How do I convert a picture to a document?

Answered by James Kissner

To convert a picture to a document, you can use the optical character recognition (OCR) feature in Google Drive. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Upload the image on Google Drive
First, you need to upload the image you want to convert to a document on your Google Drive. If you haven’t done it already, sign in to your Google account and open Google Drive. Click on the “New” button and select “File upload” to choose the image file from your computer. Once uploaded, the image will appear in your Google Drive.

Step 2: Open the image with Google Docs
Right-click on the uploaded image file and select “Open with” from the drop-down menu. Then, choose “Google Docs” from the sub-menu. This will open the image in a new Google Docs document.

Step 3: Wait for Google Drive OCR to process the image
Once the image is opened in Google Docs, the OCR process will begin. This process may take some time, depending on the size and complexity of the image. Google Drive will analyze the image and extract the text from it.

Step 4: Access the extracted text
After the OCR process is completed, you will see the extracted text from the image at the bottom of the Google Docs document. The text will be editable, just like any other text in a Google Docs file. You can make any necessary changes or formatting adjustments to the text.

Step 5: Save and download the document
Once you have the extracted text in the Google Docs document, you can save it by clicking on the “File” menu and selecting “Save” or by using the shortcut Ctrl+S (Windows) or Command+S (Mac). You can also download the document in various formats by going to the “File” menu and selecting “Download” > “Microsoft Word (.docx)” or any other preferred format.

By following these steps, you can convert a picture to a document using Google Drive’s OCR feature. It’s a convenient way to extract text from images and work with it in a document format.