To convert a scanned PDF into a searchable PDF, you will need to use OCR software. I use PDF Converter OCR. Itâs Mac only. What I like best about the software is its powerful OCR feature and enough output formats. Itâs easy to use even for beginners. Step 1. Download and PDF Converter OCR. Open it. Step 2. Drag one or more PDF files into the app. Step 3. Click the output format dropdown list and select the to PDF option. This option will convert a scanned PDF or image to searchable and selectable PDF. Step 4. Click the Convert button. Note. Make sure the OCR feature is turned on. (The OCR feature is enabled by default.)
In my situation, I chose Microsoft Word, but the results vary greatly depending on the version you choose. Personally, I use Word 98/Me, so it's perfect. If you go all out, you might end up with something like this. Once you are done with this process, you just make the necessary adjustments in the document. You can even go as far as adding “Text to Speech” effects if you have a voice-related program installed. If you need help formatting the document, check out this article. As we discussed, text to speech has a tendency to be a little different for each type of document. So please take this time to properly format your document to ensure it will be suitable for text to speech. Lastly, if you want voice-related effects, you need to know you'll need to have at least an app or three to work and install. That.