Searchable PDF

You want to make your PDFs searchable? For the purpose of archiving? Or simply convert images into editable text?

No problem with PdfEditor!

The software for Microsoft Windows is foolproof to use and works very reliably – and the best: You do NOT need Adobe Acrobat!

Make PDFs searchable with PdfEditor

OCR text recognition

Invisible text

Visible & editable text


Screenshot (Zoom): Text recognition woth OCR for scanned PDFs

Make PDFs searchable with OCR

The paperless office has many stumbling blocks. For example, scanned documents usually contain nothing more than a large image of the original document. However, this is extremely unsuitable for archiving purposes, because images are not easily searchable.

In addition, text in images is not easy to edit – unless you are familiar with a graphics program (e.g. Photoshop).

With PdfEditor you can make such PDFs searchable using the built-in OCR. Simply right-click on the image and select ‘Text recognition with OCR’.

OCR Settings

Right-click an image in your PDF and select “Text recognition with OCR”.

Then select the desired OCR software (we recommend to keep the default value).

Enter the language in which your PDF is written.

Finally, specify how the recognized text is to be inserted into the document. For archiving, we recommend ‘Invisible (searchable)’. The text will then be inserted into the PDF in a clear/colourless way, but you will ‘see’ the original document.

Screenshot (Zoom): Text recognition for searchable PDFs

Other PdfEditor Features

PdfEditor 4 
Local installation, one-time license fee (no subscription fees, no follow-up costs)
Free updates within major version, life-time license
Editing of text directly in the PDF
Editing of graphics and images
Elimination of content by redaction
Highlighting of text as if using a highlighter pen
Creation and entering of PDF forms
Merge several documents to form a PDF
Split multi-page PDFs
Headers and footers including date function and page numbering
Add stationery, graphic or watermark to your PDF
Enabling searches to be made in scanned PDFs per OCR
Creation of PDFs from every printable application

Prices & Versions

Try PdfEditor for free!

The trial version contains all the functions of the PdfEditor full version, however, it inserts a watermark in all edited PDFs (a backup of the original file is, of course, created). Needless to say, this limitation is not present in the full version.