For catering to different users’ needs of converting scan PDF to word, VeryPDF developed two software:Scan to Word GUI version and Scanned PDF to Word Command Line version. They are totally different software but both of them can help you convert scan PDF to editable word document. In the following part, I will try to compare them, hoping you can find the proper software.
A: Scan to Word OCR Converter GUI version
Price:$79.95 for Single Personal User License
Main function: By this software, you can convert both scanned image and PDF files to searchable textual Word with OCR tech. When converting, this software allows you to choose conversion page range and output format as RTF or DOC. This software supports 8 OCR languages. It can help you convert password protected PDF file to word.
Superiority: this software has extremely user friendly software interface, once you see it then you can know how to use it. The GUI version supports drag and drop adding files way. The following snapshot is from the software interface.
Price:$395.00 for Commercial use for one server or PC
Main function:By this software, you can convert scanned PDF, TIFF and Image files (JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX, TGA, PBM, PNM, PPM) to editable Word, Excel, CSV, HTML, TXT, Pure Text Layer PDF, Invisible Text Layer PDF, etc. formats. And compare with GUI version, this software supports more than 30 OCR languages. And it covers all the functions of the GUI version. This software also can be used to convert scan image and PDF file to searchable PDF file. This software provides more than 5 OCR conversion modes. This command line version is good at extracting tables from PDF and image to editable file documents.
Superiority: this command line version allows you to process scan files in advance as during scanning, there will be some black point and slop scan file. Those elements will effect the conversion effect. By this software, you can deskew PDF and image and despeckle PDF and image files. So the OCR accuracy is more higher that the GUI version.
Now let us check the conversion effect from the following snapshot.
Checking from the above snapshot, we can know that this software has another superiority that this software can keep the original layout perfectly after conversion. In the market, most the OCR software can not handle multi-column PDF file format but this software can make it.
Hoping the brief comparing can help you a little bit more. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.