tell application "System Events"
tell application process "Acrobat Pro DC"
click the menu item "Scan & OCR" of menu 1 of menu item "Tools" of the menu "View" of menu bar 1
I want to run the recorder ocr action for scanned images in acrobat dc for multiple languages. Please help to run the action file via javscript or applescript.
1. Selecting a menu item for "click the menu item" does exactly the same as selecting the actual menu item. In this case it shows the window saying "Select a file or scan a document to begin". There is no automation for the items on this window.
2. You cannot run actions externally. This seems be a deliberate design limitation, to stop Acrobat being used as a high volume automation tool (for which it is very unsuitable).
Thanks for your reply!
I believe this too is a deliberate omission; Acrobat is an end-user tool with very low level automation. However, someone may have discovered a trick, which they can share. Otherwise, I suggest you look for apps designed to do automatic OCR (not from Adobe).
Two excellent OCR tools are Abbyy Fine Reader and OmniPage. Some consider their OCR results superior to Adobe's.
Don't know if they can do the automation you want, but it's worth looking into them.
Thanks Bevi for your suggestions!
Yes ABBYY FineReader is better option for OCR the images more than 190+ languages. It is worthy to use it.
Thanks for letting me know!
My requiremen the dropper tool convert the mulitple of png images in the folder to run the OCR for (Japanese, korean and Chinese languages) avoid the manual selection in acrobat DC to run the OCR for multiple image files.
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