People doing a thesis or other research work often visit libraries in search of books that will help them with their bibliography. Most of them bring their laptop, because that way they can make notes on 1 or more important pages they find; However, there are people who like to take out their cell phone and take pictures of the pages to transcribe them another time. Are you in this group?
You will be happy to know that there is a technological trick, which does not require the installation of any program on your computer, that will allow you to transcribe the text of any photo in a Microsoft Word document. This way, you don’t have to write pages paragraph by paragraph, which saves you a lot of time. The only requirement you need to meet is to have a Gmail account and follow these simple steps:
How to convert text from a photo to Word without having to write it?
- Open Google Chrome or your favorite browser on your laptop or PC.
- Sign in with your Gmail account.
- Enter the Google Drive. If you have never used it, you should know that it is a free storage platform.
- Inside Google Drive, press the button ‘new’ located in the upper left corner.
- Select the option ‘File upload‘ and select all the photos you want to convert to text.
- Wait for all the photos to be uploaded to the platform.
- When done, right click on the image and select Open with Google Docs.
That’s all. Google Drive will start doing its job and show you a Word document with the original image (above) and all the editable text below. It should be noted that it is possible to edit this content; That is, you can delete paragraphs, correct any spelling mistakes, bold or underline a word, and other changes.
You will need to repeat the process for all the images you have taken. Remember that the better the quality of the photo, the better there will be no problem with the transcription, but if it looks blurry, it is likely that there are some errors. In addition, Google Drive can recognize handwritten texts, so you can also use this technique in the notes you make.