How can I turn text in a GIF file into an editable text file?

Anonymous February 3, 2014

I want to convert a gif file to Word in editable format where I can edit the text in image file.  My OS is Windows XP.

  1. Oron J
    February 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    You can try more or less any OCR software, but if the resolution is low (e.g. a GIF which si the size of the screen or less) then you might want to try Abbyy Screenshot Reader, which in my experience gives very good results.

  2. Hovsep A
    February 3, 2014 at 9:58 am
  3. Che J
    February 3, 2014 at 9:02 am

    It is simple. You just have to turn on file extensions, which you can learn how to here:
    Next, go to the file and make a backup copy by copying and pasting on the same directory.
    Next, change the file name from [filename].gif to [filename].txt or [filename].docx. If you want to convert text on the image file to something editable, you may need an OCR. You can find one here: