How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word

Did you know? Managing documents can have direct and huge impact on your productivity. Imagine you have received a document via email and you cannot open it or the formatting is lost because you and the person who sent the document don’t use compatible programs. If you deal with paper documents, it may probably happen that you cannot find the paper document you need or your desk is covered with a pile of papers. There are many examples that prove that going paperless is a must and adopting your business to paperless method of document management, necessarily involves dealing with scanned documents.

Why people use scanned documents?

The answer is simple. Long time ago, everything was kept on paper. When business turned to paperless technology, they couldn’t start from scratch and just forget about paper documents. They had to be transferred in a digital form. The only way to do that is via scanner and the result is a scanned document. Scanned documents are usually saved in PDF format. The problem arises when you need to edit a scanned document, because not all PDF conversion tools can successfully convert scanned PDF files.

How to Edit Scanned PDFs?

If you need to edit a scanned PDF first you need to convert it to editable file format such as MS Word, Excel and other. After the conversion you just need to open a converted file in one of these programs and edit its content. If you convert a scanned PDF to Word and the conversion result cannot be edited, that means you converted a file from one format to another, for example, from PDF to Word, but it is still unusable- the text is still locked within an image. That means, the PDF converter you use doesn’t have the OCR technology. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition, and only if a PDF converter has an integrated OCR, it can convert scanned PDFs.

How to Convert Scanned PDF to Word?

There are three ways to convert a PDF to Word: online- by using PDF to Word online, offline- using desktop PDF Converter Elite program, on your mobile phone- using some of the numerous PDF mobile apps on the market. You can convert scanned PDFs with both tools mentioned above, because they have integrated OCR technology.

To convert a PDF to Word online:

  1. Click here and tap on Choose File button.

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  1. Enter your email address where you want to receive the download link to your file.
  2. Click Start button and within a few minutes expect a converted file in your inbox.

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To Convert a PDF to Word with PDF Converter Elite:

 

  1. Download the program here.
  2. Run the program and click the Open icon to locate a scanned PDF you wish to convert.
  3. Click the Edit menu and tick Convert Using OCR option. You will find it in OCR Options section. In that way, you are turning on the OCR engine.
  4. Click the Word icon to convert a scanned PDF to Word.

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  1. On the right side panel, choose one of three selection options. You can select the whole document, only an area of the document or the certain pages.
  2. Choose the conversion mode and click the Convert button.

Five Websites to Create Christmas Video Cards Free

christmas greeting cardsChristmas is almost here! Have you already sent out Christmas greeting cards to all your family members, friends and business contacts? Well, if you haven’t, do not despair or stop that wonderful tradition this year just because you think there simply isn’t time anymore (or money for that matter) to buy cards, envelopes, postage stamps and mail them out in time to each recipients’ mailbox before Santa arrives.

We researched and listed five great websites that let you create not just regular Christmas cards, but video Christmas cards. And best of all, they are all free! These websites will not only save you time and money, but will help you preserve trees and send creative, personalized video Christmas wishes.

1) Llerah Christmas Video Cards

This is an old website with hundres of videos available. There are videos for occassion and 119 videos are made for Christmas. You can share the video on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and you can personalize the video before sending it. However, personalized card are not free. You need to pay a small fee, $10 per year, to get a personalized card.

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2) GoAnimate offers simple video making tools for creating and publishing videos Internet-wide. These tools allow users to fully customize their videos. The users can create custom characters, import images and even record voices. Wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in your own voice to all your relatives and friends without actually calling them.

 

Christmas Video Cards

3) Christmas Cards and Video Greetings

This is a mobile app available only for iPhone and iPad users. The app is free but it has an in-app purchase- you can have longer recording at the price of $1.99 and it is an one time price. This app is very easy to use, just select a card template and record a video.

4) Regards

There are 54 Christmas cards available. Most of them are flash animations and you need to have a Flash player plugin in order to see them. There are also some regular cards in form of an image, which you can use to send an electronical Christmas card.

5) Blue Mountain

There are tons of interactive cards for Christmas and other holidays, as well as printable cards. The video can be replayed over and over again and sent for free as a link. If you want to personalize it further, you need to have Flesh installed on your computer.

We hope you find these websites helpful and fun.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a successful 2017!

Your PDFConverter.com Team

Photo Credit: George Eastmen

How to Convert PDF to JPG with PDF Converter Elite

PDF conversion is an inseparable part of every document management action. One of the most popular conversions apart from PDF to Word, is definitely PDF to JPG. People are often in need to convert PDF to JPG files. Whereas there are a lot of online tools that enable easy conversion from PDF to JPG, desktop tools offer additional settings and customization of the output file. Here you will learn how to convert PDF to JPG file with PDF Converter Elite.

Start PDF Converter Elite and click the Open icon to pick a PDF you want to convert to Image file format. The selected file will appear in the document (central) area of the program. From the Convert menu, you can select the option PDF to Images or click Image icon from the menu bar. On the right side of the screen you will see the Select options. Not only can you select all pages of the PDF document, but you can also utilize only specific area of the document or certain pages.

Under the Select option you can see the Image Format options as well as Image Size settings.convert pdf to jpg

Change Image Format Output

The conversion output file is setup by default to be a .png file. To convert a PDF to JPG, just choose that format from the list of formats. The JPEG image quality is set up to be 100% but that can be changed as well.

Change Image Size

Dimensions of the image can be easily changed. You can adjust both width and the height of the image. In addition to that, you can scale the image and in that way reduce the image size.

Additional Tips

If you want to have your image black and white, tick that box. If you have changed your mind about the settings you set up, just click the Reset button and start from scratch.

The final step is to click the Convert button and the converted jpg file will be automatically saved to your computer.