Scan & OCR

Convert scans or images of documents into searchable, editable PDF files, and adjust the quality of the resulting file in Acrobat DC.

  1. Select Scan & OCR from the Tools center.

    Scan Step 1

  2. Select a file.

    This file could be a photo of a document, or an already scanned file created using a scanner or the Adobe Scan mobile app. Or, you can scan a document to create a new file using a connected scanner.

    Scan Step 2

  3. Choose Scanned Document or Camera Image to enhance the document.

  4. Click Enhance to clean up the image.

    Scan Step 3

    Acrobat automatically recognizes text from scanned documents.

  5. Select Recognize Text to manually recognize text on image files.

    Scan Step 4

The file is now a searchable, editable PDF file.

Click to download a PDF of the Scan & OCR tutorial.

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