How can I convert a PDF file in Japanese to doc?

Question:I need to convert a PDF file written in Japanese to doc or any other format that allows it to be edit. I've tried the program "Free PDF to word doc converter" but it converted the text into picture. Is this possible ??? How can I do it??? Help me please, it's URGENT!

Answer: In the market, most of the free PDF to word converters does not support OCR function, so they can be used to convert image PDF to editable word document. When conversion finishes, there is still image in word. On VeryPDF website, you can try  Table Extractor OCR. This software support more than 20 OCR languages including Japanese.  In the following part, I show details, please choose the proper method according to your needs.

Convert image PDF in Japanese to word by GUI version.

  • Download Table Extractor OCR. Here I will use the Windows version, if you need the Mac version, it is also available.
  • When downloading finishes, please install it by double clicking the exe file. When installation finishes, there will be an icon on the desktop. Simply click it then you can launch this software.
  • The following snapshot is from the software interface. Please add PDF to software by clicking button Open, or you can drag file to software interface directly
  • Choose OCR language if you have not downloaded it, please download Japanese language package first,  then you can use it.
  • Draw rectangle to area where you need to convert it to word by clicking icon of rectangle on the top toolbar bar. If you need to convert the whole PDF file to word, please click button Apply to All.
  • Click button OCR then recognized text part will be shown in the bottom. Here you can fix some wrong recognized part.
  • Then please click option Save then you can choose the output file format. Here you can save it as word, Excel, HTML and others.

software interface of Table Extractor OCR

By this way, you can convert image PDF in Japanese to editable word document. Now let us check the conversion effect from the following snapshot.

input PDF and output word document

As this software also support image as input,  by this software you can also convert image in Japanese to editable word document directly. The following snapshot is from when processing image tiff in Japanese. Checking from the bottom text part, we can get the OCR effect is good.


By this software, you can either convert image PDF or image in Japanese to editable word, Excel or other file formats. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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