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How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

While we don’t usually focus on tech support issues here on the Office Blog (that’s what the Microsoft Answers forums are for), let me shine a quick light on a recurring issue that has caused some of you to scratch your heads and write in about.

In a nutshell, the problem appears to be that OneNote 2010 (or OneNote 2007) intercepts all of your print jobs whenever you try to send any information from your other programs or your Web browser to your trusty printer. While you must admit that this is a great way to save paper and finally “go green,” it’s no laughing matter when your boss expects you to hand him or her a printed report and you can’t seem to do that.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

OneNote

Your digital notebook.

What’s happening?

Until recently, you’ve always been able to print anything from your computer to your printer. Now, your print jobs seem to suddenly bypass your printer completely and go straight into Microsoft OneNote, where they appear like scanned images. You really want things to go back to the way things were and have your print jobs sent to your actual printer once again.

What’s causing it?

Microsoft OneNote comes with a nifty little utility called the Send to OneNote print driver. A print driver is a small piece of software that directs output from a computer to a printer. Typically, the operating system controls such software, so it can monitor how a computer talks to hardware devices like a printer. In the case of OneNote, a special print driver is installed that lets you send your print jobs as images into your OneNote notebooks.

The OneNote print driver wasn’t designed to override your printer settings and assume you want every print job sent to OneNote 2010. Instead, it’s intended to be waiting in the wings, available whenever you want to use it, and taking a backseat again whenever you’re done sending a particular print job to OneNote.

However, the OneNote print driver may have accidentally promoted itself to top dog in any of the following conditions:

  • You installed OneNote 2010 or Office 2010 with no physical printer installed or selected at the time, causing the Send to OneNote print driver to act as your default (preferred) printer.
  • You installed a new physical printer on your computer after installing OneNote 2010 or Office 2010, without promoting the printer to act as your default printer.
  • You share your computer with someone else who installed OneNote 2010 or Office 2010 and set the Send to OneNote print driver to act as the default printer.
  • Your printer software is incompatible with your operating system version and Windows has reverted to the Send to OneNote print driver as the default printer.

Even if you’re not really sure how it may have happened, there’s an easy solution.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

When the Send to OneNote 2010 print driver is marked as shown, print jobs will be sent to OneNote as images.
If you have a real printer installed, right-click its icon, and then click Set as Default Printer on the shortcut menu.
Your printer is recognized as the preferred printer for future print jobs when it has the check mark icon next to it.

How can I fix it?

On any edition of Windows 7, do the following:

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button.
  2. On the right side of the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  3. When Control Panel opens, click View Devices and Printers (if you’re in Category view) or click Devices and Printers (if you’re in Icon view).
  4. Right-click the printer icon that represents your physical printer, and then click Set as Default Printer on the shortcut menu.

If you’re using Windows Vista, the steps are nearly identical:

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button.
  2. On the right side of the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  3. When Control Panel opens, click Printer (if you’re in Category view) or click Printers (if you’re in Classic view).
  4. Right-click the printer icon that represents your physical printer, and then click Set as Default Printer on the shortcut menu.

If you do not see an icon for your actual printer, it’s likely that your printer is not correctly installed. Check the printer manufacturer’s website for any updated drivers that are specific to your version of Windows (for example, a 64-bit edition of Windows) and make sure that the printer is properly connected to your computer.

Don’t be hatin’!

Even if you had a bad first impression of the OneNote print driver hogging all of your print jobs, don’t be too quick to dismiss it even after you demote it from being your default “printer.” You might be surprised how useful it is to have the ability to print certain information right into OneNote.

Although digital printouts in OneNote are image files that you can’t edit, you can right-click such images in OneNote 2010 and extract the text from them with the Copy Text from Picture command. As long as the text in the image is large enough and legible, this works really well. You can then paste and use the copied text into your notes or elsewhere in your work.

When you’re properly introduced to it, the OneNote print driver is a pretty cool feature! 😉

Remember, whenever you have a technical support issue, head on over to Microsoft Answers — the official Support forums for OneNote and Office. It is monitored daily by knowledgeable and helpful members of the Microsoft MVP community, Microsoft Support, and the Office product teams.

