How to Convert Scanned PDF to ePub for Free?
Most e-Readers like iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch are able to read PDF file, including native and scanned ones. However, PDF format is not a good format for these e-Readers. Since PDF is just like images, you need to zoom in and out to fit the PDF to the device screen when you are reading. To solve the problem, the best method is to convert scanned PDF to ePub, the friendliest format for iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch.
To convert scanned PDF to ePub, you need an OCR based PDF tool to help you. OCR is the technology that used to extract the text in the scanned PDF. The following guide will tell you how to convert scanned PDF to ePub by using free online OCR program.
Convert Scanned PDF to ePub with Free Online OCR
With a free online program, you can finish the task without downloading or installing any software on your computer. Here, we set OnlineOCR, a well known online OCR service web site for example.
1. On the web site of OnlineOCR, click the button of "Browse" to upload the scanned PDF that you want to convert to ePub. Please note the imported file must be smaller than 4MB.
2. Online OCR supports 32 recognition languages and can convert to editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF and HTML. Choose your desired recognition language and output format. We suggest you convert scanned PDF to Text.
3. Enter the code showing at the left of the input box, then, you can click the button of "Recognize" to start the conversion.
The conversion will be finished within seconds. After that, you can click to download the output file. Now, what you need to do is just convert Text to ePub with online converter.
All-in-one OCR based PDF to ePub Converter (Windows 8 is Supported)
While online service is free to use, they also get more limitation. The imported file has a size restriction and the output quality is barely satisfactory. So we recommend PDF Converter Pro, a professional PDF to ePub conversion app to convert any scanned PDF to ePub format directly. It supports for Windows, including Windows 8, and Mac OS X.
Download and install the OCR based Scanned PDF to ePub Converter:
Basic steps: Launch the program, upload the scanned PDF that you are going to convert to ePub and select the OCR Recognition language to perform the OCR feature. Go to the Convert menu and choose ePub as the output format. Set a folder from your computer to save the output ePub files. That's all! The conversion speed and output quality will be far quicker and better than the online service.
Now, you can transfer the converted ePub files to your iPad mini, iPhone or iPod touch. Enjoy!