Converting scanned images (jpg. or PDF) that contains text into editable text that word program can open it.?

I have a book presentation (should be submitted on the power point) and the book is a PDF file.

I heard about a soft ware that converts any scanned text or PDF file into real text that can be edited on the word or power point.

So is it real?

Is that software available FOR FREE?

P.S. on the PDF file the text selection tool did not appear as usual

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    OCR (optical character recognition) softwares can convert text in jpeg or any other picture format to text.

    You can google for OCR software or you can also use adobe acrobat professional (not acrobat reader). If you have a pdf book it will recognise the characters and convert to text.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are some character-recognition software packages that will convert scanned text (not the PDF or JPEG file itself - you have to print the image and run it through a scanner equipped with the software) into edit-able Word files. Most new scanners come with such software, particularly if you buy HP.

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