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How to remove background once I have done OCR?

Explorer ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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So I have had multiple situations like in the image below.

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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.

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Create PDFs, How to, Scan documents and OCR

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020
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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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Hi Fico,

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

 

http://photosbycoyne.com/Gary's_Help/Scanning/clean-scanning.html

 

 

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Hi gary_sc, this is a very interesting document! Thanks for sharing.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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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.

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Explorer ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Thank you!

I did as you explained, but in layers tab I still see only "Text" and nothing else that I could delete?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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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.

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Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Fico,

 

If you do a good scan, there's nothing to hide or remove.

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