If you got some images or a PDF document with a note and want to extract or copy text from images or PDFs without typing it out manually, you may consider to use OneNote OCR to do that. OneNote OCR, or called Microsoft’s cloud optical character recognition service, can get the job done in a fraction of the time. Microsoft OneNote OCR is quite simple to use and only requires a couple of steps. Here, we will provide a guide on how to copy text using OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR feature.

How to Copy Text from Pictures with OneNote OCR

  • Step 1: Launch Microsoft OneNote, import the image file into this software before you can start using OCR in OneNote.
  • Step 2: Right-click on the image. You should be able to see an option called “Copy Text from Picture”. Once you click on that, the text bits will be copied to the clipboard. You can then paste it into another application like Word or Notepad.
  • Step 3: If there are multiple images, click the “Copy Text from All the Pages of the Printout” option to copy all the text, then once again paste it into Word or a Notepad file.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

That’s basically all there is to it. Whether you’re using OneNote OCR Mac or Windows, you should be able to easily execute this process. Next, let’s look at some of the challenges you might face when following this procedure.

The Best Alternative to OneNote OCR – PDFelement

PDFelement is a multi-platform PDF editor, and arguably one of the best and most affordable alternatives to the ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. The eye-pleasing interface combined with intuitive navigation and ‘appear-when-necessary’ toolbars gives it a much more superior user experience. You have access to all the tools found in Adobe, and PDFelement actually does a better job in many cases, as with OCR.

Let’s review the process for extracting text from scanned PDFs and images in PDFelement.

Step 1: Open Document

After you download and install PDFelement, open it and you’ll see the home page with various options. To open your scanned document or image file, click on “Open File…”, navigate to the required file and hit “Open” in Explorer to import the document.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 2: Perform OCR

When the document is open, click on “Convert” in the top menu bar and then on the “OCR” option below that. The software will automatically detect text in the image (or images) and ask if you want to perform OCR. Click on the button to do so.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 3: Settings for Perform OCR

Once the text in the image is extracted, you can choose between keeping it as a “Searchable Text Image” or make it “Editable Text. Choose the second option, then select the correct language and hit “OK”.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 4: Copy Text from Pictures

When the OCR process is done, it will display as editable text. Click the “Edit” tab on the top window, you can then copy it to another document or use it within the same PDF.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

That’s how simple it is, and this tool is far more accurate even with handwritten text in images and scanned PDFs. Here are some of the key features of OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR compared in tabular form with another OCR tool.

Comparison between OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR

Accuracy of OCR

Batch OCR Function

Text Only
Editable or Searchable Text

Speed of OCR Utility

Acceptable
High-speed Conversion

Extract from Handwritten Image

Poor Quality
Best Quality

Handling Multi-column Text

Common Issues of OneNote OCR and How to Fix

Issue #1: No Online Availability

Even though OneNote is a cloud application, there’s no option to do OCR online. In other words, if you try to right-click an image in the online free version, you won’t see the option to copy text.

Fix: To resolve this, you need to download OneNote for macOS or Windows 10 (preferable). You can even do it on Android or iOS. Once you download the appropriate version, you’ll see the option to extract text from images or PDF files.

Issue #2: Not Immediately Available for Extraction

This implies that when you right-click an image in your desktop version of OneNote, you might not immediately see the option to copy text. One reason that might happen is that OneNote is still processing the data in the image.

Fix: The only thing you can do at this point is to wait until the image or images are fully scanned and available for text extraction.

Issue #3: Not Ideal for Handwritten Text

OCR is wonderful with images of printed text, but not so great with stuff that’s handwritten. If there are handwritten notes, the extracted text is likely to have lots of typo errors because they weren’t properly recognized by the OCR tool.

