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Editing Hand-Written PDF's??

New Here ,
Mar 08, 2016 Mar 08, 2016

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I understand that I can edit PDF documents, but I'm having trouble getting Adobe to recognize my hand-written PDF scans.  I exported them into WORD and EXCEL and neither are translating the handwriting accurately.  Does this make sense?

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LEGEND , Mar 08, 2016 Mar 08, 2016

To make text editable, Acrobat has to do somethin called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This is nothing like as smart as the human eye. It needs a good clear scan of an original laid out in a clear and typical font in standard paragraphs. Handwriting is a long way from this; editing this sort of thing remains a dream.

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Mar 08, 2016 Mar 08, 2016

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This answer does not help me at all.

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To make text editable, Acrobat has to do somethin called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This is nothing like as smart as the human eye. It needs a good clear scan of an original laid out in a clear and typical font in standard paragraphs. Handwriting is a long way from this; editing this sort of thing remains a dream.

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How to use OCR to make a pdf file editable by the doument cloud service? the editable text and images option is not suppoerted.

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Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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Use Adobe Acrobat to OCR the document.

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