How to Scan to Text?

Download Free OCR to Word


Have you ever been upset when you are traveling on business with bulks of paper, especially if you are searching through dozens of files just to find one keyword? Free OCR to Word can scan every your paper document and convert it to MS Word or TXT that can be searchable and editable.


Step 1. Scan Image

Launch Free OCR to Word and click “Scan…” to choose a scanner connected to your computer and activate the scanner program of your system.

Connect and Launch Scanner

You may click “Preview” to see the file to be scanned. Then click “Scan” to perform scanning.

Perform Scanning

Several seconds later, the image is scanned to the image window. Click “Fit Image”, “Fit Width”, “Enlarge” and “Reduce” to adjust the image to the right size. If needed, click “Rotate ACW” or “Rotate CW” to correct it to the up-right position. Drag your mouse to select the part of the image which contains the text you want to extract. If you want to extract all text, just zoom in as much as possible.

Select the Text You Want to Extract


Step 2. Extract the Text

Click “OCR” to extract the text from the selection. The extracted text will display in the text window in several seconds. Click the text window and you can find some documents tools on the top. “Clear Text Window” is to delete all of the text and there is “Remove Line Breaks” button for easier editing. You can also click “Copy all Texts to Clipboard” to copy text in order to place it into the application of your choice.

Extract the Text


Step 3. Output the Text

Click “Save Text” to save the extracted text as *.txt in the output folder with the filename specified. (To output the text as Word document, click “Export Text into Microsoft Word” and save it.)

Output the Text

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