Did You Know Google Docs has OCR Technology?

You may already be storing PDFs in Google Drive, but did you know that you can use it to turn them into searchable and editable documents? Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology,the ability to convert PDFs and images into malleable text is usually a part of your PDF program, but if you’re storing documents in Google Drive, you don’t have to open your PDF program to
take advantage of it. In Google Drive, right-click on the file you want to convert and select Open with > Google Docs.

 

OCR Google Docs

A new browser tab will open with PDF converted to editable/searchable text. You can then download it to Word, save it as a new PDF, or keep it as a Google Document.

About Nora Regis

Nora Regis, Instructional Design Coordinator, Law Practice Management & Technology. Nora is a former paralegal, specializing in litigation and bankruptcy. Prior to working in legal, Nora was a technology helpdesk agent at UW Madison.