Create searchable PDF online

Convert scanned documents to searchable PDFs. Search the content of your scans, documents, and PDFs by using keywords, numbers, names, and more.

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How to make PDF text searchable?

  1. Upload your scan. It can be a document or even an image.
  2. Choose the language of your PDF document from the list. (optional)
  3. Click "Start". After a short wait, your document will be ready.

What are searchable PDFs even good for?

Digitizing your documents and running a digital office is not only great for the environment, but it also saves a lot of time you usually spend searching through folder upon folder. However, many scans merely contain images of the scanned documents. These cannot be searched, except for the file name.

By making a scan searchable, an additional text layer is added to the scanned image, creating a so-called hybrid PDF. This text layer allows you to search for keywords, amounts and other numbers, names, or subjects inside the PDF.