Here are 4 online scanned PDF to Word converter free websites. These sites can give you output in DOC or DOCX or both formats depending on the supported formats. Instead of providing scanned PDF pages as images for the output Word file, these websites first convert scanned PDF to searchable text. After that, the output is generated as Word file. So, the websites basically fetch text from the scanned PDF pages and that text is stored as Word document.
Do note that converting scanned PDF to Word depends on many conditions. For example, input PDF quality, OCR technology available in website, etc. You won’t get 100% accurate output but these websites are helpful to get a good output.
Let’s check these free online scanned PDF to Word converters.
This is one of the useful websites for scanned PDF to Word conversion. Pdftowordconverter.org (Homepage) lets you upload PDF without any size limit. You also don’t have to worry about the page limit for input PDF and output Word file. Its OCR technology is much better and the output Word file comes with good result.
The option to upload PDF from PC, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox are available that you can try. For me, this option worked for Dropbox and not Google Drive. May be, there is some issue that needs to be fixed. The option to upload scanned PDF from PC and convert it to Word works much better so the website is handy to try. The output is generated in DOCX format only and you can save DOCX file to PC, Dropbox or other supported cloud storage services.
Your PDF is stored temporarily until 24 hours and finally the website removes them.
Convert PDF Online
Convert PDF Online website (Homepage) is also helpful to convert scanned PDF to Word document. It lets you add PDF up to 100 pages and then convert it to DOCX or DOC format. You can select the output format as per your needs. The conversion process might take some time.
Its conversion feature is good but not better than “Pdftowordconverter.org” (mentioned above). For a few scanned pages of input PDF that I used for testing, it didn’t convert them to text, and provided them as images as it is in the output Word file. The rest of the pages were converted successfully to text.
You get 2 hours to download the output file which is sufficient time.
Newocr.com has some very good features which make it a tough competitor to rest of the websites. The best part is there is no upload limit and no registration is needed. When you add PDF, press “Upload+OCR” button. This will convert scanned page of PDF and show you the output text. You can also select area of PDF page to get the output as per your requirements. Moreover, you can also edit the output text which is its fantastic feature. You can do some changes before saving the output. Once editing is done, save output as DOC file.
The feature of this website is pretty impressive and output also comes quite good. The only thing is for multipage PDF file, you need to select the required page manually and then convert it to Word file. It doesn’t convert all pages of scanned PDF at a time. You need to select the page and convert it. Still, the output comes much better which is why this website is good.
The website removes all your files from server so there would be nothing to worry.
Online Free OCR Converter
Convertpdftoword.net is a useful website which provides a PDF to OCR feature. Here is its homepage. This feature lets you convert scanned PDF to DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS, TXT, etc. It supports more output formats than other similar sites. However, the main limitation of this website is it can convert only 2 pages with its PDF to OCR feature. So, the website is good only when there is single page scanned PDF and you want to convert it to DOC or DOCX format file.
Add your scanned PDF, choose a format and press “Convert and Download” button. When the output is ready, you can save it with a single click.
This website also removes your PDF after the conversion.
Among all these online scanned PDF to Word converters, I must say that the first website is best and much better than any other websites covered on this list. There is no size limit, page limit, or conversion limit. And OCR technology is also pretty good. Therefore, this is my favorite website to convert scanned PDF to Word online. You may try all these websites and then use the one which is better for you.