Fix: Unfortunately, there’s no real fix for this. You can try extracting the image multiple times, but it might not work as intended, since OneNote OCR is only accurate 90% of the time even with printed text on images or scanned PDFs. You’re better off trying a professional OCR utility, like the one that’s showcased in the next section.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Audrey Goodwin

2021-06-25 11:42:16 • Filed to: Comparison of PDF Software • Proven solutions

If you got some images or a PDF document with a note and want to extract or copy text from images or PDFs without typing it out manually, you may consider to use OneNote OCR to do that. OneNote OCR, or called Microsoft’s cloud optical character recognition service, can get the job done in a fraction of the time. Microsoft OneNote OCR is quite simple to use and only requires a couple of steps. Here, we will provide a guide on how to copy text using OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR feature.

How to Copy Text from Pictures with OneNote OCR

  • Step 1: Launch Microsoft OneNote, import the image file into this software before you can start using OCR in OneNote.
  • Step 2: Right-click on the image. You should be able to see an option called “Copy Text from Picture”. Once you click on that, the text bits will be copied to the clipboard. You can then paste it into another application like Word or Notepad.
  • Step 3: If there are multiple images, click the “Copy Text from All the Pages of the Printout” option to copy all the text, then once again paste it into Word or a Notepad file.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

That’s basically all there is to it. Whether you’re using OneNote OCR Mac or Windows, you should be able to easily execute this process. Next, let’s look at some of the challenges you might face when following this procedure.

The Best Alternative to OneNote OCR – PDFelement

PDFelement is a multi-platform PDF editor, and arguably one of the best and most affordable alternatives to the ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. The eye-pleasing interface combined with intuitive navigation and ‘appear-when-necessary’ toolbars gives it a much more superior user experience. You have access to all the tools found in Adobe, and PDFelement actually does a better job in many cases, as with OCR.

Let’s review the process for extracting text from scanned PDFs and images in PDFelement.

Step 1: Open Document

After you download and install PDFelement, open it and you’ll see the home page with various options. To open your scanned document or image file, click on “Open File…”, navigate to the required file and hit “Open” in Explorer to import the document.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 2: Perform OCR

When the document is open, click on “Convert” in the top menu bar and then on the “OCR” option below that. The software will automatically detect text in the image (or images) and ask if you want to perform OCR. Click on the button to do so.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 3: Settings for Perform OCR

Once the text in the image is extracted, you can choose between keeping it as a “Searchable Text Image” or make it “Editable Text. Choose the second option, then select the correct language and hit “OK”.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 4: Copy Text from Pictures

When the OCR process is done, it will display as editable text. Click the “Edit” tab on the top window, you can then copy it to another document or use it within the same PDF.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

That’s how simple it is, and this tool is far more accurate even with handwritten text in images and scanned PDFs. Here are some of the key features of OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR compared in tabular form with another OCR tool.

Comparison between OneNote OCR and PDFelement OCR

Common Issues of OneNote OCR and How to Fix

Issue #1: No Online Availability

Even though OneNote is a cloud application, there’s no option to do OCR online. In other words, if you try to right-click an image in the online free version, you won’t see the option to copy text.

Fix: To resolve this, you need to download OneNote for macOS or Windows 10 (preferable). You can even do it on Android or iOS. Once you download the appropriate version, you’ll see the option to extract text from images or PDF files.

Issue #2: Not Immediately Available for Extraction

This implies that when you right-click an image in your desktop version of OneNote, you might not immediately see the option to copy text. One reason that might happen is that OneNote is still processing the data in the image.

Fix: The only thing you can do at this point is to wait until the image or images are fully scanned and available for text extraction.

Issue #3: Not Ideal for Handwritten Text

OCR is wonderful with images of printed text, but not so great with stuff that’s handwritten. If there are handwritten notes, the extracted text is likely to have lots of typo errors because they weren’t properly recognized by the OCR tool.

Fix: Unfortunately, there’s no real fix for this. You can try extracting the image multiple times, but it might not work as intended, since OneNote OCR is only accurate 90% of the time even with printed text on images or scanned PDFs. You’re better off trying a professional OCR utility, like the one that’s showcased in the next section.

