Create Searchable PDF Files with
FileConvert PDF Conversion and
Automated OCR Software

FileConvert converts documents into searchable PDF files ... in bulk. Whether your files are coming from a network scanner or sitting in existing folders, FileConvert automates the OCR process of turning scans and images into searchable PDFs so you can find and edit your documents.

Get started today with your free trial and accomplish more. Discover the OCR & PDF conversion work horse that will make you the office hero. FileConvert: just set it and forget it.

"We had almost three decades' worth of old scans languishing on our server. Not a single person in our office ever touched them because navigating them felt like crawling through an uncharted crypt. FileConvert brought those scans back into daylight. Within the first few weeks, our attorneys were already searching and using of a bank of documents they were calling worthless a year ago." – K.B., Chicago

OCR & convert

PDF is here. Government offices require it, smart businesses use it. PDF is the standard for sharing and archiving files. Your challenge is converting a constant stream of paper documents and a disk full of old files to searchable PDF. Meet the solution. FileConvert automated OCR software works in tandem with your network scanner to capture the inflow of paper and convert it to fully searchable, archive-quality PDF. It handles existing files, like old scans, faxes, and Office documents, just as easily. FileConvert will search your drives for files that match your criteria, OCR them, and convert them to PDF in bulk, either replacing the originals or simply creating PDF copies for archiving. Optical character recognition runs transparently to make sure your files are ready for keyword searching.

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Make searchable PDFs

PDF is the standard. Convert your files to archival-quality PDFs that are fully searchable and ready to be indexed. If you have decades' worth of old scans sitting unsearchable on your hard drive, it's time to put them back into use. Update them to the new standard and make them accessible again. FileConvert will take care of it all behind the scenes, no supervision required.

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Automatically OCR

Who said that powerful OCR has to be complex? FileConvert is the easiest bulk OCR software around, especially considering its feature set. Pull real text out of your scanned documents and faxes. OCR happens automatically as part of the flow. A clean user interface and wizards designed for the lay person make FileConvert simple to set up and even easier to use.

Separate & route

To move paper to PDF quickly, you need bulk scanning. That means whole stacks of documents at once. FileConvert is the perfect companion for high-speed scanners. With its special cover-sheet separators, FileConvert will split large stacks of documents into individual files. Better yet, you can use the separators to tell FileConvert how and where to save each individual file. Literally scan and auto-save entire stacks of documents with the press of a button. You've never had a more reliable filing assistant. Numerous other options exist to make your life easier, like automated bookmarking and the ability to split stacks of pages at regular intervals. And intelligent file naming options keep your file naming consistent.

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Separate documents

FileConvert provides document separators for true bulk scanning. Place a separator on top of each document, then scan the whole stack at once. FileConvert will automatically separate the documents into individual files for you. For even more intelligence, FileConvert can identify where new documents begin based on content rules and split them up automatically.

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Route documents

Ready for a virtual filing clerk? Auto-save documents to pre-determined locations without lifting a finger. You can route documents based on document separators, or for the truly sophisticated, based on information within the document itself. Draw off of text, zones, or barcodes to determine where to save a document and how to name it.

It's all about the automation

You don't have time to babysit software. FileConvert is a mature solution that runs behind the scenes, taking care of bulk conversion jobs without intervention. Use FileConvert's flexible job scheduling to tell it what to do and when to do it. Schedule jobs to run during specific hours, or have it constantly watch certain folders for new files, like the output folders from your network scanner. There's no limit to the number of jobs FileConvert can handle. Are you technologically challenged? Not a problem. No programming or complicated configuration required. FileConvert was designed with ease-of-use in mind. Simple dialogs with plain-English descriptions help you get your conversions up and running quickly. Set FileConvert in motion, then forget it's there.

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Automatic conversion

In today's busy world, you don't have time to stare at an hourglass on your screen. That's why FileConvert runs invisibly behind the scenes, handling all of the tedious tasks for you. Better yet, put FileConvert on your server and turn it into your office grunt. Convert, OCR, name, and route files with cutting-edge simplicity and intelligence, and never lift a finger.

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Monitor a network scanner

Is your network scanner gathering dust? Do you only use one function of your multi-function machine? Put it to use with FileConvert. FileConvert will watch for new scans from your network scanner and turn them into searchable PDF files. It will also send them anywhere on the network that you want them to go. OCR, separate, and route your scans as they come off the glass.

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Watch a folder

FileConvert excels at looking for new files to convert. It can inspect a single folder, a whole tree of folders, or an entire drive. And it will do it as often as you want. FileConvert will look for new scans and ignore everything else. It's the perfect option for monitoring any folder that receives a steady stream of new files.

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Scheduled jobs

FileConvert provides flexible scheduling options. Run a conversion job on demand, at a specific time each day, on specific days of the week, or even every minute. Different kinds of conversion jobs have different time requirements. FileConvert is designed to accommodate them all.

Move up to FileConvert Professional or Pro Plus

FileConvert comes in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Pro Plus. The Standard edition performs one conversion at a time and has a daily limit of 500 pages to make it affordable for single users and small offices. The Professional edition has no daily page limits for higher volume needs. The Pro Plus edition is our full-powered, unfettered OCR engine which supports multiple simultaneous conversions (multi-threaded) and no daily page limits. See the full comaprison »

Why FileConvert OCR Software?

FileConvert is the best software for anyone wondering how to convert PDF to OCR. FileConvert's solutions allow you to OCR PDF files and PDF documents. In other words, FileConvert will convert scanned, digital documents through OCR (optical character recognition) into text PDF files that you can search. Recognize text means taking digital images of text and exposing them as real computer text. While PDF files are not normally editable, meaning that you can't edit PDF text in a scanned PDF, you can copy the text into Word to edit the language, something that's particularly helpful for business documents. PDF OCR as performed in FileConvert is fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat, and is also compatible with most Western European languages, not just English.