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Convert scans and PDFs
to Microsoft® Word® and Excel®
Try it out now and recognize up to 10 pages free of charge!
  • Convert PDF documents to Microsoft Word
    Edit and quote PDF texts
  • Convert table images to Microsoft Excel
    Re-use tabular data from scans and PDF documents
  • Create searchable PDFs from scans
    Save your documents in PDF and easily find the text you need

How it works

1
Upload file
This can be a scan, a photo or a PDF document. Select the pages you need to convert.
2
Select language
Select one or more languages.
3
Select format
Select a desired format for the output file, e.g. Microsoft Word or Excel.
4
Click "Recognize"
Check the "Create one file from all pages" box if you want all pages merged into one document.
5
Download result
Download the recognized document or forward it to Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.
When you register, you will get up to 10 page credits.
Each month FineReader Online will grant you up to 5 page credits free of charge.
If you need to recognize more pages, please purchase one of the available plans.

Key features

Convert scans and photos
FineReader Online converts scans in any of the supported formats, including BMP, PCX, DCX, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF/TIF, to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, TXT, ODT, searchable PDF, and PDF/A.
Converts PDFs to Microsoft Word or Excel
Convert PDF documents into editable formats to be able to copy text, tables or pictures and re-use them in other documents.
Create e-books from scans and PDFs
With FineReader Online, you can quickly convert a scanned book to ePub® or fb2 formats for reading on your preferred mobile device. The formatting of the original document will be preserved.
Documents stored for 14 days
Processed files are stored on the server for 14 days, when you can either download the results or send them to your preferred cloud storage service.
Convert documents in 42 languages
Process documents in any of the 42 supported languages, including European languages, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. FineReader Online reads scans of old books with German and Latvian texts printed in Fraktur.
See the full list of supported languages.
Send documents to your preferred cloud storage service
Export documents to the most popular cloud storage services, including Google DriveTM, DropboxTM or Microsoft OneDriveTM. Effectively manage your documents or share them with your friends or co-workers.
Please do not feed hand-written documents to FineReader Online.
This service can only process printed documents.
For best results, please follow these simple recommendations:
  • Be sure to select the right OCR language for your document.
  • Scan documents at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.