With the development of technology, some problems seemed impossible to crack are possible now. Take the OCR (Optical Character Recognition). It supports users to digitize the text on an image-based PDF file. Hence, if you need to extract the text from a scanned PDF file, you can turn to a PDF Converter with OCR function. Here, we highly recommend you to try the Wondershare PDF Converter Pro, a 6-in-1 PDF Converter tool. This tool empowers you to convert scanned PDF files into Text, Word and more without losing the original PDF graphics, hyperlinks and layout. To learn how to use this amazing to perform the PDF to editable formats, just take a glimpse at the step-by-step tutorial in the following part.

Step 1: Download Wondershare PDF Converter on your PC

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There are two versions available: Windows version and Mac version. You can download either one on your computer by clicking on the corresponding Download button. Both versions work the same and lead to the same result. When you finish downloading, double click the installer package to install this PDF converter. After installation, launch it to reveal the primary window.

Step 2: Activate the OCR function on the PDF Converter

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Then directly drag and drop PDF files to the tool. This tool supports importing multiple PDF files. For time's sake, you can take the batch conversion into account. After the scanned PDF file is added, there will pop up a dialog reminding you to select the right language for the scanned PDF file. By default, English will be ticked off. Next, click the Enable OCR button to activate the OCR function. If the scanned PDF file is in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese or Korean, you are supposed to click the Download and Install link to download the OCR component.

Step 3: Set your desired format for the output files

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Find the output format drop-down list and choose the output format from it. You can select Microsoft Word / Excel / PPT, Image, HTML or EPUB as the output format according to your need. Just click the little setting icon and select your favorite output format for the upcoming output files.

Step 4: Begin to perform the Scanned PDF conversion

When everything is ready, click the green Convert button to begin the PDF conversion. Since the converter works with OCR function, it will take a few minutes to complete the task. Once the conversion is over, you can go to the destination folder to check the output format.

Well done, you have successfully convert PDF files into editable documents. Now, you can copy and paste the content easily and freely. Is it very easy to achieve so, isn't it?

So, to complete the PDF conversion task, just download Wondershare PDF Converter Pro and let it complete the task for you.

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