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Scansnap / Editable/searchable PDFs
showing on | May 21 2008
Hello. Still trying to figure out how to use this site/where to post. I do love this site and wanted to say that you guys have certainly fed my lust for the ScanSnap with my fantasies of a paper-less office.
Forgive me for my ignorance, but how exactly do the PDFs/OCR process work? If the OCR isn’t 100%, is it possible to manually correct the text in the document and still maintain the integrity with the background image/formatting, etc. while making the correction searchable? Before I make the investment of the Scansnap, I used my hp all-in-one and Acrobat Pro 7. Results were less than ideal. It didn't recognize parts as text, and some parts that did, when I copied and pasted it to word, I found out that it had erroneously recognized the characters (now how would I have found that out without such a cumbersome process?) To complicate matters, bits of the text are in chinese pinyin.
I do want do believe in the dream. Will my problems be solved with this abby finereader?
Thanks much! -Showing
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