Previously available in a number of languages, the ability to upload documents into Google Docs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has now been expanded to a total of 34 languages.
OCR analyzes images and PDF files, typically from a scanner, extracts text and some formatting and allows you to then edit the document in Google Docs.
Full list of supported languages available on the ‘Upload Files’ page.
How to access what’s new:
- In Google Docs, select to upload a new file that you want to be converted from an image/PDF to Google Docs.
- Check the box for ‘Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents’ and select the original source language from the dropdown list.
- Select ‘Start upload’ to convert the document into Google Docs.
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