How to convert a PDF to editable text using Adobe Acrobat Pro

How to convert a scanned PDF to editable text using Adobe Acrobat Pro

1. Use Acrobat Pro to open your scanned pdf.

2. Click on the Selection tool. 

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3. Click anywhere on the scanned page. The blue highlight means the page is a single image. Example below.

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4. Click on Tools to see the Tools menu.

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5. Expand the Recognize Text panel and select In This File.

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6. In the pop-up window, click on Edit

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7. In the PDF Output Style select ClearScan. Click OK.  Click OK. An indicator will show progress as it converts.

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8. Open the Content editing panel. Click on Edit Document. You can now edit the pdf.

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9. Choose File > Save As and type a new name for your editable document.

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