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How do I extract text (OCR) from a flattened jpeg file using Acrobat XI ?

New Here ,
Jan 21, 2017 Jan 21, 2017

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How do I extract text (excel spreadsheet info) from a flattened jpeg file using Acrobat XI ?

I see the text inside a spreadsheet.  I want to convert that spreadsheet using OCR into text.

Do I need to additionally process this file with other programs from the Adobe Suite to make it usable with OCR ?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017

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If you just want to read the file you can run OCR only.

Go to Tools> Text Recgnition> In this file> <Change any settings if required> and click OK

If you want to extract text in some other format like text file or spreadsheet you can use Save as feature

Go to File> Save as other> Spreadsheet> <select type> (or any other format you want).

Hope it will resolve your issue.

Thanks.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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You might not have understood my message or you don't understand what a flattened bitmap is. I am trying to extract white text from a black background PNG..

I have done the procedures you recommended before I submitted my first question. 

This is what I am currently doing.

I screen Capture the spreadsheet and save it as a PNG,

then I open it in Photoshop and increase the contrast, invert the text and background and save it as a PDF,

then I open it in Acrobat and OCR the file, this enables access to the text to copy into Excel as text,

then I can use it for my needs.

I was hoping for an easier way to extract the text from a flattened graphic.  I await your response.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017

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If you don't have any problem, can you please share a sample file where you are facing this issue. It will help us to identify exact steps, suits your document. It will also fasten the process of resolving this issue.

Thanks.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2017 Jan 24, 2017

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I certainly don't understand what you mean by a "flattened bitmap" as applied to JPEG. In my understanding all JPEG files are flattened, because JPEG is not a format that supports layers. Please explain exactly what you mean (or, if that's awkward, exactly how you'd make one, and how a non-flattened JPEG would be). I see you start talking about PNG later, but let's just stick to JPEG to keep it simple and match the message subject.

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New Here ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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NO! Photoshop 2020 does NOT have a "File>Save as other>spreadsheet>etc>
It ONLY has "Save As" and NONE of the Save As options include spreadsheet or non-image format.

 

Please revise your answer.

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May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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Wesley, yes indeed, there is no Save as Other > Spreadsheet function in Photoshop. This question isn't about Photoshop...  notice the title is "How do I extract text (OCR) from a flattened jpeg file using Acrobat XI ?"

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