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Convert PDF and OCR files using Google Docs

In my previous post, I have written a post on Google doc conversion. However, most of our reader are asking that how could they convert PDF and OCR files using Google doc. If you read my earlier post properly, you may see in the end of the post have note mentioning the same. Since, People Mostly searches are for converting from OCR or PDF format to other formats. Therefore, I taught to write for the same.

pdf or ocr conversion using google doc


Converting Files from OCR or PDF is possible through Google Doc, However you may need to select some options mentioned during uploading session. If you fail to select those option during upload of PDF or OCR files, then those files can only be readable. so make sure you enable option mention in below instruction.

These are the file types that can be converted to Google Docs:

  • For spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, .tab
  • For documents: .doc, .docx, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf
  • For presentations: .ppt, .pps (.pptx and .ppsx is not supported)
  • For drawings: .wmf
  • For OCR: .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf


1.) Open Google Doc, Sign in with Google Account ID

2.) Upload Document to Google Doc using file upload interface Or Create Document.
Note: There are some restriction on size of file to be uploaded

3.) Now Put a Checkmark on “Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents” and upload the file.

Note: While Uploading files of PDF or OCR format make sure you put a check mark on “Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents” so that it could be converted to Google doc.

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Roshan Karkera a.k.a. k.roshan. Blogger by passion and software engineer by profession. He believes in sharing knowledge, which made him to start his own blog. He is very much keen & passionate about new technology & Science. If you'd like to connect with him, follow at Google plus or Twitter.
  • Anonymous

    that really helped me

  • Vikram

    it doesn’t work. it is just show image file but didn’t show in editable format.