How can I convert .JPEG files to Word or .PDF?

John Swiman August 18, 2012

I sometimes get documents that are scanned and sent to me as a jpeg. How can I convert them to word documents and or PDF files for formal presentation?
Is there any conversion programs that can do this, either free or paid?

I am using Windows XP along with Microsoft Office 2007.

  1. Paul Pruitt
    December 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    IrfanView offers a pretty flexible printing interface for JPG files. If you have PDF Creator, you can print to PDF that way. IrfanView also has a free add-in for OCR that is pretty decent, so if you actually need to convert the images into text you can past into word or open as a text file in Word, you can do that. It's here.

    Finally a decent batch freeware batch OCR is NIH's (yes, the government National Institute of Health) MyMoprh. It's here:

    There are probably better batch OCR freeware. Working with MS Office 2007 - 2013 OneNote app might be usable too. Its the replacement to the Document Imaging app of older versions of MS Office.

  2. Sashi Peiris
    December 8, 2012 at 4:45 am

    the simple way is to insert the picture in to a word document and make the picture as large as you can so that it fits on to the page. The you can save the file as a word of pdf.

  3. Saina Nehwal
    September 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    You can convert image or word file to pdf directly but for this you have to use diffrent tools, for image to pdf conversion you can use Kernel for image to pdf software from and for word to pdf go for Kernel for word to pdf software, you can get more information from

  4. Amit Sinha
    September 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

    yes use OCR software try searching on Google

  5. filepuma
    August 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

    pdfCreator is a good choice. With this mini-tool, you can create PDF document easier and faster. Download pdfCreator from:

  6. Lambvolution
    August 27, 2012 at 8:11 am

    you can use Boxsoft Free OCR to convert it

  7. Ben Mordecai
    August 25, 2012 at 2:59 am

    You can always print them to PDF using CutePDF

  8. Edgar Meixueiro
    August 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    You can install PDF creator, which creates a virtual printer in your system which prints any file to pdf format. Try that.

  9. Bhupinder Dhanda
    August 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    copy this link - and paste in your web browser.

  10. Reý Aetar
    August 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    just upload it to google docs then file>import to google docs then a new window will open allowing you to edit the doc ,then just click file again and download as pdf document

  11. Irshaad Abdool
    August 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    use an OCR (optical character reader) software - // -

    then to convert into PDF, use DoPDF (

  12. GrrGrrr
    August 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    as I understood you require to print all those scanned images to PDF or word. If it is to PDF use can install PDFCreator and then print the images as a PDF file.

  13. Alex
    August 18, 2012 at 10:35 am

    For example online Finereader

  14. Vipul Jain
    August 18, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I use ABBYY Finereader.
    Converts Image to PDF, Word, vice versa and many more interchangeable formats..

  15. Bruce Epper
    August 18, 2012 at 1:16 am

    First use Format Factory to convert the JPG file to a TIFF file, the use Microsoft Document Imaging (part of Office 2007) for OCR. From here you can access it in Word and save it as a DOC or PDF file (if you have the free Save as XPS or PDF extension installed). Depending on the quality of the original JPEG, your results may need to be edited again to correct scanning errors.

  16. Prem Kumar S
    August 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

    You can use the free online tool to o this........which server the best for free

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