PDFgear Desktop

Make scanned PDFs editable| and searchable

  • Fast, accurate, and reliable PDF OCR
  • Convert scanned documents to editable PDFs
  • Convert images to text-based documents
  • 30+ languages supported for recognition
  • Batch OCR supported
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Accurately Transform Images and PDFs into Text Documents

The AI-based PDFgear Desktop OCR feature empowers you to convert image-based or scanned PDFs to text-based documents such as Microsoft Word, TXT, RTF, etc., accurately.

Scanned Documents to Editable PDF

PDFgear OCR makes your scanned PDFs selectable, searchable, and editable. Then you can freely make adjustments to, add annotations to, and markup text in scanned documents.

PDFgear OCR PDF Feature 1
Extract Text from Images

PDFgear Desktop transforms image-based files to text by recognizing and extracting texts and subsequently exporting them in plain-text Word/TXT/RTF document files.

PDFgear OCR PDF Feature 2
Edit JPG in Word

The PDFgear Desktop OCR empowers you to edit the textual content in JPEG and PNG images in Microsoft Word documents.

PDFgear OCR PDF Feature 3
Lossless OCR

PDFgear Desktop manages to retain the visual quality of your textual information during the conversion, even for scanned documents with high DPI.

PDFgear OCR PDF Feature 4
1-Click OCR

The PDFgear Desktop OCR features simplicity of use, all you need to do is to tick on a checkbox to enable the OCR during the PDF-to-text conversion.

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How to OCR a PDF Using PDFgear Desktop

Launch PDFgear Desktop on your computer, go to the PDF to Word Converter tool from the Convert from PDF toolbox, and hit the Add File button to import the PDF documents.

Customize the Page Ranges of PDFs for the conversion, define the Output Path underneath, enable the OCR feature from the checkbox and select the text language.

Lastly, hit Convert to start converting imported PDF to editable Word document using OCR. You’ll be led to the output file folder when the OCR process completes.

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Tech Specs

Point For Windows For MacOS
Supported OS Windows 10 and Windows 11 macOS 10.14 to macOS 13, Apple M1
RAM 512 MB of memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended
Disk 500M of free hard disk space 200M of free hard disk space
Internet Internet connection is necessary for Product Activation, Product Help, and Live Updates.
Supported File Formats .pdf(PDF, PDF/A), .docx, .doc, .pptx, .ppt, .xlsx, .xls, .xml, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .tiff, .txt, .epub, .rtf, .html, .hwp, .hwpx .pdf, .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .epub, .html, .rtf, .txt
System Language Chinese Simplified, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
OCR Language Support Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish

Frequently Asked Questions on OCR PDF

How do I make unselectable PDFs editable?

Scanned document PDFs and read-only PDFs are unselectable. To make unselectable PDFs editable, you need to convert uneditable PDFs to editable PDFs or Microsoft Word documents using the PDFgear Desktop OCR tool.

How to convert PDF to editable Word?

To convert scanned PDFs or read-only PDFs to editable Word, you need OCR software. Use PDFgear Desktop free OCR software to fast convert PDF documents to Microsoft PDF using OCR.

How to edit PDF in Microsoft Word?

To edit textual information or add markups to text in PDF, you need to convert PDF to editable Word using OCR. Use PDFgear Desktop PDF to Word converter, to convert PDF to editable Word using OCR.

Is PDFgear OCR free to use?

While most online and offline OCR tools out there work at a price, we are stirring to tell you that PDFgear Desktop OCR is completely free-to-use. So hesitate no more and give it a whirl!

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Edit Text in Scanned PDFs

Fast convert images and scans to text-based PDFs.

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