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I am sorry but I do not do any scripting so I cannot answer your question. HOWEVER, if you scan a document and save it as a png, or jpg, after converting that document to a PDF, you then have to go do an extra step to do the OCR process. On the other hand, if you save that document as a TIF, when opening that document in Acrobat, it will convert the document to a PDF AND also self-initiate the OCR process.
Just a small tip that might help you.
Nice tip! I was not aware of that. Thanks!
I tried your suggestion and the resultant Acrobat PDF file is not OCR'd automatically. Is there a setting or something else I am missing?
Yes, but this is a setting that is well hidden (and not available for PNG and JPEG formats):
Is it ever lol, but it also appears it can be set for many file formats other than tiff. Thanks again!
(Thanks JR Boulay for that screenshot!)
Actually no. If you want automatic OCR-ing without a second step, you have to scan into the TIF format. Try it and see: if you scan into PNG or JPG, Acrobat will convert into a PDF but then it stops. To proceed with the OCR process, you then need to go into the Scan & OCR Tool, and then select the appropriate option for recognizing text
It appeared under BMP scanned optimization preferrences that OCR was possible. Thoughts?
Ah, well that adds to my education.
As a Mac user, BMP are kinda irrelevant so I'd not have thought to even look to see what options they provide. So my bad.
So yes, TIFs and BMPs (the latter for the PC inclined :>))
Thank you!! I gained considerable education from your reply!
"It appeared under BMP scanned optimization preferrences that OCR was possible. Thoughts? "
You can use any image format where this option is available since images will be discarded after OCR and PDF conversion (using JPEG2000 compression).