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Arthur
06-Jan-2012, 15:20
I've tried nuancepdf.com and www.pdftoword.com and neither returned the
Word document to me. Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible free
way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?

Thanks for any replies.

Bob Crandell
06-Jan-2012, 16:52
On Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:20:39 +0000, Arthur wrote:

> I've tried nuancepdf.com and www.pdftoword.com and neither returned the
> Word document to me. Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible
> free way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?
>
> Thanks for any replies.

If they are searchable PDFs then just copy/paste. If not then they will
need to be OCR'd. I don't know if CutePDF Pro will do that.
http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/pro.asp

Michael Bell
06-Jan-2012, 16:57
On 1/6/2012 7:52 AM, Bob Crandell wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:20:39 +0000, Arthur wrote:
>
>> I've tried nuancepdf.com and www.pdftoword.com and neither returned the
>> Word document to me. Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible
>> free way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?
>>
>> Thanks for any replies.
>
> If they are searchable PDFs then just copy/paste. If not then they will
> need to be OCR'd. I don't know if CutePDF Pro will do that.
> http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/pro.asp
I know of plenty of OCR PDF to TEXT freebies, but not to WORD. Most PDF
to WORD assume the item is "native" not a scan.

Did you try http://www.onlineocr.net/ (it has a 4mb limit though).


Also Google Docs has this built in.

Dave Taylor
07-Jan-2012, 09:14
"Arthur" <a@b.com> wrote in news:XqDNq.2928$1b.2512@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible free
> way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?
>

Reliable yes, free, no. I setup the omnipage batch manager to watch a
folder, perform the action and dump the .doc into an out folder.
http://www.konicaminolta.co.nz/viewer.aspx?ID=181
You can probably just get Nuance Omnipage separately if that is all you
need.

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KBOYLE
07-Jan-2012, 16:36
Arthur;2165619 Wrote:
> I've tried nuancepdf.com and 'www.pdftoword.com'
> (http://www.pdftoword.com) and neither returned the
> Word document to me. Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible
> free
> way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?
>
> Thanks for any replies.

Hi Arthur,

Many years ago I purchased a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. It came bundled
with ABBYY FineReader, an OCR program that will take a scanned document
and save it in several formats including: a searchable PDF, MS Word, MS
Excel, and MS PowerPoint. I have just recently upgraded to ABBYY
FineReader 11, a vastly improved version. It isn't free but it is
reliable and able to convert complex documents. If you want to know
more, you can download the 'User's Guide'
(http://finereader.abbyy.com/guide/). You can also download a trial if
you like.


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Arthur
09-Jan-2012, 11:29
Thank you all.

"Arthur" wrote in message news:XqDNq.2928$1b.2512@kovat.provo.novell.com...

I've tried nuancepdf.com and www.pdftoword.com and neither returned the
Word document to me. Does anyone here have a reliable and if possible free
way to convert scanned PDFs to Word ?

Thanks for any replies.