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OCR document converter


The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) document converter service automatically converts individual image-based PDFs and images into text-based electronic documents. The conversion process turns inaccessible scanned images into searchable and largely accessible documents.

You will receive both a text-based pdf and a word processing document from the convertdoc service. You can edit the second document and save it as a fully accessible .pdf 

OCR conversion is done using ABBYY Recognition Server

If you have more than 10 documents to convert, please read about OCR folders or call ATS at 243-HELP (4357) to learn about the other OCR options.

How to request

Send an email message to from a University of Montana email account with the document you want converted attached. You should receive a return email with your converted documents attached within several minutes. 




The document conversion service is available to all UM students and employees. You must use a UM email address to access the service.




 IT Central Help Desk at 243-4357 or visit Social Sciences 120, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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