How to extract text from any image, video, pdf or website

Using the Extract Text (OCR) Feature in Helperbird

Helperbird's OCR feature allows you to extract text from images, PDFs, and web pages into selectable and readable text.

Steps to Extract Text

Step 1: Open Helperbird by clicking the icon in your browser.

Step 2: Use the search bar to find the 'Extract Text' feature.

Step 3: Click 'Start' to initiate the OCR process.

Step 4: Drag to select the area on the page you wish to extract text from. Helperbird will then process the text.

Reading Extracted Text

After text has been extracted, you have the option to have it read aloud immediately.

Step 1: Toggle 'Read extracted' on if you wish for the text to be read aloud after extraction.

Step 2: Once extraction is complete, if 'Read extracted' is toggled on, the text will be read aloud to you.

Saving Extracted Text

The extracted text will automatically be saved to your clipboard.

Step 1: Ensure 'Save extracted' is toggled on to save the text.

Step 2: After extraction, the text will be saved to your clipboard for easy pasting and use elsewhere.

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