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Online OCR extracts text from scans for free

Text, Utilities, Web services Have you ever received a PDF file in an email that contained information you need in text form, but the PDF doesn't let you select the text? Sometimes this is due to access restrictions on the document, but more often it's because the person creating the PDF did so by simply scanning the document. This creates an image of the document, but does not embed the text information.
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Review: Free-OCR performs adequately on text docs

Technology : BizFeed (last year)

To convert only a few small documents. there's no need to install a full-blown OCR program. You can use a free service like Free-OCR (also known as and upload a scan of your document. File size is limited to 2MB and 50... Read Post

How To Extract Images Or Text From PDF Documents

Technology : (3 years ago)

PDF documents can contain all kinds of media besides text. You may encounter images for instance or forms in them among other elements. Depending on the pdf viewer, you may be able to save those elements separately or not at all. Th... Read Post

Crocodoc lets you annotate DOCs, PDFs and presentations online

Technology : Download Squad (5 years ago)

Text, Utilities Crocodoc is a free service that lets you mark up and annotate documents collaboratively. You upload a file (DOC, PDF, PPT...) and Crocodoc converts it into a PDF-looking document that you (and anyone else who knows t... Read Post

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