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Jul 18 2023

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Accurately convert scanned PDF into Word using Xodo's PDF to Word converter with OCR, and seamlessly edit scanned PDFs directly in your browser.

Struggling to edit a scanned Word document?

Finding it difficult to access the text successfully?

You're not alone!

Many people encounter this common issue.

Scanned PDFs contain only images of the text on the page, which can pose a challenge when working directly with the content.

But don't worry! In this guide, we'll provide you with quick tips on how to accurately convert scanned PDF files into editable Word documents.

How to convert scanned PDF to Word online

Follow these simple steps to accurately convert your scanned PDF into Word using Xodo's online converter with OCR:

  1. Go to Xodo’s free online PDF to Word converter.
  2. Upload your scanned PDF file.
  3. Click on Convert.
  4. Download the converted Word document to your device.
Converting scanned PDF to Word online with OCR

Xodo uses a high-fidelity OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to process scanned PDF files, allowing you to almost instantly convert scanned documents and images online.

How to edit a scanned PDF document?

Here's how to edit content in a scanned PDF document using Xodo:

  1. Open Xodo's free online OCR converter.
  2. Upload your scanned PDF.
  3. Specify .pdf as the output format.
  4. Click on Convert. Xodo will use OCR to turn your scan into PDF.
  5. Click on PDF Editor icon under the Continue to section. This will open your PDF in Xodo's online PDF editor.
  6. Use the tools available in the PDF editor to edit text, insert annotations, crop pages, fill out forms, and more.
Editing a scanned PDF with Xodo

For more information about Xodo's online PDF editor and its capabilities, explore our easy-to-follow guide on editing PDFs.

How to convert a scanned document into PDF?

To convert a scanned document or image to a PDF file, you can use Xodo's OCR converter. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the free online OCR converter.
  2. Upload your scanned PDF or image (PNG, JPG).
  3. Specify .pdf as the output format.
  4. Click on the Convert button.
  5. Download the converted PDF file.
Converting scanned document or image to PDF with OCR

Xodo allows you to effortlessly recognize and extract text from scans into an editable PDF, which you can then further edit directly in your browser.

Get more work done faster with Xodo

Dealing with scanned PDFs may seem difficult, but now you can work more efficiently when you have Xodo tools at your disposal. 

For instance, you can easily combine your scanned PDFs together with Xodo's PDF Merger before before converting them to Microsoft Word.

Check out Xodo's 30+ online tools and features that amplify what you can do with difficult PDF files. See what they can do for you!

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Reena Cruz

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