how to convert an image to text without OCR

Microsoft Office OneNote allows you to convert an image to text without OCR software. This feature has been in OneNote for a very long time but only few knew about it.

  • Launch OneNote and create a new page or navigate to an existing page.
  • Copy and paste the image to the page which has the text content.
  • Right click on the image and select “Copy Text from Picture”.
  • Paste it to the destination where you want the text.
OneNote OCR
OneNote OCR

Note: The character recognition works better with typed text than handwritten content.

OneNote is available in all major OS platforms. Download yours from https://www.onenote.com/Download