Convert Scanned PDF to Word

Use our powerful PDF to Word OCR converter tools to instantly turn your scanned PDFs into
perfectly formatted Word docs that are easy to update and edit.

Free Online PDF to Word OCR Converter

Evaluate Able2Extract PDF OCR technology 100% free.
No email required, completely anonymous.

How to convert scanned PDF to Word free online:

Step 1: Upload your scanned PDF file.

Step 2: Download the converted Word document.

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Desktop PDF Converter & Editor with OCR

Get our Able2Extract Professional software and enjoy the best conversion results possible thanks to its next-generation OCR engine:

  • Convert scanned PDFs to MS Office and more formats.Improved
  • Turn image-based PDFs into searchable PDFs.
  • Extract scanned PDF tables into Excel sheets.
  • Password protect PDFs; redact sensitive content.
  • PDF OCR support for 12 different languages.Improved
  • Batch convert scanned PDFs at once with OCRNew
  • Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

What are the Main Differences Between the Two PDF to Word OCR Solutions?

No Download Needed

With our online PDF to Word OCR tool, you convert your scanned files online directly in your browser (an active internet connection is required).

No Internet Needed

Able2Extract PRO works completely offline. You can use it to convert your docs offline without having to upload files to external servers for conversion.

The Quicker Way

The online scanned PDF to Word converter only converts entire image PDFs to DOCX with a 2-step conversion process. No advanced conversion options.

The More Accurate Way

Unlike the free online converter, Able2Extract PRO offers the latest generation OCR engine with advanced settings and selective conversion options.

OCR for Scanned Files in English

The online converter automatically recognizes scanned PDF text and converts it to an editable Word file, but can’t recognize non-English characters.

Multi-language OCR Engine

The OCR engine in Able2Extract PRO can successfully convert scanned documents in English, Spanish, French, German and 8 additional languages.

Only Whole Documents

You can convert whole PDFs only which can induce longer waiting times for large documents. Recognition algorithm underperforms on graphical elements.

Partial Conversions + R2V

Ability to perform partial page conversions (supported by Raster-to-Vector) makes Able2Extract Pro the best choice for both scanned text and graphical elements.

2 Free Conversions per Day

Two free conversion actions per day - no email address required. The file size limit is 50 MB. We use a 2048-bits RSA key with SHA-256 encryption.

7-day Free Trial

Able2Extract PRO has a 3-page conversion limit after one unrestricted conversion action. Purchasing a license removes this limitation.

PDF Converter with Basic OCR

Our free online tool can only convert scanned PDF to Word. You can’t select a different output file format like Excel or use batch processing and other advanced features.

Full-featured PDF Software

Able2Extract PRO is a complete solution packed with advanced PDF conversion, editing, OCR, security and eSignature tools for all your PDF needs.

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Go Beyond Basic Scanned PDF Conversion with Able2Extract PRO

Powerful Multi-Language OCR Engine

Utilize our high-fidelity OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to turn any scanned PDF into an accessible Word document you can edit right away.

Convert Only the Text You Need

You don’t have to convert the entire PDF file. Use Able2Extract to extract a desired page range, a specific page, or even a part of a single page.

Convert Image PDF to Other Formats

Besides conversion to Word, you can easily convert scanned PDF to Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, AutoCAD, HTML, CSV, and various image file formats.

No Internet? No Problem!

Able2Extract works offline - no need to access the internet or upload your PDFs to external servers. Conversions are performed locally on your computer.

Lifetime Access to Every Tool

With Able2Extract PRO you get unlimited access to its OCR technology along with all other PDF conversion, editing, security and signature tools.

Scanned PDF to Word FAQ