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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?"