How to Edit Scanned PDF Documents with OCR Converter(ABBYY PDF Transformer+)
Have you ever scanned a document in .pdf format, but you can’t make an editing, like adding some text or deleting them?
Of course you can’t make an editing, while to just select and copy the text seems impossible to you, doesn’t it?
If you are only offered .pdf, .tif, .jpg the scan is producing only a picture of your document and you need to process that image through an OCR program such as ABBYY FineReader (there are others) to convert into editable text.
The scanned PDF document is the document resulted from scanned paper document or from scanned book.
In general, if you change the paper documents / books into pdf documents using software built from Scanner then the resulting PDF document is in the form of an image stored in PDF format.
Therefore, you can’t select text, search and edit the text.
Then how can I make scanned PDF documents editable?
To make your scanned PDF Document editable, make sure that the software of your scanner supports OCR technology or you can use OCR software from a third party (eg, ABBYY PDF Transformer).
With the help of OCR software, it will change the format of scanned images of PDF Document into PDF Document that is searchable and editable.
In this tutorial, I will teach you how to edit the scanned PDF resulted from the scanned document with the help of ABBYY PDF Transformer + software that supports OCR technology.
Scanned PDF Workflow editing process
Before getting into the steps of editing, I’ll give you the workflows to be more easily understood:
Scanned PDF (Image only) -> MS Word (RTF) -> Editable PDF (*)
* All this conversion process simply using statistical software from ABBYY PDF Transformer +
How to Edit Scanned PDF Documents with OCR Converter