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How to Convert Scanned PDF

With pdfFiller you can add text, dates and checkmarks to scanned PDF documents and convert them to Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats. To get started, upload a form to your account. Any PDF document is instantly editable in pdfFiller. In the main toolbar, select the ‘Text’, ‘Date’, ‘Cross’, ‘Check’ or ‘Circle’ button and click where you’d like to place text, dates or checkmarks.

To change the position of your text, date or checkmark, click the arrow icon in the mini toolbar above. While holding down the mouse button, drag the content where you’d like to place it. Change its size by using the tree icons above or selecting from the drop-down list in the formatting toolbar. You can underline, italicize or make your text bold.

You can also change the font type and text color by choosing them from their respective drop-down lists in the formatting toolbar.

After you’ve finished editing your document, click on the orange ‘Done’ button at the right top corner of the screen.

A page offering you to save your document will appear. To convert a scanned PDF to another format, navigate to the ‘Export’ tab and select ‘Save As Word’.

Next, select the format you want to convert a scanned PDF to, place it where you want to save it and press the orange ‘Save As’ button.

You can also convert a PDF scan directly from your documents. To do this, select the necessary document in the ‘My Documents’ folder and click the ‘Save As’ button in the menu on the right. Then, the procedure will be the same.

How to Convert a Scanned PDF?

To convert a scanned PDF to Word, Excel or Powerpoint, upload your document using pdfFiller's uploader.
Choose the 'Text' button in the 'Edit' tab and begin typing. You can place text by moving the text box.
You can also add dates and checkmarks to any scanned PDF file.
Click the 'Done' button to save your document.
To convert a PDF document to another format, select ‘Save As Word’ in the ‘Export’ tab.
Select a format and destination and click the ‘Save As’ button.

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In Finder, select all the images you want to include in the PDF. Right-click (or Ctrl-click) one of the highlighted files and select Open With -> Preview in the contextual dropdown menu. In Preview's sidebar, drag the thumbnail images into the order that you want them to appear in the PDF document.
Optical character recognition, or OCR, is a widespread technology that allows you to scan documents and turn them into editable soft copy documents that you can then easily edit. If you have a printed copy of a document and would like to be able to edit it, you can do it using Word.
You can scan a document and convert the text into data that you can edit with a word processing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as the ABBYY FineReader program. Place your original document on the scanner.
Open OneNote and then create a new document. Insert the scanned picture from your local drive by clicking "Insert" > "Picture". Once the picture has been added right click and select "Copy Text From Picture". Open a new Word Document to proceed forward with the process.
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