Recognizing text in a scanned PDF


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Recognizing text in a scanned PDF

Now you can have Acrobat automatically run OCR on scans as you scan them in or on scans as you convert them to a PDF, but you can also start with just a regular picture PDF and then run the OCR directly from within Acrobat while you're looking at it. So let's see how that's done. If we go to Create, we are going to create a PDF from a file again, as we did in the previous video. And I'll use the magazinescan.tif again, but this time in Settings, I'm going to turn off OCR and Scan Optimization.

And I'll click OK and then click Open. So it has converted the document to a PDF-- it's magazinescan.pdf--but it's a picture. Let me zoom out a bit. If I have the text selection tool, I can't select any text; it just recognizes it as one big picture. So to convert this to a recognizable PDF that has text that I can select, you would run the command from the Tools menu under Recognize text.

So we want to run it from in this file, and I am going to click In This File, a...

Recognizing text in a scanned PDF
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Recognizing text in a scanned PDF provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Anne-Marie Concepción as part of the Acrobat X Essential Training

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