How To Convert Scanned PDF To Word

Learn how you can get an editable word document from your scanned PDF

Convert Scanned PDF To Word

When scanning a document, oftentimes, instead of containing text, the PDF contains an image of the scanned content. In order to work with the text, copy and paste, and use it, you can convert the scanned PDF to Word. Find out how to turn your scan into an editable Microsoft Word document.

How to convert a Scanned PDF to Word?

  1. Open PDF2Go and go to the PDF to Word converter.
  2. Upload your file. You can do so via drag and drop into the purple box, choosing it from Dropbox or Google Drive, or your hard drive.
  3. Enable Convert with OCR. Improve the result by selecting the language(s) of your scanned document.
  4. Optional: Change the Word file format if it suits your needs.
  5. Start the conversion.

Is this converter free?

All features of PDF2Go are, in their basic usage, free. This also includes the scanned PDF to Word converter. There are only a few limitations, such as a file size limit of 100 MB, and the simultaneous conversion of three files (for free registered users it’s five files).

Are my scans safe?

On PDF2Go we do whatever we can to guarantee the safety of your scans. All servers and connections for the upload and download of your files are encrypted using 256-bit SSL encryption. This makes the transfer of your files between your device and our servers safe and secure.

The link with which you can download your converted Word document is non-guessable and expires after 24 hours or 10 downloads, whichever occurs first. Your files are not manually checked by us and the rights maintain with you at all times.