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How to Batch OCR PDF

Have you ever been met with a situation where you have a batch static PDF file that cannot be searched or edited? The use of OCR software enables you to capture the data or the scanned image and convert then using the addition of an invisible layer of the data that makes it easy to edit and search through. But what to do if you have a batch of scanned PDFs? Do you want to waste time OCRing them one by one? If not, you can read on to learn how to batch OCR PDF files.

Part 1Batch OCR PDF Files on Mac

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Wondershare PDFelement for Mac has a built-in OCR technology, which analyzes the structure of the OCR PDF document. It allows for the scanned image to be divided into lines then the into singled out books and characters. The last contained operation involves the addition of an invisible layer that will enhance the manipulation of the OCR PDF. PDFelement produces the best output regarding quality that is supported by the stability of the software.

In addition to OCR, PDFelement has a wide range of editing tools. You are able to not only modify text, images and pages in PDF documents, but also remark content with comment boxes and highlight etc. This tool also supports converting PDF to other popular formats like Microsoft Office, image, EPUB and more.

Step 1. Add a Batch of Scanned PDFs

This is the initial step is to launch PDFelement to land on the Home window. Click on the drop-down of "OCR" button and choose the "Recognize text in multiple files".

This will open the pup-up window for your to add a batch of scanned PDFs. You should click on the "+" button and browse your computer to select multiple scanned PDFs or images. And then click on "Open".

Step 2. Perform OCR on Multiple PDFs

After you have uploaded a batch of scanned PDFs, you can select OCR language of each file. You can also select page range of each file. Then just click "OCR" to start performing OCR to multiple PDFs.

Part 2Bulk OCR PDF Files on Windows

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Wondershare PDelement is developed to read, create, edit, convert PDF files. It has powerful editing features which let you easily make changes on text, images and pages in your PDF. With its OCR, even scanned PDFs can be turn into editable files.

PDFelement can also help you convert PDF from or to different file formats like Word, Excel, PPT, EPUB, images, texts and more. Standard PDFs, protected PDFs and scanned PDFs can all be converted to any output format you prefer at fast speed. It allows users to convert a batch of scanned PDFs as well as a range of PDF pages with original layouts and formatting.

Step 1. Import All Your Scanned PDFs

Launch PDF Converter Pro on your computer. There are four main options on the Home window. Click on the "Convert PDF" option and then drag and drop all your scanned PDF into the Conversion window.

Tips: To preset OCR preferences, you can click "File" followed by "Options". Under the "OCR" tab, choose an OCR language you prefer. Click "OK" to confirm your choice.

Step 2. Batch OCR Multiple Scanned PDF Files

Once your scanned PDFs are imported into the program, you can then select a range of pages to convert, choose an ideal output format and specify the destination folder for converted files. The most import thing is to tick the "Enable OCR" feature.

Finally, click on the "Convert" button. Once the conversion is a prompt window will be opened indication that the conversion is finished.

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Published: Mar 28,2016 14:39 pm / Updated: Dec 21,2016 14:12 pm

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