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Tutorial - How to Extract Text from Images?

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If you have a scanner and want to avoid retyping your documents, Advanced OCR Free is a fast and free way to do it. It converts images like scanned documents, faxes, or screenshots into editable text and the brand-new OCR engine guarantees the accurate result.

Step 1. Input an Image File

Launch Advanced OCR Free and click "OCR" tab. Click "Load Image" to choose the PDF file you want to convert and click "Open" to input it to the program window.

Input an Image File

Step 2. Start OCR

When the file on the preview window, click "Zoom out/Zoom in/Fit Width/Fit Page" to get a better view of the file. The bigger the preview, the more accurate result text you get. Thus, we suggest you zoom in as much as possible. Use "Previous/Next" to preview the pages one by one. Click "OCR" and you'll get the text extracted from the image file.

Start OCR

Step 3. Save Text

The extracted text will display in the text window in several seconds. You can find some documents tools on the right top. "Clear Text Window" is to delete all of the text and there is "Remove Line Breaks" button for easier editing. You can also click "Copy all Texts to Clipboard" to copy text in order to place it into the application of your choice. Click "Export Text into Microsoft Word" to output the extracted text in Word, then you can save it as Word document. To save the extracted text as *.txt, click "Save Text".

Save Text

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