OneNote supports Optical Character Recognition (OCR), a tool that lets you copy text from a picture or file printout and paste it in your notes so you can make changes to the words. It’s a great way to do things like copy info from a business card you’ve scanned into OneNote. After you extract the text, you can paste it somewhere else in OneNote or in another program, like Outlook or Word.

Extract text from a single picture

Right-click the picture, and click Copy Text from Picture.

Note: Depending on the complexity, legibility, and the amount of text shown in the picture you’ve inserted, this command may not be immediately available on the menu that appears when you right-click the picture. If OneNote is still reading and converting the text in the image, wait a few moments and then try again.

Click where you’d like to paste the copied text, and then press Ctrl+V.

Extract text from the images of a multiple-page file printout

Right-click any of the images, and then do one of the following:

Click Copy Text from this Page of the Printout to copy text from only the currently selected image (page).

Click Copy Text from All the Pages of the Printout to copy text from all the images (pages).

Click where you’d like to paste the copied text, and then press Ctrl+V.

Note: The effectiveness of Optical Character Recognition depends on the quality of the image you’re working with. After you paste text from a picture or a file printout, it’s a good idea to look it over and make sure the text was recognized properly.

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Have you ever encountered information in a picture that you wanted to copy? An easy way to get that information without retyping it is to use Microsoft OneNote. It supports optical character recognition (OCR), so you can extract text from a picture, paste the text into an application, and edit it.

OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite. If you do not have an Office suite, you can download the free OneNote 2016 application, which works on computers running Windows 7 or later.

To extract text from a picture using OneNote 2007 or later, follow these steps:

  1. Open OneNote.
  2. Copy the picture containing the text into the default notebook or one that you have created. If you have not used OneNote before, see the tutorial “Get started with OneNote and notebooks” for information on how to use it.
  3. Right-click the image and select the “Copy Text from Picture” option.
  4. Place the cursor where you want to paste the text and press Ctrl+V (press the Ctrl and V keys at the same time). Besides pasting the text into OneNote, you can paste it into a text editor such as Notepad or other applications such as Microsoft Excel.
  5. Check the text to make sure it was extracted correctly. The accuracy of the OCR function depends on the quality of the image from which you extracted the text.

Besides extracting text from pictures, you can extract text from screenshots that you capture. This is useful if you want to capture text that you cannot normally copy by highlighting and pressing Ctrl+C. For example, you can take a screenshot of a drop-down box on a web page or a list of files being displayed in Windows Explorer, and then extract the text from the screenshot. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Have the item from which you want to capture text displayed on your screen.
  2. Open OneNote to the notebook in which you want to place the screenshot.
  3. On the Insert tab, select “Screen Clipping”. This will send OneNote into the background and bring the item you want to copy into view.
  4. When your cursor turns into a plus (+) sign, select the text you want to copy. A screenshot of the text will be automatically pasted into your notebook.
  5. Right-click the screenshot just copied into OneNote and select the “Copy Text from Picture” option.
  6. Place the cursor where you want to paste the text and press Ctrl+V.
  7. Check the text to make sure it was extracted correctly.

The more text you extract, the more OCR errors you will likely have. However, checking the text is a lot faster than retyping all of it.

I have a ton of handwritten notes that are saved as PDFs. Is it possible to import a PDF into OneNote, and have the handwriting recognized and converted to text?

I guess you can paste an image into OneNote and it will find the text. But I don’t understand how to turn a 485 page PDF of handwriting into text.

Any help would be appreciated.

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OCR is one of the most difficult tasks that a PC is asked to do. It is difficult enough when the text has been typed. Converting handwriting – even worse poor handwriting – is a big ask, and my guess without seeing your text is that it will be difficult or impossible to do this, and I doubt very much whether the One Note handwriting conversion engine is up to the job – even if you could use it to extract from the PDF, which seems unlikely.

You may have some success with a specialised OCR product such as FineReader which can be taught to recognize particular font characteristics, but frankly even that is going to struggle.

Rather than spend money on more software, you might consider employing a copy typist to type up your notes.

