How to convert Scanned PDF Documents to Word (iOS)

Very often we have to deal with scanned documents on our mobile devices. We might have scanned them ourselves with one of the many PDF scanners available on iTunes, or we received them via email or similar. Such documents need a special ORC technology to be converted.

We have released a special mobile app which enables users to convert scanned documents to Word on the go. This app also works with regular PDF documents, but is mostly designed for scanned ones. The output converted format is .docx.

Have in mind that for a successful conversion of a scanned document you need a document that has been scanned properly. For proper scanning the document should lie on a flat surface. It will be difficult to properly scan folded or crumpled papers. Additionaly, for a proper conversion of a scanned document it must not be too blurry and letters have to be clearly visible.

Here is how the app works for both iPhone or iPad. Go to your desired document. Tap on it to get a Share or Open In menu.

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Choose the Scanned PDF to Word app on the list.

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After this the conversion will start immediately. You might have to wait a while depending on the server load, if you don’t upgrade to premium when prompted.

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And that is it. Now tap on the document name to open the newly converted document in .docx format.

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Feel free to try it out right away and see how amazing this app is. Our OCR technology is one of the best performing on the market, so we are sure that you will like it.

How to convert Video to Images

We have already written about how you can convert PDFs to images online or on your mobile phone, and today we will briefly show you how you can convert Video to Image formats like jpg, gif or png.

Sometimes we need to extract multiple images from a single file. We can perform a snapshot to capture a particular frame in the video. That is pretty easy and every video player has such functionality.

For example, in VLC player simply open the video, pause it at the required scene, and go to Video – Take Snapshot, as you see in the image.

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However, if you want multiple images from a video, you don’t have to take a snapshot each time. You can convert the whole video into image sequences.

For that you would need to install an OpenSource software called VirtualDub.

Open VirtualDub and open a video using this software. Note that VirtualDub doesn’t work with mp4 video format, only with avi and dvix. So, if you have a video in some other format that is not supported by VirtualDub, you would need to convert it to avi first. That is not a problem as there are plenty of awesome converters online. Some of the popular video converters are FreeMake Video Converter, Format Factory, Video to Video and many more.

After you have opened the video, go to File – Export – Image Sequence.

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Now make sure to choose the jpg or png format.

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Select the output folder where your image will be stored. Have in mind that for longer videos you might get thousands of images, so be careful. One smart option would be to cut the part of the video you want extracted into image, and then perform this operation.

Convert AutoCAD designed PDF drawings to .dwg format on your iPad or iPhone

Today we are presenting another free app our team has released on iTunes: PDF to AutoCAD. Currently it works with .dwg format only, but .dxf format conversion is coming soon as well.

The app works solely with PDFs designed using AutoCAD software, and it works with all of them, even those that have multiple pages.

Drawings with multiple pages will be converted to .dwg format, each page as one separate file. All .dwgs will be zipped, so you’ll need an application which allows extraction of zip format.

The app is especially designed for people who need to perform urgent edits on their drawings and maps, while on the go and away from their work computers. This is the first application of this kind on iTunes, and it has already attracted lot of attention from engineers, architects and designers.

We have prepared a quick tutorial on how the app works. Here is the link for installation:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-to-autocad-dwg/id909289034

You need to open your iOS device and locate the PDF which you want converted to AutoCAD compatible format.

Get it in Open In menu.
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Open it in our application and the conversion will start immediately.

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If there is a big conversion queue on the server, you might be prompted to wait for conversion to finish. Skipping the queue is possible if upgrading to premium service.

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Afterwards, while you work on other stuff on your phone, you will be notified that the conversion has finished.

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The newly converted file will be waiting for you in the app. If there are multiple drawings from one conversion, you will need to use a different application which works with zip format.

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That is it.

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We hope that you’ll like the app, and don’t forget that if you need a similar service on your computer, you can use Cometdocs for converting PDF to DWG format free of charge.

 

Free PDF to PowerPoint converter for your iPad or iPhone

The best format for sharing presentations is the PDF. With PDFs we are sure that no formatting or alignment will change when opened on some different platform, device or software version. However, PDF is not easy to edit. And it can be a horror if we convert our presentation to PDF, only to realize afterwards that we made a spelling mistake or forgot to add a sentence.

That can easily be solved if we convert the PDF back to PowerPoint format. Converting a PDF to PowerPoint from a computer can easily be done with Cometdocs or other online tools, but now we have enabled users to do it from their iOS devices as well. A couple of days ago we released a mobile app which converts PDFs to .pptx format for free on iPhones and iPads.

Here is how it works.

Install the app on your device and locate the PDF you want to convert. Find the Open With menu, and find our app.

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Now the conversion will start automatically.  All you need to do is wait for it to finish. The waiting will depend on the server load and file complexity.

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You can go back to doing other stuff on your device, because you will be notified when the conversion is done.

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Free PDF to Excel converter for iPad and iPhone

Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular programs for analyzing data, creating reports, tables and comparing statistics. However, these spreadsheets are often converted to PDF before distribution, since not everyone might have Excel installed on their computers and PDFs can be viewed by everyone. But if you constantly receive spreadsheets in PDF form that you need to edit or reuse, you are going to have to convert them back into Excel to make further modifications.

If you are on your web browser or computer, one of the best choices for performing this type of conversions is our Cometdocs’s PDF to Excel converter. It is free, fast, and highly praised.

If you, however, need to perform the conversion from your iPad or iPhone, the best choice for data extraction from PDF is our PDF to Excel mobile app. The app is amazingly simple to use and very lightweight. Conversions are not performed locally on the device, rather, your file is being sent to our servers for conversion. After the conversion is finished, files are downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, and then automatically deleted from the servers.

The app also offers you the ability to skip the conversion waiting queue and get your files immediately. This feature costs $1.99, and gives you a lifetime of the conversions without having to wait.

However, making this purchase is not necessary. Users can get the full file for free after waiting to get to the front of the queue. But if you are in a hurry, the $1.99 upgrade is an excellent option.

Anyway, we are sure that you will like the app. Go ahead and install it from here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pdf-to-excel/id908657724?mt=8

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use it:

Long tap on the PDF to get the Open in menu.

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Now choose PDF to Excel.

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Conversions start immediately.

This icon indicates the conversion is in progress.

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The second one shows that the conversion has been completed.

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You don’t need to have the application open while waiting for the conversion, you will receive a notification once the conversion is done. So you are free to exit the app and do other things on your device while you wait.

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