How To Enable OCR in Google Drive

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The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature in Google Drive allows users to automatically extract text from PDF files and save them in a Google Docs document. This can help to save time when editing PDF documents.

Activating OCR in Google Drive

To enable OCR, connect to Google Drive, click the gear icon, then select Settings:

Under General, select Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor to begin using OCR:

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