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Command Line <fileName.pdf> to fileNameOcr.pdf

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Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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I have tens of thousands of .pdf files in hundreds if not thousands of directories that I would like to convert to ocr from the command line.   Any ideas.   I suppose I could use java script but that would be in ideal.

 

Any ideas?

 

Windows 10, Acrobat DC

Command line might be something like:  pdfToOcr *.pdf thisDir

the result would be that every .pdf would be put into the directory named "thisDir" with Ocr preceding the "."  so it would be myFileOcr.pdf

 

This functionality can be obtained through use of "action wizard" but it's time prohibitive one directory at a time.  I would like to do it as a background process and when I am asleep.   Secondly action wizard is inideal as it does not continue after an error or trap problem files.

 

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Acrobat can't be used like that from the command-line, nor can you use a script.

You need to look for a more robust tool than Acrobat for this.

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