How to Copy Text from PDF (Scanned Document) Using Adobe Acrobat - Theblogproject

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

How to Copy Text from PDF (Scanned Document) Using Adobe Acrobat

A graphic with Adobe Acrobat logo on it.

Usually, you cannot copy a text from a scanned document in PDF format. But there's a way to extract it and you don't need an internet connection to do this like Using Free Online OCR Service. Given Adobe Acrobat is already installed on your PC.
  1. Open your scanned document saved as PDF.

  2. Press CTRL + A.

  3. Right-click and click "Recognize Text Using OCR" another window will open choose "All pages" and click the OK button. Wait for a few seconds/minutes to generate output. When generate output is done, you can now copy the text you want.

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