Batch OCR multiple files in a folder

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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How can I batch OCR multiple files in a folder in Adobe Acrobat DC as used to be available in previous versions of Adobe Acrobat P     RO?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 08, 2018 Jun 08, 2018
HI sjcornelius,In addition to the idea that Bernd suggested you can also go to Tools -> Enhance Scans -> and go to the Recognize Text and from the DropDown if you select "Multiple Files..." you can select multiple files, multiple folders, or any open files.Please let us know if either of these provides what you're looking for.

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Jun 08, 2018 Jun 08, 2018

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You can use the Action Wizard for this.

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HI sjcornelius,

In addition to the idea that Bernd suggested you can also go to Tools -> Enhance Scans -> and go to the Recognize Text and from the DropDown if you select "Multiple Files..." you can select multiple files, multiple folders, or any open files.

Please let us know if either of these provides what you're looking for.

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Jan 05, 2020 Jan 05, 2020

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This works well for a limited number of files in a directory, but:

1. Acrobat sometimes 'chokes' on a document without any way to autocancel or manual cancel

2. Documents that already have been OCR'd are being re-OCR'd with a second pass with takes a hell of a lot of time and causes Acrobat to choke on the same document again

3. No way to flag finished documents

4. no way to make a general index for the complete directory

 

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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If you have a partially failed batch, simply sort the files by modified and moved the successly completed ones to another directory, then re-run the batch on the remaining files.  This will at least reduce the time for re-running the batch.

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