A few years ago, I started the daunting process of digitizing recipes from cookbooks and notecards. Scanning all of these recipes was a good start, but that still doesn’t make them searchable or editable. I wanted to extract the text from the scans, but software and scanners for that exact purpose were (way) too expensive. Eventually, I stumbled upon this tip and it has proven time and time again to be one of my favorite Office 365 discoveries–and saved me a lot of pain with my recipe project.

To copy text from an image with OneNote, first get your source image. This can be a screenshot, smartphone picture, printer scan–as long as it has legible text. Paste or Insert it into OneNote, then right-click and select “Copy Text from Picture”:

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs
Paste the text:

Old Field Name
new vendor
new_equipmentpricevl
new_equipmenttradeinamountvl
Old Display Name
Vendor
Equipment Price
Equipment Trade In Amount
Old Field Type
Lookup (vendor)
Currency
Currency

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs
Project A
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
o Sub-task 1
o Sub-task 2

As you can see, this feature will not format the text in any way and can easily mistake numbers (or bullets) for letters. Typos are fairly common–especially when copying text from a handwritten note or scan–so watch out for mistakes. For me, however, the pain of editing a few errors beats the pain of retyping everything from scratch!

Vanessa Chiang updated on Jun 18, 2021 to PDF Knowledge Center

OneNote is beneficial to students, employees,В or anybody accustomedВ to taking notes online. After all, users can take notes in various ways using OneNote, and itsВ note-taking and scribbling tools can respond to the stylus smoothly and seamlessly without any lag.В Besides note-taking, you can also attach and insert PDF handouts into this software. If you are not familiar with importing PDF to OneNote, just follow the steps in this post to do that now.

How to Insert and Open PDF in OneNote on Windows/Mac

OneNote is a really rich-featured program, and its main highlight is data storage in the form of a Notebook. This feature allows users to store multiple files in various formats, and you can createВ a “notebook” to look at the files quickly.В And you don’t even need to worry about the file formatting as this software offers you many notebook templates from which you can choose freely.

OneNote can also ensure the security of the notes you took on it. You can protect the notes using a password and ensure that they won’t be opened without permission.В

If you want to use its key function to take notes on a PDF handout, what would you do to open the PDF in this software? There is a detailed tutorial that guides you to do that. Follow it to solve your problem now.

Step 1. Open OneNote, and go to the page where you want to insertВ the PDF. Make sure you’re in editing mode.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 2. Go to the toolbar, and click “Insert”. Next, pick either “File Printout” or “File Attachment”.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 3. Select the PDF you want to insert into OneNote.

Step 4. Once your PDF is uploaded, it should be on the page. Below is the preview of the PDF uploaded as a printout.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

How to Import PDF into OneNote on Android/iOS

You can also use OneNote on your mobile phones. TheВ Android and iOS versions, unlike the desktop version, have more unique features, and you canВ scribble on the note directly using a stylus. This feature makes it perfect for users to draw or highlight notesВ without any hassle so thatВ you canВ easily decorate yourВ notes.

Besides the handwriting function,В the basic features of the desktop versionВ also work on mobile phones. So if you want to import PDF to OneNote on Android/iOS, here is the method of doing that.

Step 1. Download OneNote from the Play Store/Apple Store, and open your note. Make sure you’re in editing mode.

Step 2. Click on the “Clip” icon at the bottom, and upload your PDF file.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 3. Choose whether you want to upload the PDF as “Attachment” or “Printout”.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 4. The PDF willВ appear on the note, either as an attachment or a printout.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Recommendation: A Versatile PDF Editor on Windows

Even though OneNote is excellent, you cannot edit PDF files with it. What should you do if you need to edit the handouts to modify their content, add images, and so on? The best solution is to edit the PDF withВ PDF editing software, such as EaseUS PDF Editor.

This software supports adding text to PDF, as well as inserting images or hyperlinks to enrich the content of the PDF.В You can also customize the font of the text, such as itsВ style, size, and color. When you need to addВ paragraphs of text to PDF, this feature will be beneficial.

