How to extract text from JPEGs, PDFs in to a Word document?

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So, I’m sure this happens to a lot of you too.

I had to extract a large chunk of text from an image that a client had provided for a project. The last thing I wanted to do was to type it all out.

Solution: I came across a really useful tool, available online and absolutely free! Free Online OCR < click to visit their site.

This lets you extract text from a PDF, JPG, BMP, TIFF or GIF file into an editable Word doc. I tried this resource and it worked absolutely fine. I know that you can install various softwares on your PC and it does the same job but it can be a hassle if you’re not sure what you're doing.

Here are the results I got on one of my projects for a client.

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Before

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After

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