## Conclusion

Taking a few minutes to OCR your PDF documents is all it'll take to get them from being basic images of your paper documents to full-fledged digital documents you can search, copy text from, markup, and export in Office formats. Acrobat has been maligned for its PDF reader, but it still has a ton of great features, and OCR is one of them.

If you have a copy of Acrobat, or a Creative Cloud subscription, give it a try and get your scanned documents OCRed. They'll instantly be way more valuable to you than they'd ever be as plain scans.