PDF to editable text. Just download the 10MB installer file, install it on your computer and run the program. Next just load the PDF file by browsing it on your hard drive and clicking the Start OCR button starts the conversion. The program divides into two panes, the left displays the original PDF file while the right pane shows the converted editable text. The right pane is very useful because it allows you to compare with the PDF on the left and correct any mistakes done by the automated OCR, then only save into txt or doc file.
PDF OCR claims to have a very fast OCR engine which is 92% faster than other OCR software. You can select either a single page OCR, a range or simply all pages at a time. PDF OCR is compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7.