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So I have had multiple situations like in the image below.
Adobe has done great OCR, but I now want my PDF to be only WHITE BACKGROUND and OCR-ed TEXT.
But - when I try to go "remove background" nothing changes.
This is important to me because I print everything I read, so finding out how to do it would help a lot.
Starting with a better scan will do more for removing that background than anything that Acrobat can do. Please read through this blog I wrote for Adobe
Hi gary_sc, this is a very interesting document! Thanks for sharing.
I addition to the good info above, you could try one or both of these preflight fixups- (Tools> Print Production> Preflight). Once the text is on a separate layer, you can toggle the other layers on and off, or delete them.
I did as you explained, but in layers tab I still see only "Text" and nothing else that I could delete?
You can hide the new text layer by clicking the eyeball icon in the layers panel, then go to Tools> Edit PDF> select all (marquee select), delete.
Or you can use this preflight that should create additional layers.
If you do a good scan, there's nothing to hide or remove.