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Searchable PDF

Make a scanned document or image into a fully searchable PDF using OCR.

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Create a searchable PDF App is a conversion of a PDF file consisting of scanned text or screenshots, into a file having text and enabling you to search for specific keywords in the text and use the copy/paste to retrieve the text from the PDF.
The resulting text is included as a searchable text layer in the PDF file. The most common cause of a PDF not being searchable is that it was made from a scanned document. Scanners often capture the contents of a document as an image stored inside the PDF file, for future recognition of the document's text. Converting a scanned PDF - invoice, bill, receipt, agreement - into a "hybrid PDF" searchable PDF has many enhancements. The App is good for the recognition of printed text from photos, but not proper for handwritten text. For more accurate character recognition it is worth selecting the language of the document, it is especially valuable for the fact that many of the characters of the languages only looks similar.
Creating a searchable PDF document will help you in such cases, you have a scanned book or documentation with a large number of pages and it is important for you to save formatting, styles, images, formulas, etc. in this PDF document. if you just apply OCR technology, the formatting will be corrupted, and the pictures in your book will be ignored altogether, but with this application, you will get all the benefits of digitizing printed literature and OCR (text recognition) technology.
How to

How to make PDF searchable



  • ❓ How can I make PDF searchable?

    First, you need to add a file for recognition: drag & drop your PDF file or click inside the white area for choose a file and specify document's language. Then click the 'RECOGNIZE' button. When PDF document's recognition is completed, you can download your result files.

  • ⏱️ How long does it take to make PDF searchable?

    This app works fast. You can make PDF searchable in a few seconds.

  • 🛡️ Is it safe to make PDF searchable using this free app?

    Of course! The download link of result files will be available instantly after recognition. We delete uploaded files after 24 hours and the download links will stop working after this time period. No one has access to your files. File recognition is absolutely safe.

  • 💻 Can I make PDF searchable on Mac OS, Android or Linux?

    Our PDF recognition works online and does not require any software installation.

  • 🌐 What browser should I use to make PDF searchable?

    You can use any modern browser to make PDF searchable, for example, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari.

Fast and Easy enhance for scanned documents

Fast and Easy enhance for scanned documents

Upload your document, set options and click on “Recognize” button. You will get the download link as soon as the image Searchable.

Enhance scanned documents from Anywhere

Enhance scanned documents from Anywhere

It works from all platforms including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. All files are processed on our servers. No plugin or software installation required for you.

Searchable documents Quality

Searchable documents Quality

All files are processed using Aspose APIs, which are being used by many Fortune 100 companies across 114 countries.

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