Generally, a scanned PDF or a PDF that was created from an image will not be searchable nor editable. So you need a tool with OCR feature which can help you convert these kinds of PDF to be searchable and even editable. OCR stands for optical character recognition, and PDFelement is an all-in-one PDF tool with the OCR functionality. Open your non-searchable PDF into PDFelement, click the âConvertâ > âOCRâ button, and choose âSearchable Textâ or âEditable Textâ mode as you want. Editable text is also searchable, however searchable text may not be editable. Get detailed steps about how to convert PDF to searchable PDF.
If you are using Windows, you must go to the website of OCR PDF () to download an OCR PDF scanner. If you find the site of OCR PDF () useful please support OCR Project which is a non-profit organization that uses public funds to help people everywhere in the world to solve this problem and to make the world better with digital images. (Please do contribute to the project.) If you find an error or have a suggestion, please let us know via Support.