VeryPDF Scan to Word OCR Converter

VeryPDF Scan to Word OCR Converter 3.2

Simple yet effective OCR utility to extract the text in scanned PDFs and images
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VeryPDF Scan to Word OCR Converter can recognize the text in scanned PDF documents and images and convert it into DOC and RTF editable text files. This simple utility can extract any text in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese from any image-based PDF file, and convert any text-searchable PDF document into Word or RTF files without losing the original layout.

The program comes in a somehow dull interface that actually reflects its straightforward functionality. You can add any number of PDF files to the program’s conversion list, and then apply all the necessary adjustments to the desired output. Note that “flexibility” is not the program’s strongest aspect, which means that whatever changes you make in the output options will be applied to all the PDF documents present on the conversion list. You can choose to convert them into a Word or an RTF file, and to convert all pages or a specific page range. If the input file is a scanned PDF or an image file, you will need to tell the OCR engine which of the six languages supported it will be dealing with. If the input files already contain searchable text, the program offers you seven conversion options with various layout and text boxes configurations, ranging from a simple “text only” conversion to a more demanding “exact layout with text boxes” output.

The OCR engine produces variable results, as expected. The level of quality of the original PDF file will largely determine the accuracy of the character recognition process, though the overall output quality this program provides is more than acceptable.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Allows you to preview the original PDF file
  • Retains as much of the original layout as possible
  • Good level of recognition
  • Supports the most popular languages

Cons

  • Unattractive and dull interface
  • The batch conversion feature lack flexibility
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