Yes, this is one of those huge things for educators. Ever find a .pdf document you wanted to edit, but did not either want to recreate the document or could not recreate it? Well, Google Docs now allows you to upload any document and its OCR (optical character recognition) will turn the image into editable text. Pretty cool!
So how well does it work? As well as you could hope. It obviously will not translate the formatting, so if you try to convert a document with tables and all types of formatting, you will lose all that and just receive a great big paragraph with text. So that would bum some out, but if you have a multi-paged .pdf, and all you want is to digitize the text, upload and you’re set! Or maybe you found some documents, whether important personally or professionally, simply scan them, save as a .pdf, and upload.