PDF to Text with OCR

PDF to Text with OCR 3.3

It converts both text-based and scanned PDF documents into Text files.
 
3.3.0 (See all)

PDF to Text with OCR allows you to convert both text-based and scanned PDF documents into Text files. This way, you can extract the content of your PDFs in order to reuse it with other text editors.
The tool opens with a completely white-colored board. This odd appearance may mislead you at first, giving you the false impression that something is wrong with the program. However, as soon as a PDF file is added by drag-and-drop, a neat and clear-cut interface will open, providing you with the necessary tools for text conversion. The right-sided panel displays the pages of the imported file as thumbnails, allowing you to navigate easily through your multi-page PDF document. Selecting a specific page will let you inspect its content at a large scale, within a generous preview pane conveniently positioned in the middle of the main window.

The utility detects the nature of the PDF content automatically – namely, it identifies the areas with tables, images, and text input, and offers to mark the patches with different colors. For custom selection, you can make use of specific buttons that enable you to select paragraphs manually. The app provides page rotation options, which will help you view landscape or upside-down pages properly. The zooming feature enables you to enlarge paragraphs for an adequate reading of small-sized PDF content.

If you deal with multi-page files that require an elaborate manual selection, you can save the project at an intermediary stage and continue your work later from where you left it. Before enabling the conversion, you have the chance to see in a new window how the output Text file will look like.

PDF to Text with OCR offers a simple and efficient solution to convert PDF content into editable Text documents. The included OCR function is of great help, while the wide array of supported languages guarantees a good text recognition.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports multi-language PDFs
  • Smart content selection based on the nature of the contents
  • Zooming option for better viewing of small texts
  • Rotates pages displayed upside down

Cons

  • Quite pricey
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