Select a Word format, click "Convert Now! Click the "Download" button to download the resulting document. Zone advantages: No need to re-type documents anymore. Just upload your file to Docs. Zone and get an editable Word document. It can accurately recognize text and special characters in 4 different languages - French, Spanish, German, and English. If you have more than a handful, you can also get a Smallpdf Pro account, which removes this limit. With this, the scan to pdf converter will also allow you to carry out this extraction process offline, with the Smallpdf Desktop app.
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Processed files are deleted a few hours after conversion. Our conversion tool can work on any machine without installation. This is advanced technology that enables you to transform hard copy documents and images into editable digital files, or to extract data locked inside scanned PDFs into easy-to-edit file formats like Microsoft Word and Excel. Software equipped with OCR Optical Character Recognition offers users the ability to work with data from scanned documents that are saved as digital file formats, especially PDF.
Optical character recognition scans image-based files looking for text and tries to recognize individual characters. Once visual clues inside the document are matched with any character in the underlying character database, OCR produces machine-encoded text that users can edit in word processors.