The PDF pages can also be edited in this software. For example, you can merge several separated PDFs into a whole one, crop PDF pages to resize them, or rotate a PDF to adjust its orientation. When you want to share the PDF handout with your classmates, sometimes you may find the file size is too large to add as an email attachment. Don’t worry. All you need to do is to compress the PDF andВ reduce PDF size without losing quality.В

Key Features:

  • PDF OCR free
  • Support adding a password for PDF file protection
  • Support file format conversion, likeВ convert Excel to PDF
  • Add comments and annotations to share your ideas
  • Add PDF forms and fill out them easily

To take notes on PDF, this software might be the most appropriate choice on Windows PC. If you are a novice who wants to learn to operate this tool, there is aВ tutorial that will be helpful. Before following it, don’t forget to download and install EaseUS PDF Editor.

Conclusion

OneNote is the perfect note-taking tool for everybody. Users can write or draw whatever they want on their notes digitally without any obstacles. They can also attach handouts, such as PDF handouts. However, OneNote does not give youВ the option to edit PDF handouts.

This is where PDF editors, such as EaseUS PDF Editor, comes to the rescue. ItВ allows youВ to edit the PDF, such as adding text and images to enhance the PDF handouts. And you can compress them to send them to others more conveniently.В

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Ivan Cook

Technology has made life pretty easy. You see an interesting document, simply scan it or snap a photo of the interesting section and send it to your team. Thanks to programs such as the OneNote OCR your team can easily perform an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and turn the file that you sent into an editable document and even use it to create an important document for your company. If this excites you then read on as we explore how to use OneNote OCR to perform the OCR magic.

Part 1. How to Use OneNote OCR Your PDF Files

The OneNote is a Microsoft program that comes free with its Microsoft office package. It is designed to help you organize notes, create texts and tables, and even manage pictures. In addition, you can perform OCR using Microsoft OneNote on PDF files and images. This makes it easy for anyone to turn scanned PDF files and photos into editable files. Using Microsoft OneNote makes work easy as you no longer have to retype every document you receive either as an image or in hardcopy format as all you have to do is scan the document and then apply the Microsoft OneNote OCR magic. To use Microsoft OneNote to perform OCR simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Set up your OneNote Program

Run the OneNote program on your computer. Simply find the program in your Microsoft office suite if you are using Microsoft Office on your computer and launch it. If you are a Mac user you may have to download and install the program first before you can use it.

Step 2: Open your Image File

Navigate the program and hit the ‘Insert‘ tab and then click ‘Picture‘. Now, select the image you want to load to OneNote.

Step 3: Extract the Text

Right-click on the image you just selected and then elect to ‘Copy from Picture‘. This will allow you to extract the text from your image for easy editing.

Step 4: Edit your Text

Click ‘Ctrl+V‘ key combinations if you are using a Windows computer or ‘Command+V‘ key combinations on a Mac to paste the text compiled from your image onto OneNote page or a word document and then edit it as you wanted.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Part 2. The Best Alternative to OneNote OCR – PDFelement pro

If you are handling larger files that you want to edit and then turn into PDF files for easy sending over the internet you will find the OneNote tool to be quite deficient and you will do better with an advanced alternative. One of the best tools in the market for performing OCR is PDFelement ProPDFelement Pro. This is a powerful all-in-one PDF tool designed to perform any PDF functions you can think of. It can be used to create PDF files, convert PDF files to other file formats, edit PDF files, annotate PDF, and most importantly perform OCR on both PDF files and images.

To use PDF element to perform OCR simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your PDF file.

To do this you will need to download and install the PDFelement Pro on your computer and launch it. Then click the ‘Open PDF‘ button to open your file.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 2: OCR your File

Click the ‘Convert‘ button and then select ‘OCR‘. You will be prompted to download a plug-in if you already do not have one. Once done, select to have your converted file to be an editable text. Here you can make your PDF file searchable or editable file. If you want to edit the content select ‘editable text‘ then click ‘OK‘.

How to use onenote printer to extract text from images and pdfs

Step 3: Edit the Extracted Text

Hit the ‘Edit‘ tab and then select ‘Edit PDF text/copy text‘. Now you can edit your PDF contents as you desired and then save.